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Football Preview 2018 FEATURING: Aberdeen • Elma • Hoquiam • Montesano • Oakville • North Beach Pe Ell-Willapa Valley • Ocosta • Raymond • South Bend • Taholah • Wishkah Valley

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YEAR IN REVIEW

Recent trends continued We Make during 2017 season House Calls! BY RICK ANDERSON For GH Newspaper Group Although filled with spectacular and sometimes unexpected performances, the 2017 Twin Harbors prep football season may ultimately be remembered for the perpetuation of recent traditions. Playoff regulars Montesano, Hoquiam and Pe Ell-Willapa Valley were the lone area teams to qualify for state competition. It was the 12th successive postseason appearance for the Bulldogs, the fourth straight for the Grizzlies and the third in a row for the PWV combine. Hoquiam topped rival

Aberdeen for the fourth straight year, while Montesano ran its winning streak over Elma in the East County Civil War to 12. While there some mild surprises and several teams exceeded preseason expectations, the campaign was completed without a single major upset. A more unwelcome recent trend involved the area’s relatively undistinguished postseason record. For the fifth successive season following Montesano’s 2012 state 1A championship, no Twin Harbors team advanced to a state title game. Typically, Montesano was one of two area clubs that

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made it as far as the state quarterfinals. With running backs Carson Klinger and Teegan Zillyett and quarterback Trevor Ridgway providing much of the offensive punch, the Bulldogs averaged more than 45 points per contest in going unbeaten during their first 11 games. Hoquiam again provided Monte’s most serious Evergreen 1A League test. Up by only a touchdown early in the third quarter, the Bulldogs pulled away late for a 35-13 triumph. Montesano opened state 1A competition with a 41-0 blowout of Charles Wright

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ABERDEEN BOBCATS League: Evergreen 2A Head Coach: Kevin Ridout Colors: Blue & Gold 2017 Record: 4-6 Five-Year Record: 15-32 Stadium: Stewart Field State Titles (Since 1973): None

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There’s little doubt that Aberdeen will sport a more diversified offense this season. Workhorse running back Kylan Touch, who rewrote the school record book in several categories (establishing, among other things, single-season and career rushing records) has graduated. He currently intends to join the Washington State University football team as a walkon, or non-scholarship player. Almost by necessity, his departure will require the Bobcats to mix things up a bit this year. That suits Aberdeen coach Kevin Ridout. “We have four guys that have pretty good quickness that we didn’t have last year,” Ridout said. “We have six receivers that we think can catch the ball and Ben’s (quarterback Ben Dublanko) arm is stronger. So we have weapons that we didn’t have last year.” Although the Bobcats (4-6 overall last season) also graduated some key linemen, Ridout is optimistic that his club can continue the progress it made in qualifying for the district crossover playoffs for the first time since 2013. “I think our camp performance shows that we are a better team than last year,” Ridout observed. “We lost the playmaker, of course, but I think we can be in the top three in the league and that’s what we’re shooting for.” Although the AHS head coach contends that his read-option offense will likely continue to be run-first, much of

Aberdeen’s hopes for improvement will rest on Dublanko. The senior quarterback will be entering his fourth year as a starter. Aberdeen’s running-back corps is more of an unknown quantity, but Ridout says they possess above-average speed. They include junior Aiden Neeley and sophomore Dakota Davis as the set backs and juniors Patrick Hunt and Ethan Morrill as slotbacks. Senior Cameron Hochstetler, a starter last season, returns at wide receiver. Junior Wyatt Johnson, senior Joey Shumate and sophomore Connar Sherman will battle for the other berth. Senior Dillen-Micheal Espana and sophomore Eli Brown are the top candidates at tight end. A lack of size in the offensive line could be a concern. Enrique Ontiveros, a 250-pound senior returning starter, should be a stalwart at tackle. But he is the only projected starter who weighs more than 210. The Bobcats do have some experience up front, with returning starters Dan Hunt at tackle and Austin Lee at guard. Senior Reassa Yon and juniors Dylan Ritchie and Josh Fritts are available in the line, but Ridout acknowledges that his team isn’t particularly deep in that area. Junior Gio Pisani, who came on strong during the second half of the season, gives the Cats a placekicking threat. Defensive regulars include Ontiveros, Dan Hunt, Yon, Hochstetler and Fritts up front, Ritchie, Brown, Lee, Patrick Hunt, Espana and sophomore Jimmy Boora at linebacker and Johnson, Sherman, Shumate, Neeley, Davis and Jacob Smith in the secondary. Ridout hopes some defensive adjustments will hope the Cats curb a recent tendency to allow big plays. “We made some changes on schemes that we feel will benefit our style of play and players,” the Bobcats coach said. “And we have more quickness in most positions.” Ridout concedes that perennial power Tumwater ranks as the overwhelming Evergreen 2A Conference favorite. Reigning state 2A champion Hockinson (which beat Aberdeen in the district crossover playoffs last year) and the TBirds are listed one-two in most state preseason polls. Joe Fagerstedt, Jared Berken, David Tarrance, Bob Green, Jack Traxtle, Shon Schreiber, Cory Martinsen, Gage Martell, Josh Mayr, Austin Floch and Zach Carpenter round out the Bobcat coaching staff.


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Name

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Shumate, Joey

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Espana, Dillen

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Goings, Ashton

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Heggie, Toby

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Brown, Elijah

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Bemis, Cody

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Allen, Zach

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Lock, Drew

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Kozak, Jacobi

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Faulkner, Colton

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Dawson, Mao

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Neeley, Alex

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Dublanko, Ben

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Morrill, Ethan

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Roberts, Jeremy

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Pos.

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Carter, Theo

FR.

WR/DB

SR.

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Mercado, Jose

SO.

RB/LB

SR.

TE/LB

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Babineau, Collin

FR.

RB/DB

SR.

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Neeley, Austin

SO.

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SO.

RB/LB

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Lee, Austin

JR.

OL/LB

Baez, Sylvester

SR.

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Andres, Tyler

FR.

OL/DL

Shale, Derrell

SR.

WR/DL

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Yon, Reassa

SR.

OL/DL

FR.

WR/DB

56

Lewin, Kole

JR.

OL/DL

SO.

OL/DL

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Heikkila, Liam

FR.

OL/DL

JR.

WR/DB

61

Woodland, Peyton

JR.

OL/DL

FR.

QB/DB

62

Hoseney, Jaden

SO.

OL/DL

FR.

RB/DB

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Ritchie, Dylan

JR.

OL/DL

FR.

RB/DB

64

Hunt, Dan

SR.

OL/DL

FR.

WR/DB

65

Hollingsworth, Dylan

FR.

OL/DL

FR.

RB/DB

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Fritts, Josh

JR.

OL/DL

SO.

WR/DB

68

Garcia, David

FR.

OL/DL

SR.

QB/DB

70

Ray, Michael

SR.

OL/DL

Edmondson, Enrique

SO.

WR/LB

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Hayter, Erich

FR.

OL/DL

Allen, Jonathan

JR.

QB/DB

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Morrow, Tidus

SO.

OL/DL

JR.

RB/DB

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Ontiveros, Enrique

SR.

OL/DL

SO.

WR/DB

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Perry, Josh

FR.

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Montesano

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Pisani, Giovanni

JR.

WR/DB

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Chiappetta, Ethan

FR.

OL/DL

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Hoquiam

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Springer, Garrett

SO.

RB/LB

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Watson, Jayden

SO.

OL/DL

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Elma

34

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Neeley, Aidan

JR.

RB/LB

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Housden, Sean

SO.

OL/DL

25

Davis, Dakota

SO.

RB/DB

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Watters, Jaiden

JR.

TE/LB

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Hochstetler, Cameron

SR.

WR/DL

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Morrow, Morgun

JR.

WR/DB

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Kenoyer, Colin

JR.

WR/DB

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Boora, Jimmy

SO.

OL/DL

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Schubert, Kaiden

SO.

RB/DB

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Smith, Jacob

SR.

WR/DB

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Sherman, Connar

SO.

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Johnson, Wyatt

JR.

WR/DB

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Watson, Isaiah

FR.

RB/DB

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Hunt, Patrick

JR.

WR/DB

33

Pierce, Da Da

SO.

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Vasquez, Logan

JR.

OL/DL

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FR.

RB/DB

Castle Rock

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W F West

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Rochester

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Centralia

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ELMA Eagles League: Evergreen 1A Head Coach: Ron Clark Colors: Blue & White 2017 Record: 3-6 Five-Year Record: 19-27 Stadium: Davis Field State Titles (Since 1973): 1997 & 2001 (Class 2A)

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Coach's Take Coach Ron Clark BY ROD BURNS For the GH Newspaper Group The term “rebuild” has been applied to Elma’s football program over the past couple of years. It is a term second-year head coach Ron Clark used himself when speaking about the 2017 squad. With days counting down on the start of the 2018 season, Clark used the term in a past tense when talking about the current Eagles roster. Elma fans will also find little use for the term when the Eagles kick off the season on Friday night when they travel to Vancouver to take on King’s Way Christian. “I think we’re quite a bit improved, but time will tell,” Clark said recently. “This is an improved roster with a good, serious group of seniors to lead it, which is important. We have a lot of growing pains to go through and we’ve gone through some already, but it is part of the process. “We had a lot of young kids playing a lot of football (in the past,)” Clark said. “Now, we have a good senior class and a good junior class. They’ll be our primary varsity players. This team is at the right age to be on varsity.” Over the past couple of seasons, underclassmen found their way onto the starting lineup for Elma (1-3, 3-6). This season, the Eagles will use that experience to build upon their previous work. A senior crew on the offensive line will anchor the Elma modified Wing-T offense, starting with center Ben Bridge. Tackles Blake Foster and Noah McGaffey and guards Jacob Garcia and Alejandro (A.J.) Hernandez will surround Bridge on the line. McGaffey is a first-year varsity

starter, while the other four have been in the varsity trenches before. Hernandez will showcase his versatility as a defensive tackle and as a thirdyear starting kicker. “The linemen have worked very hard in the off season and we’re looking for a good year from them,” Clark added. “They’re going to have a monster role for us.” Junior quarterback Cody Vollan will orchestrate the offense behind the line, with all-league senior running back Taitum Brumfield helping out. Senior Niall Baxter will be one of Vollan’s receiving targets at tight end, but his availability will be extremely limited until later this season due to a hamstring injury. Junior offset running back Brady Shriver and senior wingback Carter Jacobson will start in the running game, with junior Tysen Richardson as the wide receiver and junior Jesus Torres seeing time at tight end. On defense, Bridge, Hernandez, Garcia and senior Blake Foster will solidify the defensive interior, with Brumfield and Baxter penciled in as defensive ends. Baxter was an all-league linebacker pick in 2017. Torres will lead the linebackers with junior Isaiah O’Farrill joining him inside, with sophomores Noah Huttula and Brody Rustemeyer on the outside. In the defensive secondary, Vollan, Richardson and junior Josiah Jones will take care of business on the corners. Jacobson and junior Raiden Aho will be at free safety and Shriver and Ray Billerbeck will move as strong safeties. Hernandez at kicker will be paired with Richardson at punter to highlight the special teams. Richardson, like Hernandez, is a three-year starter on special teams and has been hitting enough field-flipping kicks in practice to give the Eagles a weapon for the defense, according to Clark. “We’re looking for some great special teams this year,” Clark said. “When (Richardson) is in practice, when he gets into it, (his kicks) are 50 yards and high. We have good kickers. When you’re coaching a team and you start every drive on the 20, it is frustrating. If doesn’t look like it, but (the other end zone) is way down there. It gets very tough.” Inside the Evergreen 1A League, Clark sees Montesano as the league favorites. “The league is small, but tough,” he added. “I heard Forks will be physical, as well as Hoquiam. You still have to put Montesano as the favorites. Until someone can beat them, you have to. They’re (well) coached and a solid program for the kids. We expect every team to be tough.”


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Year Pos.

No. Name

Year Pos.

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Aho, Raidon

SO.

QB/WR/DB

51

Knutson, Caleb

SO.

OL/DL

2

Schneider, Sam

SR.

QB/DB

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McGaffey, Noah

SR.

OL/DL

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JR.

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Foster, Blake

SR.

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JR.

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Elliott, Justin

SO.

OL/DL

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Diacon, Mikia

JR.

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McCracken, Jim

SO.

OL/DL

7

Huttula, Noah

SO.

TE/LB

61

Alvarenga, Juan

JR.

OL/DL

8

Church, Nick

SO.

RB/WR/DB 62

Bridge, Ben

SR.

OL/DL

9

Robinette, Cody

SR.

WR/RB/DB

64

Ice Conner

SO.

OL/DL

10

Moore, Colby

SO.

WR/TE/LB

69

Hernandez, Alejandro SR.

OL/DL

11

Billerbeck, Ray

SR.

WR/DB/LB

72

Persell, Nick

JR.

OL/LB

13

Vollan, Cody

JR.

QB/DB

75

Garcia, Jacob

SR.

OL/DL

16

Wyeth-Jones, Josiah

JR.

WR/DB

78

Decker, Jordan

JR.

OL/DL

17

DelaConcha, Christian JR.

RB/DB

80

Donofrio, Camerson

SR.

TE/DL

21

Luna, Rodrigo

SO.

RB/DB

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JR.

OL/DL

22

Rustymeyer, Brody

SO.

RB/LB

Hamilton, Anthony

SR.

WR/DB

23

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JR.

WR/DB

Mahal, Devin

SR.

WR/DL

25

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JR.

TE/DL

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SR.

TE/LB

27

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SR.

WR/RB/DB

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also accounted for Southwest Washington’s third representative — Trico League champion La Center — in advancing to the state championship game without leaving the friendly confines of Civic Stadium. Perennial state power Royal, however, beat Meridian in the title contest. Merely qualifying for state represented a triumph for Hoquiam, which sustained heavy graduation losses at the skill positions from the previous year. Converted receiver Payton Quintanilla performed admirably at quarterback and the Grizzly offense received an unlikely boost from sophomore offensive lineman Matt Brown, who shifted into the backfield in goal-line situations. Brown ran for one touchdown and passed (to Quintanilla) for another as the Grizzlies edged Aberdeen, 14-12, in one of the most exciting of the recent

trans-Myrtle Street contests. With a sophomore-laden roster, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley might have been expected to retool in 2017. Instead, the Titans breezed to their third straight league championship, the last two of which were in the Southwest Washington 2B Coastal Division after taking the Central League crown in 2015. The Titans effectively replaced workhorse running back Kaelin Jurek, who graduated following the 2016 campaign, with a three-pronged ground attack featuring sophomores Peter Hamilton and Max Smith and senior Tyson Nissell. After trouncing Friday Harbor, 46-0, in a state 2B opener, PWV used a ballcontrol offense to keep topranked Kalama’s explosive attack off the field while building a 15-6 lead early CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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Review in the second quarter of a quarterfinal matchup. After that, however, the Titans were unable to match Kalama’s speed and the eventual state champion Chinooks reeled off 44 unanswered points for a 50-15 triumph. The sensational allaround talents of senior running back Kylan Touch sparked a revival of Aberdeen’s football fortunes. Touch broke several school records — including those for single-season and career rushing. He scored seven touchdowns in an early season win over Elma and six more against Rochester in a lateseason conquest of Rochester. With a clutch Evergreen 2A Conference-ending victory at Centralia, the Bobcats earned their first postseason berth since 2013. They ran afoul of eventual state 2A champion Hockinson, however, in the district crossover round and were eliminated, 46-8. Willapa Harbor neighbors Raymond and South Bend both made it as far as the crossover round in the 2B ranks, falling one win shy of advancing to state. Raymond’s success was unexpected, as the Gulls were decimated by graduation losses following a string of state appearances. After a predictably rocky start to the season, the Gulls took flight in Southwest Washington 2B Coastal Division play and wound up second to PWV in the league. Elma, Ocosta and North Beach experienced rebuilding years with young squads, with the Eagles in particular demonstrating late-season progress. It was a lean year in the area 8-man football ranks. Wishkah and Lake Quinault were unable to field teams due to a shortage of turnout numbers. Taholah also endured a shortage of eligible players, although the Chitwhins were able to play a truncated schedule.

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Hoquiam grizzlies League: Evergreen 1A Head Coach: Jeremy McMillan Colors: Crimson & Grey 2017 Record: 6-5 Five-Year Record: 32-20 Stadium: Olympic Stadium State Titles (Since 1973): None

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Tenino

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Montesano

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7pm

Sequim

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Oct. 26

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Forks

Away

Team camp in Ellensburg. Bike trips around Hoquiam. A little community service during youth camps and at school. Long hours inside the weight room. Hoquiam football’s off-season schedule has been a packed timeline since its season ended in Bellingham in November. Now, second-year head coach Jeremy McMillan believes the work will pay off over the next 10-12 weeks and this spells success for Grizzly fans this season. On Friday, Hoquiam (3-1, 6-5 in 2017) will put the work to the test when it travels south to Castle Rock to start the 2018 season. “To start, all of the kids came in to get gear and they were given a T-shirt with a question mark on it,” McMillan said. “Out on the field, they asked about the question mark. We asked them who they were. What was their identity? We needed to find it. (During the Central Washington team camp), the kids had a lot of fun. Their identity is on the defensive side of the ball. They seem to have the most fun there.” The defense also brings back several all-Evergreen 1A League selections, including senior linebackers Peyton Quintanilla and Brady Cummings, junior defensive lineman Matt Brown and senior defensive back Jonah Doll. Quintanilla was a double all-league pick, taking the quarterback spot on offense in his first full year in the position since reconstructive knee surgery erased his entire sophomore athletic year. Brown could have easily been a double pick as well, but his versatility shined on offense as an offensive lineman/quarterback/running back/

wide receiver/tight end last season. Aberdeen and Elma saw first hand how Brown, at 6-foot-2, 260 pounds would be an intimidating sight in the backfield and out wide. “We base things off our personnel, our strengths; we put them into the best position they can be to be successful,” McMillan said. “Peyton is one of those kids, he gives us our identity on offense. Last year, he got better as the season progressed. He has a chance to do something special. We can plug (Brown) into the line if needed, but he’s a fun athlete to watch. He’s unconventional and we used him as a running back and at quarterback. He has a lot of fun out there.” Brown will start this season as a utility back for Hoquiam, setting up a battle for starting spots on both the offensive and defensive lines. Seniors Caleb Larsen, Michael Muro and Zack Underwood are returning on the line, with Muro a key member of the linebacking corps. Sophomores Junior Ensminger and Cayden Stankavich will fight for a starting spot, along with junior Nick Grossi, on the offensive line, which lost three allleague picks from last season. “Our skill guys are ahead of the offensive line,” McMillan added. “They’re adapting every day. Being young, they’re getting better. We’re going to have some battles there. We’ll treat the jamboree as a battle ground for them. We’ll still be working on it in Week 1, which is OK. We’re going to have some different looks from week to week. We’re going to evolve.” Quintanilla will anchor the quarterbacks and he’ll have plenty of help from a deep pool of skill players in Hoquiam’s spread/pro set offense. With Brown as the utility back, he’ll be joined by senior Antonio Garcia and junior Ben Estes in the backfield. Junior Murry Cottrell will take over at fullback. Out wide, junior Rayyon Dayton and Cameron Bumstead and senior Jackson Folkers represent the top three in a deep wide receiving corps. Kyle Larsen will be on the line as a tight end. Folkers is an allleague WR pick and his versatility on the defensive corners will be key opposite Doll. Inside a five-school Evergreen 1A League, McMillan picked reigning champs Montesano as the team to beat, with Elma and Forks showing improvement. “Our league is going to be very tough,” McMillan said. “Montesano will be Montesano. They have a great coaching staff and a good tradition. Elma is confident in what they have this year. We scrimmaged Forks at (the Central Washington) team camp. They’ll be tough, too. “Our league will be viable. I really like our non-league games this year, which includes three against the Trico League. It is exciting.”


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montesano bulldogs League: Evergreen 1A Head Coach: Terry Jensen Colors: Maroon & Grey 2017 Record: 11-1 Five-Year Record: 42-14 Stadium: Jack Rottle Field State Titles (Since 1973): 1983, 1994, & 2012

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Aberdeen

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Sept. 7

7pm

Shelton

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7pm

White Salmon

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Sept. 21

7pm

Port Angeles

Away

Sept. 28

7pm

Forks

Home

Oct. 5

7pm

Woodland

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7pm

Hoquiam

Away

Oct. 19

7pm

Tenino

Away

Oct. 26

7pm

Elma

Away

Coach's Take Coach Terry Jensen BY RICK ANDERSON For the GH Newspaper Group With the program riding a streak of 12 consecutive playoff appearances, “rebuilding year” is not part of Montesano’s football vocabulary. Despite fielding an exceptionally inexperienced team, that remains the case this season, hopes remain high for the Bulldogs, even with a roster that includes only six seniors, 13 juniors and 18 sophomores. In addition, three of the seniors are new to the program this season. “We are very, very young, but our expectations haven’t changed,” Monte head coach Terry Jensen summarized. “We expect to compete and expect to (contend) for a league championship.” Montesano captured the Evergreen 1A League title last year during an 11-1 season that ended in the state quarterfinals. One basis for optimism this year is the progress the Bulldogs have already demonstrated in preseason workouts. “They have been a great group to work with. You can see the growth,” Jensen said. “I hope we’re way better at the end of the season than we are now. We need to take care of the ball on offense and create turnovers on defense. But the biggest thing is to get better and these guys seem to want to do that.” Complicating the early season outlook is an injury to all-league running back Teegan Zillyett, the lone returning backfield starter. The quick Zillyett, who injured his labrum during baseball season last spring, missed some time while awaiting medical clearance to resume contact drills.

Sophomores Aydan Darst and Hunter Schnoor are ticketed to fill in at tailback while Zillyett recovers. Junior fullback Brent Hollatz and junior Z back (or wingback) Sam Winter may shoulder expanded ball-carrying roles as well. Senior Shaydon Farmer, last year’s junior varsity starter, takes over at quarterback. While Farmer’s varsity experience has largely been limited to handoffs during the late stages of running-clock blowouts, Jensen said he possesses both running and passing skills. At 201 pounds, he is the biggest of Monte’s backfield regulars. Although the Bulldogs may lack a back who can match the breakaway capabilities of recent standouts Kylar Prante or Carson Klinger, Jensen said team speed remains an asset. “We would like to get guys in space and make explosive plays,” the veteran Monte coach said. Senior tackle Kai Olson and junior guard Tanner Nicklas are returning starters in the offensive line. They’ll be joined up front by junior Kenny Cornwell at center, junior Bryson Bradley at guard and either junior Kodi Hunley or Yemi Idowu (a senior new to the program) at tackle. Junior Jordan King and sophomore Conner Hollatz will split time at tight end, with King also handling the placekicking duties. Juniors Braden Dohrmann and Brennen Wolcott and sophomore Trace Ridgway are in a tight battle at wide receiver. Ridgway will also back up Farmer at quarterback. The Bulldogs should remain solid defensively — an area Jensen acknowledges that is currently more advanced than on the offensive side of the ball. Zillyett, at defensive back, and the versatile Winter (a rover last year who is currently ticketed to start at cornerback) earned all-league recognition last year. Monte also figures to be strong up front with Nicklas at nose guard and Olson and Ridgway at defensive ends. Farmer started as a linebacker and Brent Hollatz enjoyed some fine late-season outings as a part-time starting linebacker last years. Other potential defensive regulars include King, Darst, Schnoor, Hunley, Idowu and sophomore Cayleb Reninger at linebacker and Wolcott, Dorhmann and sophomore Colby Adams in the secondary.. Jensen isn’t projecting a clear-cut league favorite, observing that perennial contender Hoquiam and improving Forks and Elma should all be in the mix.


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Players To Watch

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Shaydon Farmer

Pos.

No. Name

Year

Pos.

4

Darst, Aydan

SO.

RB/LB

52

Nicklas, Tanner

JR.

OL/DL

5

Zillyett, Teegan

SR.

RB/DB

53

Cornwell, Kenny

JR.

OL/DL

6

Schnoor, Hunter

SO.

RB/LB

54

Urbanski, Max

SR.

OL/LB

7

Daniels, Cole

JR.

WR/DB

55

Olson, Kai

SR.

OL/DL

8

Prall, Christian

SO.

RB/DB

56

Cornwell, Kenny

SO.

OL/DL

9

Dohrmann, Braden

JR.

RB/DB

57

Anderson, Jack

SO.

OL/DL

10

Ridgeway, Trace

SO.

QB/DL

58

Wilson, Eli

JR.

OL/DL

11

Holletz, Brent

JR.

RB/LB

61

Rademacher, Stephen

SO.

OL/LB

12

Winter, Sam

JR.

RB/LB

64

Arndt, Justin

SO.

OL/DL

15

Willis-Warner, Kasen

SO.

RB/DB

66

Corbett, Josh

SO.

OL/DL

17

Johansson, Cooper

SO.

RB/LB

67

Meneely, Alex

SO.

OL/DL

18

Farmer, Shaydon

SR.

QB/LB

71

Garcia-Campos, Anthony JR.

OL/LB

20

Wolcott, Brennen

JR.

WR/DB

73

Bradley, Bryson

JR.

OL/DL

22

Mesquita, Alex

JR.

WR/DB

80

Reninger, Cayleb

SO.

WR/LB

23

Adams, Colby

SO.

RB/DB

82

Dungan, Kordell

SR.

WR/DB

24

Didion, Jaeger

SO.

WR/LB

87

Hollatz, Conner

SO.

WR/DL

25

Ekerson, Ty

SO.

WR/DB

88

Salstrom, Lucas

SO.

WR/DB

33

King, Jordan

JR.

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Last year’s squad, which finished the season with an 5-4 ovearll record under coach Chris Pickernell, had six seniors graduate. This year, the Acorns have one senior: Samuel Starr-Wright. “Everybody seems to be finding a role. We have a really young team. But I expect a lot out of them. We’re going to have a good year,” said Klatush, who was an assistant on last year’s squad. Though graduating six players off an 8-man football team that finished 4-1 in the 1B Coastal League could cause some concern for most coaches, Klatush is entering the season with high expecations. “Everyone comes out wanting to learn and they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing,” he said of his Acorns team that features one senior and five juniors. “I expect a lot of them this year.” The first game is at home on Friday, Coach Chris Klatush Sept. 7, against Lyle High School. “We’re going to take the games one game at a time and see where we stand,” BY MICHAEL LANG Klatush said, sounding like a seasoned GH Newspaper Group pro. After practice, Klatush had the players The Oakville Acorns footbball team seemed to be in a good mood at practice take a knee around him while he comon Monday Aug. 20. The players were mented on practice. He also provided joking with each other and appeared some time for players to comment on practice before heading home. relaxed. Several players took the opportunity to First-year head coach Chris Klatush noticed a change in attitude over last show their leadership. “We’ve got to keep working hard and year. “I’m seeing overall improvements this stay focused,” junior Nathan Boyd said. Sophomore Matthew Kimbrel added, year,” Klatush said. “Everyone comes out wanting to learn, and they’re doing what “We’ve got to practice like we want it. And give it our all.” they’re supposed to be doing.”

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Sept. 14

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7pm

Wishkah Valley

Away

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7pm

TBA

Oct. 5

7pm

Taholah

Away

Oct. 12

7pm

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Home

Oct. 20

1pm

Crescent

Away

Oct. 27

1pm

Wishkah Valley

Away

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From left, juniors Nathan Boyd and C.J. Holloway run an option play from scrimmage during practice Monday, Aug. 20 in Oakville.


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Players To Watch No. Name

Year

Pos.

No. Name

Year

Pos.

3

Boyd, Ashton

8

RB/DB

55

Hanson, Auron

8

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Kimbrel, Mathew

SO.

QB/CB

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Rivas, Enrique

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Pettis, Clayton

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Murray, Tyson

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TE/CB

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OL/DL

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JR.

RB/CB

79

Ortivez, Hunter

SO.

OL/DL

12

Pomme, Sean

8

WR/CB

99

Begnaud, Ethan

SO.

OL/DL

20

Starr-Wright, Sam

SR.

TE/LB

24

Boyd, Nathan

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RB/LB

44

Holloway, William

SO.

TE/LB

54

Jones, Jake

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North beach Hyaks League: SWW 2B Coastal Division Head Coach: Ric Dycus Colors: Black, White, & Gold 2017 Record: 2-7 Five-Year Record: 33-18 Stadium: Lt. Jim Davis Field State Titles (Since 1973): None

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“We’re going to be the youngest team in the league, but one of the fastest teams as well,” said rookie North Beach head coach Ric Dycus. The Hyaks return only four seniors, so “it’s definitely a rebuilding year.” Still, the coach is encouraged by his belief that “we have the most talented freshman class in the (Pacific 2B) league.”

The Hyaks will run a base double wing offense that sophomore quarterback Kyle Fry will lead. “Kyle’s young, but he’s cerebral — he grasps everything we teach him. And he comes from a family of leaders,” Dycus said. The offense is geared to a small but quick team, with plenty of misdirection and disguised plays. The coach sees seniors Marcus Pope and Patrick Heyd as the workhorses to watch. “Marcus is a downhill runner on both sides of the ball – he just gets faster and faster,” Dycus commented. “Patrick has an extra gear. When he gets loose, he can be really hard to catch.” With only a couple days of formal practice logged, the coach is “excited about our offense. The kids really get what we’re trying to do.” In the Pacific 2B league, Dycus sees Raymond as “the clear favorite. After that, who knows?” He said the Hyaks making the playoffs, although a long shot, is not impossible. Hyaks fans may be encouraged by their new coach’s experience with young athletes who have been amazing overachievers. His North Beach Powerlifting teams have won three state team championships while competing against schools many times larger, and in May reached the pinnacle of the sport by capturing this year’s AAU Powerlifting National Championship.

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Hyaks quarterback Kyle Fry, right, hands the ball off to fullback Marcus Pope during a practice on Thursday, Aug. 16.


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Players To Watch No. Name

Year

Pos.

52

2

Almendarez, Anthony

JR.

RB/LB

3

Roland, Matt

FR.

RB/LB

9

Fry, Kyle

SO.

10

Teague, Sam

11 12 14 20

Delagne, Nesta

SO.

OL/DL

56

Housel, Korrey

SR.

OL/DL

62

Jerome, Jonathan

FR.

OL/DL

QB/DB

63

King, Rick

SO.

OL/DL

FR.

QB/DB

64

Smith, Jeremiah

SO.

OL/DL

Bighead, Josh

FR.

QB/DB

65

Rowling, Matt

SR.

OL/DL

Pope, Marcus

SR.

FB/DL

70

Armstrong, Josh

FR.

OL/DL

Butler, Steve

JR.

WR/LB

71

Estavillo, Ta’ano.

SO.

OL/DL

Marten, Mike

SO.

WR/DB

72

Mealey, Gauge

JR.

OL/DL

21

Finely, Justin

SO.

RB/LB

73

Castaneda, Daniel

FR.

TE/DL

32

Day-Heyd, Patrick

SR.

RB/LB

81

Früh, Westin

FR.

TE/DB

33

Langston, Jaden

SO.

FB/LB

85

Ridgeway, Matt

FR.

WR/DB

35

Coburn, Charlie

SO.

RB/LB

44

Phillips, Daniel

FR.

FB/LB

47

Smith, Matt

JR.

TE/DL

50

Phoenix, Chism

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Pe ell-willapa valley titans League: SWW 2B Coastal Division Head Coach: Josh Fluke Colors: Blue, Red, & White 2017 Record: 9-3 Three-Year Record: 37-10 Stadium: Crogstad Field (Willapa Valley) & Trojan Field (Pe Ell) State Titles (Since 1973): 1983, 1994, & 2012

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Coach's Take Coach Josh Fluke BY HASANI GRAYSON GH Newspaper Group An experienced group of players that made a postseason run last season is back and hoping to improve on last year’s result for the Pe Ell/Willapa Valley football program. The Titans finished 9-3 in the 2017 campaign and went a perfect 5-0 in districts. PWV’s season came to an end when they lost to Kalama 50-15 in the district 2B quarterfinals. Head coach Josh Fluke said he expects his team to move the ball downfield. “Peter Hamilton and Max Smith are great runners. I have another young back coming up named Kollin Jurek and he’s going to be a dandy too,” he said. “My quarterback Matt Pearson, who has been starting for the last two years, has been doing pretty good. So if we can get our running backs go-

ing we should be able to get some yards.” Moving the chains wasn’t much of an issue last season as Hamilton led the team with 1,355 yards on the ground, averaging eight yards a carry. Smith was also solid coming out of the backfield, averaging 6.3 yards per carry and racked up 929 yards last season. The passing offense was secondary to the running game with Pearson throwing for 696 yards with 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2017. Fluke said he may pass the ball more this year, but the run will still be he focal point of the offense. “We definitely want to pass the ball more this year. He’s got two years under his belt and he’s got a lot more confidence,” he said. “We have a lot of good young wide receivers so we’ll definitely throw it around but we’ll run first.” On the defensive side of the ball, PWV will run the 4-4 and has been working on the cover three defense in recent practices. Fluke said he’s feeling confident in his returning linebackers and defensive linemen. “I’ve got a few linebackers coming back to start and I’ve got a couple of good defensive linemen,” he said. “Smith started last year and Wyatt Bush and Jeremiah Yost are going to look good on that defensive line with him, so we should be pretty solid.” PWV lost nine seniors to graduation at the end of its 2017 and could be in position to take another shot at a league title. Fluke doesn’t want to start making predictions on where his team will land but he said he’s expecting some tough competition from other experienced teams in the league. “I’d like to end up number one but there are some good teams out there,” he said. “Raymond is getting a lot of guys back and Ilwaco is always tough. This league always throw stuff at you but we’ll just take it one game at a time.”

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Players To Watch

Year

Pos.

53

Andrew Minton

Jr.

OL, LB

1

Thomas Justice

So.

TE, DB

54

Kobe Hoffman

Jr.

OL, DE

3

Tyler Adkins

Fr.

QB, DB

55

Jesse Justice

Fr.

OL, LB

5

Peter Hamilton

Jr.

RB, LB

56

Tyler Day

Jr.

OL, DL

7

Sam Shelton

So.

RB, LB

57

Luke Gerow

Jr.

OL, LB

9

Mason Baldwin

Jr.

SE, DB

61

Wyatt Bush

Jr.

OL, DE

10

Carter Pearson

Jr.

SE, DB

63

Jeremiah Yost

Jr.

OL, DL

11

Logan Walker

So.

TE, DB

64

Adam Smaciarz

Jr.

OL, DL

12

Matt Pearson

Sr.

QB, DB, SE 65

Kayden Miller

Jr.

OL, DL

16

Max Smith

Jr.

RB, LB

66

William Metcalf

Fr.

OL, DL

20

Sam Western

Jr.

TE, DE

70

Nick Wolfe

Fr.

OL, DL

21

Nate McCartey

Fr.

RB, LB

72

Josh Boggs

So.

OL, DL

22

Joseph Krafczyk

Fr.

RB, DB

74

Ryan Doll

So.

OL, DL

23

Chris Western

Fr.

SE, DB

75

Grady Christen

Fr.

OL, DL

24

Carson Cox

Sr.

RB, LB

77

Tommy Mills

Jr.

OL, DL

25

Colton Rasmussen

So.

SE, DB

80

Donnie Ward

Sr.

RB, DB

31

Landin Isaksen

Fr.

RB, LB

85

Colton Nelson

Jr.

TE, DE

41

Aiden Lee

Fr.

SE, DB

Wyatt Marrs

Fr.

OL, LB

44

Kollin Jurek

So.

RB, LB

50

Gavin Hohn

So.

OL, DL

51

Hezekiah Carter

Sr.

OL, DL

52

Kaden Ritzman

Fr.

OL, DL

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Adna

35

56

North Beach

14

20

Morton-White Pass

0

45

Raymond

7

52

MossyRock

16

12

Toledo

14

47

Ocosta

7

36

South Bend

12

46

Friday Harbor

0

38

Ilwaco

20

15

Kalama

50

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ocosta wildcats League: SWW 2B Coastal Division Head Coach: Chris Raffelson Colors: Crimson & Black 2017 Record: 3-6 Five-Year Record: 9-34 Stadium: Griffin Field State Titles (Since 1973): None

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then I think we have some good talent to run behind them.” Furthermore, Raffelson stated the offensive line talent doesn’t stop with his front five, but extends down the bench. “We’ve got some good hogs this year. I’ve got seven or eight good lineman we can run through,” he said. Anchoring the line will be the responsibility of seniors such as Austin McDonald and Tyler Jones, who will be tasked with opening seams in opposing defenses for the likes of Kobe Beck and Jayden Matthews to burst through. Raffelson expects the competition for the starting quarterback job to be between Cole Hatton and Mathews, but similar to what he has done with the rest of his roster, Raffelson has yet to name a starter, which is also part of the method behind the rebuilding process. “Every spot is open,” he said. “We’re going to put the best 11 on the field. … It doesn’t matter if we are in week five of the season, every position is open. We are going to challenge you week-to-week and if somebody isn’t willing to play ball that week, they’ll sit the bench and we’ll bring somebody up.” It’s that open competition mentality, expanding the playbook and an increased effort in the weight room that has Raffelson hopeful for an improved Wildcats season in 2018. “Our main goal when we came in as coaches was to change the mentality from an after-school activity to a football program,” he said. “My expectations are that we are going to be competitive. … Last year we won three games. I expect us to be well over .500 this year.”

Coming off a rebuilding year where his team went 3-6 on the season with just one league win, Ocosta head coach Chris Raffelson’s theme during training camp has been one of taking the next step forward. And it starts with the Wildcats' playbook. “We started a new system last year and the kids have worked through it,” said Raffelson, who enters his second season at the helm of the Ocosta program. “We’ve added the rest of the playbook this year and the kids came in and worked hard in the spring and are all over the playbook. They’re ready to go. “We’re in our fourth practice and I think the kids are ready to play a game right now.” A big part of the rebuilding process is expanding on the read-option offense Raffelson implemented in 2017. “We have a couple of other formations we’ve ran with (the read-option) that we’ve put in this year. We didn’t want to put the whole thing in at once — to confuse the kids — so we’ve used it as building blocks as they are coming up.” In addition to running an expanded offensive scheme, the Wildcats will feature what is likely to be the biggest offensive line in the 2B Coastal League, which should improve upon an offense that averaged a little over 14 points per game and finished fifth in 2017. “We’ve got a pretty good O-line this RYAN SPARKS | GH NEWSPAPER GROUP year,” said Raffelson, who estimated his group up front to average 250 pounds. “If Ocosta's Cole Hatton makes a throw we can keep them healthy and moving, during practice on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Ocosta High School.


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2018 Wildcats Roster

Ocosta lineman Austin McDonald, left, works through a blocking drill during practice on Saturday, Aug. 18. Wildcats head coach Chris Raffelson believes a big, deep line will be a strength of his team this season.

Year

Pos.

No. Name

Year

Pos.

2

Reynolds, Michael

FR.

WR/DB

70

Lowe, Jacob

SO.

OL/DL

5

Thomas, Brandon

JR.

RB/LB/FS

74

Allenburg, Kenny

FR.

OL/DL

7

O’Hagan, Issac

SO.

RB/LB

75

Jones, Tyler

SR.

OL/DL

11

Figheroa, Harley

SO.

QB/RB/DB

76

McDonald, Austin

JR.

OL/DL

13

Hatton, Cole

JR.

QB/LB/FS

80

Medford, Dylan

JR.

WR/DB

21

Welch, Paul

SR.

WR/DB

81

Toste, Dennis

SR.

TE/LB

22

Bjornsgard, Paul

SR.

TE/LB/K

84

Wallace, Jordan

FR.

WR/DB

23

Cornell, Cameron

SO.

WR/DB

86

Taylor, Christian

JR.

WR/DB

28

Beck, Kobe

SR.

RB/FS/LB

90

Dunham, Zane

FR.

OL/DL

51

Sweet, Gerrick

SR.

OL/DL

55

Deranlean, Tucker

JR.

OL/DL/LB

60

Godfrey, Devin

SO.

OL/DL

66

Orozco, Gorge

JR.

OL/DL/LB

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Chief Leschi

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Wahkiakum

34

20

Winlock

10

7

South Whidbey

13

7

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16

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Raymond Seagulls League: SWW 2B Coastal Division Head Coach: Luke Abbott Colors: Red & Black 2017 Record: 4-6 Five-Year Record: 35-17 Stadium: Raymond High School Field State Titles (Since 1973): 1973-74-75 (Class 1A); 1993 (Class B-11)

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2018 FOOTBALL PREVIEW days of practice trying to figure out which philosophy would work best with his team’s skill set. “I’m trying to put the best 11 out there and I’m trying to figure out which defense is going to fit these athletes the best. We could be transitioning to something else but I’m not sure yet,” he said. Installing a defensive scheme was a big part of early practices but the struggle of staying healthy will be something teams like Raymond deal with all season. Abbott said every team in the league is walking a fine line when it comes to avoiding injuries. “Every team at this level is one are two injuries away from having a good season turn into a rough season,” he said. “If somebody important goes down and you don’t have a skilled enough to come up that could potentially be a Coach Luke Abbott problem.” If the team manages to stay healthy Abbott thinks his team can be in posiHASANI GRAYSON tion to compete with South Bend and GH Newspaper Group Willapa Valley like it did last year. He said experienced, athletic ball A strong group of running backs and some senior leadership hope to lead the carriers should give them an edge this season. Seagulls back to the postseason. “We have a senior back coming back Raymond ended last season with a 4-6 record in the Pacific 2B Costal and was and another back that’s going to be a eliminated in the first round of districts junior this year and they’re both quick, with a 45-0 loss to Adna in 2017 but the aggressive runners,” he said. “We’re experience on the roster has Luke Ab- excited to get out there establish the bott thinking they can improve on last run and pass off of that.” year’s result. “We have a lot of upper classmen. The majority of our player are in their junior or senior years,” he said. “I think our understanding of what we’re doing offensively in our system is going to be a strength for us.” Quarterback Jack Jordan secondyear starter is returning for his senior year and will have help from running back McCartney Maden who led the team in rushing last season. Joseph Villalpando will be part of some of the team’s three-back formations but coaches also expect him to make an impact in the secondary as a free safety. Raymond will be boasting some size up front as well with the return of Cesar Delgado and Christian Anderson. Delgado and Anderson figure to be key in the team’s run blocking as the Seagulls look to get the ball in the hands of their running backs. Defense was still a work in progress for the team that primarily played either a 3-5-3 or a 4-4 defensive front last season. Raymond's Jack Jordan throws the ball Abbott said he spent the first few downfield at practice in August.

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2018 Seagulls Roster

2017 Results

Year

Pos.

No. Name

Year

Pos.

3

Reese Garcia

Sr.

TE, DB

54

Angel Oleachea

Jr.

OL, DT

5

Patrick Edwards

Sr.

RB, LB

55

Cole Enslow

Sr.

OL, DL

7

McCartney Maden

Jr.

RB, DB

58

Alberto Diaz

Sr.

OL, DT

10

Thanh Lukinich

So.

WR, DB

62

Jaxson Freeman

Fr.

OL, DE

11

Jack Jordan

Sr.

QB, DB

63

Caden Jones

Fr.

OL, DT

12

Berkley Crites

So.

WR, DB

64

Cesar Delgado

Sr.

OL, DL

15

Mikel Anderson

So.

WR, DB

67

James Robinett

Sr.

OL, DT

19

Curtis Broten

Sr.

RB, LB

68

Christian Anderson

Sr.

OL, DL

21

Deleak Hubbard

Fr.

WR, DB

75

David Matson

Fr.

OL, DT

22

Tristan Hamlin

Sr.

RB, LB

83

Hayden Stephens

So.

TE, DL

Joseph Villalpando

So.

RB, DB

32

Mason Crawford

Jr.

RB, DB

34

Jose Delgado

So.

RB, DB

50

Seth Angelovich

Sr.

OL, LB

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Napavine

42

0

Rainier

27

47

Friday Harbor

13

14

Wahkiakum

21

34

North Beach

12

7

Ilwaco

25

35

Ocosta

0

35

South Bend

18

7

Pe-Ell-Willapa Valley

45

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establishing a run defense focused on stopping it. The Indians will mostly be coming out in a 4-4 look on defense with their defensive backs drop back into cover three. With the graduation of Byington and Josiah Markwell the team has two linebacker positions that are up for grabs in practice. “We lost two all-state caliber linebackers last year so we’ll be looking to fill those spots,” Spore said. Last season saw the Indians finish second in the Pacific 2B Costal behind Pe Ell/Willapa Valley and earned a spot in districts where they fell to Napavine by a score of 46-7. Spore is making any promises on where his team will end up when the dust settles but he’s feeling pretty confident his team can stay competitive despite losing some talent to graduation. “It’s hard to say. with these smaller schools we loose a good percentage of our kids every year but i’d like to think we’d be competitive,” he said. the PWV combine will be strong along with Ilwaco and Raymond and I hope we’ll be somewhere in the mix.”

An Indians team that had no trouble scoring points last year is hoping for more of the same in its 2018 campaign. South Bend went 7-3 last season behind a solid offensive line and an effective running game. The Indians lost running back Ben Byington to graduation last year but the team is hoping other offensive returners can help the team make another run to the postseason. Assistant coach Chuck Spore said having senior signal caller under center behind line can give them the edge this season. “We’ll have a strong line and we also have a very experienced quarter back with Drew Rose so that will make a big difference for us,” he said. Offensive lineman Hayden Williams figures to have a big impact on the team’s run blocking ability while Shane Flynn will be one of the primary ball caries. The run game will be the primary focus for the team’s offense but the team may occasionally mix in a pass play with the return of players like senior Nick Stamos. Spore said the play book may open up a bit with an experienced quarterback and a couple of experienced pass catchers but the program won’t get too far away from its traditional play calling “We may pass a little more but we’ve traditionally ran the veer here for over HASANI GRAYSON | GH NEWSPAPER GROUP 20 years and we like the option,” he said. South Bend has an offense focused on Chase Flynn brings in a pass during practice.


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10

Hunter Clements

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Jeffrey Fetters

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Mason Estle

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Jacob Lush

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Drew Rose (C)

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TE, OLB

70

Aj Oleachea

Jr.

T, DT, NG

15

Seth Hall

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RB, DB

74

Hayden Williams

Sr.

OT, DT, NG

24

Chase Flynn

Jr.

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78

Gabe Ogren

So.

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33

Logan Stamos

Sr.

WR, DB

80

Cody Jones

Sr.

WR, OLB

34

Preston Lawhead

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RB, SS

83

Jonathon Hansen

Sr.

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35

Nick Stamos

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Caleb Neal

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Jaxon Jett

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Taholah chitwhins League: 1B Independent Head Coach: Donald Waugh Colors: Red, Silver, & Black 2017 Record: 1-7 Five-Year Record: 17-24 Stadium: Ben Charley Sr. Field State Titles (Since 1973): 1997 (Class B-8)

2018 FOOTBALL PREVIEW league in 2016, Taholah struggled to field a team last year, starting their season late and finishing a frustrating 1-5. Waugh said he has come back intent on “building the program back to what it once was,” a heritage that includes a 1998 state championship. Waugh described his team as “definitely young,” but having good size and speed. He expects to run the offense from double tight end, power I and single-wing formations. On the other side of the ball, he sees a variety of defensive packages and thinks his kids will match up well in man-to-man pass coverage. The coach is cautiously excited about his sophomore quarterback, JauVon Jones. A champion javelin thrower, stating Jones is “really smart and really fits the mold of someone you want going under center. His dedication and hard work have been impressive.” Coach Donald Waugh Senior running back Jason Mowitch is expected to be the Chitwhins’ lead ball carrier, while sophomore tight end TerBY SCOTT JOHNSTON rell Jones should be a force both blocking GH Newspaper Group and receiving. “He’s getting to be a real Taholah Chitwhins head coach Donald big kid,” Waugh commented, “and he’s Waugh, back on the field after a three- got a lot of family tradition.” Other players to watch include senior year hiatus, said his young team hopes to “compete for a playoff spot, but we’re go- center and defensive end J’son McCrory, junior linebacker/running back Makya ing to have a tough start.” After winning the Coastal 1B 8-Man Hicks and junior guard Quiah Johnson.

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28 digs Dunn brought up Karlee Freeman made and Kacey Pelan had 19 to the a successful return the Grizzlies. Ray- assists for volleyball court as “We started out great, mond downed Hoquiam, but we played more not 25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 25-18, to win,” HHS season to lose than Bozich in a non-league at coach Heather opener Tuesday night Gar- said. JV Hoquiam Square Hoquiam won the den. match, 25-19, 25-10. at Freeman, who missed Both teams will be a knee last season with Thursday, with jump-served home injury, hosting Seton ham- Hoquiam eight aces. She also and Raymond Catholic while mered 19 kills, Onalaska. hit- entertaining committing only one ting error. ac- BULLDOGS FALL Class But the Seagulls, CHEHALIS — Bob cording to coach topped Moncon- 2A Chehalis in a Swogger, didn’t take tesano in four sets trol until they stopped non-league season openon relying exclusively er Tuesday at Chehalis. unavailBRENDAN CARL PHOTOGRAPHY Freeman. Details were third Montesano’s Carson last week. “In the second, Bulldogs host Klinger looks for yards against Montesano were able. The a running lane during and fourth sets, we Thursday. for nearly 300 all-purpose a non-league football out,” Aberdeen on back Kylan Touch accounted able to spread it game against Aberdeen Aberdeen running were Photo by Justin on Friday, Sept. Swogger said. “We Damasiewicz 1, at Stewart Field. SOCCER the lock on Ben Dublanko’s able to eliminate in the 0 32-yard touchdown mistakes we made WILDCATS 8, HAWKS Bailey Delahanty pass to first set, served tougher TACOMA — Kennewith betremaining in the second 6:16 and attacked the ball By Rick Anderson dy Merino and Kjirstin od, the Bobcats twice perithree ter.” sensational all-around GH Newspaper Group Hopfer scored sent Maddi Murray added goals apiece and Adrimance by Aberdeen perfor- kickoffs out of bounds. Optserved four seven kills and back Kylan Touch. running ing against taking possession Montesano’s special ana Huerta added on its 35-yard line, two aces for Raymond. assists as Ocosta opened The elusive AHS were special all along. teams the Bullwas senior Makenna Williams with a nontually the Bulldog Even- ran for 124 yards, caught four dogs made the Cats re-kick her the season offense passes for on both occasions. Mount was after- tember. commended for league rout of 81 yards as well. tist (1-0) on Saturday on “Other teams serving and setting. touchdown and even and a night at Olympic Stadium. noon, while North Beach Taking the lead with Ka- Rainier Lutheran threw a a lot,” Monte do that to us BY RICK ANDERSON two 70-yard Karlie Krohn and Also on Friday, Monte- (0-1) takes on Life Chris- ABERDEEN-HOQUIAM coach Terry Tuesday at the Concordia huge special teams Aberdeen Sequim Although Papp each had plays in Cameron scoring strike to Jensen explained. The Daily World Saturmimi field. (0-1) sano (1-0) hosts the 68-38-5, Lutheran Hochstetler. “We’ve got second quarter, the series is home to tian Academy two really Lang leads the 10 kills for Hoquiam, Until the Bulldog dogs pulled away from Bullre- (1-0), Elma (0-1) the last day night at Harry for alloffense and we just good return men B2 Hoquiam has won Entering its 112th upset- kicked with Krohn cited Salmon (1-0), Ocosta feel in Lakewood. CONTINUED ON PAGE minded Aberdeen, Aberdeen- White the three meetings. 41-20, in through into gear midway past the 35 everywe can get it to Wahkiakum Stadium newal, around play. Reylynn outa season-opening non-league the third quarter, the time.” series (1-0) travels Taholah has cancelled The Grizzlies have (0-1) visits Hoquiam football Montesano senior Saturday Bobcats (0-1) did a by a football game on state’s (1-0), Raymond its scheduled Kobe good job Gallinger scored the Bobcats Sept. 1 at of containing remains one of the (1-0), South Bend Yakama Tribal. took the second Stewart Field. enduring Rainier 104-7 in those Montesano’s squib to enter- game at longest and most according combined kick in full stride on traditional big-play (1-0) is scheduled TUESDAY’S GAME Carson Klinger rushed his contests. Aberdeen’s attack. 43, (0-1) and The Chitwhins, rivalries. for But they were director Karl three has tain Chief Leschi 180 yards and two 36-2 constung by some to found a seam and took it Valley (0-1) to athletic also forfeited last victory, a What the series touch- critical mistakes, the house on a 57-yard has downs, while quarterback years, Pe Ell-Willapa was far from including scoring to face Braden, lacked in recent due quest in 2013, 85 yards in penalties, journeys to Randle return. Jordan King Trevor Ridgway passed pair of league games and a a thriller, either. however, is last-minute Morton-White Pass (1-0). a could 150 yards and two TDs for pair of special teams break- tacked on the first of five suca lack of eligible players, The last Aberdeen-Hoare slated for to excitement. That as the downs. cessful conversions. to open Bulldogs (1-0) overcame Bobcats All kickoffs but is still on track change when the a against Naselle After forging a 6-6 (0-1) 7 p.m. ON PAGE B2 sched- its season dead(0-1) and Grizzlies Sep- CONTINUED Wishkah (0-0) is Montesano’s Trevor figures the last weekend of Ridgway Photo Tacoma Bap- on Relievsquare off in what See Dogs on B-9 ball for the Mariners. game against Aberdeen looks to pass to his right during by Justin Damasiewicz Friday uled to host served to be a tight contest BY SCOTT HANSON a non-league footon Friday, Sept. er Emilio Pagan 1, at Stewart Field. to The Seattle Times up a two-run homer Maybin with Cameron story SEATTLE —The the seventh cute and cudhad one out in Fans said it was too ended the line almost certainly on that not only like a sea creato be Justin Verlander dly. That it looked but also was character, a Safeco no-hit bid in the STACIA GLENN Tuesday night at ture, an Angry Bird focus group the decisive blow the that cartoon, The News Tribune Field. mean Mariners’ 3-1 loss. drugs. to But Mariners starter must have been on have unThe Mariners fell Watch likened it earned The Seattle Seahawks Paul Lukas of Uni Ariel Miranda losing their logo. billing 69-70 after in the veiled an alternate himself equal to an ostrich. a hawk team’s mascot long- second straight ByAnd Rob Burns In the new one, the The old logo, showing a serious with Verlander, the Houston. to ing. like ace, series For The Vidette faces forward. straight time Detroit Tigers from the side, “looks pulling away ever wonresolute, In 2015, Stewart took first for the second “For everyone who’s to… stand who was making his sec- There would from Sweet. bird of prey — steadfast, game, the Mariners ond overall in the like wrote. The not be another over 10 years gain dered what it would Outlaws start with the Houston missed a chance toJust determined,” Lukas like prey — a Seahawk,” the dealt first A-main featuresince his season standings. In 2016, caution flag for the rest of the face-to-beak with Astros after being new logo “looks more in the race for the title race, Facebook in scrawground setting its Stewart on up Elma, a battle was sixth overall team wrote Tuesday last week. card, fallingBixby, Oklahoma’s with square-faced, thin-beaked, lapped traffic for the inside him- second wild eight Shane Stewart found win. page. Miranda pushed ny.” himself five finishes.wins and 39 topWith eight laps left, three games behind. people “liked” is already beat the of start/finish line as StewMore than 17,000 a lot The alternate logo self into the spotlight art was smothered “There was feature a has the same dates back to inThe former ASCS Seahawks on its in lapped race winner on Sept. the new logo, which The original logo by pitching six no-hit ing used by the word on al Champion (2009, Nation- traffic, but looked to be did 4. when the team formed. media channels. No color scheme. in 2011) is control. nings, but this story ON PAGE B2 appearhad the same 1976 put the logo social currently sitting Sweet ending CONTINUED Sitting in the front it will make a field The Seahawks have After the Seahawks not have a happy row Outlaws seasonin fifth in the trimmed the deficit slowly they showed jokes started whether after winning the as the social media, the logo since 2012 when standings remaining ance. trophy and Monday’s uniforms, ac- on laps ticked off. dash, Stewart put win was his off new Nike-designed immediately. in a wire- eighth Sweet got close to-wire victory of the season, enough cording to ESPN.

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hit when Kassedy Olsen with our performance,” the right post off a corcoach said Aberdeen from Brooke who ner kick Fleming, Larry soc- Sutherby. started the AHS girls Elma’s Kaelyn Burgher and cer program in 1992 a mid-range head launched is returning to the in the waning follow- attempt varsity girls job that Bobcat goalhiatus. “We seconds sively. easElma ing a 14-year keeper Reagan Glanz Aberdeen and communication draw had some ily handled. played to a scoreless to begin with. and season problems Sutherby, Burgher half, we put in a non-league Bieker were cited Stew- In the second on them up Jillian opener Tuesday at contest high pressure we passed by Rockey for fine perforart Field. Since the and coach no over- the field mances. The Elma was non-league, pleased imple- much better.” Emmy was generally showing, time periods were Aberdeen’s his team’s with off shot a mented. Walsh rattled he said the EaThe tie was appropriate, the crossbar in the 19th although needs to imin parAbbie gles’ passing since the first half minute. Teammate same in the prove. ticular was exceptionally 2A Bradt did the Elma junior standout evenly played. Class in 63rd minute and Emma will be edge Molly Johnston Aberdeen had the of rebound attempt posses- Green’s sidelined for a couple inshots and time of an ankle half, but sailed high. goal games with sion in the second Green’s first-half by an offside jury. still wound up outshooting nullified commended was by Fleming the Class 1A Eagles play call. Green for midfield only a 15-13 margin. Elma junior goalkeeper Taylor Coker and Nay“We had opportunities; Holli Ray turned away the and Morris for defense. they had opportunities,” Bobcats several times on eli Rockey Elma won the JV match, Elma coach Scott one-on-one thrusts. keep- 3-1. summarized. “She’s a rock-solid On Thursday, Aberdeen Light on varsity experi- er,” Rockey observed. while picked had hosts Montesano, ence, the Bobcats The Eagles also the long trek match midway Elma makes up the pace as the near-miss a to Seton Catholic. progressed. the second half happy through “I was pretty

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10 years later, t wins Outlaws race at Stewar GH Raceway

third with two laps that was best on eventful at the end the circuit. left, to win the lapped cars were in but two “My car has 2017 World of Outlaws front of race good lately and been really him. He dispatched program at Grays that is a testa- quickly them Harbor ment to (crew and went to the high Raceway in Elma. members) Lee, side of the first two turns. Heath and Dennis,” His win on Monday Stewart Stewart was said. “It’s a nearly identical to tough gig out allowed went low, which his win in here. Sweet to close Lots of miles on Shane Stewart 2007, both wire-to-wire celebrates the vic- road and countless Brendan Carl Photography After a drag race in. tories on a very fast on the Harbor Raceway on Sept. after winning the World of Outlaws hours back stretch, clay oval spent maintaining main event at Grays 4. Stewart went to just track that baked on these cars the a hot late to compete had the momentum summer night. at the at this level. I wentmiddle line and Sweet end.” With his friend Jason low. The momentum wouldn’t be Tole feature, “This was a great right behind him, Dave Gravel took race, a these guys.” here without was strong with Parshall CampbellLane Zerbin, of third to great weekend of racing Sweet, River, B.C., one lapped car appeared but get to the front stretch with used the restart to get a bit of worked here Stewart started the in the Northwest,” a cushion and hold hard for the first half in Stewart and 30-lap on for Sweet, with win, said after the race. Stewart A-main in the pole position front of Sweet to allow Stew- Jason his fifth this season. the of the 25-lap feature to get his “A lot of and never Johnson and Daryn art to edge him for people put a lot of chance at the lead. Pitrelinquished it. It the win at tman time rounding out the work on this track here in to wasn’t easy, but it looked the line. top Sunday Races Zerbin took it in “I saw him; I was trapped,” five. Skagit (Speedway) and at easy for most of the race. lap, passing fellow the 16th Lake Stevens’ Pittman took advantage Canadian and Stewart it Austen Chris Beaulieu said. “I couldn’t get Running the shows. It is always of Wheatley middle a very in come here and race.” a joy to groove of the track, Stewart enough of a run to split the 410 quick track to reset the through theworked his way and keeping the turn four lead for the field to get to the sprint car track record guys in front of me. pulled away victory. The raceway’s street (With the with a one-lap front stock bled pack from the trou- white flag waving), time of 11.716 Sprintin the Summer Thunder division was the supporting The Northwest behind him and I didn’t seconds. Series feature on Sunknow what navigated to class for the night. Hoquiam’s do, because I Midgets Series made Focus through lapped day night. had to get past the Street Stock traffic easily. Jack Parshall also went showing on Sundayanother It took five laps for wirefront of me. When guy in and, A lap-15 caution to-wire as he held you are ley to get behind raceWheat- unfortunately, had two red flag for Hoquiam’s Jack off fellow debris leader flag accidents Parshall Tayler Malsam Hoquiamite Jason and a stalled car leading, you don’t know went in its A-main Tole for brought wire-to-wire to win and take the feature. the win. Stewart back to the where to go sometimes.” this lead All of the on the third and fourth 20-lap A-main “Sometimes it is better front with an open feature, turns officially were uninjured in drivers to World of Outlaws the incion lap six. Brad Sweet, who brieflytrack. be in second, because you which is the final street stock dents. Once division race for a new track qualifying held know where to go to get the 2017 matter in the lead, it was a It has been a bit of Burlington’s Tristin the record line and of keeping Thomthe momentum,” season. sance for Stewart, a renais- earlier in the night, was handful of restarts it. A as grabbed an early lead and Marshall survived who is in second in Sweet added. allowed held off “I knew there caution his third year as and looked to pounce three McCleary’s Garrett the wouldn’t be any flags en route to the Malsam and the field to Thomas driver for Larson-Marks main on Stewart. clean air win, but late for the win. The with all of the lapped Racthe final one with challenge Wheatley, but he duo traded Stewart didn’t let traffic two laps remaining never relinquished him, and I made the lead leads in slim, side-by-side the move. Shane made life for the the last laps interesting. win. Tristin Thomas edged before PHOTO BY CORIE BRADT In the modified up for division the lead Tuesday’s on the final lap. Taylor Coker during is defended by Aberdeen’s

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BY HASANI GRAYSON GH Newspaper Group The Wishkah Valley Loggers were absent from the glare of the Friday night lights last season, but much to the delight of their fans, the school plans on fielding a team in 2018. Though their numbers are thin after the first week of summer practice, the Loggers plan to play 8-man football schedule this coming season. Since only a handful of Loggers players are coming into the season with organized football experience, the team will have a lot to learn before it opens the season against the Washington School for the Deaf on Sept. 13. Loggers head coach Mike Mitchell said his players are intelligent enough to quickly pick up the fundamentals. “It’s a smart group of kids. They all have good grades and want to play the game,” he said. “They’re really dedicated so you can’t ask for more.” The coaching staff isn’t just challenged with getting their young group mentally ready for the season, they have to get them physically ready for the rigors of high school football as well. Mitchell said conditioning will be a focal point over the next couple of weeks. “Conditioning will be extremely important, especially with the hot weather we’re going to get early in the season. Getting in

shape is going to be huge,” he said. One player who should be familiar with what it takes to get through a season is quarterback Joey Brenneman. Brenneman brings some athleticism to the position, his first under center. Noah Arnold could end up being one of Brenneman’s primary targets at tight end while Denny Van Blaricom also brings some experience to the backfield at fullback. Mitchell isn’t sure what the offensive strategy he’ll employ this year but wants to find a way to take advantage of his player’s athleticism. “I think the one plus we have is a little bit of speed so we’re going to rely on that,” he said. Mitchell also said that he is more confident in the offense at this point and wants to spend the majority of his practices to learn the fundamentals of defense. “Defense is the most important part of the game. Defense is the game,” he said. “We’ll be working on that more than we work on offense.” Wishkah will have an uphill battle this year with about half the roster coming into the season with no prior experience, but Mitchell isn’t concerned with what the team’s win-loss record will be. He said he’s more focused about teaching his players the game so the program can have a talent base to build from. “This year is all about rebuilding,” he said. “We didn’t have a team last year and we’re just trying to get back into Logger football. I would like to see these guys out here for the next four years so we can get back in the playoffs.”

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