1. Eastside Catholic
The Crusaders, coming off of a semi-final appearance last year where they were upset by the eventual state champions, the Kamiakin Braves, return almost everyone from last year’s team. Eastside will look to Sophomore WR, Gee Scott Jr, to fill the big shoes on the offensive side for the departure of Hunter Bryant who is now at the University of Washington. Scott, at 6-3190lbs, is rated as the No. 32 player in the country in his class and holds offers from UCLA, Utah, Colorado, and Oregon. With Scott is his fellow2020 classmate, TE DJ Rogers (6-5 240lbs). DJ will be one of the nation’s top prospects in his class and should have a breakout year for the Crusaders.His rare combination oaf size, speed, body control, and soft hands, makes him a dangerous nightmare for opposing defenses. Throwing them the ball will be senior Zach Lewis (6-0 190lbs). Lewis is a proven signal caller and is coming off a stellar junior season, accounting for 3,475 passing yards and 35 touchdowns to only 10 interceptions. Up front, the Crusaders are led by the top Center in the state, Jackson Reed (6-3 285lbs).
Defensive Scouting Report
Defensively, the Crusaders are talented in all areas. In the Secondary, they are led by senior safety, Malik Putney (6-1 195lbs). Putney, who currently holds six divisions one offers, is the anchor of the defense. Alongside of him is junior safety, Andrew Pederson (5-11 193lbs). Pederson is one of the top safety prospects in the state in his class and is geared to follow up with a big year from his stellar sophomore season. Sophomore CB, Ayden Hector (6-0 185lbs) will be a national recruit when it’s all said and done. Hector played a significant amount of snaps as a freshman last year and is coming off a big spring/summer circuit as he came away with DB MVP Honors at USC, UW, and the Oakland Nike Opening Regional camp.
In the trenches, the Crusaders may have one of the top units on the west coast highlighted by Junior defensive tackles, Will Vea (6-3 270lbs), who currently holds a PAC 12 offer from the University of Utah, and Sophomore, Jernias Tafia (6-3 326lbs), who will be a double digit FBS offer player after this year. 8th Grade all American and incoming freshman, JT Tuimoloau (6-5 235lbs), will be one of the country’s top players in his class. Look for him to make an immediate impact on the Crusaders.
Coming off of a state quarterfinals appearance, the Falcons look locked and loaded for a state title run. Woodinville returns with the majority of their starters from last year’s team, making this a very senior-heavy and experienced group. There is no doubt that Woodinville’s go-to guy will be 2018 Montana Commit, Nash Fouch (6-3 180lbs). Nash is rated a 3-star recruit by scout.com, and is out to prove he deserves to be mentioned on the rankings as one of the top players in the state. After his junior year, we saw him amass 936 yards of total offense and six interceptions on defense. Getting the ball to Nash and company is senior QB, Jaden Sheffey, who stands at a solid 6-1 and 185lbs. Sheffey isn’t the type of QB that wows you with big flashy plays but he flat out gets the job done. The other target Sheffey will lean on is senior TE, Jared Eisenbarth. When you talk about Woodinville’s offensive line, look no further than 6-7, 250 pound 3-star offensive tackle, Cade Beresford. Cade has seen his recruitment take off this summer, earning offers from Nebraska, Arizona State, Arizona, Washington State, & Oregon State to name just a few.
Joining Nash in Woodinville’s secondary are fellow seniors, Brett Accimus (6-0 195lbs), Noah Tapplet (6-1 170lbs), and Seath Pregler (5-11 160lbs). An athlete to keep an eye out for on the Falcons will be sophomore CB, Cage Schenck (5-8 165lbs), who may be small in stature, but might also be the most athletic guy on the team. Up front is where things get scary for opposing teams as Woodinville boasts a 3-headed monster on the DL which is led by senior Jake Bailie (6-1 220lbs), as well as senior Quinn Schreyer (6-3 225lbs), and junior Dylan Lewis (6-3 230lbs).
3. Graham Kapowsin
After being dominated by Camas High School in the state playoffs last year, Graham Kapowsin looks more than ready to fight for that title again. The Eagles are led by one of the nation’s top-rated players in the class of 2019. 4-star QB, Dylan Morris (6-1 195lbs), is the type of kid you want leading your team. Not only does he have the talent to sling it with the best in the country, but he also has the leadership skills you look for in a quarterback. GK isn’t shy with what they like to do on offense and I wouldn’t be either when you have a RB like 2018, 3-star recruit, Micah Smith (6-0 200lbs), who currently holds three D1 offers. When Morris goes to the air, it’s no secret who his favorite target is and that’s 2-star WR, 2018 senior, Tre Mason (6-1 180lbs) who currently holds two D1 offers. Foss HS transfer, Dangelo Biggs (5-10 170lbs), will look to make an immediate impact on offense during his senior year. Up front, the Eagles are led by junior Ethan Porter (6-2 285lbs), and senior Connor Shrum (6-1 250lbs), as they look to fill the void of US Army All American, current Stanford freshman, and arguably the best lineman ever out of Washington, Foster Sarrell.
It’s no secret where GK’s strength is on defense and that is in the secondary, led by a couple of senior corners, Jeremiah Kekoa (6-0 185lb), and Kasai Childress (6-0 180lbs). With those two manning the corner spots, it will be very hard for opposing offenses to stretch the field in the passing game. At the linebacker spot is Viliami Hanson (5-10 210lbs), leader of the GK defense. Up front on the defensive line, they are anchored by Ethan Porter, Connor Shrum, and senior DE, Jordan Duvall (6-3 245lbs). Another kid to look out for, is 2020 ATH Malaki Roberson who is a playmaker on both sides of the ball for GK.
Union is a young team comprised of mainly 2019 athletes who are out to prove they are a legit state title contender. Union on offense is led by a trio of playmakers that are as good as any in the state. 2019 QB, Lincoln Victor (5-11 175lb), who was clocked at an official 4.56 40yd dash time at Washington State camp this summer, is arguably one of the most explosive players in the region. On the ground for Union is 2019 RB, JoJo Siofele (5-10 205lbs). JoJo has the ability to break your ankles or run you over and has all the tools to lead a potent ground attack with Victor. The passing game will see a significant increase with the new addition of 4-star 2019, WR Darrien Chase (6-1 170lbs). Chase, a transfer from Mountain View HS (Vancover), is the top rated 2019 WR in the state. Also look for a breakout year from 2018 TE Aiden Nellor (6-4 225lbs). Up front, the Titans are led by senior Sausau Faalevao (6-1 315lbs).
Defensively, Union has one of the top 2018 DE in the state. Zion Faaopega (6-4 240lbs) has the ability to get after the QB with a plethora of moves but his favorite seems to be the bull rush. New to the Titans front seven is a newcomer from Chicago, Illinois, junior Alishawuan Taylor (6-4 225lbs).
Bellevue comes into the season with high expectations after how they finished last year. Leading Bellevue on offense and their legendary Wing-T offense is junior QB Joey Echigoshima (5-11 170lbs). The Wolverines will lean on 3-star 2018 RB Isaiah Ifanse (5-10 190lbs). In just six games last season, Ifanse ran for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns on only 72 carries, and already holds multiple D1 offer Alongside of him is senior RB, Stiles Satterlee (5-10 170lbs), who will be a valuable piece to the Bellevue Wing T. Up front for the Wolverines are 2-star 2018 tackle Ben Keeter (6-5 240lbs), who currently holds three D1 offers, and 2019 tackle, Jonathan Barthel (6-5 245lbs), who has the size and athleticism to emerge as one of the state’s best big men in his class.
Bellevue’s defense is one of the best in the state and will be out to prove it this year. The secondary for the Wolverines is scary as they boast arguably the best safety tandem in the state with 3-star Isaiah Ifanse and 2018 Columbia commit, Mitchell Sturgill (6-1 190lbs). Bellevue’s corner position is led by senior CB, Antonio Hill (6-0 175lbs). The Linebacker group is led by junior LB, Drew Fowler (6-2 215lbs) who recorded a 11.1 in the 100m this past spring and has the size and speed to make him one of the top LB prospects in the region. In the trenches, Bellevue is led by junior Taylor Goins (6-2 270lbs), and 2018 DE Ben Keeter.
6. Arch Bishop Murphy
12. Gonzaga Prep
15. Lake Stevens
17. Rainer Beach
21. Lake Stevens
25. Auburn Riverside