No. 10 Quilcene Rangers: 2019 Washington high school 1B football preview

The Quilcene Rangers are ranked No. 10 in Scorebook Live Washington’s preseason 1B football Top 10. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Rangers.

More: 1B preseason Top 10 + team previews

2018 IN REVIEW

Quilcene finished 11-1 overall and 5-0 in the 1B Sea-Tac League (first place) last season. The Rangers made the 1B state semifinals, losing to Odessa 63-12.

COACHING RESUME

Trey Beathard, 4th season at Quilcene

Overall record: 26-5

Coordinators: Offense: Trey Beathard, Defense: Byron Wilson.

Base schemes: Multiple (twins right/left, shotgun, I-form), 3-2-3

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 5; Defense – 6.

TOP RETURNERS

OL Zach Budnek 6-3, 228, Jr.

QB Holdem Elkins 6-1, 150, Sr.

TE/DE Kristian Mack 6-0, 190, Sr.

RB Bishop Budnek 6-0, 205, Soph.

OL Deakon Budnek 6-1, 260, Fr. (started as 8th grader last year)

THREE TO SEE

OL Zach Budnek 6-3, 228, Jr.

Led the team in total tackles last season as a sophomore. First-team all-league, honorable mention all-state nose guard. Leader on the offense line.

QB Holdem Elkins 6-1, 150, Sr.

Led the Sea-Tac League in yards, touchdowns and completions. First team all-league quarterback selection. 15-1 as a starter.

TE/DE Kristian Mack 6-0, 190, Sr.

First team all-league defensive end and Sea-Tac league MVP as a sophomore. Moved from guard to tight end last season. 

OUTLOOK

Quilcene is a run-heavy team that brings back the bulk of its starters from a team that reached the 1B state semifinals, including Bishop Budnek, their top rusher/receiver, quarterback Holdem Elkins and preseason all-state candidate lineman Zach Budnek. But the Rangers must replace the contributions of seven seniors from last season if they are to win the Sea-Tac League for the third year in a row and make their fifth consecutive 1B district playoff appearance.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept. 7, 1 p.m.: @ Mary M. Knight

Sept. 14, 1p.m.: Crescent

Sept. 21, 1 p.m.: Neah Bay

Sept. 28, 1 p.m.: Clallam Bay

Oct. 4, 7 p.m.: @ Rainier Christian 

Oct. 12, 1 p.m.: @ Evergreen Lutheran

Oct. 19, 1 p.m.: @ Seattle Lutheran

Oct. 26, 1 p.m.: Tacoma Baptist 

Nov. 2, 1 p.m.: Muckleshoot Tribal

*home games in bold

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: