No. 3 Entiat Tigers: 2019 Washington high school 1B football preview

The Entiat Tigers are ranked No. 3 in Scorebook Live Washington’s preseason 1B football Top 10. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Tigers.

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2018 IN REVIEW

Entiat finished 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the 1B Northeast South League last season. The Tigers lost in the first round of the 1B state tournament to Lyle/Wishram 77-22.

COACHING RESUME

Brian Bailey, 7th season at Entiat

Overall record: 41-25

Coordinators: Offense and defense – Brian Bailey

Base schemes: Offense – Spread Option/Air Raid; Defense – 3-3-2 (man, cover 2).

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 6; Defense – 6.

TOP RETURNERS

OFFENSE

RB Case Crutcher 6-1, 200, Sr.

OL Cam Eisenhard 6-0, 185, Sr. 

QB Colby Crutcher 5-10, 205, Sr.

QB/WR Jack Diehm 5-7, 180, Soph.

WR/TE Brandon Hardin 6-1, 185, Sr.

DEFENSE

DE Cam Eisenhard 6-0, 185, Sr. 

S Case Crutcher 6-1, 200, Sr.

DE/MLB Wade Dahl 6-0, 165, Sr.

OLB Josh Diehm 5-11, 180, Sr.

S/CB Brandon Hardin 6-1, 185, Sr.

THREE TO SEE

RB/DB Case Crutcher 6-1, 200, Sr.

Rushed for 1,244 yards and 16 touchdowns and had over 500 yards and seven touchdowns receiving last season on offense. Crutcher also accounted for 65 tackles, 4.5 sacks and seven interception on defense.

QB Colby Crutcher 5-10, 205, Sr.

Passed for 2,216 yards and 35 touchdowns opposite six interceptions as a sophomore, then missed his entire junior season with an injury.

DE Cam Eisenhard 6-0, 185, Sr. 

First-team all-1B South League left guard. Logged 62 tackles with 22 tackles for loss and seven sacks on defense.

OUTLOOK

Entiat was bounced from the first round of the 1B state playoffs last season, but returns a senior-heavy, experience-laden team with expectations of a deep run. Coach Brian Bailey dubbed this year’s group the most experienced he’s ever had in his six years, five of which the Tigers have made the playoffs. Nearly every Entiat returning starter has started since their freshman year, most notably senior running back and safety Case Crutcher, who accounted for 23 total touchdowns as a junior.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept. 6, 7 p.m.: DeSales (location TBD)

Sept. 13, 3:30 p.m.: Yakima Tribal @ Toppenish

Sept. 20, 7 p.m.: St. John Endicott 

Sept. 27, 7 p.m.:  @ Lyle/Wishram

Oct. 4, 7 p.m.: @ Tekoa/Rosalia

Oct. 11, 7 p.m.: DeSales 

Oct. 18, 3 p.m.:  @ Touchet

Oct.25, 7 p.m.: Pomeroy

Nov. 1, 7 p.m.: @ Pateros

No. 7, 6 p.m.: Colton

*home games in bold

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