No. 5 Lummi Blackhawks: 2019 Washington high school 1B football preview

The Lummi Blackhawks are ranked No. 5 in Scorebook Live Washington’s preseason 1B football Top 10. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Blackhawks.

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2018 IN REVIEW

Lummi finished 8-3 overall and 3-1 in the 1B Northwest League (North) in 2018. The Blackhawks lost in the first round of the 1B state playoffs to Crescent, 46-36.

COACHING RESUME

Jim Sandusky, 17th year at Lummi

Overall record: 169-34

Coordinators: Offense: Jim Sandusky; Defense: Jim Sandusky

Base schemes: Offense: hybrid (single back, split back, empty backfield); Defense: Man, 3-man front

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 5; Defense – 5.

TOP RETURNERS

QB/LB Caleb Revey 5-11, 170, Sr.

WR/OLB Jordan Jackson 5-10, 160, Jr.

WR/DB  Duncan Toby 5-11, 160, Soph.

WR/DB Jaie Leighton 6-3, 175, Soph.

OL/ Samson Bumatay 6-2, 260, Soph.

THREE TO SEE

QB/LB Caleb Revey 5-11, 170, Sr.

Revey is a standout multi-sport athlete and the Blackhawks’ top returning playmaker. At quarterback, he’s elusive, can turn broken plays into big gains and is hard for defenses to bring down.

WR/DB Jaie Leighton 6-3, 175, Soph.

Great playmaker in the air and the team’s top downfield threat. Made an immediate impact and scored a lot of touchdowns last season as a freshman.

WR/DB Duncan Toby 5-11, 160, Soph.

Won the starting wide receiver job midway through his freshman season. Toby is a good route-runner, shorter gain, possession-type receiver and reliable as a defensive back in man-to-man coverage. Don’t be surprised if he has a breakout year.

OUTLOOK

Lummi, again, is reliably big and athletic. With quarterback Caleb Revey, who coach Jim Sandusky describes as a “nightmare” for opposing defenses, back under center, and the entire starting line in tact from last year, the sky’s the limit for the Blackhawks. The team is hoping to avenge its quarterfinal exit to eventual state champion Odessa and on paper, Lummi has the tools to make a deeper postseason run. That will start with Revey, who headlines the five returning starters on each side of the ball. When Revey has space to scramble, “you think you’ve got him, and he can throw on the run, he keeps things alive,” Sandusky said.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept. 6, 7 p.m.: Tacoma Baptist

Sept. 13, 7p.m.: @ LaConner

Sept. 20, 6 p.m.: Muckleshoot Tribal

Sept. 27, 5 p.m.: @ Neah Bay

Oct. 3, 7 p.m.: Darrington

Oct. 11, 5 p.m.: @ Taholah

Oct. 18, 2 p.m.: @ Crescent

Oct. 25, 6 p.m.: Naselle

Nov. 1, 7 p.m.: Neah Bay

*home games in bold

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