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No. 10 Tri-Cities Prep Jaguars: 2019 Washington high school 2B football preview

The Tri-Cities Prep Jaguars are ranked No. 10 in Scorebook Live Washington’s preseason 2B football Top 10. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Jaguars.

2018 IN REVIEW

11-1 in 2B Eastern Washington Athletic Conference (first place); lost to Toledo in 2B quarterfinals

COACHING RESUME

Dan Whitsett, 16th season

Overall record: 102-55

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 5. Defense – 5.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

WR Landon Amato, 5-7, 150, sr.

WR Austin Hiett, 6-2, 160, jr.

RB Davian Iniguez, 5-5, 150, sr.

WR Jacob Levy, 5-9, 170, sr.

QB Dante Maiuri, 6-1, 210, jr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

DB Landon Amato, 5-7, 150, sr.

DL Kaden Harrison, 5-9, 180, jr.

LB Jacob Levy, 5-9, 170, sr.

DL Zerric Pardini, 6-0, 215, sr.

DL Owen Ritala, 6-0, 190, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Landon Amato, wide receiver

With the Jaguars’ top three 2018 pass catchers gone, he could be breakout star

Davian Iniguez, running back

Nobody standing in his way to becoming workhorse 1,000-yard rusher

Dante Maiuri, quarterback

DeSales transfer had nice debut (1,562 yards, 17 TDs) as sophomore

OUTLOOK

As much as the Jaguars celebrated a first accomplishment last season — their first 11-man state playoff victory — they lost plenty off a senior-heavy squad heading into 2019.

Their best defensive player (co-league MVP linebacker Colton Tinnin) graduated. So did top rusher Nate Dituri.

But the toughest one happened in the offseason when top playmaker Kobe Singleton (1,334 all-purpose yards at wide receiver; nine interceptions at defensive back) transferred to Chiawana.

If Maiuri (late-season knee injury) is healthy and takes another step in the Air Raid offense utilizing a new set of wide receivers, and the pressure-happy front seven, led by defensive ends Kaden Harrison and Owen Ritala, force turnovers, Tri-Cities Prep should be in position for a fourth consecutive state trip.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: Liberty Christian, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: Kittitas, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: at Northwest Christian of Colbert, 7 p.m.

Oct. 3: at Rogers of Spokane, 4:45 p.m.

Oct. 11: at Columbia, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: White Swan, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: Brewster, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1: at Dayton, 7 p.m.

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