The Chewelah Cougars are ranked No. 3 in Scorebook Live Washington’s preseason 2B football Top 10. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Cougars.
2018 IN REVIEW
8-4 in 2B Northeast North (first place); lost to Napavine in 2B quarterfinals
Cameron Gump, second season
Overall record: 8-4
Offense – 6. Defense – 6.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
WR Jaron Baldwin, 5-9, 155, sr.
RB Nick Franks, 6-2, 180, jr.
OL Gunnar Hofstetter, 6-2, 230, jr.
QB Jake Jeanneret, 5-8, 150, sr.
RB Kaden Krouse, 5-10, 170, jr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DL Cole Davis, 6-0, 245, jr.
DB Nick Franks, 6-2, 180, jr.
DL Gunnar Hofstetter, 6-2, 230, jr.
LB Kaden Krouse, 5-10, 170, jr.
LB Bowen Middlesworth, 6-0, 175, jr.
THREE TO SEE
Jaron Baldwin, wide receiver
Diminutive pass catcher should see big jump in role in offense
Jake Jeanneret, quarterback
Switch to spread offense was good move (2,160 yards 21 TDs)
Kaden Krause, linebacker
Two-way beast set school record with 135 tackles as sophomore
If there is a program that’s a threat to break up the Southwest Washington monopoly in 2B, it is this rising junior-heavy bunch from the 2B Northeast League.
In his first season in charge, coach Gump made an important “leap of faith” schematic decision, switching from the option to the spread offense to utilize his team’s speed.
It worked well, especially for Kaden Krause, who rushed for nearly 700 yards and 10 touchdowns, and added 800 receiving yards and another nine scores.
And Jake Jeanneret, a former tailback, really hit his stride in the new offense in the second half of last season. He will have plenty of options to distribute the football to in 2019.
Sept 6: Omak, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: at Liberty of Spangle, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: Colville, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Reardan, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Newport, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Lake Roosevelt, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: at Kettle Falls, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: at Northwest Christian of Colbert, 7 p.m.
Nov. 1: Davenport, 7 p.m.