The Adna Pirates are ranked No. 5 in Scorebook Live Washington’s preseason 2B football Top 10. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Pirates.

Links: Adna team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

12-1 in 2B Pacific Mountain (first place); lost to Napavine in 2B semifinals

COACHING RESUME

K.C. Johnson, 19th season

Overall record: 137-62

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 3. Defense – 3.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

OL Lane Baker, 6-3, 215, jr.

OL Keegan Dollarhyde, 5-10, 210, sr.

RB Cole Fay, 5-10, 175, sr.

OL Abel Ingle, 5-11, 185, sr.

QB Braden Thomas, 6-2, 185, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

DL Zach Berg, 6-1, 175, jr.

LB/DB Cole Fay, 5-10, 175, sr.

LB Abel Ingle, 5-11, 185, sr.

LB Tyler Minkoff, 5-9, 170, jr.

DB Braden Thomas, 6-2, 185, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Cole Fay, running back

Strong and elusive, he has rushed for 1,000 yards in past two seasons

Abel Ingle, offensive lineman

Given Pirates’ lack of depth, he is the guy they can least afford to lose

Braden Thomas. quarterback

Passed and rushed for 1,000 yards in first season running the show

OUTLOOK

Make no mistake, the best team in 2B last season — talented and experienced Adna — never made it to the Tacoma Dome after being upset by Napavine in the state semifinals.

So after losing 16 starters to graduation, what is next for the Pirates? Likely a slight step back.

That doesn’t mean Adna cannot keep up with the other contenders.

After switching from running back last season, Thomas will enter his second year as the starting quarterback. He is the biggest game-changer in the league — in all three phases. And Fay will get the biggest workload of his career as a third-year starter.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: at Pe Ell/Willapa Valley, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: at Wahkiakum, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: at Kalama, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: Toledo, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4: at Napavine, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: at Rainier, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: Onalaska, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1: Morton-White Pass, 7 p.m.

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