The Napavine Tigers are ranked No. 6 in Scorebook Live Washington’s preseason 2B football Top 10. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Tigers.

Links: Napavine team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

11-3 in 2B Pacific Mountain (second place); lost to Kalama in 2B championship

COACHING RESUME

Josh Fay, 13th season

Overall record: 125-27

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 7. Defense – 5.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

QB Laythan Demarest, 5-10, 175, jr.

OL Fernando Gaona, 6-2, 245, jr.

RB Tanner Law, 6-0, 195, jr.

OL Keith Olson, 6-6, 290, so.

WR Draven Riddle, 6-3, 175, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

DB Laythan Demarest, 5-10, 175, jr.

LB Cade Evander, 6-3, 190, jr.

DL Fernando Gaona, 6-2. 245, jr.

LB Tanner Law, 6-0, 195, jr.

DL Keith Olson, 6-6, 290, so.

THREE TO SEE

Laythan Demarest, quarterback

Just like graduated standout Dawson Stanley, he runs and passes

Keith Olson, offensive lineman

Left tackle already seen as one of state’s top class of 2021 recruits

Draven Riddle, wide receiver

Emerging downfield threat was 2B state triple jump champ in 2018

OUTLOOK

Very few programs in state history can boast what the Tigers have accomplished in the past half-decade, reaching four 2B title games in five seasons.

Needless to say, underestimating them in the past-Dawson Stanley passer era would be foolish.

Laythan Demarest moves over from wide receiver to take the quarterback spot, and has impressed the coaching staff with his ability to make plays with his arm and legs.

He also enjoys one luxury in his first season as the starter — protection from one of the best offensive lines in coach Josh Fay’s tenure, led by Keith Olson and Fernando Gaona.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 7: at Liberty of Spangle, 1 p.m.

Sept. 13: Kalama, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: Toledo, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: at Wahkiakum, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4: Adna, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11: at Morton-White Pass, 7 p.m.

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

Oct. 25: Life Christian, 7 p.m.

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

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