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.
2018 IN REVIEW
11-3 in 2B Pacific Mountain (second place); lost to Kalama in 2B championship
Josh Fay, 13th season
Overall record: 125-27
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
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.
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.