The Lake Roosevelt Raiders are ranked No. 8 in Scorebook Live Washington’s preseason 2B football Top 10. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Raiders.
2018 IN REVIEW
9-1 in 2B Central Washington (first place); lost to Napavine in 2B first round
Tim Rasmussen, second season
Overall record: 9-1
Offense – 8. Defense – 8.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
OL Trevon Johnson, 5-10, 205, sr.
RB Cam St. Pierre, 5-9, 165, sr.
OL Sherwin Vargas, 5-11, 225, jr.
WR Sam Wapato, 6-4, 170, jr.
QB Hunter Whitelaw, 6-1, 180, jr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DL/LB Josh Flowers, 5-9, 220, jr.
DL Trevon Johnson, 5-10, 205, sr.
DL Tyler Jordan, 6-5, 205, sr.
LB Cam St. Pierre, 5-9, 165, sr.
DB Hunter Whitelaw, 6-1, 180, jr.
THREE TO SEE
Trevon Johnson, defensive lineman
Two-time all leaguer crashes offensive lines like a thunderbolt
Cam St. Pierre, all-purpose
Leads the tailback committee, but will be utilized as slot receiver
Hunter Whitelaw, quarterback
School’s baseball standout also projects as league’s top pocket passer
Three years ago, Lake Roosevelt had no real football tradition. That has started to shift after three consecutive trips to the state playoffs.
Can the Raiders take that next step? If you look at all the underclassmen talent they have, this could be an extended stay as a contending team.
QB Hunter Whitelaw takes over the helm, and has big shoes to fill after Eastern Washington-bound Steven Flowers graduated.
But Whitelaw is more of a traditional passer to run coach Rasmussen’s spread offense. He sees the field well, and can make most of the throws. He has been impressive this summer.
Even with just six seniors, the Raiders are aiming for not only a return state trip, but they want to get past the first round.
Sept 13: Oroville, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Lind-Ritzville-Sprague, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Manson, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: White Swan, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: at Chewelah, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: Northwest Christian of Colbert, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Tonasket, 7 p.m.
Nov. 1: at Brewster, 7 p.m.