The Toledo Indians are ranked No. 9 in Scorebook Live Washington’s preseason 2B football Top 10. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Indians.

2018 IN REVIEW

8-5 in 2B Pacific River (second place); lost to Kalama in 2B semifinals

COACHING RESUME

Mike Christensen, third season

Overall record: 15-10

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 3. Defense – 4.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

OL Larry Demery, 6-1, 240, sr.

RB Jacob Marley, 5-8, 180, jr.

OL Ethan McAleny, 6-0, 160, so.

RB Trey Rego, 5-8, 165, jr.

QB Duke Schaplow, 6-1, 170, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

DL/LB Jemal Anderson, 6-1, sr.

DB Carlo Arceo-Hansen, 5-10, 160, jr.

DL/LB Jacob Marley, 5-8, 180, jr.

DB Duke Schaplow, 6-1, 170, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Jemal Anderson, linebacker

All-league performer created chaos around the line of scrimmage

Jacob Marley, running back

Best bet to extend school’s string of 1000-yard rushing seasons

Duke Schaplow, quarterback

Second stint as signal caller after being one of top tailbacks in 2018

OUTLOOK

Perenially underrated, this might be another season in which the Indians are left out of the conversation of state championship contenders.

Toledo lost a lot from last year’s 2B semifinalist group, including top running backs Coleby Cherrington and Ethan Buck.

But Christensen, a 2000 Toledo graduate, has a knack of finding the best way to utilize talent, and he will need to with Schaplow moving from tailback to quarterback to run the Wing-T offense.

If Christensen gets enough out of a young but promising offensive line to open holes for Marley and Rego, a quick-twitching home run threat, and Schaplow, this could be a robust group — again.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 7: at Morton-White Pass, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: Rainier, 7 p.m.

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

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

Oct. 4: at Toutle Lake, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11: Kalama, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: Wahkiakum 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: at Winlock, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1: Mossyrock 7 p.m.

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