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
Mike Christensen, third season
Overall record: 15-10
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
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.
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.