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Forks Spartans: 2019 Washington high school 1A football preview

By WILL HOLLAND

Here’s an inside look at the 1A Forks Spartans.

Links: Forks Spartans team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

5-4 overall record, 1-3 in 1A Evergreen Conference.

COACHING RESUME

HC: Trevor Highfield

1st season as Forks head coach

Coordinators: Rob Rogers (OC); Trevor Highfield (DC).

Base schemes: Split Back offense, Multiple defense

RETURNING 

Offense – 2. Defense – 2.

TOP RETURNER

OL/LB Trey Baysinger, 6-1, 195, Jr.

The 6-1 Junior will return after starting at right tackle last year. His starting experience will prove extremely valuable for a team that loses nine starters on both sides of the ball. 

OUTLOOK

Lots of new faces in Forks this year. Head coach Trevor Highfield will step into his first year for the Spartans as 13 seniors depart from last year’s team which finished 4th in league — 10 of whom were all-league selections. Among those not returning are two big-time offensive weapons in Tristan Pisani and Brett Moody, who scored a majority of the points for the Spartans in 2018. The offense will certainly have a lot of holes to fill, and the same goes for the defense. They lose all-league selections at each major defensive position – DL, LB, and DB – as well as invaluable experience and leadership. The Spartans start from the ground-up in the most literal sense, as they return one senior, Trey Basinger, a 6-foot-1 junior O-lineman and linebacker. It will be a completely different look from Forks this year, who will try to remain afloat in a very competitive Evergreen Conference.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept. 6, 7 p.m.: at Port Angeles

Sept. 13, 7 p.m.: Sequim

Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m.: at Port Townsend

Sept. 28, TBD: Granite Falls

Oct. 4, 7 p.m.: Montesano

Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: at Tenino

Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.: at Olympic

Oct. 25, 6 p.m.: Elma

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

*home games in bold

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