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Lakeside Eagles: 2019 Washington high school 1A football preview

By WILL HOLLAND

Here’s an inside look at the 1A Lakeside Eagles.

Links: Lakeside team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

3-7 overall record, 3-4 in 1A Northeast League; lost in week 10 to Cashmere, 36-7

COACHING RESUME

HC: Devin Bauer

9-9 record (3rd season as head coach)

Coordinators: Tim Klein (OC); Devin Bauer (DC).

Base schemes: No-huddle spread offense, 4-3 defense

RETURNING 

Offense – 5. Defense – 4.

TOP RETURNERS

OL/DL Dylan Wellhausen, 6-5, 260, Sr.

OL/DL Danny Weed, 6-3, 240, Sr.

RB/LB Ian Hendershott, 6-1, 160, Sr.

RB/LB Wyatt Johnson, 5-10, 160, Sr.

WR/DB Kyler Hunsaker, 6-1, 150, Jr.

THREE TO SEE

OL/DL Danny Weed, 6-3, 240, Sr.

Weed comes back this season after a first team all-league performance last year on the offensive line. He does a great job of positioning his body to seal off defenders, and his size makes him a dominant force in the league. 

OL/DL Dylan Wellhausen, 6-5, 260, Sr.

This kid’s a monster. At 6-5, 260 pounds, Wellhausen comes into 2019 as one of the biggest kids in the league. He’ll be an important piece for the Lakeside O-line, which sports one of the biggest starting fives in all of 1A Northeast football. 

RB/LB Ian Hendershott, 6-1, 160, Sr.

A second team all-league linebacker as a junior, Hendershott is a sideline-to-sideline player with a knack for getting to the ball. He isn’t afraid to take on blocks from offensive linemen despite his weight, and that’s rare to find at this level. 

OUTLOOK

The Eagles come into 2019 after a fifth-place league finish and a week 10 appearance against Cashmere last year. In his second year at the helm, head coach Devin Bauer’s crew slid a bit from a 6-3 record in 2017, and they’ll lose a lot of talented seniors heading into this season. Among that talented group of seniors were first team all-league selections Kasen Hunsaker (QB/DB), Micah Holmes (RB/LB), and Ky Adams (LB), who will leave big holes on both sides of the ball. Lots of question marks at skill positions like quarterback and wideout, but the Eagles’ line should be solid on both sides of the ball. They return a majority of their offensive line, with Weed and Wellhausen leading the charge there, and return some guys on the D-line as well. They’ll play in a tough league again this year, as Colville and Newport return primed for consecutive playoff runs. Coach Bauer says the guys have “put in a lot of work in the offseason” and return some “great leaders,” so it should be a good year for Lakeside, even if that doesn’t translate into the league standings come November. 

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept. 6, 7 p.m.: Pullman

Sept. 13, 7 p.m.: at Omak

Sept. 19, 7 p.m.: at Medical Lake

Sept. 27, 7 p.m.: Colville

Oct. 4, 7 p.m.: at Riverside

Oct. 10, 7 p.m: at Deer Park

Oct. 18, 7 p.m.: Freeman

Nov. 1, 7 p.m.: Newport

*home games in bold

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