No. 3 Lynden Christian Lyncs: 2019 Washington high school 1A football preview



By WILL HOLLAND

Lynden Christian is ranked No. 3 in Scorebook Live Washington’s preseason 1A football Top 10. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Lyncs.

Links: Lynden Christian team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

10-3 overall record, 4-2 in 1A Northwest District; lost to Newport 27-14 in state semifinals

COACHING RESUME

Head coach: Dan Kaemingk, 24th season (including last three seasons).

Overall record: 13-9 record in last 3 seasons.

Coordinators: Jon Van Hulzen (OC); Dan Kaemingk (DC).

Base schemes: Spread offense, 4-3 defense

RETURNING 

Offense – 7. Defense – 7.

TOP RETURNERS

QB Trajan Schouten, 6-2, 202, Sr.

DB Bryce Bouweman, 6-2, 175, Sr.

OL/LB Davis Gatterman, 5-10, 205, Sr.

WR/DB Jackson Corkill, 6-1, 170, Sr.

RB Levi Korthuis, 5-10, 185, Sr.

THREE TO SEE

QB Trajan Schouten, 6-2, 202, Sr.

The Lyncs return their standout quarterback this season in Schouten. As a junior, he made it rain on defenses all year long, and Lynden Christian will count on more of the same this year. Currently getting D-1 looks from the likes of Central Washington, Eastern Washington, and Montana.

OL/LB Davis Gatterman, 5-10, 205, Sr.

Gatterman will help make up a strong linebacking corps. Had 70 tackles in 2018, and will come into this season as the only returning starter on the offensive line. Standout on both sides of the ball.

RB Levi Korthuis, 5-10, 185, Sr.

Reigning first team all-league selection Korthuis returns this season after scoring 12 touchdowns on almost 1,000 yards rushing in 2018. He’ll be a key component in keeping the defense guessing.

OUTLOOK

The Lyncs won the league last year followed by a brutal loss to Newport in the state semifinals. They lose seven seniors, but return a lot of skill position players on offense, namely their key playmakers in quarterback Trajan Schouten, running back Levi Korthuis and wideouts Jackson Corkill and Tanner Feenstra. The Lyncs only return one starter on the offensive line in Davis Gatterman. Defensively, the line will be full of new faces as well, as senior defensive tackle Zach Sipma returns as the only starter. This Lynden Christian team is an early league favorite in the Northwest District, as well as a legitimate contender for a 1A state title. 

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept. 6, 5 p.m.: at Bellingham

Sept. 20, 7 p.m.: Blaine 

Sept. 27, 7 p.m.: Mount Baker

Oct. 4, 7 p.m.: at Nooksack Valley

Oct. 11, 7 p.m.: at Meridian

Oct. 18, 7 p.m.: at Mount Baker

Oct. 25, 7 p.m.: Nooksack Valley

Nov. 1, 7 p.m.: Meridian

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