No. 8 Cascade Christian Cougars: 2019 Washington high school 1A football preview

By WILL HOLLAND

Cascade Christian is ranked No. 8 in Scorebook Live Washington’s preseason 1A football Top 10. Here’s an inside look at the 2019 Cougars.

Links: Cascade Christian team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

7-2 overall record, 6-0 in 1A Nisqually League; lost to Lynden Christian in first round of state playoffs, 20-0.

COACHING RESUME

Head coach: Devin Snyder, second season.

Overall record: 7-2

Coordinators: Evan Bratz (OC); Devin Snyder (DC).

Base schemes: Spread offense, 3-4 defense

RETURNING 

Offense – 6. Defense – 8.

TOP RETURNERS

WR/DB Conner Zetterberg, 6-1, 160, Sr.

QB Parker Johnson, 6-4, 223, Sr.

RB/LB Toretto Magalei, 6-0, 217, Sr.

WR/DB Isaiah Zetterberg, 5-9, 167, Sr.

ATH Tyler Wissing, 5-9, 175, Sr.

THREE TO SEE

WR/DB Conner Zetterberg, 6-1, 160, Sr.

AP first team all-state WR, USA Today second team all-state DB (all levels), league MVP, what more is there to say? Zetterberg possesses a unique skill set and a solid frame.

QB Parker Johnson, 6-4, 223, Sr.

Earned league offensive POY honors last year as a junior, and will enter his senior season as perhaps the best quarterback in all of 1A football. Has offers from Yale, Columbia, and Georgetown and likely more to come.

RB/LB Toretto Magalei, 6-0, 217, Sr.

Dangerous combination of power and athleticism. First team all-league in 2018 as both a running back and linebacker.

OUTLOOK

Devin Snyder steps into his second season as head coach with a league title under his belt and some of the state’s best talent at the 1A level. He spent several years as DC for the Cougars before taking over the reigns for Randy Davis, who won two 1A state titles in his tenure. In week 1 of 2018, CC took on 2A Orting, of which Davis is the current head coach, and won 28-7. Synder and his squad would go on to take a tough loss to powerhouse Lynden Christian in the first round of the playoffs. With its numerous weapons on offense and a defense that returns three all-league selections, the Cougars are still the preseason favorite in the Nisqually League. 

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept. 7, 7 p.m.: Orting

Sept. 14, 7 p.m.: Eatonville

Sept. 20, 7 p.m.: at White River

Sept. 26, 7 p.m.: at Renton

Oct. 5, 6 p.m.: at Bellevue Christian

Oct. 12, 7 p.m.: Chimacum

Oct. 18, 7 p.m.: at Vashon Island

Oct. 26, 7 p.m.: Charles Wright

Nov. 2, 7 p.m.: Klahowya

Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.: at Port Townsend

*home games in bold

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