Here’s an inside look at the 2A East Valley (Spokane) Knights.
2018 IN REVIEW
0-9 in 2A Great Northern League (fifth place)
Tom Griggs, second season
Offense – 0. Defense – 2.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
WR Ryan Conrath, 5-7, 170, so.
RB Zach Honegger, 5-9, 220, sr.
RB Caden Katsel, 5-6, 160, jr.
WR Trevin Larsen, 5-6, 165, jr.
QB Henry Stevens, 5-10, 180, jr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DB Gage Bucher, 5-10, 185, so.
LB Zach Honegger, 5-9, 220, sr.
DB Joe Hofstee, 5-7, 160, so.
DB Taylor Hofstee, 5-8, 165, sr.
LB Carter Jamison, 5-10, 230, jr.
THREE TO SEE
Zach Honegger, linebacker
Much will be asked of team’s lone returning all-leaguer – on both sides
Carter Jamison, linebacker
Cracked starting lineup as sophomore, and will be force in middle
Henry Stevens, quarterback
New anointed starter a more accomplished runner than passer
It was a difficult debut year for Griggs, the former Washington State University offensive lineman who took over for Adam Fisher at East Valley.
But Griggs, in his fourth head-coaching job after previous stops at Riverside, Rochester and North Central, has some pieces to make small steps forward this season.
He has a building-block performer in Jamison, also the school’s top track and field thrower. He will team up with Honegger, a team captain, to form what should be a stout linebacker tandem, and will also move to center to anchor the offensive line.
Stevens replaces graduated Casey Noack at quarterback, and will be asked to direct an underclassmen-heavy offense.
Sept 6: at Deer Park, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: vs. Lakeland (ID), 7 p.m.
Sept 19: at North Central, 4:45 p.m.
Sept. 27: Lake City (ID), 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: at Pullman, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Cheney, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: at Clarkston, 7 p.m.
Nov. 1: West Valley of Spokane, 7 p.m.