East Valley (Spokane) Knights: 2019 Washington high school 2A football preview

Here’s an inside look at the 2A East Valley (Spokane) Knights.

Links: East Valley team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

0-9 in 2A Great Northern League (fifth place)

COACHING RESUME

Tom Griggs, second season

0-9 record



RETURNING STARTERS

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

OUTLOOK

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.

2019 SCHEDULE

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.

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