Here’s an inside look at the 2A North Kitsap Vikings.

Links: North Kitsap team page | 2019 schedule |Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

9-2 in Olympic League (second place); lost to Fife in 2A first round

COACHING RESUME

Jeff Weible, ninth season

64-22 record

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 5. Defense – 4.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

QB Colton Bower, 6-2, 170, so.

RB/WR Lincoln Castillo, 5-8, 145, so.

RB Josh Fisher, 5-8, 155, sr.

OL Chance Fredericksen, 6-1, 240, sr.

RB/TE Jesse Johnston, 6-1, 165, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Colton Bower, 6-2, 170, so.

DB Erik Burchill, 6-0, 165, sr.

LB/DB Josh Fisher, 5-8, 155, sr.

DL Chance Fredericksen, 6-1, 240, sr.

LB Jose Soria, 5-11, 185, jr.

THREE TO SEE

Colton Bower, linebacker

Everything over next three years is built around him in middle of field

Josh Fisher, all-purpose

Don’t let smallish frame fool you, this third-year starter loves contact

Chance Fredricksen, offensive line

He is a returning all-leaguer at center — and all-world instigator, too

OUTLOOK

This will certainly be a new position for the Vikings, who had their two-year undefeated streak in league (2016, 2017) halted by eventual league winner Sequim in the third game a season ago.

In a transition year, North Kitsap might not be the favorite in 2019. But the West Sound’s most consistent program should still be in the hunt for a home playoff game.

Lots will be on the plate of Bower, an all-state linebacker as a ninth grader who will move to quarterback. He instantly becomes a dual threat, and with his baseball background, he can thread tight spaces with his passes.

Bower will have help in the backfield with Fisher at fullback, and the emerging Castillo, who will line up all over the field as North Kitsap tries to take advantage of his big-play potential.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: at Bainbridge, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: Kamiak, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: Sequim, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: at Bremerton, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 4: Steilacoom, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11: at Kingston, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 18: at North Mason, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: Port Angeles, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1: at Olympic, 6:30 p.m.

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