Port Angeles Roughriders: 2019 Washington high school 2A football preview

Here’s an inside look at the 2A Port Angeles Roughriders.

Links: Port Angeles team page | 2019 schedule |Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

3-7 in 2A Olympic League (fourth place); lost to Fife in 2A districts

COACHING RESUME

Troy Mann, second season

3-7 record

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 6. Defense – 5.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

WR Derek Bowechop, 6-3, 170, sr.

WR Tyler Bowen, 5-10, 165, sr.

RB Daniel Cable, 5-7, 165, so.

WR Nolan Hughes, 6-1, 165, sr.

RB Jaziel Livingston, 5-9, 200, so.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Derek Bowechop, 6-3, 170, sr.

DB Tyler Bowen, 5-10, 165, sr.

DL Skylar Cobb, 6-5, 265, sr.

DL/LB Nolan Hughes, 6-1, 165, sr.

DL Cole Walsh, 6-0, 260, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Derek Bowechop, linebacker

A heat-seeking missile when he attacks from his rover position

Tyler Bowen, wide receiver

Was an all-league cornerback, but needs to be big presence in offense

Nolan Hughes, linebacker

Has a nose for the quarterback, and will shift to defensive end, too

OUTLOOK

The good news — Port Angeles reached the postseason last year for the first time since 2011.

The bad news — the Roughriders graduated 16 seniors, and will likely start as many as four sophomores on offense and defense during the upcoming season.

If the Roughriders can find a dependable quarterback — that is a big if — they have enough skill position players on offense, led by Bowen, to put pressure on defenses.

Whoever emerges with the job won’t be asked to pass downfield much anyway. The offense will likely utilize a lot of short-route and fly-sweep concepts to get the football in the hands of its talented group of wide receivers.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: Forks, 7 p.m

Sept. 13: at North Thurston, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: Kingston, 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 27: at Montesano, 7 p.m.

Oct 4: at Olympic, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 11: Bremerton, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 18: Sequim, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 25: at North Kitsap, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1: at North Mason, 6:30 p.m.

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