Here’s an inside look at the 2A Port Angeles Roughriders.
2018 IN REVIEW
3-7 in 2A Olympic League (fourth place); lost to Fife in 2A districts
Troy Mann, second season
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
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.
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.