Here’s an inside look at the 2A Rochester Warriors.

Links: Rochester team page | 2019 schedule |Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

3-7 in 2A Evergreen Conference (fourth place)

COACHING RESUME

John Moorhead, third season

5-14 record

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 5. Defense – 3.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

WR Talon Betts, 5-9, 150, so. (QB for a couple games, natural slot WR)

OL Caelan Christensen, 6-1, 230, jr.

OL Garrett Glazer, 5-9, 195, jr.

RB Tristen Johnson, 5-9, 195, sr.

QB Daniel May, 6-2, 185, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Eddie Burkhardt, 6-0, 175, jr.

DL Caelan Christensen, 6-1, 230, jr.

LB Hayden Dahl, 5-10, 170, jr.

LB Garrett Glazer, 5-9, 195, jr.

LB/DB Tristen Johnson, 5-9, 195, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Caelen Christensen, defensive lineman

Team’s most dependable big man plays everywhere in three-man front

Tristen Johnson, defensive back

Three-year starter should again be leading tackler at strong safety

Daniel May, quarterback

Former wide receiver flashes arm strength that could make him special

OUTLOOK

Many of the current players at Rochester weren’t born the last time the school went to the state playoffs — 2002.

That was also the last time the Warriors had a winning record.

Moorhead thinks they are on the right track for not only piling up a few wins this season, but also challenging for the league’s final playoff spot.

Rochester lost three quarterbacks early last season before turning to May, who was a pleasant surprise, and is the type of dual-threat athlete who should thrive in the new pistol veer attack.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: at Tenino, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: Elma, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: Bremerton, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: Evergreen of Vancouver, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4: at Tumwater, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11: W.F. West, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: Centralia, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: at Aberdeen, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1: at Black Hills, 7 p.m.

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