Here’s an inside look at the 2A Rochester Warriors.
2018 IN REVIEW
3-7 in 2A Evergreen Conference (fourth place)
John Moorhead, third season
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
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.
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.