Here’s an inside look at the 2A Sequim Wolves.
2018 IN REVIEW
9-2 in 2A Olympic League (first place); lost to Steilacoom in 2A first round
Erik Wiker, 16th season
Offense – 3. Defense – 8.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
TE Hayden Eaton, 6-4, 205, jr.
OL Late Mote, 5-9, 185, jr.
RB Walker Ward, 6-0, 160, jr.
QB Taig Wiker, 5-10, 185, jr.
WR Michael Young, 5-10, 175, jr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Isaiah Cowan, 5-10, 160, jr.
DB Garret Hoesel, 5-8, 135, jr.
LB Lane Mote, 5-9, 185, jr.
DL/LB Austin Newton, 5-11, 160, jr.
DB Taig Wiker, 5-10, 185, jr.
THREE TO SEE
Lane Mote, linebacker
Tireless two-year starter is one of better middle linebackers in league
Taig Wiker, quarterback
Expected to run more than graduated record-holder Riley Cowan
Michael Young, wide receiver
Team’s new quarterback will soon learn this is most reliable target
It was a fantastic four-year run by two-time Olympic League player of the year Riley Cowan (school-record 6,700 passing yards), capped last season by the school’s first league crown since 2011.
But don’t expect that run to end now, especially with all the juniors the Wolves have in the fold, especially on defense.
Taig Wiker was a 1,100-yard rusher at tailback last season, but will move over to replace Cowan. Wiker has shown a surprisingly apt arm in spring workouts, but will undoubtedly be utilized more on designed runs this season.
Sequim will have more two-way starters than in years past, but this talented group is capable of running the league for the next couple of seasons.
Sept 6: Washington, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 13: at Forks, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: at North Kitsap, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: at North Mason, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Kingston, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 11: Olympic, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: at Port Angeles, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 25: Hoquiam, 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 1: Bremerton, 6:30 p.m.