Here’s an inside look at the 2A W.F. West Bearcats.
2018 IN REVIEW
5-5 in 2A Evergreen Conference (third place)
Danny Hill, second season
Offense – 7. Defense – 7.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
RB Jaiyden Camoza, 5-9, 180, sr.
TE/WR Leandre Gaines, 6-3, 210, sr.
QB Josiah Johnson, 6-0, 185, sr.
WR Max Taylor, 5-0, 155, jr.
OL Trent Peters, 6-3, 250, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Luke Bennett, 6-0, 190, sr.
DL Leandre Gaines, 6-3, 210, sr.
DL Trent Peters, 6-3, 250, sr.
DL Rob SanSouci, 6-1, 320, sr.
DB Max Taylor, 5-9, 155, jr.
THREE TO SEE
Leandre Gaines, tight end
Two-sport star will be mismatch wherever he lines up to catch passes
Josiah Johnson, quarterback
Much expected from him in second season as starter in spread attack
Max Taylor, wide receiver
Ex-running back gives pass-catching corps an explosive inside threat
When Hill came on board as the Bearcats’ new coach last season, the former Elma quarterback installed a spread offense that really hit its top gear in late October.
If the Bearcats keep that momentum going right out of the gate, they very well could be Tumwater’s biggest challenger for the 2A EvCo championship.
Their offensive nucleus — Johnson at quarterback, Camoza at running back and Gaines at tight end/wide receiver — should match up well with any defense.
The key could be Gaines, a standout baseball player who battled an illness last spring that jeopardized his senior season. He has been cleared, and his positional versatility — he could play some Wildcat quarterback — should lead to big outputs.
Sept 6: at River Ridge, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: Capital, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Hudson’s Bay, 5 p.m.
Sept. 27: Washougal, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Black Hills, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: at Rochester, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: Tumwater, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Centralia, 7 p.m.
Nov. 1: at Aberdeen, 7 p.m.