Here’s an inside look at the 2A W.F. West Bearcats.

Links: W.F. West team page | 2019 schedule |Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

5-5 in 2A Evergreen Conference (third place)

COACHING RESUME

Danny Hill, second season

5-5 record



RETURNING STARTERS

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

OUTLOOK

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.

2019 SCHEDULE

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.

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