By WILL HOLLAND
Here’s an inside look at the 2A Blaine Borderites.
2018 IN REVIEW
4-5 in 2A Northwest Conference – Lake (fourth place); lost to Lynden in week 10, 47-0
Jay Dodd, 14th season as head coach
Offense – 6. Defense – 6.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
OL Wyatt Cole, 6-2, 245, Sr.
OL Gavino Rodriguez, 6-1, 205, Sr.
QB William McKinney, 6-3, 195, Jr.
WR Scott Baldwin, 5-9, 140, So.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DL Wyatt Cole, 6-2, 245, Sr.
DL Gavino Rodriguez, 6-1, 205, Sr.
LB Zane Rector, 5-11, 170, Sr.
DB Scott Baldwin, 5-9, 140, So.
THREE TO SEE
Wyatt Cole, offensive and defensive lineman
Offensive and defensive linemen will have a hard time pushing around this guy at 245 pounds.
Gavino Rodriguez, offensive and defensive lineman
Completes the second half of a nasty duo in the trenches for the Borderites.
William McKinney, quarterback
Solid frame at 6-3 with a big arm.
The Borderites were able to stay competitive in league last year, earning four wins and a fourth place finish in the NWC Lake Division.
Their league competition will be a little tougher this year, as Blaine will move into the NWC Sky Division — home to 2A powerhouses such as Lynden and Archbishop Murphy.
They have a few good weapons at their disposal, including returning quarterback William McKinney, and all-league linemen Wyatt Cole and Gavino Rodriguez.
Jay Dodd comes into his 14th season as head coach , and will hope to mold his guys into a division title contender come November.
Joining this division may come with an adjustment period, but the Borderites have the talent to compete this season.
Sept 6: Chief Sealth 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: Lord Tweedsmuir (BC), 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Lynden Christian, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: Burlington-Edison, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: at Archbishop Murphy, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Sedro Woolley, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: Lakewood, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: at Lynden, 7 p.m.