By WILL HOLLAND

Here’s an inside look at the 2A Blaine Borderites.

Links: Blaine team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

4-5 in 2A Northwest Conference – Lake (fourth place); lost to Lynden in week 10, 47-0

COACHING RESUME

Jay Dodd, 14th season as head coach

65-66 record 

RETURNING STARTERS

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.

OUTLOOK

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.

2019 SCHEDULE

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.

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