Mountlake Terrace Hawks: 2019 Washington high school 2A football preview

By WILL HOLLAND

Here’s an inside look at the 2A Mountlake Terrace Hawks.

Links: Mountlake Terrace team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

5-4 in 2A Northwest Conference – Lake (three-way tie for first place); passed on week 10 appearance

COACHING RESUME

Tony Umuyam, returns as head coach after 11 seasons at Mountlake from 2004-2014

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 6. Defense – 6.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

RB Elijah Dahlman, 6-2, 170, Jr.

OL Andrew Nath, 6-0, 160, Jr.

RB Jordan Sims, 5-10, 165, Jr.

OL Noah Thompson, 6-6, 250, Sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

DL Andrew Nath, 6-0, 160, Jr.

DB Marcos Sanchez, 5-10, 165, Sr.

DB Jordan Sims, 5-10, 165, Jr.

DL Noah Thompson, 6-6, 250, Sr.

THREE TO SEE

Andrew Nath, offensive and defensive line

Got good minutes as a sophomore — should be a big part of a young line.

Jordan Sims, running back

Also got some good minutes as a sophomore — dangerous in the passing game out of the backfield.

Noah Thompson, offensive and defensive lineman

Big kid with the ability to bully his way through fronts on D and fend off the blitz on O.

OUTLOOK

Tony Umuyam returns to Mountlake Terrace for his 12th overall season as head coach for the Hawks. He’s the only coach to ever take the team to the state playoffs. 

Umuyam loses over a third of his team to graduation this season, and a lot of those guys were two-way starters in 2018. Among those departures are five all-league selections, but most important to note is the varsity experience the 2019 team lacks. 

The Hawks were able to tie for first place in the NWC Lake Division last year, a feat which will be difficult to repeat given the overhaul on both sides of the ball. 

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: at Mercer Island 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: Ingraham 8 p.m.

Sept. 20: at Nathan Hale 7 p.m.

Oct. 4: Sehome 8 p.m.

Oct. 11: at Sultan, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: at Bellingham, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: Cedarcrest, 8 p.m.

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