Here’s an inside look at the 2A Clover Park Warriors.
2018 IN REVIEW
5-5 in 2A SPSL Sound (fifth place)
Jon Randall, 17th season
Offense – 3. Defense – 1.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
WR Thomas Alston, 5-10, 175, sr.
OL Pono Igisomar, 6-0, 230, jr.
RB Jarom Linton, 6-1, 190, sr.
QB Daniel Salanoa, 6-0, 210, sr.
OL Zander Serejan, 5-7, 220, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DB Thomas Alston, 5-10, 175, sr.
DL Pono Igisomar, 6-0, 230, jr.
LB Jarom Linton, 6-1, 190, sr.
LB Daniel Salanoa, 6-0, 210, sr.
LB Zander Fejeran, 5-7, 220, sr.
THREE TO SEE
Thomas Alston, wide receiver
Foss transfer played half of 2018, and already viewed as pure danger
Pono Igisomar, defensive lineman
Now with Fili Fata hurt, his presence in middle of defensive line vital
Jarom Linton, linebacker
Keeps it real simple on the outside — reads, reacts and hits the mark
After graduating 16 seniors, including 10 who started, the Warriors knew it was going to be an uphill climb to get into playoff contention this season.
But right before training camp opened, their best player — all-SPSL 2A first-team offensive lineman Fili Fata, who has a scholarship offer from Eastern Washington University — suffered his second serious knee injury in three years, and will miss his entire senior season.
That absence on both sides of the ball will put more pressure on Salanoa to produce his best season as the signal caller. He has been inconsistent, but when he gets on a roll, he is tough to slow down as a dual threat.
Alston will likely be the focal point on offense, and not only gives Salanoa a speed-burning threat, but he will also be utilized on fly sweeps just to get the football in his hands.
Sept 6: Renton, 7 p.m.
Sept. 12: at Evergreen of Seattle, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Lindbergh, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: Foster, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: at White River, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Franklin Pierce, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: at Orting 7 p.m.
Oct. 24: Washington, 7 p.m.