Here’s an inside look at the 2A Eatonville Cruisers.
2018 IN REVIEW
8-3 in 2A SPSL Sound (second place); lost to Lynden in 2A first round
Gavin Kralik, third season
Offense – 7. Defense – 6.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
RB Alex Brymer, 5-11, 190, sr.
OL Julian Evans, 5-11, 200, so.
RB/TE Caden Jumper, 6-2, 240, jr.
OL Trevor Scantling, 5-10, 245, jr.
WR Zach Smith, 5-11, 180, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DL Adam Jensen, 6-0, 205, jr.
LB Caden Jumper, 6-4, 240, jr.
DB Jager Roulst, 6-2, 170, jr.
DL Trevor Schier, 5-11, 190, sr.
DB Zach Smith, 5-11, 180, sr.
THREE TO SEE
Caden Jumper, multi-purpose
If allowed, might play every offensive position before career is done
Trevor Scantling, offensive line
Among young group of blockers, he stands tallest at guard, tackle
Zach Smith, defensive back
Third-year starting cornerback led league in interceptions in 2017
Even though the Cruisers made it to the first round of the state playoffs, it was a season that required patience.
Given that he had one of the youngest and least physical offensive lines during his coaching tenure, Kralik had to be creative with schemes — especially when it came to getting the forceful Jumper, the league’s two-time offensive MVP, out in space.
This season, he will take it a step further — besides playing running back and tight end, Jumper will also take snaps at quarterback (as will Smith and ninth grader Kevin Wulff).
Part of the reasoning behind that is that projected starter Kekoa Visperas transferred to Bethel. The other part is that Kralik liked how Lynden rotated quarterbacks in last year’s state playoff matchup — and figures he has the type of unselfish players that can make it happen.
Sept 6: Archbishop Murphy, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14: at Cascade Christian, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: Orting, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: Washington, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: at River Ridge, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: at Foster, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: at Steilacoom, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Fife, 7 p.m.