Here’s an inside look at the 2A Franklin Pierce Cardinals.
2018 IN REVIEW
5-5 in 2A SPSL Mountain (fourth place); lost to Sequim in 2A districts
Trevor Hanson, second season
Offense – 7. Defense – 7.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
OL Teagun Lawrence, 6-3, 240, sr.
QB Claudell Quinland, 6-3, 190, sr.
OL Avery Panelo, 5-10, 205, sr.
OL Masum Real, 6-0, 250, sr.
RB Delaquan Wood, 5-10, 180, jr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB/DB Daylon Lambert, 6-0, 175, sr.
DL Teagun Lawrence, 6-3, 240, sr.
DL/LB Masum Real, 6-0, 250, sr.
DB Aaron Swain, 6-0, 165, sr.
LB Delaquan Wood, 5-10, 180, jr.
THREE TO SEE
Claudell Quinland, quarterback
Third-year starter is also reigning 2A SPSL East basketball MVP.
Masum Real, offensive lineman
Lone returning all-league first teamer has left-tackle frame, athleticism
Aaron Swain, defensive back
In Cardinals’ system, all the action funnels to Swain at free safety
The Cardinals moved down to the second-tier division of the 2A SPSL, but appear to be one of the deepest and most experienced teams in the league this season with 27 returning seniors.
A lot on offense will depend on whether Quinland has a true breakout season. He struggled at times in 2018 after the team switched to a spread attack — but Hanson has tweaked things since then to try to take advantage of his ability to throw on the run.
And the Cardinals added to their already-blazing attack by getting sprinter Christian Swain healthy. He should make a quick impact joining a wide-receiver corps that includes his brother, Aaron. Swain broke his leg in 2018 offseason workouts, and missed last season.
If Franklin Pierce wants to win this division, and set up a league-title showdown with the top-division champion, its line play has to be better. Hanson is high on this group, led by Real, Lawrence and newcomer T.J. Beechum.
Sept 6: Bonney Lake, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: at Washington, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Fife, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: White River, 7 p.m.
Oct. 3: at Highline, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: at Clover Park, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: Foster, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Orting, 7 p.m.