By WILL HOLLAND
Here’s an inside look at the 2A Liberty Patriots.
2018 IN REVIEW
10-3 in 2A KingCo Conference (second place); lost to Hockinson in 2A semifinals, 27-24
Steve Valach, 21st season
Offense – 4. Defense – 2.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
QB Sam Brown, 6-2, 190, Sr.
RB Ryan Cain, 5-7, 165, Jr.
RB Briar Cameron, 5-9, 185, Sr.
C Randy Haxton, 6-0, 260, Sr.
WR Hunter Honn, 5-8. 155, Sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DE Sam Brown, 6-2, 190, Sr.
LB Ryan Cain, 5-7, 165, Jr.
LB Briar Cameron, 5-9, 185, Sr.
DT Randy Haxton, 6-0, 260, Sr.
DB Hunter Honn, 5-8. 155, Sr.
THREE TO SEE
Sam Brown, quarterback / defensive end
Best QB in the league as a junior; accounted for 2,000 yards of offense and 22 TDs.
Briar Cameron, running back / linebacker
Cameron had 100+ tackles last season and will be out for blood in 2019.
Randy Haxton, center / defensive tackle
Big frame, fist team all-league center in 2018.
The Patriots took a second-place league finish behind 3A powerhouse Bellevue last season, and then went on to make a deep playoff run.
2019 will be a different story for a Liberty squad that only returns six total starters from last year’s group.
Among those returning, however, are first team all-league selections in QB Sam Brown and C Randy Haxton, who will offer some much-needed veteran support to this young Liberty team.
Sept 6: Roosevelt, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: Cedarcrest, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Issaquah, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: Interlake, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Juanita, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: at Lake Washington
Oct. 18: at Bellevue, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Mercer Island, 7 p.m.