Orting Cardinals: 2019 Washington high school 2A football preview

Here’s an inside look at the 2A Orting Cardinals.

Links: Orting team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

3-7 in 2A SPSL Sound (fourth place)

COACHING RESUME

Tom Bannan, first season

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 9. Defense – 9.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

WR Torrey Bannan, 6-0, 170, jr.

WR/RB Daniel Hobart, 5-8, 150, sr.

RB Ethan Hobart, 5-9, 160, sr.

QB Ridge Salazar, 5-6, 160, sr.

OL Dathan Tape, 6-0, 215, jr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Torrey Bannan, 6-0, 175, jr.

DL Danny Cottle, 5-5, 155, sr.

DL Caden Gottfried, 6-4, 185, jr.

LB Austin Manley, 5-11, 160, jr.

DB Dylan Spader, 5-10, 160, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Daniel Hobart, wide receiver

On an offense built for misdirection, this wingback gets it and goes

Ethan Hobart, running back

Voted all-2A SPSL first team despite missing five games (shoulder)

Dylan Späder, defensive back

Plays with fearless spirit of a wrestler, and now moves to free safety

OUTLOOK

Bannan learned plenty about football playing for the great Ed Fisher at South Kitsap — especially organization.

And expect the Cardinals to be very disciplined in Bannan’s debut season as a head coach.

What Bannan’s crew lacks in size, it makes up for greatly in shiftiness and fearlessness — led by the Hobart brothers, who will handle the football plenty.

Bannan wants Salazar, a second-year starter, to see the field better, and will line him up in the pistol instead of having him work from under center, like last season.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 7: at Cascade Christian, 7 p.m.

Sept. 12: at Renton, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: at Eatonville, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: River Ridge, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4: Foster, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11: at White River, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: Clover Park, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: at Franklin Pierce, 7 p.m.

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