Here’s an inside look at the 2A Orting Cardinals.
2018 IN REVIEW
3-7 in 2A SPSL Sound (fourth place)
Tom Bannan, first season
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
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.
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.