Sammamish Totems: 2019 Washington high school 2A football preview

By WILL HOLLAND

Here’s an inside look at the 2A Sammamish Totems.

Links: Sammamish team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

0-9 in 2A/3A KingCo League (last place); no playoff appearance

COACHING RESUME

Rylen Akana, 3rd season

4-14 record

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 3 . Defense – 5.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

WR Hikaru Aoyagi, 5-11, 175, Sr.

WR Ryan Hervey, 6-4, 185, Sr.

OL Charlie Jacob, 5-10, 180, Sr.

QB Eddy Nguyen, 5-10, 150, Sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Jaxon Hamada, 5-10, 170, Sr.

DL Isaiah Kuewa, 6-0, 265, Sr.

DB Eddy Nguyen, 5-10, 150, Sr.

DB Tony Oliva, 5-6, 140, Jr.

THREE TO SEE

Ryan Hervey, wide receiver

Number one target at wideout for the Totems this season; also an all-league punter.

Eddy Nguyen, quarterback / defensive back

Likely to take over the reins at quarterback this season after the departure of Coby Akana.

Tony Oliva, running back / defensive back 

Started at corner as just a sophomore — good man-to-man cover corner.

OUTLOOK

Sammamish enters 2019 after a winless 2018 campaign in head coach Rylen Akana’s second season with the Totems.

They played a mix of KingCo and Metro teams last season, and that schedule proved troublesome for their 35-man roster. 

They lose a hoard of seniors this year — 15 to be exact — which means that the 2019 team will be mostly inexperienced.

Of their returners, they’ll expect big things from wideout and all-league punter Ryan Hervey, who possesses a big frame.

Their schedule will be tough again this year as they will continue playing an independent, mixed schedule. 

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: at Cedarcrest, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: Interlake, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: Bellingham, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28: at Cleveland, 6 p.m.

Oct. 4: Nathan Hale, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: Franklin, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: at West Seattle, 7 p.m.

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