Here’s an inside look at the 2A Steilacoom Sentinels.
2018 IN REVIEW
10-2 in 2A SPSL Mountain (second place); lost to Hockinson in 2A quarterfinals
Colby Davies, third season
Offense – 7. Defense – 8.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
WR Jayden Coalson, 5-9, 155, sr.
WR Isaiah Devane, 6-0, 165, sr.
WR Emeka Egbuka, 6-1, 190, jr.
QB Chance McDonald, 6-1, 175, jr.
OL Hyrum Stowers, 6-1, 275, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DL Caleb Colbert, 6-2, 245, sr.
LB Lance Garcia, 6-0, 215, jr.
DL Judah Jackson, 6-3, 235, so.
LB Robert Lingenfelter, 6-0, 205, sr.
DL Sam Stowers, 6-0, 300, so.
THREE TO SEE
Isaiah Devane, wide receiver
Long-striding Texas transplant is faster than you, out jumps you, too
Emeka Egbuka, wide receiver
Elite athlete runs complete route tree to perfection; top 2021 recruit
Hyrum Stowers, offensive line
Three-year starter, and all-SPSL right tackle a real people mover
Last season, the Sentinels advanced to the state semifinals for the 10th time in school history.
If this talented bunch does not advance past that juncture for the first time ever, it will be a disappointing ending for what many consider a state co-favorite.
Most of the championship pieces are in place — experienced lines (five of top six linemen return); dynamic skill-position athletes (especially Coalson, Devane, Egbuka in the receiving corps); and two linebacking standouts (Garcia, Lingenfelter) — to make a serious run at a 2A title.
If McDonald is as capable a first-year starting passer as he’s shown in offseason competitions, this could be the classification’s most exciting team to watch.
Sept 6: at Lake Washington, 7 p.m.
Sept. 12: Union, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Lynden, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Fife, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: at North Kitsap, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Washington, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: Eatonville, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: at River Ridge, 7 p.m.