Here’s an inside look at the 2A White River Hornets.
2018 IN REVIEW
6-5 in 2A SPSL Mountain (second place); lost to Washington in 2A districts
Kenny Pirone, first season
Offense – 5. Defense – 5.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
WR Isaac Morris, 5-11, 160, sr.
RB Payne Plaster, 5-9, 170, so.
TE Jay Selander, 5-10, 170, jr.
OL Derrick Sonognini, 6-2, 255, sr.
QB T.J. Stroschein, 6-3, 185, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DL Josiah Broeck, sr.
LB Payne Plaster, 5-9, 170, so.
LB Jay Selander, 5-10, 170, jr.
DB Hunter Smith, 5-5, 160, sr.
DL Derrick Sonognini, 6-2, 255, sr.
THREE TO SEE
Derrick Sonoginini, offensive lineman
Former running back loves to get to second level and do damage
Hunter Smith, defensive back
All-2A SPSL first-team hybrid safety makes calls — then finds football
T.J. Stroschein, quarterback
Preference is to stand tall in pocket and pick defenses apart
Pirone served three seasons as defensive coordinator under one of the most respected coaches in Washington — Jeff Zenisek, who left last spring to take over at Ellensburg.
He knows if a good model is in place, don’t change it.
By and large, Pirone won’t — except one tweak to the offense. It will add an extra dimension to the big-armed Stroschein, the team’s third-year starting quarterback. The senior will have a read-run option in the spread attack.
Two-way workhorse Jack Ervien is gone, and the Hornets’ rushing attack will go more by committee this season with Plaster, Smith and Caden Roehr.
Sept 6: Enumclaw, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: Lindbergh, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: Cascade Christian, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Franklin Pierce, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Clover Park, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Orting, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: at Fife, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: at Foster, 7 p.m.