Here is an inside look at the North Central Indians 2019 football team.

Links: North Central home page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

1-9 overall, 0-6 in 3A Greater Spokane League (fourth of 3A schools).

COACHING RESUME

Sean Garvey, first season (interim last season)

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 4. Defense – 7.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

RB Kade Garvey 5-10, 210, sr.

FB/WR Evan Bertholf-Linn 5-8, 215, sr.

OL Deontae Johnson 6-4, 300, jr.

WR Chuck Carr 6-2, 165, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Cade Garvey 5-10, 210, sr.

LB Evan Bertholf-Linn 5-8, 215, sr.

DL Deontae Johnson 6-4, 300, jr.

DB Chuck Carr 6-2, 165, sr.

DB Ian Hicks 5-7, 160, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Kade Garvey, running back 

Described as “one of the best football players North Central has seen in awhile,” by head coach Sean Garvey. The first team all-league selection from last season holds all the school’s weight room records. (Editor’s note: Sean Garvey is Cade Garvey’s father.)

Deontae Johnson , lineman

Great size, stepped up as leader of the line as a sophomore.

Ian Hicks, free safety

North Central’s Mr. Reliable. Two-time first team defensive all-league selection as sophomore and junior. Can play slot receiver, return kicks — do-it-all.

OUTLOOK

North Central is looking up from a season of unfavorable circumstance a year ago. Seven seniors and a heap of underclassmen comprised last year’s team, which went 0-6 in league play. 

“We’re going to be better than last year,” coach Sean Garvey said. “We’ve got some talent.”

And experience. NC brings back first team all-league running back Kade Garvey, along with do-it-all Ian Hicks. The two will be relied upon to lead a group that hopes to take a step forward, in a program that has not seen a winning season in more than 15 years.

Garvey’s chief concern in his first full season as the team’s head coach — he was interim coach last season — is building a strong team culture. He’s seen a steady increase in participation the past two seasons and he hopes that will translate to a few more wins than last year. 

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: at West Valley (Spokane), 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: at Pullman, 7 p.m.

Sept. 19: East Valley (Spokane), 4:45 p.m.

Sept. 28: at Rogers (Spokane), 7 p.m.

Oct. 5: Sequoia (Calif.), 6 p.m.

Oct. 10: Ferris, 4:45 p.m.

Oct. 18: Shadle Park, 5 p.m.

Oct. 24: at Mt. Spokane, 4:45 p.m.

Oct. 31: Rogers (Spokane), 4 p.m.

*home games in bold

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