By WILL HOLLAND
Here is an inside look at the 2019 Edmonds-Woodway Warriors football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
4-6 in 3A Wesco League South (tied for fourth place).
John Gradwohl, 24th season
Offense – 6. Defense – 4.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
OL Aaron Buck, 6-0, 245, Jr.
QB Read Carr, 5-11, 175, Sr.
WR Dillon Rundorff, 5-9, 155, Jr.
OL Anthony Woo, 6-3, 245, Sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DB Ousman Fatty, 5-9, 150, Sr.
DB Evan Graves, 6-2, 160, Jr.
LB Ben Grimes, 5-10, 180, Sr.
LB Ethan Davis, 5-9 160, Sr.
THREE TO SEE
Aaron Buck, offensive lineman
Joins an experienced crew on the offensive line in 2019.
Read Carr, quarterback
Got some snaps last season on varsity, and is primed to take over the starting role this fall.
Ben Grimes, linebacker
All-league linebacker in 2018 with 90 tackles, 12 of which were for a loss.
The Warriors lose the heart and soul of their 2018 squad in graduated running back, Capassio Cherry, who carried the offense last season with over 2,000 yards rushing and 26 touchdowns.
He was able to help the team earn a share of fourth place in the Wesco South division, which placed the Warriors right in the mix after a tough 0-4 start.
This season, they return their all-league linebacker in Ben Grimes, who will command the defense from his middle linebacker position.
Offensively, they get about six starters back from last year’s team, many of whom started in the trenches.
They should be able to compete with league opponents this year, but face a tough challenge coming out on top of a deep division.
Sept 6: Glacier Peak, 5 p.m.
Sept. 13: at Shorecrest, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: Woodinville, 5 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Meadowdale, 8 p.m.
Oct. 4: Lynnwood, 5 p.m.
Oct. 11: Snohomish, 8 p.m.
Oct. 18: at Shorewood, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Everett, 5 p.m.