Edmonds-Woodway Warriors: 2019 Washington high school 3A football preview

By WILL HOLLAND

Here is an inside look at the 2019 Edmonds-Woodway Warriors football team.

LINKS: Edmonds-Woodway team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

4-6 in 3A Wesco League South (tied for fourth place).

COACHING RESUME

John Gradwohl, 24th season

144-89 record

RETURNING STARTERS

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.

OUTLOOK

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.

2019 SCHEDULE

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.

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