By WILL HOLLAND
Here is an inside look at the Everett Seagulls 2019 football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
1-8 in 3A Wesco League South (sixth place).
Brien Elliott, 1st season
Offense – 2. Defense – 3.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
TE Cody Bennett, 5-10, 150, Jr.
RB Maliquei Noland, 5-9, 160, So.
WR Jemyre Reed, 5-7, 145, So.
RB Jeremy Reed, 5-8, 160, Jr.
QB Casen Taggart, 6-2, 160, Jr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DB Cody Bennett, 5-10, 150, Jr.
DB Maliquei Noland, 5-9, 160, So.
DB Jemyre Reed, 5-7, 145, So.
DB Jeremy Reed, 5-8, 160, Jr.
THREE TO SEE
Jemyre Reed, wide receiver / defensive back
Will see significant minutes this season as a sophomore.
Jeremy Reed, running back / defensive back
All-league kick returner in the Wesco South last season.
Casen Taggart, quarterback
Steps into the starting role this season for Everett.
The Seagulls had a tough year in 2018, pulling out a one-win season on the backs of a heavily senior-led team — Everett graduated over half of its 2018 roster this past spring, which will leave huge holes on both sides of the ball.
When we talked to coach Elliott about his prospects for this season, given the mass exodus of last year’s crew, he told us two words: “rebuilding year”.
While the underclassmen will have a lot of different shoes to fill, they do return some solid talent this fall.
They’ve got an athletic secondary with Bennett, Noland, Jeremy Reed and Jemyre Reed, and those same guys serve as playmakers on offense. They’ll hope that crew can help them compete with some of the bigger programs in the South.
It might not be a successful year in the W/L column for Everett, but this season should serve as a step towards building a competitive program.
Sept 6: at Cascade, 5 p.m.
Sept. 13: Lynnwood, 8 p.m.
Sept. 20: Shorecrest, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Snohomish, 8 p.m.
Oct. 4: at Shorewood, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Meadowdale, 5 p.m.
Oct. 18: Arlington, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Edmonds-Woodway, 5 p.m.