Here is an inside look at the 2019 Marysville-Getchell Chargers football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
5-5 overall, 2-4 in 3A Wesco League – North (sixth place).
Davis Lura, 10th season at MG
47-73 overall head coaching record
Offense – 8. Defense – 7.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
WR Garrett Devereaux, 6-0, 180, Sr.
QB Josiah Koellmer, 6-0, 175, Jr.
OL Reid Kugler, 6-1, 250, Jr.
WR Landyn Olson, 6-1, 180, Jr.
RB Cheron Smith, 6-0, 230, Jr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DL Dominic Andrews, 6-3, 230, Sr.
LB Caleb Blonk, 6-0, 200, Sr.
LB Austin Byron, 6-0, 200, Sr.
DL Tristin Hopkins, 6-2, 245, Jr.
LB Max White, 6-0, 230, Sr.
THREE TO SEE
Reid Kugler, offensive lineman
Physical center holding it down on the offensive line for the Chargers.
Landyn Olson, wide receiver
Second team all-league wideout in 2018.
Cheron Smith, running back
Also a second team all-league selection in 2018.
The Chargers won their final three games of the 2018 season to reach .500, marking their best finish as a team in five years.
They landed seven players on the all-Wesco South teams, but five of those players have graduated.
Despite losing a chunk of all-league talent, they return 15 total starters, which will prove valuable through the first few weeks of install.
They have some talented skill position players on offense this season, and should be able to score points.
The question mark will be around the defense, which gave up the second-most points in the South division last season.
Coach Lura tells us that in 2019, “a reloaded Getchell team looks to improve on last year’s building block.”
Sept 6: Shorecrest 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: at Stanwood 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: Ferndale 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: Squalicum 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: at Arlington, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Marysville Pilchuck, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: at Oak Harbor, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Shorewood, 7 p.m.