By WILL HOLLAND
Here is an inside look at the 2019 Marysville-Pilchuck 2019 football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
7-3 overall, 3-3 in the 3A Wesco League – North (tied for fourth place).
Brandon Carson, 13th season
Offense – 6. Defense – 8.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
OL Justin Albee, 6-1, 275, Sr.
QB Jake Elwood, 6-2, 175, Sr.
RB Jordan Justice, 6-0, 185, Sr.
WR Dillon Kuk, 6-0, 175, Sr.
OL Lukas Ramos, 5-11, 300, Sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Zion Bothelo, 5-11, 180, Sr.
LB Jordan Justice, 6-0, 185, Sr.
DB Dillon Kuk, 6-0, 175, Sr.
DL Lukas Ramos, 5-11, 300, Sr.
THREE TO SEE
Jordan Justice, running back / linebacker
First team all-league linebacker in 2018.
Dillion Kuk, wide receiver / defensive back
First team all-league both ways last season.
Lukas Ramos, offensive and defensive lineman
Runs on a diesel engine — always keeps his feet moving.
Funny how a 7-3 overall record can earn you a fourth place finish in the 3A Wesco North division, but that speaks to how brutal the competition was in 2018.
It looks like it will be a lot of the same in 2019 in the Wesco North, as the division is stacked with talent once again.
Pilchuck returns 14 total starters from that 7-3 squad, but coach Carson tells us that they’ll still “need to find guys to step up to fill some big shoes that graduated.”
They have several athletic playmakers on offense and some key pieces on defense, but they face an uphill battle in a very competitive league.
Sept 6: at Snohomish 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: Oak Harbor 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Squalicum 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Lake Washington 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Stanwood, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: at Marysville Getchell, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: Ferndale, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: at Arlington, 7 p.m.