By WILL HOLLAND
Here is an inside look at the 2019 Stanwood Spartans football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
2-8 overall, 0-6 in 3A Wesco League – North (seventh place).
Eric Keizer, 5th season
Offense – 5. Defense – 7.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
OL Jacob Evans, 6-0, 250, Sr.
TE Jake Grant, 6-3, 185, Sr.
OL Bryan Henderson, 6-3, 255, Jr.
WR AJ Larson, 5-9, 155, Sr.
WR Isaac Ortega, 5-6, 160, Jr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Jake Grant, 6-3, 185, Sr.
DL Bryan Henderson, 6-3, 255, Jr.
DB AJ Larson, 5-9, 155, Sr.
DB Isaac Ortega, 5-6, 160, Jr.
THREE TO SEE
Jacob Evans, offensive lineman
One of two returning starters to the offensive line, great base.
Jake Grant, tight end / linebacker
Good frame with the potential to be a big-time target on offense this fall.
Bryan Henderson, offensive and defensive lineman
Joins Evans as a returning starter on the O-line with a solid build and good power.
The Spartans had a tough year in 2018, going 2-8 and finishing last in their division. This year, they lose all of their all-league talent from that crew, which will make things even harder.
This will be a big rebuilding year for Stanwood, as they’ll hope to build upon their underclassmen talent through the season.
The program hasn’t seen a winning season since 2006, but coach Eric Keizer will hope to bring this team back as a perennial league contender in the years to come.
Sept 6: at Jackson 5 p.m.
Sept. 13: Marysville Getchell 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: Arlington 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Oak Harbor 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: at Marysville Pilchuck, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: at Shorecrest, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: Squalicum, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: at Ferndale, 7 p.m.