Here is an inside look at the Juanita Rebels 2019 football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
4-6 overall, 1-4 in 2A/3A KingCo League (fourth place).
Jared Carter, first season
Offense – 6. Defense – 6.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
RB Cole Kennison 5-11, 215, sr.
OL Keegan Eby 5-11, 225, sr.
QB George Suzuki, 5-9, 165, sr.
OL Blake Van Wyk, 6-4, 220, sr.
WR Connor Blackburn, 6-1, 190, sr.
RB Brayden Brown 6-0, 190, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Cole Kennison 5-11, 215, sr.
DL Keegan Eby 5-11, 225, sr.
DB George Suzuki, 5-9, 165, sr.
DL Blake Van Wyk, 6-4, 220, sr.
DB Connor Blackburn, 6-1, 190, sr.
LB Brayden Brown 6-0, 190, sr.
THREE TO SEE
George Suzuki, quarterback
Second team all-league selection at cornerback as a junior.
Keegan Eby, defensive tackle
Second team all-league defensive tackle selection as a junior.
Cole Kennison, middle linebacker/fullback
Stable presence in the middle of the defense.
Change is in the air at Juanita. First year coach Jared Carter has implemented a new offense and defense for the Rebels, who replace several all-league selections.
Gone are first team all-KingCo selections Sebastian Garcia and Isaiah Eubanks, but the Rebels return all-league selection Keegan Eby, a 5-11, 225-pound two-way lineman, and several standout skill position players.
In Carter’s first head coaching job after spending four years as the defensive coordinator at Lake Washington, he’s implementing a power spread offense, which will be helmed by offensive coordinator Eric Harrington.
Defense is Carter’s specialty, as he played linebacker at Central Washington, and he expects the Rebels to have a strong 4-2-5 base defense.
Sept 6: at Ballard, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: at Mountain View, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Inglemoor, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Lynnwood, 5 p.m.
Oct. 4: at Liberty, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Mercer Island, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: at Interlake, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Bellevue, 7 p.m.
Nov. 1: Lake Washington, 7 p.m.
*home games in bold