Here is an inside look at the 2019 Lake Washington Kangs football team.

Links: Lake Washington team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

Finished 4-7 overall, 3-2 in the 2A/3A KingCo League (third place); lost to Eastside Catholic in the first round of the 3A state playoffs, 42-12.

COACHING RESUME

Andy Arena, third season

11-10 record

Coordinators: Andy Arena (OC); Frank Naish (DC).

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 9. Defense – 5.

TOP OFFENSIVE RETURNERS

OL David Dean, 6-2, 270

RB James Gardner, 6-1, 195

WR Evan Liggett, 6-1, 170

OL Ryan Thomson, 6-3, 250

QB Jakson Voelker, 6-1, 185

TOP DEFENSIVE RETURNERS

DL David Dean, 6-2, 270

OLB James Gardner, 6-1, 195

DB Evan Liggett, 6-1, 170

DL Ryan Thomson, 6-3, 250

THREE TO SEE

Jakson Voelker, quarterback

Second team all-league selection at quarterback as a junior.

James Gardner, running back

Second team all-league selection as a junior. 

Evan Liggett, receiver/corner

All-league selection on defense as a junior. 

OUTLOOK

Last year, Lake Washington notched its first postseason win since 2003. The Kangs are showing no signs of slowing. 

With nine starters on offense returning and a large senior class rounding out the roster, highlighted by senior quarterback Jakson Voelker and running back James Gardner, the Kangs could — and believe they can — challenge the likes of Bellevue and Liberty atop the 2A/3A KingCo League standings. 

That belief will be tested early with a tough week one matchup against Steilacoom, one of the top teams in 2A heading into the season. 

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept. 6, 7 p.m.: Steilacoom

Sept. 13, 7 p.m.: at Eastlake

Sept. 20, 7 p.m.: Redmond

Sept. 27, 7 p.m.: Marysville-Pilchuck

Oct. 4, 7 p.m.: at Bellevue

Oct. 11, 7 p.m.: Liberty

Oct. 18, 7 p.m.: at Mercer Island

Oct. 25, 7 p.m.: Interlake

Nov. 1, 7 p.m.: at Juanita

*home games in bold

Statewide High School Sports Reporter at SBLive | andy@scorebooklive.com

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