By WILL HOLLAND

Here is an inside look at the 2019 Chief Sealth Seahawks football team.

Links: Chief Sealth team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

7-3 in 2A/3A Metro League – Sound (first place); beat Ingraham in week 10, 41-33.

COACHING RESUME

Ted Rodriguez, 3rd season

14-6 record

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 7. Defense – 5.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

WR Jesse Brown, 6-0, 185, Jr.

QB Teagan Gaither, 6-0, 170, Jr.

RB Bishop “Binky” Jackson, 5-11, 190, Sr.

OL Uiligi Vasega, 6-2, 340, Jr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

DL Kedyn Apelu, 6-0, 265, Sr.

DB Jesse Brown, 6-0, 185, Jr.

LB Bishop “Binky” Jackson, 5-11, 190, Sr.

LB Benicio Johnson, 5-10, 210, Sr.

DL Uiligi Vasega, 6-2, 340, Jr.

THREE TO SEE

Kedyn Apelu, offensive and defensive lineman

Physical kid with the size to move some bodies around.

Bishop “Binky” Johnson, linebacker

Forget everything you think about when you hear the name “Binky.” This kid can hit.

Uiligi Vasega, offensive and defensive lineman

Bound to have a huge year at 340 pounds.

OUTLOOK

Third-year coach Ted Rodriguez has single-handedly turned this program around during his tenure, as the Chiefs have now had back-to-back winning seasons.

He’s been able to lock in local kids that historically have been snagged by private school programs, and it’s made all the difference.

In 2018, the Seahawks checked off a lot of boxes — they beat rival West Seattle in week 3 for the annual Huling Bowl, they went undefeated in league and they won their division.

This year, they return some big boys in the trenches, and have some skill position players that will give opposing crews a tough time all year long. 

They lost a lot of 2018 all-league talent to graduation, but they have a solid underclassmen backing and should be ready for another big year.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: at Blaine 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: Nathan Hale 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: at West Seattle 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: Ingraham 5 p.m.

Oct. 4: at Ballard, 5 p.m.

Oct. 11: Lakeside, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: at Bainbridge, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: at Roosevelt, 7:45 p.m.

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