By WILL HOLLAND
Here is an inside look at the 2019 Chief Sealth Seahawks football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
7-3 in 2A/3A Metro League – Sound (first place); beat Ingraham in week 10, 41-33.
Ted Rodriguez, 3rd season
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.
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.
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.