Franklin Quakers: 2019 Washington high school 3A football preview

By WILL HOLLAND

Links: Franklin team page | 2019 schedule | School hub

2018 IN REVIEW

0-5 overall, 0-4 in 2A/3A Metro League – Valley (fifth place).

COACHING RESUME

Curtis Delgardo, 3rd season

0-15 record

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 7. Defense – 7.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

WR Hussein Hussein

RB Zion Mallette, 5-6, 210, 5Y Sr.

WR Marcel Oguntuwase, 5-10, 180, Sr.

WR Charles West, 6-0, 175, So.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

DL Julian Lockhart, 6-5, 275, So.

LB Zion Mallette, 5-6, 210, 5Y Sr.

DB Marcel Oguntuwase, 5-10, 180, Sr.

DB Kobe Vongsady, 5-7, 160, Sr.

THREE TO SEE

Hussein Hussein, wide receiver

First year player who, coach Delgardo says, has the ability to be a solid asset at wideout.

Marcel Oguntuwase, wide receiver / defensive back

Returns for his senior campaign with the ability to impact the game on both sides.

Kobe Vongsady, wide receiver / defensive back

Solid hands at wideout.

OUTLOOK

Franklin’s football program has been defined by how many players they can put on the field, and with this as a main concern, it’s hard to put together a winning team.

“What makes a team is how many kids come to practice,” said coach Delgardo, who enters his third year as head coach.

The Quakers will lose four or five guys from last year’s squad to transfer this season, which will hurt numbers even more.

Delgardo went on to say that “grades have also been killing [the Quakers] the last couple of years,” which emphasizes another difficulty of pulling together a program at Franklin.

Hopefully the Quakers will be able to field a team this season, as the program’s future will be dependent on the turnout they get from the student body.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept. 28: at Lincoln 6 p.m.

Oct. 4: at West Seattle, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12: Nathan Hale, 3 p.m.

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

Oct. 24: Cleveland, 7 p.m.

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