Here is an inside look at the 2019 Garfield Bulldogs football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
3-7 overall, 1-4 3A Metro League Mountain (fifth place).
Reggie Witherspoon, first season (two years as assistant coach)
Offense – 9. Defense – 8.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
QB Javon Tade 6-4, 195,
RB Avery Morrow 6-1, 215,
WR Tierre Monroe 6-3, 180,
WR/RB Leon Neal 5-8, 160,
OL Lofiafou Kamoto 6-0, 350,
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DT Antwan Brown 6-3, 275,
LB Devin Gates 5-8, 180,
DT Quintavion Johnson 6-2, 280
DB Jaden Mills-Beach 5-9, 191
DB Jahmal Smith 5-9, 175,
THREE TO SEE
Avery Morrow, running back
Powerback who suffered a season-ending injury three games into last season. Second team all-league selection. Nevada commit.
Javon Tade, quarterback
Second team all-Metro League selection at quarterback last season. Pro-style quarterback with solid size.
Jaden Mills-Beach, defensive back
Garfield’s lockdown defensive back is a three-star recruit, according to recruiting site 247 Sports.
Garfield might have lost the highest-touted player to ever come through its football program when Sav’ell Smalls transferred to Kennedy Catholic for his senior season. But the Bulldogs are positioned to take a step forward in 2019.
In addition to returning 17 starters, Garfield welcomes back running back Avery Morrow, a power back committed to Nevada, who suffered a season-ending injury in week three as a junior. The Bulldogs’ success hinges upon the team — and quarterback Javon Tade — finding creative ways to get Morrow the ball.
The Bulldogs are led by first-year head coach Reggie Witherspoon, who must find a way to get them back to the state playoffs for the first time three seasons.
Sept 6: at Interlake, 7 p.m.
Sept. 14: at Central Valley, 1 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Bellevue, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Seattle Prep 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Eastside Catholic, 7:45 p.m.
Oct. 11: Rainier Beach, 5 p.m.
Oct. 18: Bishop Blanchet, 5 p.m.
Oct. 25: at O’Dea, 7 p.m.
*home games in bold