Here is an inside look at the 2019 Garfield Bulldogs football team.

Links: Garfield team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

3-7 overall, 1-4 3A Metro League Mountain (fifth place).

COACHING RESUME

Reggie Witherspoon, first season (two years as assistant coach)

RETURNING STARTERS

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. 

OUTLOOK

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.

2019 SCHEDULE

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

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

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