Here is an inside look at the 2019 Kent-Meridian Royals football team.

Links: Kent-Meridian team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

4-6 in 4A NPSL Sound (third place)

COACHING RESUME

Justin Callander, second season

4-6 record



RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 5. Defense – 4.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

TE Jeziel Dewitte, 6-4, 230, jr.

WR Demiko Fox, 5-7, 160, sr.

WR Chris Korman, 6-1, 175, sr.

OL Kaden Oglesby, 6-0, 225, sr.

WR Ronald Wilson, 6-3, 180, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Armani Brooks, 5-7, 170, sr.

LB/DB Jamar Craddieth, 6-2, 180, sr.

LB Terrance Graham, 6-0, 210, sr.

DB Ja’Vaughn Hylton, 5-9, 160, sr.

LB Naweji Mohamed, 5-6, 150, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Jamar Craddieth, linebacker

In team’s switch to 4-4 scheme, he is moving piece (from safety to outside linebacker)

Kaden Oglesby, defensive lineman

When he extends his hands, it’s not to say hi — it’s to move by you and get to backfield

Ronald Wilson, wide receiver

Posted nearly a 1,000-yard receiving season for Royals’ high-flying attack in 2018

OUTLOOK

If you weren’t paying attention, Kent-Meridian was one of the top offenses in the 4A NPSL last season (430 yards per game).

Callander plans on matching last year’s production, but just in a different way.

Highly-productive Isaac Cordova (3,200 passing yards, 35 TDs) has graduated, and the Royals think senior Ashaunyeh Barclay, a transfer from California, is the next man up. He has impressed teammates with his confidence.

Whoever ends up being the quarterback — Wilson had been mentioned earlier in the summer as a candidate to switch, too — Callander envisions more of a split between 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing from his signal caller.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: at Issaquah, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: at Stadium, 7 p.m.

Sept. 19: Kentridge, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28: at Decatur, 6 p.m.

Oct. 4: Auburn Riverside, 7 p.m.

Oct. 10: at Auburn, 7 p.m.

Oct. 19: Jefferson, 6 p.m.

Oct 25: Mount Rainier, 7 p.m.

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