Here is an inside look at the 2019 South Kitsap Wolves football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
0-10 in 4A SPSL (ninth place)
Dan Ericson, first season
Offense – 4. Defense – 5.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
RB Scott Cmelo, 6-4, 190, sr.
RB Joshua Connors, 5-10, 175, sr.
OL Jacob Johnson, 6-0, 290, sr.
WR Taryn Krumsick, 5-7, 150, sr.
QB Hezekiah Moore, 6-3, 190, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Scott Cmelo, 6-4, 190, sr.
LB Joshua Connors, 5-10, 175, sr.
DL Jacob Johnson, 6-0, 290, sr.
DL Zowie Pangelinan, 5-8, 260, sr.
THREE TO SEE
Jacob Johnson, offensive lineman
In Ericson’s rebuilding effort, good building block to have three-year starter at center
Hezekiah Moore, quarterback
If he responds well to this coaching staff, he becomes ultimate wild-card playmaker
Zowie Pangelinan, defensive lineman
Likes to rumble with blockers, so smart to have teams strongest player at nose tackle
Ericson grew up in a one-school town (Shelton), so he understands how important cheering on a powerhouse football program is for a community.
That is why he left Klahowya to take on this challenge.
And he has a reputation of being able to turn misfortune into success. Klahowya once had the state’s longest losing streak, and he turned that 1A program into a playoff team. He thinks he can do the same in Port Orchard for a team mired in a slump (the Wolves have lost 20 consecutive home games).
Ericson won’t be messing around on offense, returning the Wolves to their power-running roots. And he has a host of bullish running backs to rotate, including Cmelo, who was at receiver last season, and Connors.
The Wolves don’t have a lot of speedy skill-position athletes (although state sprinting champion Deyondre Davis did report late), but they have seen an increase in participation from bigger linemen types returning to football.
Sept 6: at Sumner, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: Rogers of Puyallup, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Curtis, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: Emerald Ridge, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: at Bellarmine Prep, 7 p.m.
Oct. 17: Graham-Kapowsin, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: at Puyallup, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Olympia, 7 p.m.
Nov. 1: Battle Ground, 7 p.m.