Here is an inside look at the 2019 Battle Ground Tigers football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
3-6 overall, 1-3 4A Greater St. Helens League (fourth place).
Mike Kesler, third season
Overall record: 7-20
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
QB Reid Schneider 6-1, 185, jr.
OL Mason Wann 6-0, 275, jr.
OL Hunter Wooldridge 6-3, 265, sr.
RB Steven Hancock 6-1, 185, sr.
HB Brody Smith 6-2, 240, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Ricardo Lara 5-10, 170, sr.
DB Jordan Minor 5-10, 185, sr.
DL Steven Hancock 6-1, 185, sr.
DL Mason Wann 6-0, 275, jr.
LB Chris Dunne 5-10, 175, jr.
Battle Ground coach Mike Kesler finds strength in numbers.
Though his Tigers are relatively young, and must replace six all-league selections to compete in a team with three playoff-ready teams — Camas, Union and Skyview — he is encouraged by the “bright future” he sees in his underclassmen.
Second team all-league running back Daniel Thompson transferred to Hockinson, but Battle Ground has Steven Hancock, also a standout linebacker, and power back Brody Smith to step in.
Junior Reid Schneider steps under center to run the spread offense manned by offensive coordinator Corey Buckner.
Sept 6: at Seattle Prep, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 14: Burlington-Edison, 3 p.m.
Sept. 20: Mountain View, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: Prairie, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: at Skyview, 7 p.m.
Oct. 10: at Heritage, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: Camas, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Union, 7 p.m.
Nov. 1: at South Kitsap, 7 p.m.
*home games in bold