Here is an inside look at the 2019 Enumclaw Hornets football team.

Links: Enumclaw team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

7-3 in 4A NPSL Mountain (second place); lost to Union in 4A districts

COACHING RESUME

Mark Gunderson, eighth season

39-31 record

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 3. Defense – 3.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

QB Cameron Brauer, 6-3, 165, jr.

RB Cameron Brazier, 6-0, 175, jr.

OL Lorenzo Luchs, 6-1, 185, jr.

RB Jackson McCann, 5-9, 175, sr.

WR Ricky Portillo, 6-0, 165, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Cameron Brazier, 6-0, 175, jr.

DL Lorenzo Luchs, 6-1, 185, jr.

DB Jackson McCann, 5-9, 175, sr.

DB Ricky Portillo, 6-0, 165, sr.

DB Royal Snyder, 6-0, 170, jr.

THREE TO SEE

Cameron Brauer, quarterback

Much like two-year graduated starter Kellen Kranc, he is a fearless gunslinger

Jackson McCann, defensive back

Received all-league honors despite splitting starting cornerback job with a senior

Ricky Portillo, defensive back

Will be interesting to see what makes free safety more popular — ball-hawking or hair

OUTLOOK

In the final two games of last season, the normally-stingy Hornets gave up 96 points, including 55 in a district-playoff loss at Union.

And yet, the defense’s biggest culprit — the secondary — turned that downer into a positive this offseason.

For a change, coach Gunderson will heavily rely on his back four to dictate the terms to opposing offenses, hopefully rendering them to dink-and-dunk units.

Jackson and rising sophomore Dylan Waterson are aggressive cornerbacks, while Portillo and Snyder are speedy ball hawks at free safety.

On offense, Gunderson has praised Brauer’s offseason in preparing to be the new starting quarterback. The junior is an ultra-competitive perfectionist.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: at White River, 7 p.m.

Sept. 12: at Kentridge, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: Decatur, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: at Auburn Mountainview, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4: Kennedy Catholic, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11: at Kentwood, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: at Beamer, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: Tahoma, 7 p.m.

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