Jefferson Raiders: 2019 Washington high school 4A football preview

Here is an inside look at the 2019 Jefferson Raiders football team.

Links: Jefferson team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

2-7 in 4A NPSL Sound (fourth place)

COACHING RESUME

Brian West, first season

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 8. Defense – 8.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

RB Damarion Davis, 5-9, 165, sr.

OL Fernando Castellanos, 6-0, 220, sr.

RB D.J. Tausili, 5-7, 160, so.

QB Trey Tausili, 6-2, 185, sr.

WR Adrian Taylor, 5-10, 165, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Caleb Bloodsaw, 6-0, 185, sr.

DB KiJuan Brown, 5-11, 160, jr.

DB DaMarion Davis, 5-9, 165, sr.

DL Panama Pauono, 5-11, 340, sr.

DL Kevin Pineda, 6-3, 230, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Caleb Bloodsaw, linebacker

Defensive leader and ball hawk also has best football surname in South Sound

Fernando Castellanos, offensive lineman

Good building block on offense for a new coach — he plays center with plenty of brawn

Damarion Davis, defensive back

So keenly aware and athletic, Davis can play any of back-seven positions

OUTLOOK

Ever since the Raiders finished 7-3 and went to the postseason in 2015, their fortunes have turned drastically.

Over the past three seasons, they have won a combined five games. And now, they are on their third coach during that span.

Enter West, a Georgia native with NFL-playing experience (wide receiver). He gets his shot at getting a senior-dominated squad with plenty of all-league returners rolling in the right direction.

New starting quarterback Trey Tausili has plenty of experienced playmakers to get the ball to, including Taylor and Maxwell Lundberg on the perimeter, and a host of tailbacks — Davis, Charles Wight (won’t be available until midseason) and even cousin D.J. Tausili.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: at Federal Way, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: Beamer, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: at Ingraham, 7 p.m.

Sept. 26: Auburn, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4: at Decatur, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12: Mount Rainier, 6 p.m.

Oct. 19: at Kent-Meridian, 6 p.m.

Oct 25: Kentlake, 7 p.m.

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