Skyview Storm: 2019 Washington high school 4A football preview

Here is an inside look at the 2019 Skyview Storm football team.

Links: Skyview team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

6-5 overall, 2-2 in the 4A Greater St. Helens League (third place); lost to Woodinville in the first round of the 4A state playoffs, 34-21.

COACHING RESUME

Steve Kizer, 16th season

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

WR Cooper Barnum 6-2, 200, sr.

WR Gavin Baskette 6-1, 185, sr.

TE Micah Baylous 6-2, 195, sr.

QB Yaro Duvalko 6-3, 180, sr.

RB Jalynnee McGee 5-10, 180, sr.

WR Mason Wheeler 5-10, 170, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

DB Cooper Barnum 6-2, 200, sr.

DL Micah Baylous 6-2, 195, sr.

LB Jake Miller 5-11, 202, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Jalynne McGee, Skyview

Jalynnee McGee, running back

Dynamic three-year starter can beat you by running around and through you. Missed end of last season with a knee injury, which kept him out until this summer. 

Yaro Duvalko, Skyview

Yaro Duvalko, quarterback

Second-year starter is a Utah State commit and a returning first team all-league selection at quarterback as a junior, when he threw for 2,750 yards and 26 touchdowns, plus three rushing scores. 

Cooper Barnum, defensive back

Hard-hitting commander of the defense. Barnum, whose brother Brody Barnum led the Storm to the 2016 state semifinals, is among the team’s best raw athletes.

OUTLOOK

In a more-crowded-than-usual top of the 4A Greater St. Helens League, Skyview returns the most experience. 

The Storm return all-league selections Yaro Duvalko and Jalynnee McGee — the top quarterback and running back in the league — along with nearly every skill position, including wideouts Gavin Baskette, Mason Wheeler, Micah Baylous and hard hitting defensive leader Cooper Barnum, a Washington State baseball commit. 

But does Skyview have enough to return to its first state 4A championship since 2011? The Storm will have ample competition in league with defending state champions Union and a reloaded Camas team.

Its biggest question mark is a young and  undersized offensive line. 

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: at Yelm, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: Columbia River, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: at Mount Si, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: Rogers (Puyallup), 5 p.m.

Oct. 4: Battle Ground, 7 p.m.

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

Oct. 17: at Olympia, 7 p.m.

Oct. 24: Camas, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1: Heritage, 8 p.m.

*home games in bold

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