State Previews: 4A Wesco South

Tony Heard

The WesCo conference boasted some of the best teams in the state last year. I expect to see much of the same this coming season. Edmonds-Woodway might have given the state champs, Lewis & Clark, their toughest game of the tournament last season. Mariner also had a strong showing on their way to state. We will see what players might help their team to make that kind of an impact this season…

RB/LB Tony Heard, Sr., Edmonds-Woodway

Scored 31 touchdowns last season while racking up over 2,000 yards on the ground. The debate is open for which side of the ball he is a better player on. Tony should be a force in the league once again this year and show why he already has a scholarship offer from UW.

LB Marcel Seely, Sr., Kamiak

Marcel has a chance to be one of the best defensive players in the state this year. There will be a lot of anticipation for Kamiak fans leading up to the first game. Seely is coming off knee surgery and you can never quite tell how a player will hold up until games start. If he does return to form Kamiak will have a rock in the middle of their defense.

DB Adrien Black, Sr., Mariner

While Mariner has to replace a graduating quarterback they have a historically good program. Adrien was an all-league player from last year. He is also the leading returning rusher for Mariner this season. If they want a trip back to state it may be on his shoulders.

RB Taylor Cox, Sr., Jackson

Taylor averaged over 6 yards a carry last year. His average of 165 yards a game was second in the league. If Jackson wants to move from the middle of the pack to the top of the league this year it will take a big year from Taylor.

OL Chris Routen, Sr., Edmonds-Woodway

All-league lineman for one of the best teams in the state. Should be a leader on the line for them this coming season. With Chris blocking and Tony running you could see this team back in the state semifinals.

DB Billy Lechtenberg, Sr., Mountlake Terrace

All-league selection and tough player. Should be poised for a big Senior season. Billy was one of the bright spots on a team that really struggled last year.

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