Here's an inside look at the 2A West Valley (Spokane) Eagles.
2018 IN REVIEW
9-2 in 2A Great Northern League (first place); lost to Ellensburg in 2A first round.
Craig Whitney, 16th season
Offense - 8. Defense - 8.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
QB Matt Allen, 6-0, 190, sr.
OL Jared Anselmo, 6-2, 210, jr.
RB/WR Kobin Carver, 5-10, 175, sr.
OL Seth Feist, 6-0, 235, sr.
WR Alyjouah Rollins, 6-2, 180, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DL Jared Anselmo, 6-2, 210, jr.
LB Tanner Cassell, 6-2 235, jr.
DB Treden Davis, 6-0, 190, jr.
DL Nick Higginson, 6-1 230, sr.
DB Alyjouah Rollins, 6-2, 180, sr.
THREE TO SEE
Matt Allen, quarterback
Has 21-3 record and two state trips to his name as two-year starter
Tanner Cassell, linebacker
Come right at the team’s leading returning tackler, and you go down
Alyjouah Rollins, all-purpose
Dynamic playmaking safety will also play tight end, receiver on offense
Quick, can you name the 2A school from Eastern Washington with the best record over the past three seasons?
It is the Eagles - at 31-5.
And last year’s surprising run to a second consecutive league title was mainly led by underclassmen, which makes West Valley a real threat to inch closer to state title contention.
Allen, the returning co-GNL player of the year, makes the offense go. A heady runner with an accurate arm, Allen has really improved his decision-making in offseason camps - and is poised to have an even bigger season than 2018 (passed for 1,000 yards, rushed for 850).
Sept 6: North Central, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: at Shadle Park, 4:45 p.m.
Sept. 20: Othello, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Eastmont, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Clarkston, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: at Lakeland (ID), 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: at Pullman, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Cheney, 7 p.m.
Nov. 1: at East Valley of Spokane, 7 p.m.