By WILL HOLLAND
Here's an inside look at the 2A Sammamish Totems.
2018 IN REVIEW
0-9 in 2A/3A KingCo League (last place); no playoff appearance
Rylen Akana, 3rd season
Offense - 3 . Defense - 5.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
WR Hikaru Aoyagi, 5-11, 175, Sr.
WR Ryan Hervey, 6-4, 185, Sr.
OL Charlie Jacob, 5-10, 180, Sr.
QB Eddy Nguyen, 5-10, 150, Sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Jaxon Hamada, 5-10, 170, Sr.
DL Isaiah Kuewa, 6-0, 265, Sr.
DB Eddy Nguyen, 5-10, 150, Sr.
DB Tony Oliva, 5-6, 140, Jr.
THREE TO SEE
Ryan Hervey, wide receiver
Number one target at wideout for the Totems this season; also an all-league punter.
Eddy Nguyen, quarterback / defensive back
Likely to take over the reins at quarterback this season after the departure of Coby Akana.
Tony Oliva, running back / defensive back
Started at corner as just a sophomore -- good man-to-man cover corner.
Sammamish enters 2019 after a winless 2018 campaign in head coach Rylen Akana’s second season with the Totems.
They played a mix of KingCo and Metro teams last season, and that schedule proved troublesome for their 35-man roster.
They lose a hoard of seniors this year -- 15 to be exact -- which means that the 2019 team will be mostly inexperienced.
Of their returners, they’ll expect big things from wideout and all-league punter Ryan Hervey, who possesses a big frame.
Their schedule will be tough again this year as they will continue playing an independent, mixed schedule.
Sept 6: at Cedarcrest, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: Interlake, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: Bellingham, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28: at Cleveland, 6 p.m.
Oct. 4: Nathan Hale, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: Franklin, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: at West Seattle, 7 p.m.