Here is an inside look at the 2019 Wilson Rams football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
5-5 in 3A PCL (fourth place); lost to O'Dea in 3A districts
Amad Robinson, third season
Offense - 3. Defense - 3.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
TE Max Arneklev, 6-0, 210, sr.
WR Chance Bogan, 6-4, 195 so.
QB Jack Hanisch, 6-4, 210, sr.
OL Julian Kloby, 6-0, 220, sr.
RB Miles Lafferty, 5-10, 155, so.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Max Arneklev, 6-0, 210, sr.
DB Chance Bogan, 6-4, 195, so.
DL Derek Howard, 6-2, 225, so.
DL Julian Kloby, 6-0, 220, sr.
DB Japree Owens, 5-11, 165, jr.
THREE TO SEE
Max Arneklev, linebacker
Captain in the middle is team's lone all-3A PCL first team returner (109 tackles)
Chance Bogan, defensive back
Son of former UW football player Nick Bogan might be next great player from Tacoma
Jack Hanisch, quarterback
Whole playbook will be at third-year starter's disposal, so expect a big season
When Robinson took over his alma mater a couple of years ago, he figured he'd whip the Rams back in shape and re-establish them as the best metro program in Tacoma.
That hasn't happened -- at least not yet.
Wilson did sneak into the postseason in Robinson's second season, and with all the young talent he has, the former quarterback thinks his team is ready to join the league's upper echelon.
Having Bogan as a future building block is certainly reason for optimism. He is a big, explosive athlete who started out as a defensive end in middle school, has worked his way into being a shutdown cornerback -- and he will be deployed in a variety of ways at wide receiver this season.
It will be up to Hanisch to not only get the young standout the football, but look for his own offense. He has shown off a big arm in the pocket, but the Rams want him to rush for at least 50 yards per game in 2019.
Sept 6: Eastmont, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: at Bremerton, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Lincoln, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Bethel, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Stadium, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Mount Tahoma, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: at Bonney Lake, 7 p.m.
Oct 25: Spanaway Lake, 7 p.m.
Nov. 1: Lakes, 7 p.m.