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Gig Harbor Tides: 2019 Washington high school 3A football preview

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Here is an inside look at the 2019 Gig Harbor Tides football team.

Links: Gig Harbor team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

5-5 in 3A SSC (fifth place)

COACHING RESUME

George Fairhart, third season

10-10 record

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 3. Defense - 4.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

RB Jake Jennings, 6-3, 230, jr.

OL Sam Peacock, 6-6, 265, sr.

OL Brandon Rivera, 6-3, 280, sr.

TE Tate Turnbull, 6-3, 235, jr.

RB Trevor Zeitner, 5-10, 170, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

DL Sam Peacock, 6-6, 265, sr.

DL Brandon Rivera, 6-3, 280, sr.

DL Tate Turnbull, 6-3, 235, jr.

LB Trevor Zeitner, 5-10, 170, sr.

DB Ethan Williams, 5-0, 140, jr.

THREE TO SEE

Sam Peacock, offensive lineman

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Sam Rivera, offensive lineman

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Ethan Williams, defensive back

All-league kick returner also was top ball hawk (five INT) at free safety

OUTLOOK

In Fairhart's three decades of coaching, he has never had a pair of offensive linemen like Peacock and Rivera playing at the same time.

Peacock is a hulking, quick-footed tackle. Rivera is an athletic, punishing guard. They usually play on opposite sides, but in certain situations, the Tides will line them up next to each other.

Now, can the Tides keep their primary skill position players healthy -- something that did not happen a season ago.

Cade Dessert has been in and out of the lineup for two years at quarterback, but it is his job now. He's a heady runner who can also sling it.

And Dessert should have some guys to throw it to, notably Turnbull, Williams and slot receiver Zane Skansi, the nephew of former Washington Huskies standout Paul Skansi.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 5: at Spanaway Lake, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: Curtis, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: Timberline, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: at Yelm, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4: at North Thurston, 4:45 p.m.

Oct. 11: Capital, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: at Shelton, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: Peninsula, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1: Central Kitsap, 7 p.m.

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