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Shorewood Thunderbirds: 2019 Washington high school 3A football preview

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By WILL HOLLAND

Links: Shorewood team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

5-5 in 3A Wesco League - South (second place).

COACHING RESUME

Brandon Torrey, 5th season

10-34 record

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 4. Defense - 4.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

WR Dashawn Alexander, 6-0, 175, Sr.

RB Ibrahim Benzina, 5-10, 190, Sr.

OL David Lopes, 6-4, 275, Sr.

WR Spencer Osborn, 6-1, 170, Sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

DB Dashawn Alexander, 6-0, 175, Sr.

DB Cole Becker, 5-9, 150, Jr.

DL David Lopes, 6-4, 275, Sr.

DB Spencer Osborn, 6-1, 170, Sr.

THREE TO SEE

Dashawn Alexander, wide receiver / defensive back

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Explosive wideout that can turn on the burners. 

David Lopes, offensive and defensive lineman

Second team all-league on the defensive line as a junior; coach says this kid “gets after people.”

Spencer Osborn, wide receiver / defensive back

First team all-league DB in 2018: From coach Torrey: "great ball skills, works hard, and understand the game well."

 OUTLOOK

In his fourth year at the helm for the Thunderbirds in 2018, head coach Brandon Torrey was able to bring the team to its first .500 record in his tenure. 

This season, coach Torrey says the squad has the potential to be even better, and looks “stronger overall”. 

They lose some key skill position players including their quarterback and starting running back, but have some talented weapons on the outside and some big boys up front that should allow the offense to succeed.

They play a lot of guys both ways, which means that depth could be a concern this season for Shorewood.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: Granite Falls 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: at Meadowdale 5 p.m.

Sept. 20: Snohomish 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: at Shorecrest 7 p.m.

Oct. 4: Everett, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11: at Lynnwood, 5 p.m.

Oct. 18: Edmonds-Woodway, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: at Marysville-Getchell, 7 p.m.