Here is an inside look at the 2019 Jefferson Raiders football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
2-7 in 4A NPSL Sound (fourth place)
Brian West, first season
Offense - 8. Defense - 8.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
RB Damarion Davis, 5-9, 165, sr.
OL Fernando Castellanos, 6-0, 220, sr.
RB D.J. Tausili, 5-7, 160, so.
QB Trey Tausili, 6-2, 185, sr.
WR Adrian Taylor, 5-10, 165, sr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Caleb Bloodsaw, 6-0, 185, sr.
DB KiJuan Brown, 5-11, 160, jr.
DB DaMarion Davis, 5-9, 165, sr.
DL Panama Pauono, 5-11, 340, sr.
DL Kevin Pineda, 6-3, 230, sr.
THREE TO SEE
Caleb Bloodsaw, linebacker
Defensive leader and ball hawk also has best football surname in South Sound
Fernando Castellanos, offensive lineman
Good building block on offense for a new coach -- he plays center with plenty of brawn
Damarion Davis, defensive back
So keenly aware and athletic, Davis can play any of back-seven positions
Ever since the Raiders finished 7-3 and went to the postseason in 2015, their fortunes have turned drastically.
Over the past three seasons, they have won a combined five games. And now, they are on their third coach during that span.
Enter West, a Georgia native with NFL-playing experience (wide receiver). He gets his shot at getting a senior-dominated squad with plenty of all-league returners rolling in the right direction.
New starting quarterback Trey Tausili has plenty of experienced playmakers to get the ball to, including Taylor and Maxwell Lundberg on the perimeter, and a host of tailbacks -- Davis, Charles Wight (won’t be available until midseason) and even cousin D.J. Tausili.
Sept 6: at Federal Way, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: Beamer, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Ingraham, 7 p.m.
Sept. 26: Auburn, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: at Decatur, 7 p.m.
Oct. 12: Mount Rainier, 6 p.m.
Oct. 19: at Kent-Meridian, 6 p.m.
Oct 25: Kentlake, 7 p.m.