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Kentridge Chargers: 2019 Washington high school 4A football preview

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Here is an inside look at the 2019 Kentridge Chargers football team.

Links: Kentridge team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

7-2 in 4A NSPL Sound (first place)

COACHING RESUME

Brett Ogata, third season

9-10 record

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 6. Defense - 8.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

OL Connor Booth, 5-10, 195, sr.

OL Jacob Crumb, 6-3, 285, sr.

WR Michael Faber, 6-2, 185, sr.

OL Alex Leshnevskiy, 6-0, 220, jr.

RB Payton Thomas, 5-9, 185, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Louie Albrecht, 6-2, 190, sr.

DB Davis Arbini, 5-11, 185, sr.

DL Jayden Haynes, 5-9, 180, sr.

DB Jalen Stone, 6-0, 165, sr.

LB Payton Thomas, 5-9, 185, sr.

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THREE TO SEE

Jacob Crumb, offensive lineman

Sure, he has long arms, quick feet and is a good athlete. But will to succeed unmatched

Michael Faber, wide receiver

Averages 23.5 yards per catch for his career, so you know he can take it the distance

Payton Thomas, linebacker

Still runs it on offense like his father, Richard (Kentwood, UW); but this is his best position

OUTLOOK

If you are a quarterback, Kentridge’s offense under Ogata is dreamy. You get to drop back and sling it, and you also get the popular run-pass option stuff, too -- all merged into one attack.

Thing is, Ogata isn’t sure who will run the show after San Jose State signee Natano Woods in 2019.

He has interesting options: Senior George Strunk transferred in from Kentwood, and has great size (6-4) to see the field. But ninth grader Chance Guadiz is talented, and trained by a guy Ogata called plays for at Skyline -- Jake Heaps. And even Thomas, the team’s best running back, is being considered for the position.

What the Chargers do not have to worry about is their defense -- particularly their linebacking corps with all-leaguers all over the place (Albrecht, Thomas, Alonso Renteria).

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: Beamer, 7 p.m.

Sept. 12: Enumclaw, 7 p.m.

Sept. 19: at Kent-Meridian, 7 p.m.

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

Oct. 3: Hazen, 7 p.m.

Oct. 11: at Auburn Riverside, 7 p.m.

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

Oct 24: Federal Way, 7 p.m.