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Previewing the Top 50 high school football teams in Washington: No. 21 Kennewick Lions

SBLive Washington is previewing the Top 50 high school football teams in the state ahead of the 2020-2021 season. Here’s an inside look at the Kennewick Lions — No. 21 in our countdown.
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SBLive Washington is previewing the Top 50 high school football teams in the state ahead of the 2020-2021 season. Here’s an inside look at the Kennewick Lions of the 3A Mid-Columbia Conference – No. 21 in our countdown.

2019 IN REVIEW

11-2 overall, 7-1 3A Mid-Columbia Conference (first place - 3A); lost to O’Dea in the 3A state semifinals.

COACH’S RESUMÉ

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  • Randy Affholter, second season (22 years as Ellensburg head coach).
  • Overall record: 11-2.
  • Coordinators: Offense – Rich Harris. Defense – Oliver Browning.

NOTABLE DEPARTURES

QB Blaine Chavez

TE Jagger Childs

OL Baiden McElroy

OL Baylor McElroy

LB/S Cody Lafantaine

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 5. Defense – 2.

TOP PLAYERS

LB Jojo Barajas, 5-10, 205, LB, sr.

C Alex Fouts, 6-1, 220, sr.

TE/OT Ayden Knapnik, 6-7, 250, jr.

WR/TE Max Mayer 6-1, 195, sr.

CB Simeon Howard, 6-2, 180, jr.

CB Max Mayer, 6-1, 195, sr.

RB/LB Myles Mayovsky 6-1, 200, jr.

DE Kannon Ness 6-3, 250, sr.

DB Austin Stoddard, 6-1, 180, jr.

QB/WR Elijah Tanner, sr.

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