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Washington’s Top 50 high school football teams: Can Kyler Ronquillo, deep stable of playmakers keep No. 14 Yelm in the 3A title hunt?

After capturing the 3A SSC title last spring, the Tornados' next step? A deep state playoff run.
Photo by Carol Thompson

Photo by Carol Thompson

SBLive is previewing the Top 50 high school teams in Washington ahead of the fall 2021 season. Here’s an inside look at the Yelm Tornados of the 3A South Sound Conference – the No. 14 team in our countdown.

SPRING 2021 IN REVIEW

6-0 in COVID-impacted 3A South Sound Conference (first place).

COACH’S RESUME

  • Jason Ronquillo, eighth season.
  • Overall record: 47-36.
  • Coordinators: OC - Bryan Irion (spread "zone 10"); DC - Jason Ronquillo (3-4).

NOTABLE DEPARTURES

OL/DL Slade Edwards

OL/DL Dylan Jemtegaard

OL/DL Josh Piland

RB/LB Sean Rohwedder

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense - 7. Defense - 6.

TOP PLAYERS

OL Landen Barger, 6-2, 290, soph.

RB/LB William Carreto, 5-9, 185, jr.

OL Kollin Gifford, 6-0, 265, sr.

WR Nathan Paul, 6-3, 180, jr.

RB/LB Brayden Platt, 6-2, 235, soph.

DL/OL Logan Platt, 6-3, 210, sr.