MATTAWA -- Here is a look at the 2010 Wahluke Warrors:
Coach: Del Heistand (1st year).
Last league title: 2001.
Last playoff berth: 2006.
Home field: Wahluke High School.
Projected starters (returners in bold)
OFFENSE POS YR HT WT
Jared Sabin QB Jr. 6-1 220
Eric Rubalcaba RB Sr. 5-9 170
Ricky Silverio RB Jr. 5-9 190
Austin Hudson RB Sr. 5-6 130
Jose Jimenez WR Sr. 6-0 170
Sammy Corrales TE Sr. 6-0 180
Alberto Cruz OL Jr. 6-2 230
Tyler Yorgesen OL Jr. 5-10 185
Christian Tolvar OL Sr. 5-7 210
Tony Martinez OL Jr. 5-10 190
Daniel Yorgesen OL Sr. 6-2 190
DEFENSE POS YR HT WT
Alberto Cruz DL Jr. 6-2 230
Christian Tolvar DL Sr. 5-7 210
Tony Martinez DL Jr. 5-10 190
Jared Sabin LB Jr. 6-1 220
Ricky Silverio LB Jr. 5-9 190
Tyler Yorgesen LB Jr. 5-10 185
Sammy Corrales LB Sr. 6-0 180
Eric Ruvalcaba DB Sr. 5-9 170
Jose Jimenez DB Sr. 6-0 170
Javier Zapien DB Sr. 5-8 160
Francisco Cuevas DB Jr. 5-10 180
Others to watch: LB Jaime Jimenez, So. (5-11, 190); RB Francisco Cuevas, Jr. (5-10, 180); LB Christian Ramirez, So. (5-8, 170); DL Daniel Yorgesen, Sr. (6-2, 190); DB Austin Hudson, Sr. (5-6, 130).
* Heistand comes to Wahluke after serving as an assistant coach at Kittitas for the last eight years.
* The Warriors have some talent back at running back, where Rubalcava rushed for 617 yards last season and Silverio added another 464.
* Although he didn't play last season due to injury, expect Cuevas to be a leader on the defensive side of the ball.
* Sabin played tight end last season, but Heistand has moved him to quarterback because he's big and strong.
Outlook: Wahluke will have to fight through the getting-to-know-you stage with Heistand to do well. Warriors must tackle well.