Coach: Brett Jay (5th year, 24-18).
Last league title: 2001 (split with Wahluke, Royal).
Last playoff berth: 2009.
Home field: River View High School, Finley.
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Projected starters (returners in bold)
OFFENSE POS YR HT WT
Ruvim Tyutyunnik QB So. 6-1 200
Kody Bartlett RB Sr. 5-10 175
Dylan Thomas WR Sr. 6-0 165
Cody Hand WR Jr. 6-2 180
Josh Marshall WR Sr. 6-0 175
Ricky Castillo TE Sr. 6-1 180
Wyatt Beeler C Sr. 5-9 215
Austin Weatherby G Sr. 5-9 220
Pedro Orozco G Sr. 5-10 210
Spencer Combs T Sr. 6-2 280
Kyle Hall T Sr. 6-2 280
Alonso Mendoza K Jr. 5-9 185
DEFENSE POS YR HT WT
Ricky Castillo DE Sr. 6-1 180
Kyle Hall DT Sr. 6-2 280
Spencer Combs DT Sr. 6-2 280
Austin Weatherby DE Sr. 5-9 220
Ruvim Tyutyunnik LB So. 6-1 200
Alonso Mendoza LB Jr. 5-9 185
Kody Bartlett LB Sr. 5-10 175
Jeff Leachman CB Sr. 5-7 160
Dylan Thomas CB Sr. 6-0 165
Cody Hand SS Jr. 6-2 180
Josh Marshall FS Sr. 6-0 175
Alonso Mendoza P Jr. 5-9 185
Others to watch: RB Alonso Mendoza, Jr., (5-9, 185); CB Will Austin, Sr. (5-9, 150); DT Justin Smith, Sr. (6-1, 210); S Parker Moore, Sr. (6-0, 150); WR Terran Brown, Jr. (5-9, 165); RB/LB Chance Simpson, Jr. (5-9, 165).
* Weatherby moves from quarterback to the offensive line, and Tyutyunnik steps in to run the offense.
* Jay's plan is to be balanced offensively, with Bartlett, Mendoza and Simpson sharing the load of carries.
* Combs and Hall are bookend tackles and three-year starters.
* The entire linebacking corps is back and should be the heart of an experienced defense.
Jay has a loaded team, and it could battle for the SCAC East title. He has seven returning starters on offense -- eight if you count Mendoza, who started part of the time at RB. And he has eight returning starters on the defense.
The key could be how the sophomore Tyutyunnik responds at quarterback. Odds are in his favor, as he played varsity last season as a freshman as was an honorable mention choice at tight end.
Marshall had 44 catches for 714 yards and five TDs last season. It's no wonder there is optimism ion Finley this fall.