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2011 preview: Selah Vikings

Here is a preview of the Selah Vikings for the 2011 CWAC football season:

Coach: Jeff Jamieson (12th year, 60-52).

Last league title: 1980.

Last playoff berth: 2009.

Home field: Karl Graf Stadium.

Projected starters


Shay Shattuck QB Sr. 5-11 210

Conner O'Malley RB Sr. 6-0 190

Mason Hall WR Jr. 5-10 165

Kody Ergeson WR Jr. 5-9 160

Daniel Hernandez WR Sr. 5-10 170

Mike Espinoza TE Sr. 5-11 145

Aaron Gibbs C Sr. 5-8 200

Cody Roberts G Sr. 6-2 240

Pedro Recondo G Jr. 5-11 245

Brandon Bertelsen T Sr. 6-2 185

Jay Skeen T Jr. 6-3 205

Daniel Hernandez K Sr. 5-10 170


Shay Shattuck DE Sr. 5-11 210

Cody Roberts DT Sr. 6-2 240

Pedro Recondo DT Jr. 5-11 245

Andrew Au DE Jr. 5-10 175

Jessie Magana LB Jr 5-11 195

Conner O'Malley LB Sr. 6-0 190

Kody Ergeson LB Jr. 5-9 160

Rafael Arellano CB Jr. 5-10 150

Junior Marmolejo CB Jr. 5-6 150

Chris Weeks S Jr. 6-3 185

Daniel Hernandez S Sr. 5-10 170

Daniel Hernandez P Sr. 5-10 170

Others to watch: OL Au; DL Andrew Carney, Jr., (6-1, 185); DB Ergeson; DB Clay Forenpohar, Sr., (6-2, 160); DL Gibbs; RB Magana; WR Weeks.

Quick hits

* Hernandez is the go-to guy on this team. He starts at wide receiver and at defensive back. But his forte is as a kicker and punter, where he has received some preseason all-state notice.

* The Vikings return another two-way starter from last season in Roberts, who will anchor both sides of the line.

* Selah does have six defensive starters returning, including linebackers O'Malley and Ergeson and DBs Marmelejo and Hernandez.

* Shattuck is one of those rare guys who will start at quarterback and defensive end. Kennewick High grad Adam Carriker, now with the Washington Redskins, pulled that off seven years ago.

* Like Grandview and Prosser, Selah will play up in its nonleague contest, scheduled tonight at home against West Valley of Yakima.


Jamieson's biggest question this season will be how well his offense can move the football.

And while Shattuck has some experienced blocking up front, the skill position players will definitely have to step up.

If not, at least the Vikings have Hernandez, who can get three points or pin the opponent deep in its own territory with his foot.