High School Football

2011 preview: Wenatchee Panthers

Here is a preview of the Wenatchee Panthers for the 2011 CBBN 4A season:

Coach: Scott Devereaux (8th year, 44-26).

Last league title: 2009.

Last playoff berth: 2009.

Home field: Apple Bowl.

Projected starters

OFFENSE POS YR HT WT

Chris Woodard QB Sr. 5-10 165

Isaiah Brandt-Sims RB So. 5-11 175

Blake Aguilar RB So. 5-7 155

Connor Black WR Sr. 6=3 185

Kyle Keeler WR Sr. 6-1 185

Colton Frazier TE Sr. 6-2 185

Mitchell Marboe C Sr. 6-0 260

Jakob Stoll G So. 6-2 240

Nick Sells G Jr. 6-0 195

Cody O'Connell T Jr. 6-8 325

Cass McKay T Sr. 6-4 235

Brock Fuller K Sr. 5-11 160

DEFENSE POS YR HT WT

Mitchell Marboe DT Sr. 6-0 260

Cody O'Connell NG Jr. 6-8 325

Jakob Stoll DT So. 6-2 240

John Campbell LB Sr. 5-10 170

Nick Sells LB Jr. 6-0 195

Colton Frazier LB Sr. 6-2 185

Drew Holmberg LB Jr. 6-0 180

Chris Woodard DB Sr. 5-10 165

Eric Carlson DB Sr. 5-11 160

Austin Burnett DB Sr. 5-7 160

Tyler Mooney DB Jr. 5-10 160

Chris Woodard P Sr. 5-10 165

Others to watch

DB Carson Grater, Jr. (5-10, 160); QB Dillon Sugg, So. (6-2, 180); DB Collin DeLong, Sr. (5-10, 165); DB Tyler Lyon, Jr. (5-9, 165); LB Jake Scroggie, Sr. (5-10, 170); DL Chris Garrett, So. (5-8, 155); LB Kyle West, Jr. (6-0, 185); OL Sam Barnwell, So. (6-3, 200); OL Aidan Maher, So. (5-11, 190); OL Jordan Johnson, Sr. (5-11, 245).

Quick hits

* Devereaux has several sophs who will see playing time this year. He doesn't see this as a problem. Wenatchee's freshman team finished 9-1 in 2010.

* RB Brandt-Sims, the 100- and 200-meter 4A state champ as a freshman, could create some excitement. "He's a little inexperienced, but it's hard to argue with that speed," said Devereaux.

* WR Black has been drawing some D-I looks from Idaho and EWU. His 7 TDs led the team last year and tied for sixth in the CBBN 4A.

* Woodard was all-CBBN punter as a soph and started at CB last year. This year, he'll play QB. "He just doesn't make errors," said Devereaux. "He's one of the headiest kids I've ever coached."

* Sells was impressive enough as a sophomore to start 7 games for a veteran LB crew. Look for him to contend for all-CBBN honors.

Outlook

Yes, they have mad speed at WR, but the Panthers remain a running team. With Marboe and O'Connell anchoring the OL, Aguilar should be able to find plenty of holes in the defense.

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