Conference Previews: KingCo 3A/2A

The 4A KingCo conference might be the most talented in the state. In this preview, we will see if the smaller KingCo 3A/2a conference boasts the same talent level…

S Jamal Atofau, Sr., Bellevue

Jamal may just be the best safety in the state this season. He already holds offers from WSU, Oregon, and Arizona. He should be a defensive leader for the Wolverines as they head into this season. With Skyline moving up to 4A, I don't see many teams being able to stop Jamal and Bellevue.

RB Greg Ericksen, Sr., Liberty

Greg led Liberty in rushing, receiving, and scoring. While he only averaged 75 rushing yards per game, it was at an amazing rate of 6 yards per carry. Liberty was a .500% team last year and they need him to lead their offense if they want to take it over that mark this season.

RB Peter Nguyen, Sr., Bellevue

Peter was first team all-league as a junior running back. He posted an amazing 1,000 yards last year while maintaining an average of eight yards per carry. Peter should be the best offensive player in the conference this year, hands down. The amount of yards Peter racks up is not dependent on if he gets the yards; it is if he can get the carries.

G Ryan Ransavage, Sr., Mount Si

Ryan was first team all-league last season. He leads the running attack for the Wildcats. Mount Si should have a good running attack with Sean Snead running behind him. Mount Si was 4-4 last season but I see them above .500% this season.

OLB Tyson Riley, Sr., Mount Si

Tyson was the lone Wildcat underclassmen on last season's first team all-league defense. With a lot of their defensive talent graduating he will be relied upon heavily to lead the defense. Mount Si should be close in most of their games this season; a playmaker like Tyson on defense could be the difference between wins and losses.

RB Brett Kirschner, Jr., Interlake

Brett was named to the second team all-league offense as just a sophomore last season. He averaged nearly 100 yards per game and scored nine touchdowns for the Saints. It should be interesting to see how much more he develops as he heads into his junior year.

S Nick Olearain, Sr., Juanita

Nick was only one of two players from Juanita to make any of the all-league teams last season. Juanita struggled last season in the 4A division, hopefully a move down to 3A will make them more competitive. I see them finishing this season getting more than the two wins they had last year.

LB/C Cameron Akana, Sr., Sammamish

All-league honorable mention last season. Cameron may be the lone bright spot on a team that finished 0-8 last season. This season could be just as bad as they graduated their QB, RB, and top two WRs.


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