Conference Previews: Seamount

The Seamount had three teams tie at the top of the standings last season. See which team might have the talent to make its way back to the top of the standings in 08-09...

QB/CB Nolan Washington, Sr., Kennedy

Nolan figures to be the top player on the top team in the Seamount League this year. Nolan was first team all-league last year as a CB. Nolan holds offers from Minnesota and Idaho. He is on the radar of quite a few Pac-10 teams as well.

RB/CB Tre Watson, Sr., Kennedy

Tre and Nolan form the most talented tandem in the state on defense and they are quite an offensive pairing as well. Look for big numbers from Tre this year as he averaged 6 yards per carry last season.

T/LB Courtney Sanders, Sr., Hazen

Courtney was the only underclassmen to make all-league first team as a lineman. He should be the best lineman in the league this year. With a returning QB and RB behind Courtney, Hazen could make a push to be one of the top teams in the league this season. Talent wise I think they are only behind Kennedy and Renton.

T Tony Feo, Sr., Renton

Feo was second team all-league last season and should be Renton's best lineman this year. The Indians will need him to lead the way for junior running back Travino Buckley, who is listed below.

RB Travino Buckley, Jr., Renton

Travino stepped in as a sophomore last season to put up good numbers. Renton graduated their starting QB and if they hope to make it to the top of the Seamount again, it will likely be on Buckley's legs.

WR Ezon James, Sr., Mount Rainier

Lat season was a tough one for the Rams as they finished 1-6. Ezon was a lone bright spot as he racked up over 22 yards per catch. The Rams will be starting a new QB this season and having a receiver like him should make the transition easier.

RB David Valentine, Sr., Lindbergh

Second team all-league RB last season. David ran for over 800 yards last year while maintaining an average of 6 yards per carry. He finished the season just under 100 yards per game. If he can keep that pace this season Lindbergh should be real players in the standings. The also return their starting QB.

LB Doug Owusu, Sr., Highline

Doug should be a bright spot for Highline this season. It could be a very tough year for the Pirates as they lost their quarterback and lone playmaker from last year, Danny Hignite, to graduation.

DT Jordan Warner, Sr., Highline

Second team all-league last season. As mentioned above it could be a tough year for Highline. While the defense could be solid with these two players the offense should take a step back from last year and that was already a weak spot.

DL Bryce Badure, Sr., Tyee

Bryce should be one of the larger players in the Seamount league this year. At around 300 pounds he should be tough for most teams to block. He has been hitting the camp circuit this summer and could be the player that helps to improve Tyee's conference performance this season.

LB Norman Moi Moi, Sr., Foster

Norman is Foster's only returning all-league player. Foster moves over from the Nisqually 2A league. The transition to this conference and to 3A should prove to be a very difficult one. I don't see too many wins for Foster this season.

As always feel free to post on the message boards and let me know who I left off. If there are any Evergreen fans out there let me know who is going to step up for you this year. You graduated almost every player who had a major impact last year and your coach left...


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