State Previews: Seamount 3A/2A

ESP takes a tour around the state of Washington looking at impact players, top games, and conference favorites…

Through the classification changes this summer, the Seamount stuck together. Mt. Rainier was the lone exception as they jumped up to 4A. The rest of the teams stayed and will compete in a 3A/2A league.

Players to Watch

S/WR Diondre Toms, Sr. Lindbergh
Toms was a first team all-league performer on both sides of the ball. Toms has had a good summer, generating interest from college programs on the west coast.

Matt Stuart, So, Lindbergh
Stuart is already a big name in recruiting circles. He was second team all-league as just a freshman. Lindbergh has a bright future with Stuart under center.

LB, L.J. Jennings, Sr., Kennedy
Jennings is another top performer on a Kennedy defense that is known for producing college level talent.

LB/TE Tuifua Tausinga, Sr, Foster
In addition to Toms, Tuisinga was the only other Seamount player to be named first team all-league on both sides of the ball.

OLB Orion Prescott, Jr, Kennedy
Prescott was named second team all-league as a sophomore. He and Jennings are the cornerstones of the best linebacker group in the Seamount league.

Manu Tuitoelau, Jr, Evergreen
Evergreen has been trying to rebuild since coach Tarantola left for Juanita. The key to getting the program back to where it was are players like Tuitoelau

OL Cody Moorhead, So., Hazen
While it is rare for any freshmen to make all-league, it is even more rare for an offensive lineman to do it. Moorhead did that last season, and will be a player to watch for the next few years.

Top Games

9/3, Rainier Beach at Lindbergh (Non-League)
9/10, Kennedy at Archbishop Murphy (Non-League)
9/17, Renton at Lindbergh
9/18, Hazen @ Kennedy
10/15, Lindbergh at Kennedy
10/22, Renton at Foster

Conference Prediction

Seamount 3A Champ: Hazen

Seamount 2A Champ: Lindbergh

Seamount Champ: Lindbergh

The 3A battle should come down to two teams, Kennedy and Hazen. Hazen finished second in the league last year behind Lindbergh. Kennedy finished in third and always seems to have young talent ready to step up. With Lindbergh dropping to 2A, I see Hazen securing the top seed on the 3A side.

Lindbergh is going to be a force in 2A football. They were a great 3A team last year and should be even better down a level. I am picking Lindbergh to repeat as league champions and get the top seed on the 2A side. Renton and Foster are the teams just below them that could be competing for a playoff spot.

As always, there are many more that could have made the list. Visit our forums to let me know who else you think should have made the list.

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