Here is an inside look at the 2019 Southridge Suns high school football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
1-9 overall, 0-8 in 3A Mid Columbia Conference (fourth place).
Aaron Sonnichsen, third season
Offense – 6. Defense -2.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
WR Caleb Cook-Parker 5-11, 185, sr.
WR Austin Gideon 5-10, 180, jr.
OL Fidel Gutierrez 5-11, 225, sr.
RB Ryan Stayrook 5-10, 205, sr.
OL Lucas Martin 6-0, 225, jr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DB Caleb Cook-Parker 5-11, 185, sr.
DB Austin Gideon 5-10, 180, jr.
DL Fidel Gutierrez 5-11, 225, sr.
DL Lucas Martin 6-0, 225, jr.
DB Ryan Stayrook 5-10, 205, sr.
THREE TO SEE
Caleb Cook-Parker, receiver
Led MCC in receiving yards as a junior.
Fidel Gutierrez, center
Key piece up front, leader of the offensive line.
Austin Gideon, receiver/corner
Two-way starter at receiver and corner as a sophomore.
Southridge football is looking up after a winless league slate last season. Namely, it sees room to improve on the offensive end.
The Suns were last in the league in rushing, passing and overall points scored last season with a sophomore-heavy lineup. With six returning starters, including Caleb Cook-Parker, who led the league in receiving yards last season with 571 yards, the team hopes to benefit from being so young last year due to much of its roster — particularly its junior class — getting game experience.
But Southridge still has question marks, the biggest being who will step up in the wake of its entire linebacker corps graduating? It will have to answer that question while competing in a deep, talented MCC.
Sept 6: at Walla Walla, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: Kamiakin, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20:, at Pasco 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: at Hanford, 7 p.m.
Oct. 3: Hermiston (Ore.), 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Richland, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: Chiawana, 7 p.m.
Oct. 25: Moses Lake, 7 p.m.
Nov. 1: Kennewick, 8 p.m.
*home games in bold