Here is an inside look at the 2019 Southridge Suns high school football team.

Links: Southridge team page | 2019 schedule | Roster

2018 IN REVIEW

1-9 overall, 0-8 in 3A Mid Columbia Conference (fourth place).

COACHING RESUME

Aaron Sonnichsen, third season

4-16 record

RETURNING STARTERS

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.

OUTLOOK

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.

2019 SCHEDULE

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

Statewide High School Sports Reporter at SBLive | andy@scorebooklive.com

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