By WILL HOLLAND
Here is an inside look at the 2019 Roosevelt Roughriders football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
5-5 in 2A/3A Metro League – Sound (tied for second place); lost to Lakes in a week 10 district game, 55-15.
Ryan Sherlock, 3rd season
Offense – 2. Defense – 2.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
OL Asher Graham, 6-1, 215, Jr.
WR Jacob Leland, 5-9, 150, Jr.
OL Luke Ross, 6-0, 200, Sr.
TE Maui Soltane, 6-0, 180, Jr.
QB Roscoe Ware, 5-11, 155, Jr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
LB Jackson Engman, 6-1, 150, Jr.
DB Jacob Leland, 5-9, 150, Jr.
LB Luke Ross, 6-0, 200, Sr.
DL Rowan Scholz, 6-0, 225, Sr.
DB Roscoe Ware, 5-11, 155, Jr.
THREE TO SEE
Henry Osman, kicker
One of the best kickers in the country; will give an easy three points to the ‘Riders when they need it.
Luke Ross, offensive lineman, linebacker
Will sit out early in the season due to a shoulder injury, but will offer some big time athleticism to his crew upon his return.
Roscoe Ware, quarterback / defensive back
Two-way athletic playmaker.
Entering his third season as head coach at Roosevelt, Ryan Sherlock will have his work cut out for him. Roosevelt loses a ton of seniors from last season’s team.
Sherlock says that despite the loss of so much experience, this year’s group will be a united front.
“This is the first time ever in my coaching experience that there doesn’t feel like a division amongst classes,” said Sherlock. “The underclassmen like each other and all want to do well as a team.”
They’ll have some solid competition in the Metro League Sound Division, but will ride the backs of a “vocal” junior class to get the job done this fall.
Sept 6: at Liberty, 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: Inglemoor, 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Seattle Prep, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: Bainbridge, 5 p.m.
Oct. 4: at Ingraham, 7 p.m.
Oct. 11: Ballard, 7:45 p.m.
Oct. 18: at Lakeside, 7:45 p.m.
Oct. 25: Chief Sealth, 7:45 p.m.