Here is an inside look at the 2019 University Titans football team.
2018 IN REVIEW
5-5 in 4A Greater Spokane League (sixth place)
Kaleb Madison, first season
Offense – 2. Defense – 5.
TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
RB Kobe Gilbert, 5-9, 180, sr.
WR Larry Kennedy, 5-10, 150, sr.
OL Tanner Madison, 6-4, 320, sr.
QB Elijah Moore, 6-0, 190, sr.
OL Adam Sabota, 6-0, 250, jr.
TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS
DB Larry Kennedy, 5-10, 150, sr.
DL Tanner Madison, 6-4, 330, sr.
LB Danny Meyer, 5-10, 190, sr.
DL Marquise Milton, 5-10, 220, sr.
DB Peyton Vernier, 5-10, 175, sr.
THREE TO SEE
Larry Kennedy, defensive back
A game-changing playmaker, he will defend best receivers at cornerback
Tanner Madison, offensive lineman
Nephew of coach getting plenty of college looks as run-plowing guard
Danny Meyer, linebacker
Captain of defense calls plays, stops run – and then plays offense, too
It wasn’t all that long ago when the Titans were knocking on the door for a state title, losing to Bellevue in the 3A semifinals in 2012.
They were big then. And they are still brawny now.
Ball control will be their game in 2019, and even though University has to replace its entire starting offensive backfield, coach Kaleb Madison likes the tandem of Gilbert at running back, and Meyer at fullback to move the chains — especially with Moore in his first season at the helm.
GSL offenses might find it difficult to run inside on the Titans with Tanner Madison — one of the best two-way linemen in the league — at nose tackle and Meyer at middle linebacker.
Sept 6: Sandpoint (ID), 7 p.m.
Sept. 13: Post Falls (ID), 7 p.m.
Sept. 20: at Gonzaga Prep, 7 p.m.
Sept. 27: Ferris, 7 p.m.
Oct. 4: Mount Spokane, 7 p.m.
Oct. 10: at Rogers of Spokane, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: Lewis and Clark, 7 p.m.
Oct. 24: at Mead, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 1: at Central Valley, 7 p.m.