Here is an inside look at the 2019 South Kitsap Wolves football team.

Links: South Kitsap team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

0-10 in 4A SPSL (ninth place)

COACHING RESUME

Dan Ericson, first season

RETURNING STARTERS

Offense – 4. Defense – 5.

TOP OFFENSIVE PLAYERS

RB Scott Cmelo, 6-4, 190, sr.

RB Joshua Connors, 5-10, 175, sr.

OL Jacob Johnson, 6-0, 290, sr.

WR Taryn Krumsick, 5-7, 150, sr.

QB Hezekiah Moore, 6-3, 190, sr.

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

LB Scott Cmelo, 6-4, 190, sr.

LB Joshua Connors, 5-10, 175, sr.

DL Jacob Johnson, 6-0, 290, sr.

DL Zowie Pangelinan, 5-8, 260, sr.

THREE TO SEE

Jacob Johnson, offensive lineman

In Ericson’s rebuilding effort, good building block to have three-year starter at center

Hezekiah Moore, quarterback

If he responds well to this coaching staff, he becomes ultimate wild-card playmaker

Zowie Pangelinan, defensive lineman

Likes to rumble with blockers, so smart to have teams strongest player at nose tackle

OUTLOOK

Ericson grew up in a one-school town (Shelton), so he understands how important cheering on a powerhouse football program is for a community.

That is why he left Klahowya to take on this challenge.

And he has a reputation of being able to turn misfortune into success. Klahowya once had the state’s longest losing streak, and he turned that 1A program into a playoff team. He thinks he can do the same in Port Orchard for a team mired in a slump (the Wolves have lost 20 consecutive home games).

Ericson won’t be messing around on offense, returning the Wolves to their power-running roots. And he has a host of bullish running backs to rotate, including Cmelo, who was at receiver last season, and Connors.

The Wolves don’t have a lot of speedy skill-position athletes (although state sprinting champion Deyondre Davis did report late), but they have seen an increase in participation from bigger linemen types returning to football.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept 6: at Sumner, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13: Rogers of Puyallup, 7 p.m.

Sept. 20: at Curtis, 7 p.m.

Sept. 27: Emerald Ridge, 7 p.m.

Oct. 4: at Bellarmine Prep, 7 p.m.

Oct. 17: Graham-Kapowsin, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: at Puyallup, 7 p.m.

Oct. 25: Olympia, 7 p.m.

Nov. 1: Battle Ground, 7 p.m.

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