Coach Terry Agnew is starting his 8th year as coach of Falcon football and is looking forward to a challenging season.
"This should be another solid year for WHS," Agnew said. "We have many returning players who should provide lots of excitement."
Top returning players include seniors Brigham Tomco (LB, OL), Travis Wilson (OL, DL), Brian Kertson (OL, DL), BJ Detmer (OL, LB), Josh Tobin (RB, LB), Ryan Prentice (RB, DL), Blair McIntosh (RB, DB), Seth Lopez (QB, DB) Barrett Hanson (TE, DB), Marques Tuiasosopo (QB, DB), Rodney Anderson (WR, DB), and Pat Conniff (RB, DL).
New prospects include senior Aaron Ericksen, juniors Nate Lubetkin, Kyle Keene, Aaron Brown, Isaac Amondson, Charlie Brannen, Bryan Otis, and sophomores Jeremy Tager, Aaron Hineline, and Brett Harris.
Coach Dan Bunten is starting his 4th year coaching at Bothell after 23 years in the business. Bunten noted that while his team lost 27 seniors to graduation last year, there are 11 returning lettermen who hope to reverse their 2-7 finish last year.
"This is an excellent division. We are young, but we cannot wait to compete or be good. We must do it now, " Bunten said.
Bunten notes that the Cougars have decent team speed and a good grasp of offensive and defensive expectations, but are weak in that they have only three returning starters: two offensive and one defensive.
Strengths include returning starters Blake Murphy (sr., captain, center, and DT), Jason Wakefield (jr., guard, and DT), and Thero Mitchell (jr., RB/DB). Chris Moye (sr., RB/LB), Brian Hashiguchi (jr., WR/DB), and Jimmy Disch (jr., captain, RB/LB).
Top newcomers include senior Sam Eastman (QB) and juniors Jake Rodriguez (rec/DE) and Luke Kisena (OT/DT).