Olympia Bears Football Team

Coach: Bill Beattie, 24th year in coaching, 159-77 overall

 

Last year’s record: 8-2, won league title

 

Assistant coaches: Todd McDougall, defensive coordinator. Beattie, offensive coordinator.

 

Number of returning starters: 7 on offense. 6 on defense.

 

Returning starters: Connor Schultz, OL/LB, 5-11, 215, sr; Trevor Houser, QB/FS, 6-0, 175; Spenser Killman, RB/DB, 6-1, 205, sr; Carlos Moiza, DL/OL, 5-11, 210, sr; Nate Slosson, RB/LB, 5-9, 185, sr; Dylan Reed WR, 5-11, 165, sr; Michael Snodgrass, OL/DL, 6-0, 240, sr; Brennan Glander, DL/OL, 5-10, 210, sr.; Taylor Smith, DL/OL, 5-10, 205, sr; Zed Higgs, SS/WR, 6-1, 190, sr; Tran Bentley, LB, 5-10, 190, sr.

 

Top newcomers: Zak Hower, LB/OL, sr; Tanner Hartsoch, DL/TE, jr; Kyle Alfonso, RB/DL, jr; Alex Johnson, WR, jr; Tyrone Sanderlin, WR, sr; Cole Murphy, WR, sr. Kyle Pine, DB, 5-9, 160, sr.

 

Top players lost: Three starters in the offensive line.

 

Coach’s summary comments about this season: We have some good young kids. Our strength is we’ve got speed and strength. We’re happy with our strength levels and we’re fast, especially on defense. We also have a strong tradition and a lot of players turning out. Team needs to stay focused from week to week. Bellarmine returns everyone. Gig Harbor is traditionally a very strong program. Shelton continues to improve. Obviously, it’s disappointing to get to the playoffs and then get knocked out. I’m not taking anything away from the quality of opponent we’re playing. The last two years we should have won those games. But we get wore down. And with a lack of size a little bit, that gets on us a little bit. We feel we’ve got a little more depth and can keep running fresh guys out there.

 

 

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