Tumwater Thunderbirds Football


Coach: Sid Otton, 37th season at Tumwater, state’s all-time winningest coach


Last year’s record: 12-1, league and state champs


Assistant coaches: Pat Alexander, defensive coordinator, Jamie Weeks, offensive coordinator.


Number of returning starters: 7 on offense. 5 on defense.


Returning starters: Daniel Hinkle, QB, 5-10, 170, sr., passed for 1,400 yards, 23 TDs, and only two interceptions; Peyton Olson, FB, 5-8, 150, sr, rushed for 444 yards; Ronnie Hastie, HB/LB, 5-11, 185, sr., rushed for 918 yards, 8.3 yards per carry, 10 TDs, had 42 tackles; Zach Wimberly, TE/DE, 6-3, 235, sr, 27 catches, 587 yards in receptions, 8 TDs, 42 tackles; Josh Hanson, OL, 6-7, 240, sr; Tyler Burbidge, OG, 5-10, 195, sr; Taylor Stephens, C, 6-2, 245, sr; Riley Prentice, LB, 5-10, 175, sr; Jamie Bryant, NT, 6-5, 270, jr, a D-I prospect; Riston Andrews, DB, 6-1, 190, sr; Hunter Burbidge, OG, 5-11, 195, sr;


Coach’s summary comments about this season: If Tumwater can stay healthy we should do pretty well on offense. But it’s a big hole to fill with Kyle Warner gone. Ronnie Hastie and Andrew Brown are fast halfback. Having Wimberly back at tight end helps. A team strength is an experienced senior class. A team weakness is depth at certain positions.




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