Elma Eagles Football


Coach: Jim Hill, 17 years


Last year’s record: 5-4


Assistant coaches: Ben Blankenship, Bryan Schneider, Todd Baun, Jason Dick, Stan Blanchard, Richard Ramirez.


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


Returning starters: Trevin Brown, WR, 5-11, 170, sr; Trevon Baker, WR/DB, 5-11, 175, sr; Anthony Heller, 5-8, 200, sr; Hayden Merkt, WR, 5-11, 170, sr, Austin Black, 5-10, 215, center, jr.


Top newcomers: Alex Carrillo, WR/DB, 6-0, 160, jr; Ricky Escalante, o-line, d-line, 5-10, 200, soph; Todd Swinhart, WR/DB, 5-9, 150, soph.


Top players lost: Casey Felder, Kevin Hall, Bryan Huttula, Troy Collin


Coach’s comments: We have to come together as a team and I believe that will determine the outcome of our season.  We need to get back the philosophy in Elma that Working hard together is FUN and FUN is working hard together!  The players commitment and trust  to one another is the key!  Montesano is the team to beat and Hoquiam is a very close 2nd.  We feel we can compete athletically for the league champion ship but it takes more than just good athletic ability as previously stated above.



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