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2014 prep football preview: WesCo 4A

Injury issues have plagued Lake Stevens in recent years, but Vikings are poised for success in 2014.


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THE DIFFERENCE-MAKERS

Jacob Eason

QB, 6-5, 210, Jr., Lake Stevens

Improved footwork makes Georgia commit even more dangerous.

Tristan Brock

QB/LB, 6-1, 235, Sr., Mount Vernon

Defensive all-conference selection past two seasons also runs the offense.

Keynan Foster

RB, 5-8, 165, Sr., Jackson

Explosive runner will carry the load for Timberwolves.

Dyonte Law

RB/DB, 5-7, 155, Sr., Mariner

Finds holes to run where others can’t.

KeJuwan Coleman

RB/DB, 5-10, 210, Sr., Cascade

Bruins’ leading rusher as junior tries to help Cascade get back to playoffs.

Jo Jo Binda

RB/SS, 5-8, 190, Sr., Kamiak

A sparkplug running the ball, a force defending the ball.

Tevin Gray

WR/SS, 5-11, 200, Sr., Lake Stevens

Outside threat for offense that should sling it all over the field.

Andrew Zimmerman

QB/DB, 6-2, 200, Sr., Monroe

Experienced backfield runner set to get Bulldogs back to the top.

Josh Watson

OL/DL, 6-5, 260, Jr., Cascade

Talented player was all-conference selection as sophomore on offense.

THE STORY LINES

Single league, less opportunity

The league no longer is split into divisions. That means two playoff berths instead of three.

Viking raiders

Injury issues have plagued Lake Stevens in recent years, but the Vikings are poised for success in 2014.

Cascade peaks

The Bruins won nine games and made the playoffs a year ago, but can interim coach Eric Dinwiddie get Cascade back to the top?

THE CAN’T-MISS GAMES

Sept. 12: Marysville-Pilchuck at Lake Stevens, 7 p.m.

• Nonleague, but features top Division I prospects on teams expected to win 4A, 3A leagues.

Sept. 19: Lake Stevens at Mount Vernon, 7 p.m.

• First league game for top two contenders.

Oct. 24: Lake Stevens at Kamiak, 7 p.m.

• Knights wait until final league contest to get their shot at the favorite.

COACHES POLL

Predicted order of finish in the WesCo 4A League, based on a survey of league coaches, with 10 points for first-place vote, nine for second, etc. (first-place votes in parentheses). Coaches not allowed to vote for their own teams.

School, 2013, Points (first-place votes)

1. Lake Stevens, 6-4, 70 (7)

2. Mount Vernon, 7-3, 59 (1)

3. Kamiak, 6-4, 56

4. Jackson, 5-5, 55

5. Cascade, 9-2, 47

6. Monroe, 4-6, 39

7. Mariner, 1-7, 36

8. Snohomish,1-9, 35

Doug Drowley



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