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By WILL HOLLAND

Here's an inside look at the 1A Port Townsend Redhawks.

Links: Port Townsend team page | 2019 schedule

2018 IN REVIEW

4-6 overall record, 3-3 in 1A Nisqually League; did not make playoffs

COACHING RESUME

HC: Patrick Gaffney

4-6 record (2nd season as head coach)

Coordinators: Lamont Thornton (OC); Patrick Gaffney (DC).

Base schemes: Flexbone offense, 4-3 defense

RETURNING 

Offense - 5. Defense - 5.

TOP RETURNERS

QB/DB Noa Montoya, 6-2, 195, Sr.

RB/LB Dylan Tracer, 6-0, 195, Sr. 

RB/LB Jerome Reaux, 5-8, 150, So.

OL/DE Wes Blue, 6-0, 200, Sr. 

ATH Tanner Woodley, 5-9, 155, So.

THREE TO SEE

RB/LB Dylan Tracer, 6-0, 195, Sr.

Tracer dominated on both sides of the ball last year, as the second team all-league RB and first team all-league LB accounted for over 1200 yards and 14 touchdowns on offense, as well as 106 tackles on defense. You’d be hard-pressed to find this kid on the bench this season.

QB/DB Noa Montoya, 6-2, 195, Sr.

A first team all-league DB and second team all-league QB, Montoya loves to have the ball in his hands. As a junior, he threw it all over the yard and had over 500 rushing yards to boot. And oh yeah, he can punt - 1st team all-league punter in 2018.

OL/DE Wes Blue, 6-0, 200, Sr.

Blue will lead an offensive line that loses 2018 1st team all-league selection Chase Campbell. On defense, the incoming senior had 30+ tackles last season, and will be expected to plug the run all year long. 

OUTLOOK

The Redhawks hope to improve on a less-than-stellar 2018 season, in which the team did not make the playoffs. They did place fourth in league, though, and while they didn’t have the most success in the W-L column, the Redhawks were very capable of scoring a lot of points last season. They were able to score 25 or more points in 4 games in 2018 (including a 79 point performance against Chimacum in week 9).

With three all-league selections returning this year, they’ll rely on their veteran skill position players to light up the scoreboard once again. Expect to see lots of underclassmen on the field this year as well, as Port Townsend enters a slight rebuild following a mass-exodus of seniors in 2018. Keep an eye on the Redhawkis this fall.

2019 SCHEDULE

Sept. 6, 6 p.m.: at Coupeville

Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m.: at Kingston

Sept. 20, 6:30 p.,.: Forks

Sept. 28, 7 p.m.: at Charles Wright

Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.: at Vashon Island

Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m.: Bellevue Christian

Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m.: Concrete

Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.: at Klahowya

Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.: Chimacum

Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.: Cascade Christian

*home games in bold