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Wednesday Morning Links: Paging Dr. Dolphin!!
Inside 48 hours to game day. and the local media exploded with Wesco coverage today. Of course, our preview came out yesterday but I won't waste time re-linking. You can find it in your Lake Stevens Journal.
Mike Cane and the Herald have a comprehensive look at Wesco, here are some of the brighter spots:
- An excellent interview with Duke Dolphin in which Duke reveals that he likes love songs and wants to be a doctor. Seriously though, great quotes from Duke about his teammates and some insightful stuff about football in general. Great kid.
- Mike Cane's Wesco players to watch: Dexter Charles, KeiVarae Russell and Tanner Southard. Hard to argue with any of those choices.
- The Wesco coaches evidently picked M-P to repeat as champs, despite the fact that they return just two starters. Still, the Tommies haven't lost in Wesco play for an eternity, so one can see why. Lake is pegged for second place. One small bone to pick - the Herald states the Vikes return four starters on offense and five on defense (and maybe they just print whatever the coach tells them), but it's actually nine on each side of the ball: (Eklund, Metzger, Dinh, Dolphin, Nelson/Daggett, Preslar, Carroll, Gasca, Lanto on offense, for instance. Pahukoa started on defense as well to balance out the QBs. So nine returners on both sides of the ball. Wow.).
- Here's Cane's look at the Wesco North games to watch, and three Viking games are underscored.
The Herald's weekly branch - The Enterprise, has this prediction piece on week one action.
The Seattle Times hasn't gotten around to Wesco just yet, but they do feature Lake Stevens - Cascade as one of the five choices for game of the week. The Lake tilt is in second place, a wide margin behind Skyline-Liberty. To be honest, I voted for the Skyline game too. I mean, let's be honest, that's a pretty damn good game - and an inter-district rivalry too.
For those of you that have been sleeping on the Arlington Times and the Marysville Globe - wake up. Reporter Travis Sherrer is on the Tommies and Eagles beat this year and he has a nice preview piece on Arlington to kick off coverage here. One piece of news to note - the Eagles have apparently lost a key senior lineman to a season long injury already.