Coach: Nick Mullen, sixth year
2011 record: 4-6, 2nd in league; lost in 3A districts.
Offense: Coordinators (set) Jeb Dorn, Anthony Hicks (pistol).
Returning starters 5.
Top players WR Justace Buhl, 6-0, 190, Sr.; RB Spencer Crump, 5-10, 200, Sr.; OL Dayne Haddon, 6-3, 235, Sr.; WR Levi Lambert-Wilson, 6-3, 185, Sr.; OL Ethan Metzger, 6-0, 225, Sr.
Defense: Coordinator (set) Nick Mullen (multiple).
Returning starters 6.
Top players DB Mitch Cone, 5-7, 180, Sr.; DL Dayne Haddon, 6-3, 235, Sr.; DL Cole Stevens, 6-2, 265, Jr.; LB Brandon Wetzel, 6-0, 205, Sr.; DB Jeff Winstead, 5-6, 185, Sr.
Outlook: If running the ball and stout defense is what you like, this is the place to look for it. Crump is the leagues reigning offensive MVP and should not only have backfield help from Cone and Asan Neil, but from Hicks, a former All-American, as the run-game coordinator. And Wetzel stops everything at middle linebacker.
2012 Timberline Football Schedule
* Home games in CAPS. All games at 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 31 RIVER RIDGE
Friday, Sept. 7 at Tumwater
Friday, Sept. 14 OLYMPIA
Friday, Sept. 21 -- at Wilson
Thursday, Sept. 27 LINCOLN
Friday, Oct. 5 at Foss
Friday, Oct. 12 MOUNT TAHOMA
Friday, Oct. 19 at North Thurston
Friday, Oct. 26 SHELTON