Coach: Randy Swilley, fifth year
2011 record: 2-7, fourth in Narrows 3A.
Offense: Coordinator (set) - Randy Swilley (multiple).
Returning starters - 6.
Top players - OL Cody Anderson, 5-10, 260, Sr.; RB Kyle Brownell, 5-10, 175, Sr.; RB Quentin Buck, 5-10, 175, Jr.; RB Jacob Swilley 5-10, 185, Sr.
Defense: Coordinator (set) - Randy Swilley (4-3).
Returning starters - 6.
Top players - DB Quentin Buck, 5-10, 175, Jr.; DB Greg Martin, 6-1, 175, Jr.; DL Nathan Mix, 6-1, 230, Jr.; DE Max Painter, 5-10, 175, Sr.; DB Jacob Swilley, 5-10, 185, Sr.
Outlook: One of the schools that went up a classification after reclassification, Yelm will test the 4A waters for the first time. Again, much will be asked of Jacob Swilley the coachs son in his bid for three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons. And hell have to try and accomplish that behind a smaller offensive line.
2012 Yelm Football Schedule
Home games in CAPS. All games at 7 p.m. unless noted
* 4A Narrows League game
Friday, Aug. 31 at Highline, 5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 7 OLYMPIC
Friday, Sept. 14 at Stadium *
Friday, Sept. 21 SHELTON
Friday, Sept. 28 at Central Kitsap *
Friday, Oct. 5 SOUTH KITSAP *
Friday, Oct. 12 at Bellarmine *
Friday, Oct. 19 GIG HARBOR *
Friday, Oct. 26 OLYMPIA *
Coach: Jeff Johnson, fifth year
2011: 4-6 overall, tied for fourth place in SWW 1A Evergreen.
Offense: Coordintor (set) -- Johnson (multiple)
Returning starters 6
Top players: OL Gunnar Delio, 6-0, 200, Jr.; WR Terry Dorris, 6-0, 185; Sr.; RB Bailey Miller, 5-11, 185; Jr.; OL Austin Carlson, 6-0, 210, Jr.
Defense: Coordinator (set) -- Todd Cordova (odd-front)
Returning starters -- 7
Top players: DL Ricky Sletten, 5-10, 170, Sr.; DL Eric Staats, 5-9, 190, Jr.; DB Tyler Wentworth, 6-0, 150; DL Gunner Delio, 6-0, 200, Jr.; LB Bailey Miller, 5-11, 185, Jr.
Outlook: The Mountaineers got a surprise in the off-season when all-league quarterback Mac Shaw transferred to Tenino. Despite small numbers, theres a plethora amount of players (13 returning starters) with experienced. According to Johnson, linemen Gunnar Delio and Austin Carlson will make a difference in the trenches.
2012 Rainier Football Schedule
Home games in CAPS. All games at 7 p.m.
* Southwest Washington 1A Evergreen game
Friday, Aug. 31 at Naselle
Friday, Sept. 7 -- MOSSYROCK
Friday, Sept. 14 ROCHESTER *
Friday, Sept. 21 at Elma *
Friday, Sept. 28 TENINO *
Friday, Oct. 5 at Forks *
Friday, Oct. 12 HOQUIAM *
Friday, Oct. 19 at Montesano *
Friday, Oct. 26 SETON CATHOLIC