Shelton football preview: Double duty pays off for Brian Nault

mwochnick@theolympian.comAugust 28, 2013 

Shelton football preview story: Double duty pays off for Brian Nault 

ABOUT THE HIGHCLIMBERS

Coach: Matt Hinkle, 20th year

 2012: 7-3, third in 3A Narrows; advanced to Week 10 district crossover game

Offense: Coordinator (set) — Cary Nagel (multiple); returning starters — 4

Top players: WR Michael Sobotka, 5-11, 185, sr.; WR Jesse Danford, 5-11, 180, sr.; OL Hunter Ostenson, 5-11, 255, sr.; OL Brandon Blakley, 6-1, 280, jr.; RB Jake Henry, 5-11, 185, jr.

Defense: Coordinator (set) — Hinkle (4-2); returning starters — 6

Top players: LB Brian Nault, 6-1, 210, jr.; DB Thomas Lanphear, 5-11, 180, sr.; DB Colton Hubble, 6-0, 175, sr.; LB Gordon Henry, 5-11, 190, sr.; LB Rudy Mackiewicz, 6-0, 185, sr.

Outlook: Defense is the Highclimbers’ strong point, as they look to keep their winning rhythm going. ... Hubble had a team-best five interceptions in 2012, when the Highclimbers had their first winning record since ’07. ... It’s tough to replace a running back (Ralph Kinne) who set school records for most yards rushing in a game (359) and season (2,389), but Hinkle will turn to Henry.

SCHEDULE

All games at 7 p.m.
* Denotes 3A Narrows League game
Home games in CAPS

Friday, Sept. 6 – at Tumwater

Friday, Sept. 13 – NORTH MASON

Friday, Sept. 20 – at Wilson *

Friday, Sept. 27 – YELM

Friday, Oct. 4 – at Foss *

Friday, Oct. 11 – LINCOLN *

Thursday, Oct. 17 – at North Thurston *

Friday, Oct. 25 – MOUNT TAHOMA *

Friday, Nov. 1 – TIMBERLINE *

 

-- Meg Wochnick, staff writer

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