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Football capsule: South Kitsap at Mount Tahoma
South Kitsap Wolves (1-5) @ Mount Tahoma Thunderbirds (2-4)
@ Mount Tahoma, Tacoma
Mount Tahoma Coach: Kevin Hanis, fourth season
League Affiliation: Class 4A Narrows
Offensive formation: Spread
Defensive formation: 3-4
Last year’s Record: 2-8
2009 playoff results: Mount Tahoma did not qualify for the playoffs.
Key returners: QB/DB DeAndre Baines, 5-11, 165, sr.; WR/DB Xavier Bazile, 6-3, 180, sr.; TE/QB/LB Jordan Davidson, 6-2, 170, sr.; DB Robert Donald, 6-1, 175, jr.; OL/DL Alapati Fuaga, 6-4, 305, sr.; TE/LB Joey Gillies, 6-3, 185, so.; OL/LB Josh Iverson, 5-9, 185, sr.; WR/DB Mason Koester, 6-0, 275, sr.; RB/DB Tevin Novak, 5-9, 165, jr.; RB/LB Joseph Roberts, 6-0, 200, jr.; RB/LB Roy Tabios, 5-9, 210, jr.; OL/DL Fatu Tuupu, 5-11, 240, jr.; TE/LB Tyler Wilson, 6-2, 180, sr.
Mount Tahoma vs. South Kitsap: The Wolves lead the series 19-4.
Last meeting with South Kitsap: South won 54-20 last year.
D.J. Sigurdson vs. Mount Tahoma: 5-0.
Last week: Mount Tahoma won 40-13 against Shelton.
POI pick: Mount Tahoma 21, South Kitsap 14.
Overview: The Baines family tree has produced many talented players throughout the years and this season is no different. Baines leads a talented, athletic group that has been inconsistent in league play. The Thunderbirds were blown out by Olympia (45-0) and Gig Harbor (31-6), but played Bellarmine Prep (18-12) tougher than anyone to this point. Despite its place in the bottom half of the standings, Mount Tahoma is one of the Narrows’ more experienced teams with seven offensive and six defensive starters returning from 2009. The Wolves have won 11 consecutive games against the Thunderbirds since they lost 18-17 in 1990.