September 24, 2009 · 4:51 PM
South Kitsap Wolves (3-0) @ Olympia Bears (3-0)
Time: 7 p.m. Friday @ Ingersoll Stadium
Olympia Coach: Bill Beattie, 15th year
League Affiliation: Narrows League
Offensive formation: Multiple
Defensive formation: 4-3
Last year’s Record: 10-1 overall, 8-0 league.
2008 playoff results: Olympia was eliminated in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs against Central Kitsap, 14-10, on Nov. 15.
Returning starters: DL Griffin Boudia, 6-2, 210, jr.; LB Sam Gauksheim, 6-0, 200, sr.; WR/DB Numia Magalei, 6-2, 180, sr.; RB Jordan Pine, 5-11, 205, sr.; OL/DL Drew Schultz, 6-3, 240, sr.
Top newcomers: DB/K Cole Boysen, 6-1, 175, sr.; DB Kevin Hyunh, 5-8, 165, sr.; QB Jared Mercer, 6-0, 185, sr.; DL Jeff Waldner, 6-4, 245, sr.
Olympia vs. South Kitsap: Olympia leads the series 4-2.
Last meeting with South Kitsap: Olympia beat the Wolves 42-6 last year.
D.J. Sigurdson vs. Olympia: 1-2.
Last week: The Bears won their first road game of the season, 34-3, at Wilson.
Overview: The Wolves had their share of inconsistent performances last year, but the Olympia game was the worst. It was the largest margin of victory by a road team against South since North Kitsap’s 62-7 win in 2004. The Wolves surrendered 507 yards of total offense, including 323 on the ground. Dylan Parsons, now a freshman at Oregon State, rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries in that game. But Olympia, which has won 28 consecutive Narrows League games during the regular season, lost several key players to graduation. In addition to Parsons, quarterback Willie Willard and wide receiver Garett Hall, who also is at OSU, are gone. But Beattie told The Olympian that he likes his returning players despite their inexperience. “I think the one thing consistent about Olympia is we’ve got talent,” he said. “We have a lot of kids who played, but obviously we don’t have many returning starters.” Beattie likes to throw the ball, but the Bears’ biggest offensive threat might be Pine, who scored three touchdowns in last week’s win at Wilson. But in its first two games, Olympia surrendered a combined 55 points in victories against Gig Harbor and Capital.