Without looking past Mount Baker at all, here’s a brief look at the rest of the teams on the 2010 schedule in scheduled order. It’s looking like a pretty tough slog ahead, five straight road games, playing an unfamiliar team picked to win their 2A league, and a familiar foe postured as elite and confident program. Regardless, could be worse, right?
Sequim – Sat., Sept. 11 at Sequim
For a long time, Sequim football was a non-factor in the state beyond Sequim. In Class 3A and its antecedent AA, Sequim made just one state playoff appearance in 1978, and lost.
In last 5 years or so, Sequim has come on. They’ve made the 2A playoffs for the past 4 years, and last year won their first ever playoff game, 34-32 over a very good Burlington-Edison team. The Wolves then lost 31-0 to Lynden in the quarters. This year, Sequim is picked to finish first in the Olympic League.
And they say the Olympic League football race is between two teams: Sequim and North Kitsap. At least that was the result of voting Wednesday in the Olympic League coaches poll.
The Wolves have won league titles in five of the last six years. North Kitsap, one of the more consistent football programs in the county, is dropping down from Class 3A to 2A.
That was enough to convince league coaches those two are the favorites. Sequim edged NK by four points. North Mason and Olympic, if the coaches are correct, will take the third and fourth playoff spots. Bremerton, is the league’s lone Class 3A team.