Flour Bluff, Calallen look to be formidable
Aug 08, 2014 | 828 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This article is the third in a four-week series, in which the Portland News will examine the District 30-5A football teams the Gregory-Portland Wildcats will face in 2014. This week we look at the top two teams, according to most pollsters, Calallen and Flour Bluff. Calallen, again, will play under Coach Phil Danaher, while the Hornets will have first-year Coach Chris Steinbruck.

Calallen Wilcats

Danaher returns 42 lettermen back from last year’s team that finished 11-1 on the year and 7-0 in district.

The Wildcats return four starters on offense, and have two good running backs in Chris Price and J.D. Savanich. Price had 700 yards rushing last year, and Savanich approached 400 yards on the ground, but they need to find a quarterback. That could be Dakin Alderson, who saw some time there last year.

The offensive line will be key for Calallen, with Jason Phillips, Matt Cade and tight end Kale Emshoff leading the way.

Miguel Cantu returns to the secondary, along with Alderson and outside linebacker Josh Hight.

Flour Bluff Hornets

The Hornets return 66 lettermen, 10 starters on offense and three on defense from a team that finished 10-2 on the year and 7-0 in district.

Steinbruck is glad to see quarterback Cody Brewer return after he passed for over 2,000 yards and 29 touchdowns last year. He will have plenty of options with wide receivers Kevin Dewitt and Aaron Dilworth. Dewitt had more than 800 yards receiving and Dilworth hauled in 450 yards through the air.

Flour Bluff also returns the highly recruited Jalen Campbell, who will see action at receiver and defensive back.

The Hornets have a good running back in Reidel Clayton, who rushed for more than 1,100 yards last season as a freshman.

On defense, the Hornets will rely heavily on defensive backs Tyler Snell and Josh Lopez, who combined for 98 tackles last year.
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