League: 1A/2B Northwest League (2B)
Coach: Sauni Savini, fifth year
2011 record: 0-8, 8th in league.
Offense: Coordinator (set) – Sauni Savini (west coast). Returning starters – 3. Top players – TE Joseph Ancheta, 6-0, 170, fr.; OL Jacob Champagne-Grey, 6-0, 250, fr.; RB Julian Dillon, 5-7, 155, soph.; QB Gregorio Merida, 5-9, 160, sr.; RB Gustavo Taraya, 5-8, 160, jr.; OL Kyle Wheeler, 6-0, 250, jr.
Defense: Coordinator (set) – Kirk Willis (5-2). Returning starters – 5. Top players – DB John Cultee, 5-8, 155, sr.; LB John Galler, 5-9, 165, sr.; DB Darion Lovejoy, 5-10, 155, soph.; DL Larry Swift, 5-9, 250, jr.; DL Brandon Wheeler, 6-2, 200, soph.
Outlook: The annual rite at Chief Leschi, no matter the size of the student, is breaking in new football players. This year’s group is no exception, even though this is a ninth-grade class with good size on both lines. One standout who did come to the school with football experience was Dillon, who rushed for 620 yards last season as a firstname.lastname@example.org