The Bellingham Red Raiders, under second-year coach Ted Flint, last year began laying the foundation for the type of team they want to be.
Bellingham finished 5-5, logging more wins than it had combined the previous three seasons, and now the Red Raiders have one more year playing an independent schedule before they join the rest of the Northwest Conference next fall.
Led by players such as Trent Helming, Zach Lorenz, Noah Hadfield, Theo Vinup and up-and-coming sophomore quarterback Nick Knutson, Bellingham is looking to take yet another step forward.
“I’m really pleased with everything that is going on because we got overall more kids out,” Bellingham coach Ted Flint said. “We are a little younger, but all the young kids are working their butts off and getting better everyday, and we are way better than we were last year at this point.”
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The Red Raiders open against Squalicum at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Civic Stadium.