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Lummi football hopes this is the year it overcomes Neah Bay

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The Lummi High School football team prepares for the 2015 season.
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The Lummi High School football team prepares for the 2015 season.

Coach Jim Sandusky admitted he might have one of the lowest numbers of players out he’s had in the past 10 years. But that’s OK.

What he’s seen from his team during the offseason mitigates the small turnout.

“We had a great camp,” Sandusky said, “maybe the best camp since I’ve been here.”

And while Lummi might be young this season, that doesn’t mean the Blackhawks aren’t experienced.

“We have guys that have a lot of playing time, and that is a product of having some good teams over the last few years,” Sandusky said. “That’s been a blessing in that regard.”

Last year’s narrative turned out to a sequel to the year before, and the year before that, and the year before that.

Four consecutive seasons the Blackhawks have rallied their way deep into the postseason before suffering a season-ending loss to rival Neah Bay.

And who knows, the two could meet again this postseason as Lummi landed at No. 3 in the Associated Press Preseason Prep Football Poll and Neah Bay came in at No. 2.

The Blackhawks return only two true starters from both sides of the ball, so Lummi has work to do in order to put the pieces in place, but Sundusky has some talented players who should flourish in starting roles.

Senior Jonathan Casimir is slated to take over at quarterback. Sandusky said the signal-caller was battling an illness last year and lost some weight, but Casimier has worked hard in the offseason to put it back on.

“He took it upon himself to really dedicate himself and get better,” Sandusky said of Casimir.

Casimir will be handing the ball a lot to Hank Hoskins, and on the outside he’ll have Raven Borsey and Free Borsey at his disposal. Sandusky said the Borsey boys put in the most work during the offseason, and he’s excited to see the results.

Devin Lawrence returns at center, and newcomer James Williams and Keegan Jojola could find roles on each side of him.

Defensively, the Blackhawks should be strong all the way around.

Hoskins will shore up the middle linebacker spot, and Dashaun Lawrence and Williams have a good chance to start on each side of Hoskins.

The Borseys will start at each cornerback position.

“I think we just need to do what we did at camp,” Sandusky said. “We made a mistake, we don’t get on each other about it. We regroup and get onto the next play. That’s what we did at camp.”

Key numbers

2

Offensive starters from 2014 returning

for Lummi in 2015.

2

Defensive starters from 2014 returning

for Lummi in 2015.

4

Consecutive seasons Lummi has ended its season with a loss to Neah Bay.

11

Number of upperclassmen on the Blackhawks’

2015 roster.

Players to watch

JONATHAN CASIMIR

Sr., QB/DB

Casimir has impressed Sandusky with his offseason work ethic and now will get the keys to Lummi’s offense.

FREE BORSEY

Jr., WR/LB

Free Borsey is one of only two defensive returning starters. He can play DB or linebacker and will have an expanded role in the offense.

RAVEN BORSEY

Jr., WR/DB

Sandusky raved about the work Raven Borsey and his brother, Free, have put in. That hard work should pay off big time.

HANK HOSKINS

Sr., RB/LB

Hoskins has done it all in the past, and now as a senior, he’ll be an integral piece to the success the Blackhawks hope to have.

Three keys to 2015

1. ON TO THE NEXT ONE

If there was one area Sandusky saw his team struggle last season, it was overcoming adversity and getting over a bad play or two. The Lummi coach witnessed improvement during summer camp, and he hopes that attitude translates into the regular season.

2. BEAT NEAH BAY

Lummi’s biggest rival has been what’s stood between the Blackhawks and their grand goal each of the past four seasons. Since 2011, every year Lummi’s season has ended with a loss to the Red Devils. Plain and simple, Lummi needs to get past its rival.

3. PEAK FITNESS

Sandusky admitted he has one of the lowest turnouts he’s had in the past 10 years, but Lummi still has talent. Fewer bodies means lack of depth, so the Blackhawks’ starters will need to be ready to play for extended periods.

Projection

Lummi is a Class 1B power. They have less bodies this year, but the talent is there and good enough for the Blackhawks to get back to the Dome.

2015 schedule

Date

Opponent

Time

Sept. 4

at Taholah

5 p.m.

Sept. 11

Neah Bay

7 p.m.

Sept. 18

at Seattle Lutheran^

7 p.m.

Sept. 25

Entiat

7 p.m.

Oct. 2

at Clallam Bay*

6 p.m.

Oct. 9

Crescent*

6 p.m.

Oct. 16

at Neah Bay*

5 p.m.

Oct. 23

Lopez*

5 p.m.

Oct. 30

at Tulalip Heritage*#

7 p.m.

*NWL 1B game; ^at West Seattle; #at Marysville-Pilchuck

2015 roster

No.

Player

Yr.

Ht.

Wt.

Pos.

3

Quincy Lane

Fr.

5-7

132

WR/DB

4

Matt Martin

So.

5-8

145

OL/LB

6

Guy Owings

Jr.

5-9

167

WR/DB

8

Derek Cooper

So.

5-8

140

RB/DB

10

Dashaun Lawrence

So.

5-10

175

QB/LB

11

Free Borsey

Jr.

5-10

160

WR/LB

12

Jonathan Casimir

Sr.

5-11

147

QB/DB

13

Raven Borsey

Jr.

5-10

160

WR/DB

18

Jordan Revey

So.

6-0

172

RB/DE

19

Jakob Washington

So.

5-9

190

OL/DL

20

Elder Roberts

So.

5-10

181

RB/LB

21

Caleb Revey

8th

5-8

148

WR/DB

23

Stanford Hoskins

So.

5-6

175

RB/LB

24

Hank Hoskins

Sr.

5-9

210

RB/LB

27

James Williams

Jr.

6-0

191

OL/DE

30

Donavan Jones

So.

5-7

135

WR/DB

32

Isiah Jefferson

8th

5-7

131

RB/DB

33

Jeffrey Cultee

Sr.

5-7

165

RB/LB

34

John Ballew

Jr.

5-9

170

RB/LB

35

Simon James

Fr.

5-10

182

OL/DL

37

Devin Lawrence

Jr.

5-11

200

OL/DL

50

Marvin Cooper

Fr.

5-7

148

OL/DL

55

Tyler Martin

Jr.

5-7

188

OL/DL

60

Patrick Sturgeon

8th

5-6

151

OL/DL

66

Mason Deardorff

Fr.

5-8

245

OL/DL

80

Jay Phair

8th

5-9

142

WR/DE

91

Keegan Jojola

Jr.

6-2

240

OL/DE

2014 Season recap

RESULTS

(9-4, 3-1 NWL 1B)

Date

Opponent

Result

Sept. 5

at Adrian (Ore.)

L 44-20

Sept. 12

at Neah Bay

L 38-26

Sept. 19

Seattle Lutheran

W 60-12

Sept. 27

at Entiat

W 50-16

Oct. 4

Clallam Bay*

W 65-30

Oct. 9

Taholah

W 63-6

Oct. 11

at Crescent*

W 2-0^

Oct. 17

Neah Bay*

L 50-38

Nov. 1

at Lopez*

W 66-28

CLASS 1B QUAD-DISTRICT PLAYOFF

Nov. 7

Rainier Christian

W 54-8

CLASS 1B STATE PLAYOFFS

Nov. 14

at Lyle

W 52-0

Nov. 22

Lopez

W 60-14

Nov. 29

Neah Bay

L 26-20

*NWC 2A/3A game;^forfeit

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Rushing

Att.

Yards

Avg.

TD

Hank Hoskins*

42

376

8.9

9

Austin Brockie

21

150

7.1

5

Devin Cooper

18

125

6.9

2

Jacob Roberts

10

96

9.6

1

Jeffrey Cultee*

10

59

5.9

0

Passing

Cmp.

Att.

Yds.

TD

Int.

Hank Hoskins*

23

46

569

7

2

Austin Brockie

15

31

282

4

2

Receiving

Rec.

Yards

Avg.

TD

Devin Cooper

9

213

23.7

1

Dino Williams

11

207

18.8

3

Jacob Roberts

4

115

28.8

2

Trazil Lane

3

110

36.7

3

Hank Hoskins*

2

66

33.0

0

*returning player

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