High School Football

Meet the new 3A Wesco football league

With Ferndale and Squalicum moving to the 3A Wesco next season for football only, it’s a good time to take a look at the league they’ll be joining.

So fill out your name tag and get to know the 14 football programs that will make up the league starting this fall:

Arlington (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 1,249.50

2015 coach: Greg Dailer (since 2008, 47-35)

2015: Went 7-3; won 3A Wesco North title. Lost 33-21 to Bonney Lake in quad-district playoff.

Last five years: Went 28-23; advanced to quad-district playoffs three times and state in 2012.

State playoff appearances: 11 (went 14-9)

State title game appearances: 3 (1979, ’81, ’82)

State titles: 2 (1979, ’82)

NFL alumni: 1 — Erik Norgard (G/C, 1990-98)

Edmonds-Woodway (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 1,216.64

2015 coach: John Gradwohl (since 1996, 124-77)

2015: Went 6-4; finished second in 3A Wesco South. Lost 49-20 to Eastside Catholic in quad-district playoff.

Last five years: Went 31-19; advanced to quad-district playoffs three times and state in 2011.

State playoff appearances: 5 (went 4-5)

State title game appearances: None

State titles: None

NFL alumni: 2 — Keith Grennan (DE, 2008), Jeff Mickel (T, Rams, 1990)

Everett (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 1,097.39

2015 coach: Doug Trainor (first year; 65-77 in 14 seasons at Ballard, Bellingham, Stanwood, Everett).

2015: Went 5-5, tied for fourth in 3A Wesco North.

Last five years: Went 13-37; no playoff trips.

State playoff appearances: 3 (went 1-3)

State title game appearances: None

State titles: None

NFL alumni: 5 — Chris Chandler (QB, 1998-2004), Chuck Nelson (K, 1983-88), Curt Farrier (DT, 1963-65), Abe Wilson (TB/G, 1927-29), Wilcat Wilson (TB, 1927-29).

Ferndale (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 1,189.00

2015 coach: Jamie Plenkovich (since 2004, 133-43 in 16 seasons at Sehome, Ferndale).

2015: 8-4, finished fourth in NWC 2A/3A. Lost 41-7 to Bellevue in quad-district playoff.

Last five years: 32-20, advanced to quad-district playoffs four times and state in 2012.

State playoff appearances: 21 (23-20)

State title game appearances: 3 (1997, 2004, ’05)

State titles: 1 (2005)

NFL alumni: 3 — Michael Koenen (P, 2005-present), Jake Locker (QB, 2011-14), Doug Pederson (QB, 1993-2004).

Lynnwood (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 1,002.11

2015 coach: Keauntea Bankhead (since 2014, 10-10)

2015: Went 6-4, finished fifth in 3A Wesco South.

Last five years: Went 15-34, no playoff trips.

State playoff appearances: 2 (0-2)

State title game appearances: None

State titles: None

NFL alumni: None

Marysville-Getchell (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 1,198.62

2015 coach: Davis Lura (since 2011, 34-50 in nine seasons at West Seattle, Marysville-Getchell).

2015: 3-6, tied for fourth in 3A Wesco North.

Last five years: 16-32, no playoff trips.

State playoff appearances: None

State title game appearances: None

State titles: None

NFL alumni: None

Marysville-Pilchuck (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 1,086.24

2015 coach: Brandon Carson (since 2007, 69-28)

2015: Went 4-6, finished third in 3A Wesco North. Lost to Ferndale 49-20 in quad-district play-in.

Last five years: Went 38-16, advanced to quad-district playoffs three times, state in 2013 and state quarterfinals in 2012.

State playoff appearances: 6 (3-6)

State title game appearances: None

State titles: None

NFL alumni: 3 — Dave Stachelski (TE, 2000-01), Jeff Pahukoa (G/T, 1991-96), Shane Pahukoa (DB, 1995).

Meadowdale (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 1,197.05

2015 coach: Matt Leonard (first year, 5-5)

2015: Went 5-5, finished third in 3A Wesco South. Lost 35-27 to Auburn Mountainview in quad-district playoff.

Last five years: Went 38-17, advanced to quad-district playoffs five times, state in 2014 and state quarterfinals in 2011 and ’13.

State playoff appearances: 12 (4-12)

State title game appearances: None

State titles: None

NFL alumni: None

Oak Harbor (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 1,132.38

2015 coach: Jay Turner (since 2008, 47-31)

2015: Went 6-3, finished second in 3A Wesco North. Lost 49-35 to Juanita in quad-district playoff.

Last five years: Went 34-14, advanced to quad-district playoffs five times and state in 2014.

State playoff appearances: 7 (6-6)

State title game appearances: 1 (2006)

State titles: 1 (2006)

NFL alumni: 1 — Ken Lee (LB, 1971-72)

Shorecrest (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 986.83

2015 coach: Brandon Christensen (since 2010, 17-40)

2015: Went 3-6, finished sixth in 3A Wesco South as a 2A team.

Last five years: Went 13-35, advanced to 3A quad-district playoffs once and 2A district playoffs once.

State playoff appearances: 7 (0-7)

State title game appearances: None

State titles: None

NFL alumni: 4 — Marc Wilson (QB, 1980-90), Ray Pinney (OL, 1976-87), Mark McGrath (1981-85), Mike O’Brien (DB, 1979).

Shorewood (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 1,208.05

2015 coach: Brandon Torrey (first season, 0-10)

2015: Went 0-10, finished seventh in 3A Wesco South.

Last five years: 8-42, no playoff trips.

State playoff appearances: 7 (1-7)

State title game appearances: None

State titles: None

NFL alumni: 1 — Fred Orns (LB, 1987)

Snohomish (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 1,283.09

2015 coach: Kai Smalley (since 2013, 9-21)

2015: Went 5-5, finished third in 4A Wesco. Lost 61-26 to Graham Kapowsin in 4A quad-district playoff.

Last five years: Went 15-35, advanced to quad-district playoffs twice.

State playoff appearances: 19 (20-17)

State title game appearances: 2 (1976 and ’78)

State titles: 2 (1976 and ’78)

NFL alumni: 4 — Jeff Ogden (WR, 1998-2002), Steve Hardin (G, 1996), Rick Fenney (RB, 1987-’91), Curt March (G, 1981-’86).

Squalicum (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 980.14

2015 coach: Nick Lucey (since 2014, 20-4)

2015: Went 11-1, won NWC 2A/3A title. Lost 38-21 to Tumwater in 2A state quarterfinals.

Last five years: Went 32-22, advanced to district playoffs three times and state quarterfinals in 2014 and ’15.

State playoff appearances: 2 (2-2)

State title game appearances: None

State titles: None

NFL alumni: None

Stanwood (2)

2016-20 enrollment data: 1,111.00

2015 coach: Erik Keizer (took over mid-season, 3-4)

2015: Went 4-6, tied for fourth in 3A Wesco North.

Last five years: Went 14-34, did not advance to state.

State playoff appearances: 2 (4-2)

State title game appearances: None

State titles: None

NFL alumni: None

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