<em>Sophomore receiver Kalai Pasi catches a pass during a preseason practice. </em>
                                Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Sophomore receiver Kalai Pasi catches a pass during a preseason practice. Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group

Central Kitsap Football | Fall Sports Preview

Central Kitsap Football

Head coach: Mark Keel

2018 record: 6-4 (4-3 SSC)

Key players: Nigal Hardee, sr., DB; Colton Van Dijk, sr., LB; Mekai Seau, jr., DL; Ty Callao-Zeeman, jr., DL; Joshua Flaugher, jr., QB; Jason Almonte, jr., WR; Jeven Keel, sr., TE; Eathan Dodson, sr., DB.

Outlook: The Cougars have the best defense in the West Sound and they have a number of high-caliber standouts on that side of the ball. Central Kitsap will lean more heavily on the defense this year after graduating their starting quarterback and number one running back. The Cougars do have several capable receivers and backs with limited varsity experience. If it all comes together, there’s no reason Central Kitsap can’t get back to the playoffs this season.

Schedule: Sept. 6, 7 p.m., Olympic | Sept. 13, 7 p.m. at Lakes | Sept. 20, 7 p.m. at Yelm | Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Timberline | Oct. 4, 7 p.m. at Shelton | Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Peninsula | Oct. 18, 7 p.m. at North Thurston | Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Capital | Nov. 1 7 p.m. at Gig Harbor.