NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Watauga Pioneers

Published Monday, August 19th, 2019

By CHRIS HOBBS

HobbsDailyReport.com

2019 SCHEDULE
(all games at 7:30 p.m.)
Aug. 23—Asheville Roberson
Aug. 30—at Ashe County
Sept. 6—at Winston-Salem Reagan
Sept. 13—Wilkes Central
Sept. 20—Ashbrook
Sept. 27—S. CALDWELL
Oct. 4—at ALEXANDER CENTRAL
Oct. 11—HICKORY
Oct. 18—at ST. STEPHENS
Oct. 25—McDOWELL
Nov. 1—at FREEDOM

WATAUGA PIONEERS

Conference: Northwestern 3A-4A

Head coach: Ryan Habich (106-34, 10 years; 56-20 at Watauga, 6 years)

Last season’s records: 13-1 overall; 7-0 Northwestern 3A-4A, champion

BY THE NUMBERS

OVERALL

Returning starters: 10

Returning lettermen: 15

OFFENSE

 Returning starters: 6

 Leading returning rushers: Bryce Satterfield, 4-11, 170, Sr. (215-1,661, 23 TDs); Jaiden Bond, 5-9, 170, Sr. (79-1,284, 14 TDs); Anderson Castle, 6-0, 185, Sr. (81-741, 11 TDs)

 Leading returning passer: Anderson Castle, 6-0, 185, Sr. (25-47-3, 549 yards, 9 TDs)

 Leading returning receivers: Grant Oliver, 5-9, 165, Sr.; (8-291, 5 TDs); Jaiden Bond, 5-9, 170, Sr. (17-267, 1 TD)

 DEFENSE

Returning starters: 4

Players to watch: Jaiden Bond, DB, 5-9, 170, Sr.; Grant Oliver, DB, 5-9, 165, Sr.; Jake Watson, LB, 6-0, 210, Sr.; Adrion Cassidy, DL, 6-1, 230, Sr.; Dakota Silvers, DL, 6-3, 280, Sr.; Mathew Grambow, DL, 5-9, 200, Sr.; Grant Lawrence, DL, 6-3, 290,  Soph.; Bryce Satterfield, LB, 5-11, 170, Sr.

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