I visited Gig Harbor and Lakes on Wednesday, the first day of football practice, and wrote this story to highlight the beginning of the season.
With 18 starters back and nine kids with scholarship offers from Division-I schools, Lakes is clearly loaded. I don’t feel that I’m giving anything away when I say that Bellevue will be No. 1, Lakes No. 2 and Union No. 3 in our Class 3A preseason Top 10. As for the rest of the top 10, it gets a little trickier.
Speaking of rankings, we’re working on our Prep Football Preview Special Section, which will be published on Thursday, Sept. 3. It will have rankings for every classification, a preseason all-state team, plus features on the Narrows League, SPSL North, SPSL South, SPSL 3A, Olympic Western League, Nisqually Olympic League and Nisqually League 1A/2B, plus individual team capsules on every team in those leagues.