Washougal football preview: Panthers adopt new offense to fit personnel

first_img Tags Published: August 29, 2018, 7:22pm The Columbian — Panthers started 5-0 last season— Jakob Davis will be Payne’s primary target2017 season: 6-4, 4-2 tied for second in league. Reached first round of state.ScheduleHome games at Washougal High SchoolLeague games in boldAug. 31 at Hudson’s Bay 8 p.m.Sept. 7 Prairie 7 p.m.Sept. 14 Woodland 7 p.m.Sept. 21 W.F. West 7 p.m.Sept. 28 at Ridgefield 7 p.m.Oct. 5 at Columbia River 7 p.m.Oct. 11 Mark Morris 8 p.m.Oct. 19 Hockinson 7 p.m.Oct. 26 at R.A. Long 7 p.m. Washougal football preview: Panthers adopt new offense to fit personnel For Washougal, a new year means a new look.What’s supposed to happen when your main source of offense graduates?In the Panthers’ case, you go back to the drawing board. That’s what head coach Dave Hajek is doing as the Panthers try to replace prolific rusher Kade Coons, who logged 1,104 yards and 13 touchdowns last season (third best in the county), and led the Panthers to a 5-0 start, their best in years.Hajek admits they’ll be young, but believes the Panthers will be fine. He took account of the young, promising weapons Washougal has coming in on the perimeter, and adjusted the offense accordingly.“We’re going to try and change up our identity a little bit, we’re not going to be that I-formation and run-it people,” Hajek said. “We’re going to spread people out, run a lot more zone, throw the ball more, a lot more than we did the last couple of years.”With junior and converted wide receiver Dalton Payne at quarterback, the Panthers plan to utilize his arm — and every receiver. GO Buy this Photo Washougal’s Jakob Davis (7) had 156 receiving yards and two touchdowns last season at tight end. He will move to wide receiver. Alisha Jucevic/The Columbian center_img Share: Jakob Davis, who had 156 yards and two receiving touchdowns last season at tight end, will play wide receiver, and juniors such as receiver Julien Jones will be hoisted into a larger role.Replacing Coons? That will take place by committee. Brevan Bea, a junior who earned second team all-league honors despite missing most of last season with a broken leg, will take reps at running back, as will a pair of sophomores, Gavin Multer and Peter Boyland.While the Panthers aren’t senior-heavy, Hajek says there is a lot to like about his junior class. Going into the 2017 season, seniors Coons and Ryan Stevens set the tone with their work ethic in the weight room and at practice.This season, Hajek says, the junior class as a whole is stepping up.“If we stay healthy, I think we’re going to be OK,” Hajek said.3 THINGS TO KNOW— RB/LB Brevan Bea missed most last season with broken leg Washougal Panthers By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email:last_img read more

MIAs new documentary puts spotlight on war in Sri Lanka

Her latest album, AIM, was released in September 2016. Its hit song, Borders, speaks of politics and rebelling against the system. (Colombo Gazette) The documentary footage follows M.I.A. from childhood through adulthood, exploring her individual background and love of music, but viewers should not expect the music to be her only focus. M.I.A., originally from Sri Lanka, documented the genocide around her. Her mission in the documentary release is to showcase her own filmmaking, and the places she came from. The war in Sri Lanka ended in 2009. Over 70,000 people died in the 25-year genocide, according to World Without Genocide.M.I.A. has been a long-time activist, speaking on the war in Sri Lanka. Her privilege as a pop star has kept parts of the public from believing she can identify with the tragedy. “In Sri Lanka, we were surrounded by civil war. My dad was the founder of the Tamil resistance,” she said in the trailer. “There’s a genocide going on. We don’t want to talk about death. Talk about Beverly Hills.” She urges other celebrities to do the same. “You’ve got access to the microphone. Please use it to say something.” “When the war came to an end in Sri Lanka in 2009, it actually did affect me,” she told The Guardian in May 2017. “Everyone was, like, ‘What the f*** does she know? She’s, like, a pop star,’ but that was my life. It was 50 percent of who I was, it was my identity. I didn’t know what to do with myself.”In 2016, she was banned from entering the U.S., though her visa was approved in May 2017, according to NME.M.I.A. is most known for her single Paper Planes which was released in 2007. In the documentary trailer, the singer explains the track is inspired by the stereotypes surrounding immigrants. Lyrics are missed with sound effects of gunshots and a cash register ding, stressing the idea that immigrants want to take money from natural citizens. Pop sensation M I A is not a typical pop star, and her upcoming documentary, MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. won’t be a typical pop documentary, Newsweek reported.The film, which premiered at Sundance, has been praised for its innovation and spirit, reaching past the boundaries of the life of a typical celebrity. The film will be released in theaters on September 28. read more