Southridge brings strong defense and many returning starters - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Southridge brings strong defense and many returning starters

Posted: Updated:
  • Prep SportsHigh SchoolMore>>

  • Khalil Winfrey Headed To USA Track & Field Junior Olympics

    Khalil Winfrey Headed To USA Track & Field Junior Olympics

    Rogers High School's Khalil Winfrey qualified for the USA Track Field Junior Olympics National Championships in Houston, Texas. The junior-to-be joined SWX's Neil Stover in the Fasteners Sports Studio to discuss his upcoming meets in the 100 meter and 200 meter championships.>>
    Rogers High School's Khalil Winfrey qualified for the USA Track Field Junior Olympics National Championships in Houston, Texas. The junior-to-be joined SWX's Neil Stover in the Fasteners Sports Studio to discuss his upcoming meets in the 100 meter and 200 meter championships.>>
  • Washington Angels Fastpitch Softball Team Dedicates Season to Teammate

    Washington Angels Fastpitch Softball Team Dedicates Season to Teammate

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:20:09 GMT
    The Washington Angels fastpitch softball team is playing with a purpose this summer. They're heading to the national tournament in Salem, Virginia later this month, after winning "State for Kate." >>
    The Washington Angels fastpitch softball team is playing with a purpose this summer. They're heading to the national tournament in Salem, Virginia later this month, after winning "State for Kate." >>
  • Chiawana's Ruiz to Junior Olympics

    Chiawana's Ruiz to Junior Olympics

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-15 02:26:08 GMT
    This week, Chiawana High School's Roman Ruiz is doing something he never imagined."I never really saw myself going all the way to Texas for track," says Ruiz. But that's exactly what he's doing: heading to the National Junior Olympics in Texas to compete in the Decathlon.>>
    This week, Chiawana High School's Roman Ruiz is doing something he never imagined."I never really saw myself going all the way to Texas for track," says Ruiz. But that's exactly what he's doing: heading to the National Junior Olympics in Texas to compete in the Decathlon.>>

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Our next high school football preview takes us to Southridge. The Suns return 15 starters from last season. That includes seven from the top-ranked Mid-Columbia Conference defense in yards allowed per game. The Suns have struggled to find a strong arm at quarterback, but senior playmakers Brenden Kelly at wide receiver and Kadin Diaz at running back will help the Suns compete.

"Football is a physical game and we're going to play it that way. We're going to be physical up front. We're going to be physical with our secondary. We want them to see that we're explosive. We're going to live on the edge. We're going to be physical," Southridge head coach Tony Reiboldt said.

"Everybody on our team gives it 100%. You're not going to catch us jogging. Last year we were like the cardiac kids. I'm sure guys remember that. We're going to try as hard as we can to work harder that the people in front of us," Diaz added.