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Conference: Mid Illini Conference
Team Twitter: @wchsfootball201
Head Coach: Darrell Crouch
Assistant Coaches: Todd Stevens - DC/LB Mark Oneill - Special Teams/RB/DB Rob Garcia - WR/DB Zach Davis - QB Kyle Wisher - OL/DL
2016 results: 9-3 (6-1 Mid Illini Conference). The Panthers made the Class 5A state playoff field, defeated Peoria Notre Dame and Centralia before losing to eventual state champion Peoria in the quarterfinal round.
2017 Washington Panthers schedule
vs East Peoria
Returning Offensive Starters
Caleb Fisher/ QB / 6' / 175 / 2019
Aaron Boley / OG / 5'9" / 245 / 2018
Josh Shellenberg5' 10" / 190 / 2018
Alex Williams / WR / 5'11" / 175 / 2018
Returning Defensive Starters
Caleb Fisher / FS / 6' / 175 / 2019
Cole Ludolph / SS / 6' / 160 / 2019
JJ Guedet / DE / 6'8" / 235 / 2019
Sam Walter / C / 5'10" / 160 / 2019
Jacob Urban / LB / 5'10" / 190 / 2018
Aaron Boley / NG / 5'9" / 245 / 2018
Newcomers to Watch
Will Crouch / LB / 6'3" /190/ 2019
Nolen Puent / OG / 6'3" / 235 / 2019
OG Tyriq Johnson WR-C/ 6'2" / 175 / 2019
Andres Mendez OT-DE / 6'3" / 230 / 2019
Cam Boers / LB-FB / 5'9" / 180
2017 Washington Panthers summer Camp/7on7 plans
June 30 ISU Tourney
July 10 Pekin
July 20 at Normal West
July 22 at Panther 7 on 7 tourney
Top Impact Player for Washington in 2017? Senior QB/Db Caleb Fisher. The Fisher family has had more than a few standouts at WCHS over the years. Caleb Fisher will be a multi-year and multi-positional starter again in 2017 and will lead the Panthers on both sides of the football. Fisher will also be asked to help bring along a talented yet young underclassmen group this fall.
Biggest Concern heading into 2017? The Panthers have talent on both sides of the football but admittedly they will need to make sure it's offensive line develops sooner rather than later this fall.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early Take on the 2017 Washington Panthers?
The Panthers will no question be a team to pay close attention towards in Class 5A this season. Washington has a ton of talent, especially in it's 2019 class. If the 2019 group can come to play and contribute sooner rather than later, this team could become a state title threat in the new landscape (no Peoria/Montini/Naz/SHG) in Class 5A.
EDGYTIM's Way Too Early regular season record prediction for the Washington Panthers? 8-1/7-2