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All-League Nanamkin, Nila are back

Brewster returns majority of players from last season


BREWSTER – The Bears high school varsity football team aimed high in its non-league season opener with games against two tough A-school rivals, 1A Chelan on the road August 31, and 2A Quincy at home last Friday, Sept. 7. Brewster dropped both, 47-27 to the Goats and 32-20 to the Jackrabbits.

Correctable mistakes worked against the Bears in both games and head coach Jake Johanson hopes to get his team on track before Brewster’s first league game at Tonasket, Sept. 21.

“Still too many turnovers from interceptions and fumbled snaps,” said Johanson. “We need to clean that up and we are in good shape.
Senior running back Ernie Nanamkin carried the ball nine times for 79 yards and two touchdowns against Quincy. Senior running back Joe Taylor gained 193 yards and one TD on eight carries.

Brewster ended last year’s regular season with a 5-3 record in a three-way tie with Tonasket and Oroville for third place in the Central Washington 2B league.

Nanamkin was selected to the All-League First Team last season as a running back while teammate Alfred Nila made the cut as both defensive linebacker and offensive lineman.

Taylor, Jeff Sonneman, and Gio Nila were All-League Honorable Mentions.
Two seniors who also made HM were Connor Wiggs and Caiden Riggan who graduated last June.

 Brewster hosts Mabton at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept.14, for its final non-league opponent before the league battles begin the following week.


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