La Conner High School football eyes next step in program rebuilding project

Braves sports are back


August 24, 2022

Madoc Hiller

GAME ON - Football practice began Wednesday, Aug. 17 with players wearing only helmets for initial workouts. Marlon Edwards (above) simulated a carry out of the backfield while teammates Brent Bobb (left) and Steven Willcutt looked on.

Less than two years ago Charlie Edwards was the architect of a stout defense that helped La Conner High School clinch a league football title.

That was during a shortened, conference-only season shifted to the spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These days, Edwards finds himself in his second year as La Conner's head grid coach and back at the drawing board – this time to draft a blueprint for a successful rebuild of a Braves' program. The team suffered nearly a dozen losses to graduation from the NW2B championship run and two more, Jahrel Cayou and Haydin Dinius, from the team's fall...

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