Football Preview | Enumclaw High Hornets aims to regain winning form | Slideshow

The Enumclaw High Hornets will hit the regular season gridiron Friday, hosting White River at 7 p.m. at the Pete’s Pool field.

The team and fans have high hopes for the season.

Enumclaw features a new coach, Mark Gunderson, who played cornerback for Pacific Lutheran University.

Gunderson wrote in an email the team has “a talented group  led by senior Bryson Grant, junior Chandler Streuli and junior Mauricio Portillo (captains).

Taking snaps at quarterback will be junior Peter Nordby.

The wideout corp will be Perry Rockwood, a senior who also plays defensive back, and Bryson Grant and Tyler Osborn, who will also play outside linebacker.

The defense will feature senior Nathan Pigott at corner and defensive line, and juniors Sam Fisher and Streuli at outside linebacker.

Lining up at running back will be Portillo, who will play outside linebacker as well.

Enumclaw is coming off a tough 2011 season that saw the Hornets go 1-7 overall and 0-5 in South Puget Sound League 3A play.

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