A team on the rise; the Sehome Mariners: By Scott Eklund

Last season, the Sehome Mariners, under first year head coach Bob Norvell, went 4-6 and appear to be on the upward trend with several players returning that will be big contributors this coming season. The thing is, they are really young with a small senior class so the future is very bright.

Northwest Elite Index caught up with defensive coordinator Hillary Butler who broke down just a few of the top prospects on Sehome’s roster.



Daniel Ziegler (photo: Bellingham Herald)
Daniel Ziegler (photo: Bellingham Herald)



ATH Daniel Ziegler (2014)

“He is a guy who can do a ton of things for us. Last season when our quarterback went down he took over at quarterback, he had been a running back and a defensive back for us, and all he did was complete all of his passes for 350 yards and rushed for 150 yards. His only drawback is that he’s a bit on the small side (5’9″, 165), but he’s quick and very athletic. He’s going to play quarterback for us this season and he’ll be a real asset. We run a spread and we’re moving to more of a spread-option offense and Danny will be a perfect fit at the quarterback spot for us. I think at the next level he will probably be a better fit as a defensive back because he’s smart and he’s got good speed.”


OL/DL Drew Norvell (2015)

“Coach Norvell’s son. He’s a big, strong, physical kid and he can play both ways. I love having him on my defense because he’s so strong and he’s pretty athletic. He can play on either side. He’s about 6’3″ and he weighs about 250 pounds. We are really excited to see how he’s developed over the offseason.”


OL/DL Tyler Haggen (2015)

“Along with Drew, Tyler is a great looking two-way guy for us and we love the way he plays the game. He’s been hitting line camps and doing well and I think he’s going to be another anchor for us on both sides of the ball.”


Taylor Rapp playing for Team USA
Taylor Rapp playing for Team USA


RB/S Taylor Rapp (2016)

“Taylor played both ways for us last year. He was our starting free safety and he played running back too. He’s a great athlete. He’s only going to be a sophomore for us this year, so it’s exciting to see how he develops. He’s 5’11 and 180 pounds and he’s really versatile. He likes running back more, but I think he’s probably better suited to play defensive back at the next level.”