The Pirates started out 3-1 under new head coach Jay Dumas, but endured some tough breaks down the stretch to finish 3-7 overall. Still, three wins was a big improvement for the program, which won just once in 2018.
Davis started off with a bang, shutting out Mt. Tahoma 48-0. The Pirates also beat Selah and Moses Lake before dropping their final six contests.
Davis nearly finished the season with a win over rival Eisenhower, leading 21-10 at halftime, but couldn’t overcome a late touchdown drive by the Cadets.
The Pirates were led this season by junior quarterback Jose Reyes, senior wide receiver Jackson Curtsinger and senior lineman Jesus Martinez.
Martinez was named to the all-CBBN second team offense, along with senior tight end Nick Sosa, while junior linebacker Malaciah Cook earned a spot on the second-team defense.
Curtsinger and senior Marcus Cook received honorable mention.
Sophomore running back Ricardo Acevedo paced the Pirates on the ground for most of the season.
Yakima’s three Class 4A football teams didn’t make the cut for the 2019 state playoffs, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some highlights along the way.
West Valley ended up taking home the coveted “city championship” by defeating cross-town rivals Eisenhower and Davis, finishing the season at 3-3 in league and 4-5 overall.
Eisenhower beat Davis and Moses Lake to finish 2-4 in league (4-6 overall), while the Pirates earned their lone conference win over Moses Lake, finishing 1-5 in the CBBN (3-7 overall).