Interlake Saints head coach Shawn Hartline will be in his first season as a head coach at the high school level this fall. Hartline replaces his brother Brian, who coached the Saints for the past two seasons. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Interlake Saints head coach Shawn Hartline will be in his first season as a head coach at the high school level this fall. Hartline replaces his brother Brian, who coached the Saints for the past two seasons. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Determination drives the Saints on the football field

Shawn Hartline is in his first season as Saints head coach.

Year in and year out, the Interlake Saints football team has been known for its grittiness on the gridiron.

The Saints, who compete in the 3A/2A KingCo league, may not always field the largest rosters but they continue to pack a powerful punch.

“Words can’t describe it. It is like the movie ‘Rudy’ out here for me. Every player wants to play and they are bought in. They are going to give it everything they got. They are scrappy and I love it,” Interlake head coach Shawn Hartline said. “I’m so impressed. The team is very bought in to our concepts and bought in to what we are trying to achieve for the season.”

Hartline will be in his first season leading the Saints program this fall. Shawn’s brother Brian was the head coach of the Saints in 2016 and 2017. The Saints new leader is an old-school type of coach.

“I coach the coaches and mentor our players. That is who I am and that is what I’m about. My coaches are outstanding and I have total belief in their abilities to run the offense and the defense,” Hartline said of his staff.

The Saints key returners this fall will be Austin Hourn (running back/defensive back), Myles Chandler (wide receiver/safety), Ethan Feaster (offensive line/defensive line), Matt Le (linebacker/offensive line) and Jack Hirsch (linebacker).

Hartline believes Hourn will be one of the most electrifying players in the league.

“Austin is in his third year as a varsity player. This could be his breakout year that really launches him into college. He is a great leader that leads by example. He is out here every day working hard. I’m really impressed with him,” Hartline said.

INTERLAKE

Schedule

Aug. 31 at Newport, 7 p.m.

Sept. 7 SAMMAMISH, 7 p.m.

Sept. 14 NORTH CREEK, 7 p.m.

Sept. 28 at Mercer Island, 7 p.m.

Oct. 5 at Bellevue, 7 p.m.

Oct. 12 at Juanita, 7 p.m.

Oct. 26 at Lake Washington, 7 p.m.

More in Sports

Bellevue girls rally past Interlake

Wolverines erased double-digit halftime lead to advance in loser-out game.

Bellevue-area wrestlers qualify for regionals

A handful of Bellevue-area wrestlers qualified for regional tournaments. At the boys… Continue reading

Bellevue boys keep season alive with win over Lake Washington

The Wolverines booked a spot in district tournament with 48-40 win on Feb. 11.

Saints fall to Islanders in KingCo championship

Interlake boys lost 61-36 to Mercer Island in the 3A KingCo tournament championship on Feb. 11.

Newport gymnasts finish fourth at 4A KingCo/District meet

Bencke finishes first in the all-around, with Nilsen in second.

Bellevue girls claw their way into league tournament

The Wolverines defeated Mercer Island, 27-24, in a tiebreaker.

Bellevue boys drop regular-season finale to Mercer Island

The Bellevue boys basketball team lost a tightly-contested game to Mercer Island,… Continue reading

Knights advance to district basketball tournament

Newport girls go 1-1 at league tournament to earn No. 6 seed in Wes-King tournament.

Sammamish gymnastics has success at KingCo championships

The Sammamish gymnastics team finished second as a team at the 2A/3A… Continue reading

Most Read