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Player Meeting, Feb 27, 2020

 All Interested student-athletes who currently are in grades 9-11 should attend a 2020 Football Information meeting with the coaches on February 27, 2020 at 5:30PM.  Meet in the Locker Room at BHS.

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Message from Coach - Jan 28, 2020


Happy Tuesday!  It is crazy to think that we are already gearing up for our 2020 season. Over the last two years at Bellevue, I have learned countless lessons through trial and error all while working with each of your kids. As much as I am able to teach them, they are also teaching me. Thank you for allowing me the honor of coaching your sons and daughters. It is a responsibility that I do not take lightly, and am committed to giving them all I have.

With the start of every New Year comes a reflection period over the last year; the highs, the lows, and everything in between. Recently, I have found myself coming back to the same question repeatedly: How can I make the most positive, lasting impact on these kids to begin shaping leaders of the future?

My mission is to give each student-athlete the most unique football experience in the country! To do so, there are three areas that we, as a football community, team, and individually, need to do:

1. Increase commitment, 

2. Connect with one another, and

3. Be a family. When one of us wins, we all win. 

I truly believe that the best way we can do this is through the continued effort put in during the off-season! By committing to the weight room, the kids will spend more time with each other and the coaches, allowing them the opportunity to further connect as a team, and ultimately learn how to support the daily wins of showing up with a common goal. We have a goal of having at least 30 student-athletes at weight training each day.  Weight training is M,T,TH,F 5:30-6:45pm at BHS.  We want ALL current and prospective players there.  We hope you will join in and commit to supporting your child in being in the weight room daily with the team. 

As for how we, coaches and guardians alike, can support the players, I am working collaboratively with our Football Club Board Members to plan some informal gatherings every month or two, where we can get together to celebrate all of the hard work these amazing kids are putting in and build our own team of support and football family.  Be on the look-out for your invitation to the first gathering, hosted happy hours, the first week of March. 

Thank you again for all you do, we would not be where we are without you! We have 4 months until spring ball.



Michael Kneip, Head Football Coach

Bellevue High School 


2019 Associated Press All State Honors

Joby Schneider was selected to the All State First Team as a Linebacker, and Matulino Masunu for Defensive Line.

Alex Reid was selected Honorable Mention at RB

2019 KingCo Awards

Joby Schneider and Alex Reid were selected as co-defensive players of the year, and teammate Henry Hawblitzel was named the co-lineman of the year along with Ryan Thomson of Lake Washington. Bellevue head coach Michael Kneip was named the coach of the year.

First team:

Offense: Henry Hawblitzel (Bellevue, guard), Ben McKean (Bellevue, guard) and Joby Schneider (Bellevue, running back). Defense: Matulino Masunu (Bellevue, defensive tackle), Tim Underwood (Bellevue, defensive tackle), Joby Schneider (Bellevue, inside linebacker) and Alex Reid (Bellevue, outside linebacker)

Second team:  

Elliot Hamilton (Bellevue, tackle), Alex Reid (Bellevue, running back), Joshua Goates (Bellevue, tight end). Defense: Minwoo Eom (Bellevue, corner) and Dan Marino (Bellevue, safety). Special teams: Nicholas Barros-Barreto (Bellevue. kicker).

Honorable mentions:

Kadon Wine (offensive line), John Short (linebacker), Bryson Sleeper (quarterback) and Collin Backer (linebacker).

2019 All KingCo Awards

Bellevue surprises Lakes with its passing game, wins first-round state matchup

The Bellevue Wolverines are known for their wing-T offense, which features a running game that is difficult to stop, but in Friday night’s Class 3A state first-round game against Lakes, it was the passing game that surprised the Lancers early in a 31-14 win.

Bellevue airs it out in 31-14 victory over Lakes

Bellevue is well known for their rushing attack, but it was the passing game that led the No. 7 Wolverines past the No. 10 Lakes Lancers 31-14, in the first round of the 3A state football tournament on Nov. 15, at Bellevue High School.

Blue Friday Nights Lights!

Blue Friday Night Lights (9/20/19) is coming to Bellevue! The program brings @Seahawks gameday entertainment elements to high school football matchups. A Seahawks player will participate in the coin toss and the Seahawks will also conduct a 12th Flag raising ceremony prior to kick-off!


Bellevue High School / Junior Wolverine & Alumni

Home of the 2012 HS Football National Champions!

11 WA State Football Titles

17 years undefeated in Kingco Conference

200 players have played College Football 

4 players in the NFL

1 All Pro  

  • Alumni playing in Pac 12 - UW, WSU, Oregon, OSU and AZ and AZ State 
  • Alumni playing in Ivy League - Dartmouth and Columbia
  • Alumni playing in Big Sky - Montana and Montana State  
  • Alumni playing in D3 - Claremont McKenna 


Johnny Barthel,  Montana 

Joey Echigoshima,  Colorado School of Mines

Drew Fowler,  UW

- Hunter Hansen,  UW

- Quinn Sullivan, AZ

Cole Young, Oregon


- Isaiah IfanseMontana State

- Ben Keeter, Dartmouth

- Style Saterlee, Claremont McKenna

- Jace Schneider, Montana

- Mitchell Sturgill, Columbia


David DeCastro, Stanford - Pittsburg Steelers 2x All Pro and 4x Pro Bowls, 1st Round Draft Choice, 5yr $50M contract

Myles Jack, UCLA - Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 Pro Bowl, 2nd Round Draft Choice, 4yr $57M contract

Budda Baker, UW - AZ Cardinals, 1 Pro Bowl, 2nd Round Draft Choice

Jake Eldrenkamp, UW - Indianapolis Colts

Shane Bowman, UW - Seattle Dragons XFL

2017 Gatorade State Player of the Year ! Bellevue Wolverine Running Back - Isaiah Ifanse

Budda Baker/AZ Cardinals  - NFL All Pro as a Rookie

David DeCastro/Pittsburgh Steelers - NFL All Pro, 2nd consecutive year and rated #1 Guard in the NFL

Myles Jack/ Jax Jaguars - Rated top 10 LB and played a key role AFC Championship game

2017 Saturday Night Lights - Rogers and DeRider playing at WSU, Connors at Air Force, Jones at Army, Gilchrist, Kneip, Lane, Richmond, Roberts, Ryan and Shane Bowman at Washington, Jack Michael at San Diego, Ryan Gilbert at Columbia, Tim Hahel at Harvard, Marcus Griffin at Arizona and Mustafa Branch at Stanford

2017 Sunday Afternoon in the NFL - Budda Baker with Az Cardinals, Myles Jack Jacksonville Jags, Jake Eldrenkamp LA Ram, Marcus Henry, Saints and All Pro David DeCastro, Pittsburgh Steelers / retired Steve Schilling, Seahawks

Congratulations to the Wolverine Rookies, Cubs, Sophomores, and Junior Varsity.  2018 GEJFA Champions! 

Jack Enger (2017) - UW Baseball

Former NFL - Stephen Schilling, Michigan - San Diego Chargers, 6th round draft pick, finished career with the Seattle Seahawks



2019 Varsity Game Photos

GAME PHOTOS: Thank you to Jeremy Laws (Carter), Marji Jochums (Cade), Susanna Blaberg (Casper) and Stephanie Justus for these great shots. They have put together the following site that will be added to each week with the game photos

2019 C Team Banquet

2019 C Team Banquet

2019 Game Program

Thank You Chris Reid!

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2019 Offers and Commits

- Joey Echigoshima CB - Colorado School of Mines

- Drew Fowler LB- U of Washington, Columbia, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, Oregon State,  Wyoming,  Utah,  Louisville

- Johnny Barthel OL - U. of Montana, Air Force 

- Hunter Hansen WRUniversity of WashingtonColorado School of Mines

- Cole Young OL - University of Oregon, University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University,  Western Oregon

- Quinn Sullivan - Arizona

Wolverines advance to Class 3A state semifinals

Bellevue dominates Yelm in the final three quarters. Things looked dicey for the Bellevue Wolverines football team throughout the duration of the first quarter against the Yelm Tornados. Yelm scored three touchdowns in the first quarter en route to a 20-0 lead with 36 minutes left in regulation. Bellevue outscored Yelm 37-0 in the final three quarters en route to a comeback 37-20 win in the Class 3A state quarterfinals on Nov. 17 at Bellevue Memorial Stadium. The Wolverines improved their overall record to 12-0 with the win.

What it means to be a Wolverine

The Bellevue Wolverine High School and Junior Wolverine Football Program - what it means in our words!