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Today we head up to Northern Washington to look at a class 2A juggernaut in Lynden junior Quarterback/defensive back Josh Kraght. What you need to know about Josh Kraght is that he isn’t just a football player, he is a pure bread athlete in every sense of the word. The crafty Kraght is also the Lions standout starting point guard on the hardwoods.
Josh has also been Lynden’s big bopping starting catcher in baseball since his freshman season.
Last season as a super sophomore sensation, Kraght was named the Northwest Conference Most Valuable Player on the gridiron. The slick playmaker was also a 2nd team All-State pick at both quarterback and defensive back.
He threw for 1467 yards and 19 touchdowns in the air last season while rumbling for 885 yards and 14 scores on the ground.
The big gun guided the Lions to the 2nd round of the state playoffs, where they lost a hard fought battle to the eventual state champs, Tumwater.
So far this season the 5’11” 180 pound rifleman has thrown for 1530 yards and 21 touchdowns, with only 2 interceptions. He is completing an unreal 74.6% of his tosses, connecting on 91 of 122 throws on the campaign.
That boys and girls is what you call a dead-eye marksman. Kraght has been an absolute terror from his defensive back position as well. Most teams choosing to throw away from the gifted lock down defender.
More importantly, Kraght and his crew are rolling along at 8-0 and are the #1 ranked squad in the 2A polls. Kraght’s favorite target all season has been talented wideout Zach Vis, who has snared 48 balls
for 885 yards and 10 scores.
The Leos running game is spearheaded by running back Kyle Hanson who has rushed for 714 yards on the ground.
In the recruiting circles, Kraght has also gotten some notice as a wide receiver, which he plays a bit when backup quarterback Jordan Krieder sees time.
That just shows his unreal athleticism, he can play anywhere on the field and be a star.