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To The King, a Crown; Skyline
By Colin Caruso
At risk was the #1 team in the 4A KingCo-Crown league, with the matchup of all-too-familiar opponents who have battled well over the past several years. The Skyline Spartans traveled to their neighbor Issaquah to face the Eagles, the winner to secure a matchup against the top of the KingCo-Crest league. Students and fans from all over came to create a buzz of noise that lasted until the game concluded, which saw
Issaquah broke the scoring drought first in the second quarter, a 44 yard pass from senior quarterback Jack Neary to his senior star wide receiver Derek Chapman. The Issaquah sideline exploded as their Eagles took a 7-0 lead. The teams would exchange field goals later in the quarter and Issaquah took a 10-3 lead into half.
Skyline coach Mat Taylor had something brewing in that halftime speech, because his Spartans came out ready to play in the second half. A 27-0 third quarter in favor of the Spartans completely changed the complexion of the game. Touchdowns came from all different avenues; a pass from Kilton Anderson to Derek Loville, two rushing scores, and a special teams score. Issaquah needed a response and succeeded early in the fourth on another strike from Neary to Chapman to cut the lead to 30-17. But Skyline’s defense held tough, with an amazing second half performance from their defensive line to pressure Neary relentlessly. Skyline secured the victory 30-17 and a matchup with the 4A KingCo-Crest champion Bothell.
Kilton Anderson – 26 yard TD pass
Rashaad Boddie and Chandler Wong – TD run each
Jack Neary – 2TD passes of 44 and 19 yards
Derek Chapman – 2TD receptions