Lake Stevens Captures 4A Wesco

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Friday Oct. 24th 2014 4A Boys Football
Frank Goddard Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lake Stevens 7 7 13 10 37
Kamiak 14 7 0 13 34

Game Recap below

Lake Stevens Captures 4A Wesco
By Colin Caruso

On the day of tragedy, with all the news stations surrounding the Marysville community and Wesco Conference, two teams met to play for the Wesco regular season title, Lake Stevens and Kamiak. There was a 30 second moment of silence for the victims of the horrific incident that took place just hours before at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. These two teams, both 5-1, both lost to the same Marysville-Pilchuck High in out of league play.

It was a somber atmosphere to begin, but the action began right away. Lake Stevens struck first with a Jacob Eason pass to Tevin Gray to go up 7-0. But Kamiak responded with the next 21 points, one touchdown coming from a Tyler Becker pass, and another with his legs. With just 7 seconds remaining in the first half, Lake Stevens fought within a score with another Eason pass to Gray, cutting the Kamiak lead to 21-14.

This game completely shifted in the third quarter. The momentum seemed to be entirely with the Lake Stevens Vikings, and they only ran two offensive plays from scrimmage in the quarter. The Vikings scored on a punt return from Brandon Otis, and then on a two play, both Andrew Grimes runs, a 56 yard drive for another score, to bounce ahead 27-21.

Kamiak answered with a beautiful pass and catch from Becker to Nate Shubert, but Grimes was not done for the Vikings. Eason had to throw the ball one time in the second half, because Grimes took over. He scored on another run, this time 48 yards, to seal the win for the Vikings. Lake Stevens will now be the #1 team in 4A Wesco in the playoffs, with Kamiak secured as the #2 team.

Top Performers:
Lake Stevens
Jacob Eason – 12-20 for 148 yards, 2TD
Tevin Gray – 5 catches for 78 yards, 2TD
Andrew Grimes – 17 carries for 228 yards, 2TD

Kamiak
Tyler Becker – 12-15 for 219, 3TD, rushing TD
JoJo Binda Jr. – 13 carries for 71 yards

Fans are called to Unite this weekend! Tragedy has….

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2014 Varsity Football Live Interview
Garfield Bulldogs – Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach
Ed Haskins

Tragedy has struck at the heart of the Marysville-Pilchuck and Seattle communities this week, affecting people throughout the state of Washington.  This weekend we call all FANS to unite and attend a high school football game.  We wish to show our support for your local schools and the people of Marysville-Pilchuck and Seattle by filling the stands with everyone wearing something WHITE signifying HOPE and HEALING.

This includes fans, parents, students, administrators and staff attending any and all football games on Friday and Saturday.  So grab anything white; a hat, scarf, a big t-shirt that can fit over your coat!  We want the people of Seattle and Marysville-Pilchuck to know the entire state is behind them.

It is at times like these that we must come together to support one another, even if we aren’t personally affected.  We express our thoughts and prayers by coming together as ONE and wearing WHITE as a symbol of hope for a better tomorrow.

Dick Fain caught up with Ed Haskins from Garfield High School today regarding Seattle Schools support of two communities. They also touched on the renewal of the game classified as “The Game of the Century”.

Garfield takes on Bishop Blanchet this Friday night – 39 years after the historic battle between the same schools in front of 13,000 fans at Memorial Stadium. It took 4 overtimes for Blanchet to come up with the victory and Garfield is looking to grab a win on Friday.

The Region is asked to join together. We encourage everyone to attend a high school football game in your area and show support by WEARING WHITE AS A SYMBOL OF HOPE.

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Lincoln Squeaks Past Wilson for League Title

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Friday Oct. 24th 2014 3A Boys Football
Stadium High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lincoln 6 0 0 6 12
Wilson 3 0 0 0 3

Game Recap below

Lincoln Squeaks Past Wilson for League Title
By Steven Dion

The Abes are quickly climbing up the ranks in 3A as Lincoln has put up big scoring totals to go with an undefeated record thus far. However, the primary team in the Narrows that has been breathing down Kitna and Co.’s necks all season long has been Wilson. That didn’t stop Kitna from sitting several players down, who do not meet the academic standards Kitna has set for his team. He wasn’t shy starting two freshman offensive linemen against a tough Wilson squad. This would be a true test for the Abes.

The Rams entered the contest 6-1 and had a chance to take the lead in the league standings. In fact, a Wilson win would essentially assure they would claim 3A Narrows and earn a first round bye in the playoffs. Something had to give in the rain-soaked Stadium Bowl in Tacoma.

WHS led by Don Clegg took advantage of the Lincoln offensive line that was loaded with second string players due to off-the-field issues with several starters. Abe quarterback Jordan Kitna threw an early pick under heavy pressure which led to a Ram field goal off the right leg of Alex Greenleaf. The red and white had the lead and captured early momentum. Before the conclusion of the first frame, Kitna found nimble-footed Tony Archie on a 9-yard strike in the corner of the endzone for six. A no-good two point conversion by Lincoln kept the lead at three. Before halftime, Greenleaf attempted to tie it up on a long field-goal but the harsh elements took a toll on the airborne pigskin and left it short. At the half, the Abes maintained their 6-3 lead.

Wilson carried their tenacity through a lengthy halftime as the first play from scrimmage in the second half was a pick by Julius Yates-Brown. Yates-Brown is also the quarterback for the Rams so he helped his own cause early in the second! However, the turnover did not result in any points. In fact, the score did not change in the third. Greenleaf had another shot to tie up the ballgame early in the fourth, but the kick was blocked. Lincoln put the nail in the coffin on a deep pass down the sideline to set up Marcus Johnson for a one yard touchdown run. The Abes remain undefeated by the final score of 12-3.

Top Performers:
Lincoln
Tony Archie – 9 yard game-winning touchdown run

Wilson
Julius Yates-Brown – Defensive INT, Major producer on offense.

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3A State Football Rankings Week 7

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3A State Football Rankings
By Steven Dion

The question we are asked each week is simply, who can defeat Bellevue?  Bellevue continues to be the team everyone is looking to beat.  We have broken down the top 10 Washington State 3A Classification Teams for you.

1) Bellevue 6-0, 4-0 League
It is no surprise to see the Wolverines perched at the number one spot in the rankings. Goncharoff continues to put an elite high school football team under the Friday night lights every week.


2) Eastside Catholic 6-1, 4-0 League
The victory over O’Dea last Friday earns the Crusaders the number two ranking. Thielbahr has the pieces to bring his team to the state championship game for the third straight year.


3) O’Dea 6-1, 3-1 League
The Fighting Irish roster is loaded, so the loss to Eastside Catholic will certainly not slow down Kohler’s march back to the Tacoma Dome.


4) Lincoln 7-0, 5-0 League
The Abes are averaging 56 points per game including a 91 point effort. Jon Kitna’s team may not have had any true tests yet, but they will get a chance to go toe-to-toe with the state’s best.


5) Marysville-Pilchuck 6-1, 4-0 League
Losing to O’Dea without your star running back doesn’t mean much when you take down a top 10 team in 4A (Lake Stevens) and beat everyone else by at least 27 points.


6) Peninsula 6-1, 5-0 League
After a thrilling victory over Auburn-Mountainview last week, the Seahawks have vaulted up to six on the rankings. The decisive win over Lakes was nice, and the lone loss is a 30-29 grinder to Gig Harbor.


7) Auburn-Mountainview 6-1, 4-1 League
Someone had to win the back-and-forth classic between the Lions and Peninsula. The margin was so thin that AMHS sits right under the Hawks in the rankings as they have proven their strength thus far.


8) Meadowdale 6-1, 5-0 League
It is fitting that the dark horse in the rankings are the Mavericks. They are undefeated in competitive league play and the one loss on the record was against Lake Stevens by a touchdown on the road.


9) Kennedy Catholic 7-0, 5-0 League
An undefeated record this late in the season is impressive even considering a strength of schedule that may be lacking. Until they even sniff a loss, the Lancers keep earning top ten consideration.


10) Oak Harbor 5-1, 4-0 League
The Wildcats are yet to face their strongest opponent of the year as Marysville-Pilchuck makes a visit, but they have accomplished enough this year to grab a top ten nod.

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4A State Football Rankings Week 7

Chiawana State Champs

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4A State Football Rankings Week 7
By Steven Dion

Our team has scoured the entire state of Washington to see who might raise the trophy over their heads in December. As league play comes to an end and the playoffs quickly approach, here is our breakdown of the top teams in the 4A Classification.

1) Camas 7-0, 4-0 League
The 2013 state runner-up a season ago has wins over 3 of the top 10 in 4A (Camas, Federal Way, Union) earning the Papermakers the top spot.


2) Bothell 7-0, 5-0 League
Last week’s 56-0 dismantling of Skyline on the plateau was impressive. Bainter’s Cougs are firing on all cylinders as the playoffs approach.


3) Chiawana 6-1, 5-0 League
The defending state champs took down a tough Walla Walla team on the road last Friday. Falling to a hungry Camas squad by two points in week one is the only blemish on the schedule.


4) Union 6-1, 3-1 League
The Titans earned a road win against top-10 Federal Way in the season opener. Their only loss? Last Friday against Camas by the score of 37-20.


5) Gig Harbor 6-1, 4-0 League
Beating Olympia 45-14 is a clear indicator the Tides are steadily climbing up the 4A ranks. As the season unfolds, the win over Peninsula looks more impressive. Eastlake is the only loss on the record.


6) Gonzaga Prep 6-1, 4-1 League
The Bullpups shut-out Bellarmine Prep 17-0 early in the season and also have a nice win over Mt. Spokane. The lone blemish this season is a fluky loss against league opponent Shadle Park.


7) Kentwood 6-1, 3-0 League
The Conks are only allowing one touchdown per game this season. Yep, 7 points! The 35-14 win over Emerald Ridge was nice but a recent loss vs. Federal Way may be the only true test thus far.


8) Lake Stevens 6-1, 5-0 League
Since falling to Marysville-Pilchuck in week two, the Vikings have rolled out some blowout wins. Jacob Eason and the Viks square off against a tough Kamiak team on Friday.


9) Graham-Kapowsin 6-1, 3-1 League
Taking down the Spartans at Skyline HS on September 10th in front of a packed house shows the Eagles have grit to close out games. Losing to Emerald Ridge by a field goal is GK’s one trip-up this season.


10) Federal Way 5-2, 4-0 League
Meagher’s Eagles were slow out of the gates as they squandered a lead to #4 Union in week one and were blown out in week two by #1 Camas. Since then? 5-0 including a win over #6 Kentwood on the road.

Eastside Catholic Fends Off Fighting Irish

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Friday Oct. 17th 2014 3A Boys Football
West Seattle Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eastside Catholic 13 6 7 0 26
O'Dea 10 0 7 3 20

Game Recap below

Eastside Catholic Fends Off Fighting Irish
By Colin Caruso

A subtle drizzle amplified the setting of this great matchup between two of our state’s finest in 3A, the Eastside Catholic Crusaders travelling to West Seattle to face the O’Dea Fighting Irish. The last competition between these two stellar programs took place in the Tacoma Dome, with a trip to the State finals on the line. Eastside Catholic took that contest 28-14, and O’Dea’s seniors came into this one looking to avenge that State semi-final loss.

Scoring started early in the light rain, with a forced fumble on the second play from scrimmage by O’Dea senior Garrett Granlund. The ball fell into the hands of the fastest player on the field, Myles Gaskin, for an easy touchdown run and a 7-0 O’Dea lead just 35 seconds into the game. O’Dea would add just one more touchdown before the night ended.

Eastside Catholic responded on their next drive. Addison Hull, Eastside’s non-featured back ran right through the middle of O’Dea’s defense for 39 yards and a score to tie the game at seven. The scoring continued in the first, with a field goal from the Irish and another Eastside Catholic rushing touchdown, putting the Crusaders up 13-10.

The story in this game was the defense of the Crusaders. O’Dea would only total 10 points in quarters 2-4. Their touchdown came on an 88-yard run from Gaskin, but outside of that score, the Crusaders in white played tenacious defense. Great tackling, shedding blocks, and constant pressure gave O’Dea fits in their offensive backfield.

While the Crusader defense continued its exemplary play, their offense was not in full sync. Quarterback Harley Kirsch missed a number of open receivers, and seemingly when he threw a great ball, the receivers would drop his passes. The rushing game, however, continued to perform. Dominique Fetui added a score in the second, and Hull again in the third, putting the game just out of reach for the Irish.

This game was effectively the Metro-Mountain championship game. If both of these teams maintain their superior play, which I expect they will, we will see them late into November yet again.

Top Performers:
Eastside Catholic
Brandon Wellington – 13 carries for 120 yards and 1TD

O’Dea
Myles Gaskin – 25 carries for 189 yards and 1TD, fumble recovery for TD, defensive INT

Peninsula Survives Shootout with Lions, Claim First Place in League Standings

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Friday Oct. 17th 2014 3A Boys Football
Auburn High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Peninsula 3 10 0 12 25
Auburn Mountainview 0 7 7 6 20

Game Recap below

Peninsula Survives Shootout with Lions, Claim First Place in League Standings
By Steven Dion

The 3A classification of the South Puget Sound League has been a roller coaster ride this season starting with the logjam at the top. The big surprise thus far Auburn-Mountainview would put their undefeated mark on the line as battle-tested Peninsula rolled into town. With a win, the Lions would capture the league title. The Seahawks would be able to claim the crown with a win in the final two games. When the final whistle sounded, everyone had witnessed an instant classic.

Heavy rainfall picked up right at kickoff, making for a slow start for both squads. Peninsula started the scoring on a pair of 24 yard field goals by Logan Marten. Following the second score, the AMHS got rolling as Gresch Jensen found a passing rhythm with his wideouts, capped off by a 25 yard touchdown pass to Abenego Kondiano. The Seahawks responded with a drive of their own in the waning ticks of the first half. Robert Kvinsland connected with Kyle Olson-Urbon on a well-placed ball to the corner of the endzone with twenty seconds remaining. At the half, Peninsula led 13-7.

The Seahawks appeared to address their lack of an effective rushing attack in the first 24 minutes as Major Ali would carry his team on his 5’7” 189 pound frame. But before he could make his presence felt, he watched Gavin Robertson carry the ball into the endzone from seven yards out, regaining the lead for the home team. Ali strung together several big gains to put the Hawks within scoring position, but an interception by Robertson near his own goal line turned the ball back over. Fortunately for PHS, Jack Filkins returned the favor by picking off Jensen.

In the final quarter trailing 14-19 on 4th and 6, Gresch Jensen found his steady playmaker Gavin Robertson downfield to move the chains. On another 4th down moments later, Ki’Jan Weisinger hauled in a pass which put the Lions up 20-19. The Seahawks had three minutes to march down field and at least get within field goal position. With a steady dose of Ali runs, Peninsula was on the red zone. A penalty by AMHS put the Hawks on the 7 with a running clock. Sticking to what kept Peninsula clicking, Kvinsland handed the ball off to Major who rumbled to the endzone with 7 seconds left in the contest. The Peninsula faithful in the bleachers erupted with excitement. To put the icing on top, PHS recovered the ensuing squib kickoff and ran down the final seconds. In a game reminiscent of basketball where the team with the ball last would win, Peninsula rose to the occasion and now control their own destiny to win the SPSL 3A title. Auburn-Mountainview’s dream season is in the balance as next week will decide their outcome.

Top Performers:
Peninsula
Major Ali- Game winning 7 yard touchdown with 7 seconds remaining

Auburn Mountainview
Gavin Robertson- 7 yard touchdown run, Defensive Interception

Coach Interview with Gig Harbor Head Coach Aaron Chantler

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2014 Varsity Football Live Interview
Gig Harbor Tides – Head Football Coach
Aaron Chantler

3 Dog Night

Join us as Steve Dion talks with Gig Harbor’s Coach Aaron Chantler about the “weird coincidence” that the top 3 teams in Narrows 4A all play each other in the final 3 weeks of the season.

Why does Coach Chantler feel his Tides can defeat Olympia and Bellarmine Prep for the top spot?

“We put a really big emphasis on creating better men and not just better football players … I think we’ve carried that over to extend to a family atmosphere within our program.”

Gig Harbor’s high scoring offense has averaged 44 points a game and only allowed an average 12 points a game, respectively. Coach Chantler and his staff are impressed with great play from QB Davis Alexander, along with WR’s Santana Johnson, Bobby Blaser, Dylan Lindmark and Noah Samsen.

The Tide’s record has improved from 3-7 just two years ago to 8-3 last year and a 5-1 start this season. Coach Chantler credits the change to his seniors “who are leaving a legacy this year and they want to make sure they build on what last year’s team did.”

 

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Graham-Kapowsin Shocks Skyline

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Friday Oct. 10th 2014 4A Boys Football
Spartan Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Graham-Kapowsin 0 14 3 0 17
Skyline 7 7 0 0 14

Graham-Kapowsin Shocks Skyline
By Colin Caruso

On a beautiful evening on the Issaquah plateau, the Graham-Kapowsin Eagles travelled north to face off against the home side Skyline Spartans. It was homecoming for the Spartans and their crowd was in full force expecting a win in this non-conference matchup. The Eagles and their strong fan base had different plans.

The game began in typical Skyline fashion, with a long drive of both passing and running, capped off by a 1 yard touchdown run by Rashaad Boddie. After a failed fourth and goal attempt for the Eagles on their next drive, the Eagles forced a punt from the Spartans and capitalized mid-way through the second on an Asbjornsen pass to Walkinshaw to tie the game at 7.

Skyline responded, as they typically do, with another great drive, and a touchdown pass from Blake Gregory to Derek Loville. Loville had a huge day for the Spartans; he finished the day with 162 yards receiving. But he wasn’t targeted as much in the second half despite single coverage, and this proved catastrophic for the Spartans.

Graham-Kapowsin tightened their defense immensely in the second half. The Eagles held the Spartans to negative 32 yards rushing in the second half, negative 11 from Boddie. The Eagles 6’6″ 310 pound sophomore Foster Sarell became the big play maker, clogging up the line on defense and blocking well against one of the state’s best pass rushers, Skyline’s Cameron Saffle.

This stifling defense did not allow a point in the second half, while the Eagles added just one field goal, which proved to be the game winner. Graham-Kapowsin came up with the big road win, 17-14.

Top Performers:
Graham-Kapowsin
Trevor Asbjornsen – 17-28 for 192 yards and 1TD
Shannon Edwards – 20 carries for 114 yards and 1TD

Skyline
Blake Gregory – 20-37 for 282 yards and 1TD
Derek Loville – 9 catches for 162 yards and 1TD

Crusaders Cruise Over Blanchet in Saturday Showdown

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Saturday Oct. 11th 2014 3A Boys Football
Auburn High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eastside Catholic 7 21 14 7 49
Bishop Blanchet 0 0 6 6 12

Game Recap below

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Crusaders Cruise Over Blanchet in Saturday Showdown
By Steven Dion

The high school football season is at the halfway point and the weather has behaved nicely for virtually the entire duration. Saturday would be a surprise at kickoff as rain hit hard an hour before kickoff following morning sunshine. Regardless, there was a game to be played between perennial goliath Eastside Catholic led by Jeremy Thielbahr and Aaron Maul’s up-and-comer Bishop Blanchet.

On the opening drive, ECHS coughed up the football giving Blanchet early momentum. However, minutes later Daniel Carlton picked off Davine Tullis which set up an 18 yard slant to Matt Laris for a touchdown. At this point Harley Kirsch was just getting warmed up. In the second frame, he connected with Laris again and Hunter Bryant for 53 and 7 yard scores respectively. A powerful goal-line run by Dominique Fetui capped off a 21 point second quarter for the Crusaders. Blanchet was yet to score at the break.

The Eastside onslaught continued in the third as Kirsch found Matt Kveck and Jake Jackson in the endzone for two more of his five touchdown passes on the day. Bishop Blanchet played an inspired second half starting with a pick by Oshea Trujillo midway through the quarter. That set up a play which was improvisational brilliance by the Braves’ featured halfback Trujillo. A shotgun snap sailed over BB quarterback Alex Freeman’s head. Trujillo, who was the lone man in the backfield sprinted to the loose ball. As the swarm of defenders rushed to pick up the football, the BB back picked up the pigskin and let it fly toward the endzone. The act of desperation resulted in Blanchet’s first points of the game; a 10 yard touchdown reception for Elijah Davis in the corner of the endzone.

Despite a running clock from a Crusader lead of forty points or more, the home team continued to battle. The final play of the contest was a 20 yard dart through multiple defenders from Freeman to David Gats who moments prior hauled in an extraordinary one-handed grab. However, Eastside Catholic would claim a 49-12 victory heading into next Friday against league powerhouse O’Dea. Maul’s Braves will put this one behind them and build on a much better second half of a runaway contest.

Top Performers:
Eastside Catholic
Harley Kirsch- 5 touchdown passes (7,15,18,36,53)

Bishop Blanchet
Oshea Trujillo- 10 yard touchdown pass, Defensive INT

Auburn-Mountainview Defends Spotless Record Against Hungry Lancers

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Friday Oct. 10th 2014 3A Boys Football
Auburn High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lakes 0 0 0 0 0
Auburn Mountainview 0 10 7 0 17

Game Recap below

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Auburn-Mountainview Defends Spotless Record Against Hungry Lancers
By Steven Dion

At this point of the season, many leagues have runaway favorites where one team isolates itself at the top of the standings; SPSL 3A is not one of those leagues. The separation between Auburn Mountainview (5-0) and Lakes (4-1) is first and fourth place with Auburn and Peninsula sandwich in between. Needless to say, this clash of title contenders posed high stakes for the postseason run.

The Lancers reigning from the city of Lakewood have been frequent visitors to the Tacoma Dome in recent years, but the time has slipped a bit to the point where the days of dominance are in the rear view mirror. Auburn-Riverside does not have the historical pedigree of their opponent, but are riding high with a blemish free-record. Would the Lions retain it?

AMHS’s loaded skill positions including Gresch Jensen, Nate Hardin, Bitner Wilson, and Devon Tandberg would account for all of their team’s scoring in this contest. After a scoreless first quarter. Tandberg connected with a 26 yard field goal to break the deadlock. Wilson would bust through for an eleven yard rushing score later in the frame to give the Lions a double digit advantage. Lakes drove, but a pass break up near the goal line blew up a key Lancer scoring opportunity.

Trailing by ten, the Lancers needed a spark to get their offense rolling. Yisrael Stephens provided some punch from the backfield, but not enough to sustain drives and keep the Lions at bay. Gresch scurring on one of his many read option plays for a 14 yard touchdown to give Auburn-Mountainview a lead they would not give up. In fact, their defense pitched a shutout thanks to Gavin Robertson, Jason Sele, Aeron Watson, and the rest of their gritty unit. Jaiave Magalei and Max Nauer were warriors in this contest despite the losing effort. Final score: Auburn-Mountainview 17 Lakes 0.

Top Performers:
Auburn Mountainview
Gresch Jensen 9/18 105 yards, 15 rush 90 yds TD
Bitner Wilson 9 rush 55 yards, TD

Bellevue Proves Too Much for Glacier Peak

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Friday Oct. 3rd 2014 3A Boys Football
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Glacier Peak 0 0 0 0 0
Bellevue 16 14 0 0 30

Bellevue Proves Too Much for Glacier Peak
By Colin Caruso

On a gorgeous Friday evening in Bellevue, the hometown Wolverines welcomed in the Glacier Peak Grizzlies from just a few miles north. The Wolverines have won the 3A state title 11 of the past 13 years, and prior to the game, maintained a 58 game winning streak. This streak would continue to 59 by the end of the evening, with Bellevue putting together another dominant performance.

The onslaught began in the first quarter with a Yofiel Wyle touchdown run, followed by a 74 yard touchdown pass from Justice Rogers to Christoph Hirota. The Wolverines are not known for throwing the football, but Rogers throws an enticing deep ball, forcing safeties to play back and opening up the box for their tremendous running game. A safety bumped the Wolverines to 16-0 after one quarter.

The second quarter saw much of the same from Bellevue, with two more touchdowns and not allowing the Grizzlies to cross mid-field. Glacier Peak didn’t see Bellevue territory in this ballgame until 2:50 seconds left in the game. The Wolverine defense was menacing; extremely fast towards the ball and swarming tackling. Glacier Peak had a couple of glimmers of hope with on target passes from their quarterback Brady Southard, but drops plagued the Grizzlies throughout and they were unable to put points on the board.

Bellevue continued their streak and portrayed their dominance yet again, with a 30-0 shutout win over Glacier Peak.

Top Performers:
Bellevue
Justice Rogers – 195 yards passing and 1TD, 59 yards rushing
Ercle Terrell – 59 yards rushing and 1TD
Tyson Penn – 4 catches for 102 yards

2014 Varsity Football Live
Coach Interview with
Camas Head Coach Jon Eagle

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2014 Varsity Football Live Interview
Camas Papermakers – Head Football Coach
Jon Eagle

Championship game was great for community and school

Join us as Dick Fain talks with Coach Jon Eagle about his team’s appearance in last year’s 4A state championship game against Chiawana. No matter where you go in Camas, it’s still the topic of conversation.

Coach Eagle’s Papermakers may have lost then, but they came out on top of the game against Chiawana a couple weeks ago.

“It was just another game … it’s the adults in the community and the coaches – it might mean a little more to them … it was a physical game … we managed to come out on top … to get a couple first downs and run the clock out.”

Great defense is always a priority and source of pride for the Papermakers. They have a quarterback who is playing very well right now and some of the kids are getting college looks. Camas may be well-prepared, but Coach Eagle feels “this is the strongest I’ve ever seen the league, top to bottom.”

As for the keys to improving as the season continues, Coach Eagle says, “like most coaches – we’re trying to develop depth, we’re trying to eliminate mistakes and we’re trying fundamentally to get better.”

 

To catch the complete radio interview with Camas Coach Jon Eagle,
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2014 VFL Coach Interview
Eastside Catholic
Head Coach Jeremy Thielbahr

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2014 Varsity Football Live Interview
Eastside Catholic Crusaders – Head Football Coach
Jeremy Thielbahr

Ahead of Schedule on a Great Journey

Join us as Dick Fain chats with Coach Jeremy Thielbahr about 4th ranked Eastside Catholic’s football program, being in the playoffs 3 years in a row, and in 2 state championship games the last 2 years.

Since Coach Thielbahr and his staff took over in 2011, it seems the road to winning in 3A always goes through Bellevue, so he hopes this is the season his Crusaders can win it all.

“We had to do some things to get our minds and our kids to this level of competitive camaradarie and aggressiveness on the field – and I think we’ve done that.”

How is Coach Thielbahr able to focus on the Metro league instead of the upcoming state championship game ? “We’ve got great talent, smart kids who understand what we’re asking them to do, have faith in their coaches, and believe in what we do.”

With a healthy program of good senior, junior, sophomore and freshman players, they are excited to see where the season will take them and looking forward to being able to win year after year.

 

To catch the complete radio interview with Eastside Catholic Coach Jeremy Thielbahr,
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Coach Interview with
Timberline’s Nick Mullen

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2014 Varsity Football Live Interview
Timberline Blazers – Head Football Coach
Nick Mullen

A Tale of Two Seasons

Join us as Steve Dion talks with Coach Nick Mullen about the games the Blazers have played so far and Timberline’s identity as they change classifications.

Coach Mullen has a winning record in 5 of his first 6 years, but is facing new challenges this season.

“4A is a lot different – we were pretty strong in the 3A Narrows for a long time … I think our kids figured out sometimes a loss teaches you more than a win does.”

Going forward, Coach Mullen observes there is now a much different level of competition, with larger schools having more players.

His coaching philosophy includes very sound words of wisdom for his Blazers team, from “the harder you work, the harder it is to quit” – to knowing “you can only control what you can control.”

 

To catch the complete radio interview with Timberline Coach Nick Mullen,
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