Lummi vs. Neah Bay
1B Semifinals Scoring Summary 11.27.15

SCORING SUMMARY – 2015 1B Semifinals – Tacoma Dome

1st Quarter
05:36 LUMMI (BLACKHAWKS 6-0)
Free Borsey 36 yd pass from Hank Hoskins (Jonathan Casimi pass failed)

03:11 LUMMI (BLACKHAWKS 12-0)
Free Borsey 29 yd pass from Trazil Lane (Jonathan Casimi pass failed)


3rd Quarter
01:34 LUMMI (BLACKHAWKS 18-0)
Trazil Lane 33 yd pass from Jonathan Casimi (Jonathan Casimi pass failed)


4th Quarter
11:50 NEAH BAY (BLACKHAWKS 18-6)
Kenrick Doherty 39 yd pass from Rwehabura Munya (Rwehabura Munya rush failed)

08:48 LUMMI (BLACKHAWKS 26-6)
Trazil Lane 56 yd pass from Jonathan Casimi (Hank Hoskins rush)

08:35 NEAH BAY (BLACKHAWKS 26-12)
Cameron Buzzell 60 yd pass from Rwehabura Munya (Cole Svec rush failed)

01:48 NEAH BAY (BLACKHAWKS 26-20)
Rwehabura Munya 5 yd run (Cameron Buzzell pass from Rwehabura Munya)


                                                 LUMMI        NEAH BAY

FIRST DOWNS……………….       12                17

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)………27-76           49-181

PASSING YDS (NET)………….   243             131

Passes Att-Comp-Int………..   21-13-0         17-5-1

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS…48-319   66-312

Fumble Returns-Yards……….   1-25                0-0

Punt Returns-Yards…………      0-0                1-17

Kickoff Returns-Yards………     2-45               3-35

Interception Returns-Yards….   1-0                 0-0

Punts (Number-Avg)…………  3-42.3              0-0.0

Fumbles-Lost………………         4-0                 4-3

Penalties-Yards……………       15-84              1-15

Possession Time……………     23:55             24:05

Third-Down Conversions……..1 of 9            4 of 13

Fourth-Down Conversions……2 of 5            5 of 9

Red-Zone Scores-Chances……0-1               1-2

Sacks By: Number-Yards……..3-21              2-9

Crusaders Jump Out to Big Lead Early, Headed to State Final Again

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Friday Nov 27th 2015 3A Boys Football
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eastside Catholic 34 8 7 0 49
Lakes 7 7 0 7 21

See game recap below
 

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Crusaders Jump Out to Big Lead Early, Headed to State Final Again
By Steve Dion

Eastside Catholic entered Friday with an opportunity to earn its fourth straight 3A championship game berth. To do so, they would have to contend with a surging Lakes team that collected wins over O’Dea, Kamiakin, and Kennewick to make their way to the nearby Tacoma Dome.

Crusader senior Brandon Wellington made his impact felt early in this one as he took the opening kickoff 84 yards to the house. The Lancers were clearly caught off balance in the first quarter as ECHS proceeded to score three more unanswered touchdowns in the first eight minutes of the contest including a pair by Devon Arbis-Jackson and a 81 yard reception from Harley Kirsch to Hunter Bryant. Lakes finally put their foot down and strung together a drive that was capped off with a Christopher Hun score from Jaiave Magalei. Wellington responded on another kickoff return for touchdown, this time from 82 yards.

Lakes regained momentum during the second quarter by cutting the deficit to 34-14 on a Andrew Bostic touchdown. The Lancers then recovered a fumble in Crusader territory and were on the doorstep of making it a two possession game. Ryan Taylor had other plans. The Eastside Catholic sophomore hauled in an interception that set up Wellington’s third score that zapped the Lancer mojo.

The second half did not have a competitive element as the Cru did enough in the first half to cruise to a 49-21 victory. After the game, Wellington stated he hopes to face Wolverines for the fourth straight year, but not “if Bellevue isn’t the best team out there…because if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.”

The Final Score:
Eastside Catholic 49, Lakes 21

Top Performer

Eastside Catholic
Brandon Wellington: 2 kickoff return TDs (82, 84), 1 receiving TD (12)
Harley Kirsch: 12/14 243 yards 4 TDs

Lakes
Andrew Bostic 22 rush, 190 yds
Jaiave Magalei 20/30 3 TDs 159yds 12 rush 75 yds

Napavine vs. Pe Ell-Willapa Valley
2B Semifinals Scoring Summary 11.28.15

SCORING SUMMARY – 2015 2B Semifinals – Tacoma Dome

1st Quarter
05:49 – PE ELL-WILLAPA (Trojans 7-0)
Kaelin Jurek 5 yd run (Robert Espina kick)


2nd Quarter
09:51 – NAPAVINE (Tigers 7-7)
Wyatt Stanley 2 yd run (Austin Filley kick)

02:13 – NAPAVINE (Tigers 15-7)
Chase Van wyck 7 yd pass from Wyatt Stanley (Chase Van wyck pass from Austin Filley)


3rd Quarter
07:01 – NAPAVINE (Tigers 22-7)
Mac Fagerness 14 yd pass from Wyatt Stanley (Austin Filley kick)


4th Quarter
10:36 – PE ELL-WILLAPA (Tigers 22-13)
Kaelin Jurek 1 yd run (Kaelin Jurek rush failed)

05:15 – NAPAVINE (Tigers 29-13)
Cole Van wyck 50 yd interception return (Austin Filley kick)


                                            NAPAVINE     PE ELL-WILLAPA VALLEY

FIRST DOWNS……………….       10                        11

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)……….29-54                42-121

PASSING YDS (NET)………….  119                       32

Passes Att-Comp-Int………..   23-7-2                  12-4-3

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.. 52-173     54-153

Fumble Returns-Yards……….     0-0                       0-0

Punt Returns-Yards…………     3-38                      1-19

Kickoff Returns-Yards………     3-49                      4-37

Interception Returns-Yards….  3-74                      2-39

Punts (Number-Avg)…………   3-46.0                   6-39.7

Fumbles-Lost………………         0-0                        1-0

Penalties-Yards……………        7-51                      5-54

Possession Time……………     21:13                    25:17

Third-Down Conversions…….4 of 12                  5 of 14

Fourth-Down Conversions……1 of 3                    1 of 2

Red-Zone Scores-Chances….. 3-4                        2-3

Sacks By: Number-Yards…….. 2-8                        0-0

Skyline vs. Lake Stevens
4A Semifinals Scoring Summary 11.28.15

SCORING SUMMARY – 2015 4A Semifinals – Tacoma Dome

1st Quarter
05:42 – LAKESTEVENS (VIKINGS 7-0)
Riley Krenz 15 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Karsten Knutson kick)

05:19 – SKYLINE (VIKINGS 7-6)
Danny Sinatro 81 yd pass from Blake Gregory (Jack Crane rush fumbled)

01:02 – LAKESTEVENS (VIKINGS 14-6)
Ian Schneider 5 yd run (Karsten Knutson kick)


2nd Quarter
10:49 – SKYLINE (VIKINGS 14-14)
Rashaad Boddie 1 yd run (Danny Sinatro pass from Blake Gregory)

08:11 – SKYLINE (SPARTANS 17-14)
Jack Crane 20 yd field goal

02:10 – LAKESTEVENS (VIKINGS 21-17)
Hunter Eckstrom 3 yd pass from Jacob Eason (Karsten Knutson kick)

00:14 – SKYLINE (SPARTANS 24-21)
Blake Gregory 2 yd run (Jack Crane kick)


3rd Quarter
09:31 – LAKESTEVENS (VIKINGS 27-24)
Asi Tupua 2 yd run (Karsten Knutson kick blocked)

07:48 – SKYLINE (SPARTANS 30-27)
Bradley Kim 20 yd pass from Blake Gregory (Jack Crane kick failed)

05:03 – LAKESTEVENS (VIKINGS 34-30)
Andrew Grimes 23 yd run (Karsten Knutson kick)


4th Quarter
06:51 – SKYLINE (SPARTANS 37-34)
Bradley Kim 27 yd pass from Blake Gregory (Jack Crane kick)

                                                  SKYLINE                 LAKE STEVENS

FIRST DOWNS……………….           23                             29

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)…………   30-106                  35-170

PASSING YDS (NET)………….      436                          390

Passes Att-Comp-Int………..       28-22-0                    42-32-1

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS…..   58-542       77-560

Fumble Returns-Yards……….        0-0                             0-0

Punt Returns-Yards…………         1-12                           2-32

Kickoff Returns-Yards………         5-48                           1-19

Interception Returns-Yards….       1-0                             0-0

Punts (Number-Avg)…………        2-24.5                      2-45.0

Fumbles-Lost………………             1-0                             1-1

Penalties-Yards……………            5-53                           7-81

Possession Time……………         17:54                         30:06

Third-Down Conversions……..     5 of 9                       8 of 14

Fourth-Down Conversions…….    0 of 1                       2 of 4

Red-Zone Scores-Chances…….   5-7                            4-4

Sacks By: Number-Yards……..     2-25                         2-14

King’s vs. Montesano
1A Semifinals Scoring Summary 11.28.15

SCORING SUMMARY – 2015 1A Semifinals – Tacoma Dome

2nd Quarter
11:54 – KING’S (Knights 7-0)
Edmund Sundquis 15 yd pass from Koa Wilkins (Jack Van Dyke kick)

10:14 – KING’S (Knights 14-0)
Andrew Cline 15 yd run (Jack Van Dyke kick)

09:57 – MONTESANO (Knights 14-7)
Kylar Prante 97 yd kickoff return (Connor Lovell kick)

00:21 – KING’S (Knights 21-7)
Koa Wilkins 1 yd run (Jack Van Dyke kick)


3rd Quarter
08:11 – MONTESANO (Knights 21-10)
Connor Lovell 24 yd field goal

06:54 – MONTESANO (Knights 21-18)
Keegan Darst 45 yd interception return (Logan Truax pass from Jake Herzog)

01:28 – KING’S (Knights 28-18)
Koa Wilkins 2 yd run (Jack Van Dyke kick)


4th Quarter
01:27 – MONTESANO (Knights 28-25)
Logan Truax 10 yd pass from Jake Herzog (Connor Lovell kick)


                                               KING’S      MONTESANO

FIRST DOWNS……………….       22                 10

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)……..46-308           32-85

PASSING YDS (NET)………….  87                   75

Passes Att-Comp-Int………..   15-8-2            11-7-0

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS…61-395     43-160

Fumble Returns-Yards……….      0-0                1-4

Punt Returns-Yards…………       2-33               0-0

Kickoff Returns-Yards………       2-61             5-144

Interception Returns-Yards….     0-0               2-52

Punts (Number-Avg)…………    1-39.0            4-34.0

Fumbles-Lost………………           3-2                1-1

Penalties-Yards……………          5-59              6-55

Possession Time……………       29:24            18:36

Third-Down Conversions……..  5 of 11         2 of 10

Fourth-Down Conversions……. 2 of 4           1 of 3

Red-Zone Scores-Chances……. 4-4               2-2

Sacks By: Number-Yards……..  2-14              1-0

Archbishop Murphy vs. Tumwater
2A Semifinals Scoring Summary 11.28.15

SCORING SUMMARY – 2015 2A Semifinals – Tacoma Dome

2nd Qtr.
10:36 – ARCHBISHOP (Wildcats 7-0)
Bailey Singh-Ha 32 yd pass from Connor Johnson (Ryan Henderson kick)

07:36 – ARCHBISHOP (Wildcats 14-0)
Anfernee Gurley 33 yd run (Ryan Henderson kick)

06:04 – TUMWATER (Wildcats 14-7)
Noah Andrews 43 yd run (Nathan Seaman kick)

00:00 – ARCHBISHOP (Wildcats 21-7)
Connor Johnson 1 yd run (Ryan Henderson kick)


3rd Qtr.
08:53 – TUMWATER (Wildcats 21-14)
Cade Otton 21 yd pass from Spencer Dowers (Nathan Seaman kick)

01:09 – TUMWATER (Wildcats 21-17)
Nathan Seaman 29 yd field goal


4th Qtr.
01:15 – TUMWATER (Thunderbirds 24-21)
Noah Andrews 10 yd pass from Spencer Dowers (Nathan Seaman kick)


                                     ARCHBISHOP MURPHY     TUMWATER

FIRST DOWNS……………….           13                            19

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)…………    30-75                   47-117

PASSING YDS (NET)………….       293                          264

Passes Att-Comp-Int………..       18-13-0                    30-16-1

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS…..   48-368        77-381

Fumble Returns-Yards……….          0-0                          1-8

Punt Returns-Yards…………            0-0                          1-7

Kickoff Returns-Yards………           3-53                         0-0

Interception Returns-Yards….         1-0                          0-0

Punts (Number-Avg)…………        5-32.2                      2-47.0

Fumbles-Lost………………               4-3                          1-1

Penalties-Yards……………              9-73                        9-91

Possession Time……………           19:36                      28:24

Third-Down Conversions……..      1 of 7                     6 of 18

Fourth-Down Conversions…….     0 of 1                     4 of 8

Red-Zone Scores-Chances…….     1-1                         3-5

Sacks By: Number-Yards……..      5-37                       5-28

Bellevue vs. Bishop Blanchet
3A Semifinals Scoring Summary 11.27.15

SCORING SUMMARY – 2015 3A Semifinals – Tacoma Dome

1st Quarter
11:52 – BELLEVUE (Wolverines 7 – 0)
Marquis Deweert 7 yd fumble recovery (Thomas Monaghan kick)

09:53 – BELLEVUE (Wolverines 14 – 0)
Isaiah Ifanse 2 yd run (Thomas Monaghan kick)

06:49 – BLANCHET (Wolverines 14 – 7)
Oshea Trujillo 39 yd fumble recovery (Gabriel Reyes kick)

02:45 – BELLEVUE (Wolverines 21 – 7)
Christoph Hirot 17 yd run (Thomas Monaghan kick)

00:26 – BLANCHET (Wolverines 21 – 14)
Clinton Allen 8 yd pass from Alex Freeman (Gabriel Reyes kick)


2nd Quarter
11:51 – BELLEVUE (Wolverines 28 – 14)
Tyson Penn 51 yd pass from Justus Rogers (Thomas Monaghan kick)

06:11 – BLANCHET (Wolverines 28 – 21)
Clinton Allen 23 yd pass from Alex Freeman (Gabriel Reyes kick)

01:33 – BELLEVUE (Wolverines 35 – 21)
Ercle Terrell 6 yd run (Thomas Monaghan kick)


3rd Quarter
09:55 – BELLEVUE (Wolverines 42 – 21)
Ercle Terrell 2 yd run (Thomas Monaghan kick)

07:17 – BLANCHET (Wolverines 42 – 28)
Christian Peter 41 yd pass from Oshea Trujillo (Gabriel Reyes kick)

05:05 – BELLEVUE (Wolverines 49 – 28)
Ercle Terrell 10 yd run (Thomas Monaghan kick)


4th Quarter
03:51 – BELLEVUE (Wolverines 56 – 28)
Jack Sampson 3 yd run (Thomas Monaghan kick)

                                                     BELLEVUE           BISHOP BLANCHET

FIRST DOWNS……………….               27                               19

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)…………   55-385                         18-20

PASSING YDS (NET)………….          171                             280

Passes Att-Comp-Int………..           13-9-0                        47-23-5

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS…..   68-556              65-300

Fumble Returns-Yards……….            2-11                           1-39

Punt Returns-Yards…………               2-1                             0-0

Kickoff Returns-Yards………               0-0                           6-103

Interception Returns-Yards….           5-81                            0-0

Punts (Number-Avg)…………            0-0.0                          4-40.0

Fumbles-Lost………………                 5-4                              2-2

Penalties-Yards……………              11-103                           3-12

Possession Time……………              27:51                           20:09

Third-Down Conversions……..       7 of 10                          3 of 12

Fourth-Down Conversions…….       1 of 3                           3 of 5

Red-Zone Scores-Chances…….       6-9                                1-2

Sacks By: Number-Yards……..         2-7                                0-0

Eastside Catholic vs. Lakes
3A Semifinals Scoring Summary 11.27.15

SCORING SUMMARY – 2015 3A Semifinals – Tacoma Dome

1st Quarter
11:46 – EASTSIDE (Crusaders 7 – 0)
Brandon Welling 84 yd kickoff return (Juan Sacchi kick)

08:33 – EASTSIDE (Crusaders 14 – 0)
Devon Arbis-Jac 81 yd pass from Harley Kirsch (Juan Sacchi kick)

07:42 – EASTSIDE (Crusaders 21 – 0)
Hunter Bryant 5 yd pass from Harley Kirsch (Juan Sacchi kick)

04:25 – EASTSIDE (Crusaders 28 – 0)
Hunter Bryant 29 yd pass from Harley Kirsch (Juan Sacchi kick)

00:42 – LAKES (Crusaders 28 – 7)
Christopher Hun 21 yd pass from Jaiave Magalei (Kevin Lee kick)

00:27 – EASTSIDE (Crusaders 34 – 7)
Brandon Welling 82 yd kickoff return (Juan Sacchi kick failed)


2nd Quarter
06:06 – LAKES (Crusaders 34 – 14)
Andrew Bostic 14 yd pass from Jaiave Magalei (Kevin Lee kick)

00:53 – EASTSIDE (Crusaders 42 – 14)
Brandon Welling 12 yd pass from Harley Kirsch (Tyler Folkes rush)


3rd Quarter
05:25 – EASTSIDE (Crusaders 49 – 14)
Tyler Folkes 11 yd run (Juan Sacchi kick)


4th Quarter
06:09 – LAKES (Crusaders 49 – 21)
Cale Lindsay 6 yd pass from Jaiave Magalei (Kevin Lee kick)

                                            EASTSIDE CATHOLIC          LAKES

FIRST DOWNS……………….              14                              32

RUSHES-YARDS (NET)…………   26-123                       57-401

PASSING YDS (NET)………….         243                            159

Passes Att-Comp-Int………..         15-12-0                      31-20-3

TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS…..   41-366            88-560

Fumble Returns-Yards……….           1-40                           0-0

Punt Returns-Yards…………             2-29                           0-0

Kickoff Returns-Yards………            3-177                         4-87

Interception Returns-Yards….            3-3                           0-0

Punts (Number-Avg)…………            3-43.3                      2-39.5

Fumbles-Lost………………                  1-1                           4-2

Penalties-Yards……………                 4-35                         4-21

Possession Time……………              17:42                       30:18

Third-Down Conversions……..         3 of 7                      4 of 12

Fourth-Down Conversions…….       0 of 1                        3 of 6

Red-Zone Scores-Chances…….      3-3                            2-6

Sacks By: Number-Yards……..        1-4                            0-0

Wolverines Double Up Blanchet in Semis, Championship Game Bound Again

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Friday Nov 27th 2015 3A Boys Football
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Bellevue 21 14 14 7 56
Bishop Blanchet 14 7 7 0 28

See game recap below
 


Wolverines Double Up Blanchet in Semis, Championship Game Bound Again
By Steve Dion

Bellevue has become synonymous with championship football in Washington and their appearance at the Tacoma Dome during semifinal week is par for the course. Bishop Blanchet would look to continue their dream season under Coach Kyle Moore on the heels of a 73-28 blowout over Juanita last week.

The Braves demonstrated how green they were literally and figuratively as the first snap of the game was fumbled and recovered for a Wolverine touchdown. Bellevue struck again two minutes late as Isaiah Ifanse punched it in from two yards out to cap off a four-play, seventy-two yard drive and give BHS an early double digit lead. Needing a big play to spark Blanchet, the ever-reliable O’Shea Trujillo made a big play; a 39 yard fumble recovery for touchdown cutting the lead to a single score. This started a back-and-forth game trading touchdowns as the scoreboard read 35-21 in favor of the Wolverines heading into halftime.

Butch Goncharoff certainly reinforced the need to start halves strong because his team found the goal line early in the third on an Ercle Terrell run who finished with three total touchdowns. Once again, Bishop Blanchet answered the call on a trick play which involved a pass from Trujillo to a wide-open Christian Peter. The Braves finally recovered an onside kick afterwards, but failed to turn the momentum into points. This proved to be a backbreaker for Blanchet because Bellevue put the nail in the coffin to secure a 56-28 win. For the fourth consecutive year, the Bellevue Wolverines will face the Eastside Catholic Crusaders for the 3A state title.

The Final Score:
Bellevue 56, Bishop Blanchet 28

Top Performer

Bellevue
Justus Rogers 9/13, 171 yards, TD, 9 rush, 104 yards
Ercle Terrell 12 rush, 68 yards, 3 TDs

Bishop Blanchet
Clinton Allen Jr. 9 rush, 94 yards, 2 TDs

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Trujillo Magnificent as Braves March to Tacoma for Semis

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Saturday Nov 21st 2015 3A Boys Football
Memorial Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Bishop Blanchet 20 20 14 19 73
Juanita 7 14 7 0 28

See game recap below
 

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Trujillo Magnificent as Braves March to Tacoma for Semis
By Steve Dion

A chilly Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium at the base of the Space Needle was the setting of the much anticipated 3A quarterfinal game between Bishop Blanchet and Juanita. The Rebels trounced Columbia River in the first round down in Vancouver while the Braves prevailed in a nail-biter against the Sumner Spartans who were red hot all season long. The winner of the clash between KingCo and Metro on this cold November night would earn a date with the victor of Bellevue & Glacier Peak in the comfy confines of the Tacoma Dome next weekend.

Blanchet began their onslaught early as their first play from scrimmage was a 56 yard touchdown run by dynamic tailback O’Shea Trujillo. The 6’0, 200 pound senior really seems focused on ending his Braves career on a high note. However, Juanita had a number of playmakers to contend with as Blanchet quarterback Alex Freeman connected with Christian Peterson and Clinton Allen Jr. before the Rebels could find the scoreboard. JHS halfback Salvon Ahmed punched the ball past the Blanchet defense to open their scoring, but facing a double digit deficit early, was it too little too late?

The signature moment in the contest occurred early in the second quarter when Antone Parente blocked a Juanita punt deep in Rebel territory. After swatting the ball, Parente picked up the rock and trotted into the endzone. The green-laden sideline erupted.

When play resumed, the fate of the contest became clear quickly as Coach Moore’s Braves kept their foot down to secure the win.

By the time the scoreboard hit triple zeros (or in the case of the scoreboard at Memorial Stadium 0:80), the Braves recorded one short of a dozen touchdowns. The Rebels were limited to four touchdowns in total including a second for Ahmed, a 12 yarder for Dylan Moctezuma, and a Makiah Gilmer 8-yard grab on fourth down from Tavin Montgomery. Next week, the Braves will fight for a state championship appearance. They will certainly enter the game brimming with confidence!

The Final Score:
Bishop Blanchet 73, Juanita 28

Top Performer

Bishop Blanchet
O’Shea Trujillo- 4 rushing TDs (20, 49, 56, 65)
Clinton Allen Jr.- 3 receiving TDs (12, 35, 79)

Juanita
Salvon Ahmed- 2 rushing TDs

Cru Rolls Past Bonney Lake, Advances to Semis

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Friday Nov 20th 2015 3A Boys Football
Memorial Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Eastside Catholic 14 14 13 6 47
Bonney Lake 7 0 0 0 7

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Cru Rolls Past Bonney Lake, Advances to Semis
By Steve Dion

Jeremy Thielbahr’s defending 3A champion Crusaders has looked the part of a team poised to defend their crown all season long. Eastside Catholic entered Friday three wins away from a repeat, but to advance to the semifinal round had a date with Bonney Lake. The 7-4 Panthers were fresh off a head-turning win against Lincoln last week and hungry for more. Coach Jason Silbaugh would get a crack at the state’s best with his team peaking in November.

The opening kickoff was taken 86 yards to the endzone by Eastside’s Brandon Wellington, but an illegal block in the back penalty negated the big play and gave the Panthers an early sigh of relief. The methodical Cru offense eventually punched the opening drive into the endzone on a 33 yard reception by Matt Laris on 4th and 14. The point after sailed wide right and the scoreboard read 6-0 early. Bonney Lake did what few teams do which is return the favor. A run-heavy drive was capped off with a 23 yard touchdown by Ethen Koepke on a screen pass by Dane Wagner in which several EC defenders were staved off en route to the goal line. The Panthers grabbed gained the lead. The Crusaders regained their composure and another drive highlighted by several Laris catches resulted in a 2-yard quarterback sneak by Harley Kirsch. Bonney Lake did not respond this time or any other drive for the remainder of the contest. A fumble at midfield in the second quarter was capitalized on by Eastside Catholic on a Tyler Folkes rushing touchdown and a dagger in the final moments of the first half; a 23 yard receiving touchdown by the always dangerous Devon Arbis-Jackson.

A 28-7 deficit against the Crusaders is a tall task to overcome and the Panthers were not able to climb back into this one. The implementation of a wildcat offense by Bonney Lake to start the 3rd quarter was effective in moving the chains early, but the direct snaps to Jason Day did not equate to points. The relentless ECHS offense recorded another pair of touchdowns in the third frame to put the game out of reach. The 47-7 final score was not fully indicative of the battle Bonney Lake waged in this contest. The Panther defense’s inability to hold the Cru on 3rd and 4th down was the difference maker in this one. Eastside Catholic advances to face the winner of Kennewick and Lakes. Bonney Lake’s 2015 campaign comes to an end.

The Final Score:
Eastside Catholic 47, Bonney Lake 7

Top Performers

Eastside Catholic
Harley Kirsch – 2 passing TDs (23, 33) 1 rushing TD (2)
Devon Arbis Jackson – 2 rec TDs (23, 36)
Tyler Folkes – 2 rush TDs (2, 39)

Bonney Lake
Ethen Koepke – 27 yard rec TD

State Quarterfinals:
Big Game of the Night & 3A Preview

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4A/3A SPSL Preview

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Steve Willits from Sound Live Sports Network: Port Townsend vs. King’s

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Steve Willits from Sound Live Sports Network: Juanita vs. Oak Harbor

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VFL’s Big Game of the Week:
Kennedy Catholic vs. Bellevue

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Kennedy Catholic vs. Bellevue

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VFL’s Big Game of the Week:
Eastside Catholic vs. Ballard

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Eastside Catholic vs. Ballard

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VFL’s Big Game of the Week:
Archbishop Murphy vs. King’s

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Archbishop Murphy vs. King’s

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VFL’s Big Game of the Week:
Kent-Meridian vs. Kentwood

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VFL’s Big Game of the Week:
Bishop Blanchet vs. Eastside Catholic

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VFL’s Big Game of the Week:
O’Dea vs. Bishop Blanchet

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O’Dea vs. Bishop Blanchet

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VFL’s Big Game of the Week:
Bellevue vs. Mercer Island

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Issaquah Avenges Regular Season Loss, Prevails Against Olympia

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Friday Nov 6th 2015 4A Boys Football
Issaquah High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Issaquah 7 21 0 0 28
Olympia 0 7 7 0 14

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Issaquah Avenges Regular Season Loss, Prevails Against Olympia
By Steve Dion

We have reached the “survive and advance” point of the season where a win retains the quest to the Tacoma Dome. An intriguing “play-in” matchup on Friday night featured round two between Issaquah and Olympia. These two non-league squads played just over a month ago in the state capital in which the Bears defended their home turf and won 32-14 in Ingersoll Stadium. For this one, Olympia (7-2) reciprocated by traveling north to the Sammamish plateau to take on Issaquah (6-3) as the second place finisher in the KingCo4A was pitted against the Narrows runner-up.

Both teams got off to a slow start with short-lived possessions as the opposing defensive units caused difficulty for the offense to move the chains. Issaquah took the first step grabbing momentum through their defensive intensity especially demonstrated in Eagle linebacker Danny Flores. His energy resonated to fellow teammates when Issaquah broke the deadlock at 1:51 in the first quarter. Connor Pederson took an interception 47 yards to the house after getting key blocks en route to the pylon. Pederson also kicked the extra point showing his versatility on the field. At 7:54 in the second frame, Bryce Hughes was rewarded from a handful of chunk runs when he punched in a 3 yard score to which the home crowd yelled Huuuuuuughes! Olympia furthered their uphill battle in the first two quarters by shooting themselves in the foot with personal fouls. However, before the first half concluded the Bears commitment to the run was rewarded when Scott Gunther turned what initially was a stop at the line of scrimmage into a 42 yard touchdown run. Issaquah responded with a 29 yard pass from Cam Humphrey to Pederson moments later. The Eagles were still hungry. Hughes scampered 30 yards for a pick six twenty seconds after the ensuing kickoff pushing the lead to 28-7 at the break.

The three touchdown lead built by the home team proved to be sufficient to prevail even though they were unable to score in the final twenty-four minutes of the ball game. The Eagle defense held the Bear attack at bay enough by only allowing a lone touchdown in the second half. The non-league opponents split the season series 1-1, but Issy gets the one that counts. Olympia concludes their season 6-4. Hopefully this organically created rivalry continues in years to come!

The Final Score:
Issaquah 28, Olympia 14

Top Performer

Issaquah
Connor Pederson – 2 TDs (47 yard interception return, 29 yard reception), 3 interceptions

4A State Football Rankings

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By Steve Dion

The regular season has concluded and postseason matchups are set for the first weekend of November. Here are the rankings for the 4A classification.

1) Lake Stevens: 9-0
Hard to not put the Vikings at the top spot when their lowest point total in a game this season is 42 with Lake Jake under center.


2) Gig Harbor: 9-0
The Tides are laden with veteran leadership that is taking the mold of a title contender.


3) Graham–Kapowsin: 9-0
The Eagles edged out Skyline for the second straight season as part of an undefeated regular season.


4) Camas: 9-0
Coach Eagle continues to churn out one of the best teams the state has to offer year after year.


5) Gonzaga Prep: 9-0
Bullpups loaded their schedule and escaped unscathed despite wins against Richland and Bellarmine Prep combining for 9 points.


6) Richland: 8-1
The distinction of the lowest scoring defense in the 4A classification belongs to the Bombers.


7) Skyline: 8-1
Mat Taylor has the talent to shift the Spartans into another gear. Will they find themselves at the Tacoma Dome once again?


8) Olympia: 7-2
The Bears have been impressive with the exception of a hiccup against Gig Harbor followed up by an overtime loss at Bellarmine.


9) Central Valley: 7-2
A win this weekend would double their win total in 2014. They’ll have to get past last season’s runner-up Chiawana to reach the mark.


10) Jefferson: 7-2
Their ability to go toe to toe with Graham-Kapowsin earns the Raiders a top ten spot.

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