2017 Coach Interview
Franklin
Head Coach Wes Williams

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Varsity Hoops Live Coach Interview
Franklin – Head Basketball Coach
Wes Williams

Franklin Quakers Head Coach Wes Williams is preparing to coach his team to play in the Tournament of Champions this week as a girls bracket has been added this year to the tourney. Listen as Coach Williams talks about improvement he is looking forward to on his Quakers team this season and the importance of fan support for girls Metro League hoops!

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Franklin Head Coach Wes Williams

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2017 Coach Interview
Franklin
Head Coach Craig Jackson

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Franklin – Head Basketball Coach
Craig Jackson

Franklin Quakers Head Coach Craig Jackson is getting set to host the Tournament of Champions this week with local and visiting team set to square off. Listen as Coach Jackson gives details about the tournament and also talk about his Quakers squad in a very challenging Metro League!

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Franklin Head Coach Craig Jackson

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Hoops Overview:
WesCo
Steve Dion & Steve Willits


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Hoops Overview presented by theFinalScore.TV

Steve Willits from Sound Live Sports Network joins Steve Dion to break down WesCo hoops this season. Who are the top teams in 3A & 4A and which players should you keep an eye on all season? We’ll break it down for you!

Listen to our league overview of the WesCo League by clicking on the PLAY BUTTON below.


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Be sure to visit SoundLiveSportsNetwork.com and follow Steve’s high school hoops coverage all season long including the ‘Prep Chatter’ podcast at www.theHawkeye.org!


Hoops Overview:
South Sound
Steve Dion & T.J. Cotterill


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League Overview presented by theFinalScore.TV

Steve Dion and T.J. Cotterill from the Tacoma News Tribune break down high school hoops in the South Sound this season. Which teams have made an early impact heading into the holiday break?

T.J. joins Steve to break down the top players, teams and the overall strength of Sound Sound hoops this year.

Listen to our South Sound Hoops Overview by clicking on the PLAY BUTTON below.

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2017 Coach Interview
Cleveland
Head Coach Jerry Petty

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Varsity Hoops Live Coach Interview
Cleveland – Head Boys Basketball Coach
Jerry Petty

Coming off a 6th place finish in state last season and winners of the 2015 Tournament of Championship which they will look to defend their crown this week at Franklin High School, Cleveland Eagles Head Coach Jerry Petty joins Steve Dion to discuss this year’s squad and how his team is focused on battling against the great competition in the Metro League this year.

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Cleveland Head Coach Jerry Petty

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Hoops Overview:
Evergreen League
Steve Dion & Daniel Hargrove

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League Preview presented by theFinalScore.TV

Listen to the Evergreen League Hoops Overview by clicking on play button below

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Garfield Survives Late Run By Beamer

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Garfield Survives Late Run By Beamer
By Steve Dion

Thursday- December 22nd 2016 Girls 3A/4A Metro/NPSL
Garfield High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Todd Beamer 10 8 17 22 57
Garfield 21 14 5 20 60

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Garfield Sophomore Samaiyah Tolliver

A Thursday night non-league showdown featured Garfield and Todd Beamer heading into a brief holiday break before the hoops season continues.

The Lady Bulldogs had the upper hand in an tempo-contest during the first half completing their buckets in transitions and closing quarters strong. Tamia Mobley recorded 11 of her 13 points in the first two quarters including a mid-range jumper at the halftime buzzer which put her team up by 17 heading into halftime. The Titans countered with strong post play by Darion Brown who led Todd Beamer with 19 in the ballgame. Would the Titans rally in the final two quarters of play?

Garfield whose intensity carried them in the early stages of the ballgame began to play into Beamer’s favor as the game progressed as the Titans forced turnovers and created fastbreak opportunities to cut the lead down to 5 heading into the final quarter of play.

Beamer’s run continued throughout the fourth until they cut Garfield’s lead down to a single point with 5:21 to play. Points were at a premium the rest of the way and Garfield led by a pair with under 30 tick on the clock. They were able to control the ball enough to force the requisite amount of free throw attempts to eventually dash Beamer’s hope of sneaking in a late win.

The Final Score
Garfield 60, Todd Beamer 57.

Top Performers:
Garfield
Samaiyah Tolliver- 14 points

Todd Beamer
Darion Brown- 19 points

2017 Coach Interview
Rainier Beach
Head Coach Mychal Ladd

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Varsity Hoops Live Coach Interview
Rainier Beach – Head Basketball Coach
Mychal Ladd

Mychal Ladd has turned the Lady Viks program around in a short period of time and Rainier Beach is off to another strong start this season as his team gets set for tournament play in San Diego during holiday break before league play heats back up. He talks about the keys to creating a well-rounded basketball program and how there is a new energy around the girls basketball at Rainier Beach High School. Have a listen!

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Rainier Beach Head Coach Mychal Ladd

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Head Coach Interview – Michelle Hall (Seattle Prep)

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Varsity Hoops Live Coach Interview
Seattle Prep – Head Basketball Coach
Michelle Hall

Longtime head coach of the Lady Panthers Michelle Hall joins theFinalScore.TV to talk about her young and talented squad this season that has jumped out to a 4-0 start heading into the holiday break. Seattle Prep will head south to California for tournament play to test themselves before jumping back into league play. She also discusses the high level of competition in the Metro League this season.

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Seattle Prep Head Coach Michelle Hall

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Head Coach Interview – Keffrey Fazio (West Seattle)

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Varsity Hoops Live Coach Interview
West Seattle Wildcats – Head Basketball Coach
Keffrey Fazio

As we turn to holiday break in the early stages of the high school hoops season, Steve Dion catches up with West Seattle Head Coach Keffrey Fazio whose Wildcats squad is keeping pace in the tough Metro League. He discusses the identity of this year’s team and the culture of the basketball program over on California Avenue. Have a listen!

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West Seattle Head Coach Keffrey Fazio

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VIDEO -Varsity Hoops Live
Metro League Clash
Rainier Beach vs. West Seattle

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2016 Varsity Hoops Live – Metro League Clash
Saturday, December 18, 2016

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Rainier Beach Grinds Out Gritty Win Over West Seattle

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Rainier Beach Grinds Out Gritty Win Over West Seattle
By Steve Dion

Saturday- December 17th 2016 Boys 3A Metro
West Seattle High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
West Seattle 14 12 9 11 46
Rainier Beach 11 17 8 14 50

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Rainier Beach Senior Khalil Shabazz

The marquee Metro matchup Saturday night featured the defending champs Rainier Beach visiting the West Seattle Wildcats. Both teams entered the game with a 3-1 league record which meant the victor would take the league in the Sound division.

A defensive battle was the theme of the contest starting under the rim with Yusuf Mohamed patrolling the post for WS and was countered by the physical Nehemie Kabeya for Beach. Meanwhile Tyler Lenzie and Tijohn Rodde found the mark from beyond the arc and at the break, Rainier Beach led by a pair.

When play resumed, West Seattle started to inhibit the Beach attack even more than it was heading into the game with talented guard Kevin Porter Jr. not playing by putting the Viks in foul trouble. This curbed the Beach offense, but West Seattle failed to capitalize. In the closing minutes, West Seattle led by a single point.

As Rainier Beach has done for years, they executed down the stretch by earning trips to the free-throw line and knocking down their shots. Monte Britt and Fred Roberson both buried critical pairs from the charity stripe and a desperation shot by the Wildcats was not enough to extend the ballgame.

Another gutsy win by one of Washington’s premier basketball powerhouses.

The Final Score
Rainier Beach 50, West Seattle 46.

Top Performers:
Rainier Beach
Tijohn Rodde- 11 points

West Seattle
Yusuf Mohamed- 12 points

Roosevelt’s Fourth-Quarter Burst Sinks Franklin

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Roosevelt’s Fourth Quarter Burst Sinks Franklin
By Steve Dion

Friday- December 16th 2016 Boys 3A Metro
Roosevelt High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Franklin 17 18 21 12 68
Roosevelt 19 22 15 24 80

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Roosevelt Rough Riders

In the final Friday night of hoops season before holiday break, a key Metro League matchup featured a Franklin team off to a 5-1 start and Roosevelt looking to keep pace in the standings.

The teams traded buckets in the first half of play with neither team able to gain a significant edge. Correy Garrison Jr. showed some razzle-dazzle ball handling feeding leading scorer Maurice Barnett. The guard/wing combo kept the Quakers within striking distance as Marquan Williams faced early foul trouble. The Rough Riders countered with efficient half court executing including several Clayton Moore buckets and spectacular free throw shooting. The home team led 41-35 at the break.

When play resumed, Franklin increased their defensive pressure and the effort led to another string of Barnett baskets. Heading into the final frame, the score was deadlocked at 56 apiece.

Roosevelt attacked the rim in the final frame and earned numerous trips to the charity stripe where they were an astonishing 29/31 in the ballgame. Franklin ran out of gas and so did the lights in the Roosevelt gym as a blackout took place with under a minute to play. After a 15 minute delay, both teams returned to the floor to finish the ballgame, a solid win for Roosevelt at an opportune time.

The Final Score
Roosevelt 80, Franklin 68.

Top Performers:
Roosevelt
Nick Blume- 17 points

Franklin
Maurice Barnett- 27 points

Head Coach Interview – Mike Bethea (Rainier Beach)

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Rainier Beach Vikings – Head Baskeball Coach
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Dick Fain catches up with 8-time state championship head coach Mike Bethea from Rainier Beach to talk about what is shaping up to be another exciting Metro League season. He talks about this year’s Vikings squad and the tough tests his team will face this year.

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NFLPA- Seattle Chapter President Dana Sanders Joins
‘The Barbershop’ on KJR

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Sports Radio 950 KJR On-Air Interview
‘The Barbershop’ Show
Guest: NFLPA- Seattle Chapter President Dana Sanders

On Wednesday’s episode of “The Barbershop” on Sports Radio 950 KJR, Terry Hollimon & Marcus Trufant catch up with NFLPA- Seattle Chapter President Dana Sanders to talk about life after professional sports and the positive impact the Seattle NFLPA chapter achieves for its members and the community. They discuss the scholarship fund created for local high school students which will award $2,500 to a young man and woman to help with college tuition.

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The NFL Players Association
helps Girls and Boys
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The National Football League’s Player Association has announced the Professional Athletes Foundation Student Scholarship application for current seniors in high school. The President of the Seattle’s Chapter of the NFLPA, Dana Sanders, stated “The Seattle Chapter is excited to offer this scholarship opportunity for girls and boys. One girl and one boy from Washington state will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship to college for the 2017-18 school year. We are proud to help young adults reach their dreams.”

The application deadline is Friday, February 10, 2017. All applications must be postmarked by Friday, February 10th to be considered.

High school students interested in applying for this unique opportunity can download the application here.

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Garfield’s Nowell Leads Charge Past Prep

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Garfield’s Nowell Leads Charge Past Prep
By Steve Dion

Tuesday- December 13th 2016 Boys 3A Metro
Garfield High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Seattle Preparatory 13 13 22 15 60
Garfield 19 26 29 16 90

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Garfield Sophomore Jamon Kemp

In the final week before holiday break, the Garfield Bulldogs and Seattle Prep Panthers squared off for a Capitol Hill showdown. The guard-strong Bulldogs and post-laden Panthers showcased their strengths early as Jaylen Nowell scored 15 of his game-high 25 in the first half while Nic Lynch anchored Prep with 11 in the first two quarters.

The double digit lead accrued in the first half by Garfield continued to grow in the third quarter highighted by a flurry of steals leading to dunks including an alley-oop slam by J’Raan Brooks who scored 19 for the Bulldogs. Kalu Stricklin continued to battle for Seattle Prep even with the game out of hand recording 15 tough points in the second half.

When the clock hit triple zeros, Garfield picked up their fourth win to continue a perfect start to the season handing Seattle Prep their first loss of the season.

The Final Score
Garfield 90, Seattle Prep 63.

Top Performers:
Garfield
Jaylen Nowell- 25 points

Seattle Preparatory
Kalu Stricklin & Nic Lynch-19 points

Post-Game Interview with Nathan Hale Head Coach Brandon Roy 12/9/16

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Nathan Hale Raiders – Head Basketball Coach
Brandon Roy

Following Friday night’s big win for Nathan Hale, Dick Fain catches up with Brandon Roy to talk about his thoughts on the matchup and the outlook for his team this season.

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Hale Outlasts Beach in Early Season Showcase

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Hale Outlasts Beach in Early Season Showcase
By Steve Dion

Friday- December 9th 2016 Boys 3A Metro
Nathan Hale High School 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Rainier Beach 15 10 16 20 61
Nathan Hale 17 17 17 23 74

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Nathan Hale Sophomore PJ Fuller

If tonight was a taste of what’s to come this Metro League season, we’re all in for a real treat as a capacity crowd filled the Nathan Hale gym to see the defending champion Rainier Beach Vikings take on the host Raiders.

The frenetic pace of play was present wire-to-wire with Hale leading the majority of the contest. Early foul trouble for Jontay Porter forced Coach Brandon Roy to keep the talented junior on the bench accordingly leaving older brother Michael to pick up the slack en route to his game-high 35 points. Meanwhile the supporting cast of Hale including PJ Fuller and Keegan Crosby recorded 9 & 12 respectively.

The Vikings trailed the majority of the ballgame, but a few second-half spurts made the contest interesting until the final minutes when Hale pulled away. Kevin Porter led RB with 14 tough points while being blanketed all game long. Also in double figures were Jorell Soterfield and N’Keil Nelson who scored 10 and 11 apiece. Some missed opportunities near the rim for the defending champs hindered their ability to pull out a big road victory, but they’ll certainly reload and likely give Nathan Hale a tough test on a bigger stage down the stretch.

The Final Score
Nathan Hale 74, Rainier Beach 61.

Top Performers:
Nathan Hale
Michael Porter Jr.- 35 points

Rainier Beach
Kevin Porter Jr.-14 points

2016 Christmas Classic
Schedule and Standings

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The 2016 Christmas Classic takes place December 10th & 11th in Vancouver, Washington.  This is your complete guide to the tournament, please visit this page all weekend long for scores and updated standings.

Special thanks to Beaches Restaurant, John Jackson of State Farm Insurance and The Barbers for their tremendous support of this community event.

Court Locations
Courts 1 and 2
ABA Courts
16311-C NE 15th Street
Vancouver, WA 98684

Courts 3, 4, 5, and 6
Mountain View High School
1500 SE Blairmont Drive
Vancouver, WA 98683

Complete Saturday Schedule
Boys Schedule
2016 Christmas Classic Schedule – Saturday

Girls Schedule
2016 Christmas Classic Schedule – Saturday

Event Standings
Boys Pools
2016 Christmas Classic- 10U Platinum – Pool A

2016 Christmas Classic- 11U Platinum – Pool B

2016 Christmas Classic- 12U Platinum – Pool C

2016 Christmas Classic- 13U Platinum – Pool D

2016 Christmas Classic- 11U Gold – Pool G

2016 Christmas Classic- 12U Gold – Pool H – Blazer Division

2016 Christmas Classic- 12U Gold – Pool H – Warrior Division

2016 Christmas Classic- 13U Gold – Pool J

2016 Christmas Classic- 14U Platinum – Pool K

2016 Christmas Classic- 14U Gold – Pool L

Girls Pools
2016 Christmas Classic- 12U Pool N

2016 Christmas Classic- 13U Pool P

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Camas Wins First Ever 4A State Title

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Saturday Dec 3rd 2016 4A Final Boys Football
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Camas Wins First Ever 4A State Title
By Colin Caruso

The weight is finally off coach Jon Eagle’s shoulders. After suffering one of the worst losses in Washington state football history in 2013 to Chiawanna, coach Eagle brought his Papermakers back to the state final and this time prevailed over the previously undefeated Richland Bombers.

Camas started the game on a tear. A seven play 61-yard drive capped off by a Jack Colletto pass to Cooper McNatt gave the Papermakers an early 7-0 lead.

The scoring stalled all the way until one minute remaining in the first half, when Richland finally broke free on a Ben Stanfield run to tie the game at seven. Camas was able to put together a two-minute drill type drive to get into field goal range, and kicker Michael Boyle knocked in a 34 yarder despite a fumbled snap and hold.

The Bombers received the kick in the second half and stormed down the field to take their first lead of the game, 14-10. Camas was not phased, and responded with their own 80-yard drive for a touchdown, to regain the lead 17-14.

The defenses tightened up in the fourth quarter, with red zone trips from both teams ending in on failed fourth down conversions. With three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Colletto stepped up to the plate again for the Bombers and rumbled 34 yards for the sealing touchdown. He added an interception in the final minutes, and Camas held on to win the biggest game in their school’s history.

The Final Score:
Camas 24, Richland 14.

Top Performer:
Camas
Jack Colletto – 2 total touchdowns, 1 defensive interception.

The Attrition War, Neah Bay Wins 1B Championship

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Saturday Dec 3rd 2016 1B Final Boys Football
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Neah Bay 6 28 16 14 64
Odessa-Harrington 0 14 6 14 34

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The Attrition War, Neah Bay Wins 1B Championship
By Colin Caruso

Neah Bay, in their third state final in the last four years, faced off against an undefeated and incredibly dominate Odessa-Harrington Titans team in the 1B Washington state championship. The Titans had put up over 70 points in six games this season, topping 90 in two of those contests. The scores they put up in 8 on 8 football are some of the highest seen, but this did not scare the Red Devils of Neah Bay.

Neah Bay jumped out to a quick 12-0 lead and a dominate 34-14 halftime lead against an undermanned Titans lineup. With right around 20 suited players, the Titans faced an uphill battle from the beginning. Neah Bay represents well for a 1B school, and their depth paid dividends throughout this matchup.

Neah Bay extended their halftime lead throughout the 3rd and 4th quarters, with Cameron Buzzell averaging 21 yards per carry on his 8 touches, totally 168 yards and 3 scores. He was too much for the Odessa-Harrington defense, who gave up 498 yards in the game.
As the Red Devils extended their lead, their confidence continued to grow. Their 303 yards on the ground paid dividends to their limited passing attack, but brought the safety up for deep passes and long conversions.

Neah Bay and coach Tony McCaulley went on to capture another state title, with a final score of 64-34.

The Final Score:
Neah Bay 64, Odessa-Harrington 34.

Top Performer:
Neah Bay
Cameron Buzzell – 4 touchdowns.

Archbishop Murphy Dominates Throughout Season, Wins 2A State Championship

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Saturday Dec 3rd 2016 2A Final Boys Football
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Archbishop Murphy 21 14 14 7 56
Liberty (Issaquah) 0 7 0 7 14

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Archbishop Murphy Dominates Throughout Season, Wins 2A State Championship
By Colin Caruso

In a year that saw just nine games played for arguably Washington’s best high school football program, the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats put the stamp on the season in cruising to a 56-14 win in the state finals over the Liberty (Issaquah) Patriots.

The story from Archbishop Murphy’s program this year came in the way of forfeits. Five of their 14 total games were decided without either team stepping on the field, with four consecutive forfeit wins in late August and early September. They went game-less for over a month because their opposition refused to play in fear of injury and demolition. But this didn’t slow the Wildcats down.

During the regular season, Archbishop Murphy gave up a total of 6 points. The Patriots put up an astounding 14 in the final. Kudos to Liberty for never giving up for the full 48 minutes, but this game was over after the first quarter.

Quarterback Connor Johnson threw three touchdowns in the first half, and Collin Montez ran for another two, putting the halftime score at 35-7. Connor Johnson would throw for two more touchdowns early in the third, pushing the total to 49-7 heading into the fourth quarter.

For Liberty, an undefeated season ended against a team that five teams refused to play. For Archbishop Murphy, the season ended similarly to the way it started, with a blowout win. Congratulations to both teams, and especially to the Wildcats for capturing their first state title in the 2A classification.

The Final Score:
Archbishop Murphy 56, Liberty (Issaquah) 14.

Top Performer:
Archbishop Murphy
Connor Johnson – 5 passing touchdowns.

Back to Back 1A State Championships for Royal

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Saturday Dec 3rd 2016 1A Final Boys Football
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Royal 7 3 15 0 25

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Back to Back 1A State Championships for Royal
By Colin Caruso

Five time state champion coach Wiley Allred had his Royal Knights rearing to battle in the 1A state final against the talented Connell Eagles. In their first matchup of the year, Royal squeezed past the Eagles 28-21 in Connell. This time, the stage was set in Tacoma for the biggest game of the year.

Connell came out of the gates on fire, putting together a 7 play, 70-yard drive capped off by a 31-yard TD pass from Brian Hawkins to Steven Kroontje. Royal was ready to respond, putting together their own 3 play dazzling drive that ended in a 62-yard TD pass from Knights QB Kaden Jenks, one of his three total scores of the game. Connell added a field goal late in the first to take a 10-7 lead into the second frame, unbeknownst to the Eagles that this would be their last points in the game.

Royal responded in the second quarter with a field goal of their own to send the game into half tied at 10. Allred clearly had an invigorating halftime speech, as his Knights put up 15 points in the third quarter, on a pass and a run from Jenks, a Weber State commit. He was the story all day long; big hits from the safety position on defense and perfect throws and powerful runs from the quarterback position.

The 15 points in the third quarter pushed the score to 25-10, and that was enough to capture the crown. In a game of well-matched clubs, the Knights prevailed and took home the 1A state crown. Congratulations to Royal High School!

The Final Score:
Connell 10, Royal 25.

Top Performer:
Royal
Kaden Jenks – 3 Total TDs.

Kamiakin Wins an OT Defensive Thriller, Captures 2016 3A

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Friday Dec 2nd 2016 3A Final Boys Football
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O’Dea 0 0 7 0 0 7

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Kamiakin Wins an OT Defensive Thriller, Captures 2016 3A Washington Crown
By Steve Dion

In a year filled with milestones for longtime O’Dea coach Monte Kohler, one game separated his Fighting Irish from a state title and an undefeated season. To achieve that accomplishment, O’Dea would have to defeat a gritty Kamiakin Braves squad, fresh off a breathtaking win vs. the back to back 3A champion Eastside Catholic Crusaders.

Starting its third string quarterback Emonte Scott in place of Warren King and Ben Beale, the Irish were forced to rely on their power running game of Hunter Franco and Jamyn Patu. Conversely, Kamiakin utilized the improvisational skills of quarterback Zach Borisch.

The first half was marred by stalled drives, turnovers and relentless defense from both schools. A 0-0 halftime score was not the expectation for either team heading into the break.

O’Dea began the second half as they have in several big games this season with pitches to Patu in the “I” formation for long sweep carries. He found a gap for a big gain early in the third, and eventually closed the drive with a 20-yard scamper for the first points of the game. The game remained a stalemate for the next 18 minutes.

Late in the fourth quarter, with the score 7-0 O’Dea, the Braves needed to make an offensive push. From their own 47-yard line, Borisch connected with Darreon Moore on a short pass to score a 53-yard touchdown and tie the game with 4:24 remaining.

The Irish managed the clock through their power running game and put themselves in a position to kick a game winning field-goal with 3 seconds remaining in regulation. The kick sailed just right of the goalposts, sending the game to overtime.

Kamiakin had the first possession from the Irish 25, and Borisch dashed to the pylon for the go-ahead score before anyone in the Tacoma Dome could blink an eye. O’Dea was then forced to score a touchdown, but the stellar Kamiakin defense held strong and closed the door with a fourth down stand, becoming the 3A Washington 2016 football state champions.

The Final Score:
Kamiakin 14, O’Dea 7.

Top Performer:
Kamiakin
Zach Borisch- 2 total TDs

Third Time’s the Charm for Napavine in Title Quest

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Friday Dec 2nd 2016 2B Final Boys Football
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Liberty (Spangle) 3 7 6 0 16
Napa 7 7 13 7 34

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Third Time’s the Charm for Napavine in Title Quest
By Steve Dion

For the third straight year, the Napavine Tigers found themselves in the 2B Washington state championship game. Liberty (Spangle) wanted to play spoiler and end the Tigers quest for the illusive crown.

The Liberty (Spangle) Lancers scored the first points with a short field goal, but Napavine answered with 14 unanswered and took a 14-10 lead into halftime.

The Tigers kept the gas pedal on the floor and continued to pull away in the second half, scoring 13 more unanswered points in the 3rd quarter to take a 27-10 lead. The Lancers battled strong, but were unable to keep pace with the high octane Napavine offense. Lancers quarterback Garrett Rogers hooked up with Josh Larsen-Nowland late in the third to make it just an 11-point game going into the fourth.

Quarterback Wyatt Stanley kept the clock moving for Napavine by capturing big runs and keeping the Lancer offense off the field in the fourth quarter. On the 40th anniversary of their 1976 title, Napavine answered the call and brought the state title back to town by winning the 2A Washington state crown.

The Final Score:
Liberty (Spangle) 16, Napavine 34.

Top Performer:
Napavine
Wyatt Stanley – 4 total TDs