3A State Rankings
Football Week #1




3A LIVE 5! Football Week #1
# School League Record
1 Eastside Catholic Metro 1-0
2 Bellevue KingCo 0-0
3 Squalicum Northwest 1-0
4 Kamiakin Mid-Columbia 1-0
5 O'Dea Metro 1-0

3A IN THE HUNT Football Week #1
# School League Record
6 Mountain View Greater St. Helens 1-0
7 Lakes Pierce County 0-1
8 Peninsula South Sound 1-0
9 Ferndale Northwest 1-0
10 Gig Harbor South Sound 0-1

3A ON THE BUBBLE Football Week #1
# School League Record
- Bonney Lake Pierce County 0-1
- Kennewick Mid-Cloumbia 0-1
- Lincoln Pierce County 0-1
- Southridge Mid-Columbia 1-0
- Juanita KingCo 0-1


Memorial Classic Media Day Recap


3rd Annual Memorial Football Classic 2016

Friday, September 10th & Saturday, September 11th at Memorial Stadium in Seattle

The Third Annual Memorial Football Classic is a special two-day event to celebrate Seattle high school athletes, to raise money for all Seattle public high school athletics, and to build support for the Metro League.

Media day for the Memorial Classic was held at Ballard High School Tuesday afternoon to meet coaches and players from the participating schools for a Q&A session. Also, speakers at the event included Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell (Garfield & University of Washington alum), former Seattle Seahawks Paul Johns & Edwin Bailey, and Seattle Public Schools Director of Athletics Eric McCurdy.

Additionally, founder of the event Joey Thomas (Garfield head coach, Kennedy Catholic alum, NFL veteran) has selected Monte Kohler for the “Icon Award” from his long and distinguished coaching career at O’Dea and “Legends of the Game Award” to Terry Metcalf (Franklin alum, NFL veteran) for his outstanding coaching tenure locally.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 9, 2016
5:00 pm – Archbishop Murphy vs. Bishop Blanchet
7:30 pm – Shelton vs. O’Dea

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Noon – Kennewick vs. Cleveland
2:30 pm – Juanita vs. Garfield
5:30 pm – Roosevelt vs. Ballard
8:00 pm – Skyview vs. Eastside Catholic

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Spiller and King Propel Lakeside Past Juanita in District Playoff

Spiller and King Propel Lakeside Past Juanita in District Playoff
By Steve Dion

Friday- February 19th 2016 Girls 3A SeaKing
Bellevue College 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Juanita 18 11 19 8 56
Lakeside 13 1 14 15 57

Lakeside senior Kallin Spiller

In a topsy-turvy elimination game on Friday between Lakeside and Juanita, a late momentum swing sparked by Kallin Spiller and Kimijah King propelled the Lions to a dramatic victory.

Junior Tea Adams carried the bulk of the Rebels offensive production netting a game-high 24 points, many of which scored in transition. Shalexxus Aaron added a dozen as well in addition to a major role in the paint pulling down key rebounds. A three-pointer at the halftime buzzer by Lakeside’s Kelly Keen cut the Juanita lead to a single point heading into the break.

Trailing by six with less than three minutes remaining, the Lions were on the ropes and needed spark. Kallin Spiller buries a critical three point to cut the deficit to one possession. Lakeside followed up the bucket with defensive stops to set up Kimijah King with a pair of buckets to take the lead with less than a minute remaining. Juanita was unable to knock down its contested desperation shot from the corner at the buzzer. The Lions bench sprung from their chairs with excitement after a come-from-behind victory by a single point. Afterward Lions Head Coach Patrick Chinn talked the mentality heading into the game stating, “If we lose, the team is better than us. We’re trying not to beat ourselves. We’re trying to make enough plays to get out of there.”

The win keeps Lakeside alive for another day as they await their matchup for the fifth-place seeding game with the next opponent set to be the winner of Rainier Beach and Roosevelt.

The Final Score
Lakeside 57, Juanita 56.

Top Performers:

Kimijah King- 21 points
Kallin Spiller- 17 points

Tea Adams- 24 points

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Trujillo Magnificent as Braves March to Tacoma for Semis


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


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)

Salvon Ahmed- 2 rushing TDs

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Juanita Remains Undefeated, Drops Islanders By a Touchdown


Friday Sept. 26th 2014 3A Boys Football
Mercer Island 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Juanita 0 10 7 7 24
Mercer Island 7 3 0 7 17

Game Recap below


Juanita Remains Undefeated, Drops Islanders By a Touchdown
By Steven Dion

In a clash of KingCo squads on opposite ends of the standings, the 3-0 Rebels hailing from Kirkland would travel to the Island to take on 1-2 Mercer Island. To MI’s credit, they were knotted up with the juggernaut Bellevue at halftime last week 21-21 before dropping the contest in the second half. The home team was desperate for a win on their home turf to turn their season back in the right direction.

Alfonso Gonzalez was able to connect with wideout Jack Vassau on the opening drive on a ball that was frankly up for grabs to any takers. Juanita responded with a 32 yard score from Dexter Mell to Jared Holden. Mell filled in for injured Tavin Montgomery from early on in the first frame. Each of the first two touchdowns in the game were scored on fourth and long. The game was deadlocked 10-10 at the break after Jackson Clemensen (Juanita) and Michael Crebs (Mercer Island) buried field goals in the second quarter.

The Rebels grabbed this contest by the horns early in the third by handing the ball off to Salvon Ahmed who took the ball 69 yards to the house. Ahmed was not done yet as he punched in another third quarter score: this time from two yards out. The Islanders had a difficult time running the ball on Austin Cole and the Juanita defense. A late touchdown by MI put the Islanders within a score late, but an unsuccessful onside kick was enough to seal the deal for the Rebels. JHS advances to 4-0.

Top Performers:
Salvon Ahmed- 2 TD’s (2, 69)

Mercer Island
Alfonso Gonzales- 2 passing TD’s (22, 40)

Girls- Holy Names squeezes past Juanita and advances to regionals

Saturday- Feb. 16 Girls -3A- SeaKing District
Bellevue College 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Holy Names 11 6 21 17 55
Juanita 8 14 14 12 48

Girls- Holy Names squeezes past Juanita and advances to regionals
By Colin Caruso 

In the girls win and in game of the day at Bellevue College, the Juanita Lady Rebels faced off against the Holy Names Cougars with a trip to regionals to the winner.

Despite six turnovers from the Cougars, Holy Names was able to gather themselves offensively and take an 11-8 lead into the second.  Holy Names distributed the ball well and shared the scoring responsibilities, with five Cougars scoring in the first.

The turnovers piled up for Holy Names in the second and Juanita was able to convert those turnovers into easy baskets.  Nine turnovers for the Cougars led to 14 points for the Lady Rebels, who had six players score in the quarter.  Holy Names was unable to find an answer offensively, only scoring six points in the quarter to go down 22-17 at the break.

Sophomore Janessa Willie led the Holy Names comeback in the third, with a personal 9-2 run on three three-pointers to take the lead by two.  Juanita answered with a jumper, but junior Cici West for the Cougars finished on an amazing alley-oop layup to put the Cougars up two at the end of the third quarter, 38-36.

The beginning of the fourth saw back and forth lead changes until Willie hit another three to put Holy Names ahead 48-44 with 3:44 to play.  Camariah King finished on a three point play two minutes later to extend the Holy Names lead to seven.  Juanita could not close the gap as the quarter wound down, and Holy Names sealed the victory, 55-48.

Top Performers:
Holy Names
Janessa Willie (19 points, 3 steals)
Cici West (15 points, 10 rebounds)
Casey Pelz (4 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals)

Mikayla Jones (14 points, 3 steals)
Jaisa Nunn (9 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks)
Winnie Levitt (6 points, 7 rebounds)
Mary Carter (6 points, 4 steals)