Columbia River Makes National Headlines in Wild Win: By Scott Enyeart

September 16, 2013

       Football, seemingly unlike any other sport, has a knack for wild finishes. Plays like “the immaculate reception”, “the music city miracle” and even the Seahawks’ “fail mary” last season are just a few examples of those types of plays.      This past week in Washington high school football, we were treated to a play along similar lines that gave Columbia River a huge 29-24 win over…

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Washington 4A/3A Top 10 with Analysis; Small School Top 10: By Scott Enyeart, Ryland Spencer

September 16, 2013

4A Top 10 1. Camas (2-0): The Papermakers rolled to another impressive win over Oregon’s Canby HS. Camas is so explosive offensively, and plays great defense as well. With so many weapons, it is difficult to see them losing their spot atop the rankings any time soon. Next: @ Auburn Mountainview (1-1)   2. Ferris (2-0): Ferris took on one of the top teams in 3A, Shadle Park of Spokane,…

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Shadle Park’s Brett Rypien lands Pac-12 offer: By Scott Enyeart

September 16, 2013

       The state of Washington’s No. 1 ranked QB for the class of 2015, Spokane (Wash.) Shadle Park’s Brett Rypien, picked up his sixth FBS, and second Pac-12, offer this weekend, when the Oregon State Beavers offered the junior-signal-caller a scholarship.      “This one is huge. Getting another big PAC 12 means a lot to me,” Rypien told NEI Sunday night.      As a sophomore in…

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Washington’s Elite Performers for September 15th, 2013: By Scott Enyeart and Ryland Spencer

September 15, 2013

  DeJon Lynch, Sumner: Lynch had 225 yards on 20 carries and a TD to help the No. 4 (2A) Spartans improve to 2-0 with a 49-28 victory over Bonney Lake. Brian Thomas, Steilacoom: In a losing effort, Thomas kept the Sentinels in the game rushing for 177 yards on 20 carries and all 3 of his team’s TD’s, coming up just short against Lindbergh, 26-21. Teague James, Graham-Kapowsin: James…

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Beau Shain leads Wildcats over Issaquah: By Scott Enyeart

September 14, 2013

       Fans at Gary Moore Stadium on the campus of Issaquah (Wash.) High School were treated to a thriller on Friday night as the Mount Si Wildcats defeated the host Eagles 28-20.      The game hung in the balances, with Issaquah even holding a halftime lead, until late in the 4th quarter when the Wildcats were able to come up big in key moments to steal the…

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Bryce Steckler helping to lead resurgence at Redmond: By Scott Enyeart

September 12, 2013

       It’s a new era at Redmond (Wash.) High School. The Mustangs began their 2013 season last friday as they held on for a 28-20 win over visiting Mercer Island. In addition to the victory being the ‘Stangs first win under new head coach Jason Rimkus, it was also a breakout game for senior running back Bryce Steckler.      The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Steckler rushed for 20 carries…

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Tumwater’s Christian Cummings leads way for 2A’s top team: By Scott Enyeart

September 11, 2013

       The Tumwater (Wash.) T-birds are always considered one of the top teams in both the Evergreen Conference and the 2A classification at the state level, and this season is no different.      Ryland Spencer currently has Tumwater atop his 2A rankings, and virtually ever publication in the state has them at or near the top as well.      One of the players expected to star…

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Shane Nelson hopes to bring SPSL North crown to Tahoma: By Scott Enyeart

September 10, 2013

       It could shape up to be a pretty fun season at Tahoma (Wash.) High School this fall. Especially if it can continue to play the way it did last Friday night. The Bears beat Kent Meridian 51-6, and look to be an early favorite in the SPSL North.      Led by senior QB Shane Nelson, Tahoma put on an offensive clinic – one that earned Nelson…

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Juanita gets big rivalry win over Inglemoor: By Scott Enyeart

September 7, 2013

       The Juanita Rebels made a statement with a season-opening win Friday night at Pop Keeney Stadium, as they knocked off the host Inglemoor Vikings 50-27.      The Viks looked like they might make it interesting early on, moving the ball well on their opening drive before stalling and turning it over on downs. Juanita wasted no time in taking advantage of the opportunity, marching down the…

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