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Putnam continues to build with solid upcoming group: By Jordan Johnson

       A program on the rise at the 5A level is the Putnam Kingsmen out of Milwaukie. They graduate a majority of their starters from last season , but have talented younger athletes up and down the board.      The 2012 JV squad went 9-1 and the frosh team went 5-2, with the youth numbers being as high as they have ever been. Its hard to put into words…

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On The Recruiting Trail; Federal Way’s Keenan Curran: By Scott Enyeart

       Federal Way (Wash.) DB Keenan Curran has emerged this offseason as one of the most sought-after prospects in the state, regardless of position.      As Washington’s #3 ranked defensive back in the 2014 class, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Curran possesses the ability to play both the safety and cornerback position.      Curran currently holds offers from Montana, Eastern Washington, Yale, Wyoming, Portland State, Army, Air Force,…

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Army All American Devante Downs Commits: By Jordan Johnson

       One of the top two way threats in the country, Devante Downs (6-3 230 Sr. RB/LB) of Mountlake Terrace, made his intentions known Thursday committing to the University of California-Berkley.      Downs ranks as our co #1 RB and top LB for the 2014 class in the state of Washington. He rushed for over 1,300 yards and 23 TDs offensively, while accounting for 90+ tackles and 6 sacks on defense….

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NEI Poll Results; Reader Submissions for Favorite Football / Sports Movie: By Scott Enyeart

Our most recent #NEIpoll asked what is your favorite football or sports-themed movie. Once again we saw a wide array of responses coming from players, coaches and parents alike. Many of you shared similar selections as the NEI team picked, while others went a different route. One thing is for sure, there has been no shortage of quality football flicks that have been produced over the years. Check out what…

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Oregon 5A Conference Player of the Year Watch: By Jordan Johnson

This list is composed of the top athletes within each league, who are the current favorites for Conference Player of the Year honors within Oregon at the 5A level. This is not based on the top collegiate recruits. It is a prediction that takes into account what that individual could do for his team during the season, regardless of where he projects at the college level. MWC OFFENSIVE 1. Jake…

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Fife DB Keanu Songcuan has passion on and off the field: By Scott Enyeart

       He can play multiple spots on the field, he gets it done in the classroom, and he knows what he wants to get out of playing the game of football. Simply put, Tacoma (Wash.) Fife DB Keanu Songcuan is the total package.      Athletically, Songcuan is incredibly gifted, with speed being one of the class of 2014 prospect’s biggest assets, running reported times of 4.63 seconds…

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One of the better 5A teams in Oregon; Crescent Valley: By Jordan Johnson

       A team in the top 10 year in and year out is the Crescent Valley Raiders. The Scott Sanders-led club is consistently one of the top 5A teams in Oregon, and they play in what is typically the toughest conference in the state other then the NWOC (5A).      This year will be no different as they will battle two of the state’s best in league…

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Previewing the 2013 Hazen Highlanders: By Scott Enyeart

With the start of the 2013 season is just weeks away, in addition to our player profiles, we will start to preview teams as a whole here at NEI. Today we take a look at Renton (Wash.) Hazen High School, the 3A favorite from the Seamount League. Offensively the Highlanders will be led by QB Nolan Hoover, who takes over for the departed Tony Nipert. Hoover is a player who…

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Barton Football Academy Final Elite Event Notebook: By Scott Enyeart

       Yesterday, the Barton Football Academy hosted its final Elite Event of the year at Bellevue’s Interlake High School, and it did not disappoint. The atmosphere was competitive and electric thanks to DJ SupaSam who was on-hand to spin during the two-plus hour workout featuring some of the top athlete’s in the state.      The QB group was by far the largest, and it was filled with…

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Breakout Performer Hasani Childs of Curtis HS returns: By Jordan Johnson

       One of the breakout performers at the RDAF Showcase Event last month was Curtis HS running back Hasani Childs. He missed last football season due to injury, but didn’t look like he had missed a step at the premier event of the year.      Childs is smaller back that runs with power, as he should be one of the featured athletes among a talented Curtis group…

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