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One of Oregon’s fastest rising 5A teams; Summit Storm: By Jordan Johnson

       Don’t look now, but the Summit Storm are one of the fastest rising programs in the state of Oregon at the 5A level. They bring back 12 varsity starters, and three or four other kids who played significant minutes last season. They also have two very talented younger classes who only lost one game each last year (Freshman/8th).      Add in a coaching staff that has…

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Central Oregon teams in review; 2013 Bend Lava Bears: By Jordan Johnson

       The Bend Lava Bears are a team coming off a 2-7 season, while playing one of the toughest schedules in the entire northwest. Their record was somewhat deceiving with losses to #2 Marist , #3 Silverton, #6 Redmond, #8 Mt View, #10 Hermiston and 6a CVC Champ West Salem.      To say that they were happy with the season would be inaccurate, but head coach Matt…

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The sky is the limit for Lakeside TE/DE Erik Rottsolk: By Ryland Spencer

Erik Rottsolk Highlights        One of the top sophomore TE/DEs in Washington is Erik Rottsolk (6-6 230) of Lakeside School in Seattle.      Potential is the name of the game for Rottsolk who has only played nine games of football in his entire life. Growing up playing basketball, Rottsolk has great body control for a player of his size.       Last season Rottsolk didn’t put up…

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Lake Stevens looks to be back in the mix in 2013: By Ryland Spencer

Lake Stevens Highlights: Austin Otis, Gavin O’Neil, Tevin Gray        Just one year removed from a state semifinal loss to Skyview, the Vikings should again to be one of the top teams in the Wesco conference.      A big reason is the play of Junior RB Austin Otis (5-10 170). Last season he rushed for a team high 998 yards on way to being a first team All-Wesco 4A North…

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Under the radar: Jake Tumblin of Coupeville is on the rise: By Ryland Spencer

Jake Tumblin Highlights        A player that is continues to impress on a weekly basis is junior Jake Tumblin (5-10 170) of Coupeville, a small town on Whidbey Island.      Last season Tumblin lead the Wolves in rushing with 787 yards and five touchdowns. He also led the team in receiving with 350 yards and four TDs. Rarely leaving the field, Tumblin also had 400+ yards and one…

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Connor Humphreys lands 10th overall offer: By Jordan Johnson

       Connor Humphreys is quickly becoming one of the most recruited players to ever come out of the region. The kid out of Central Catholic landed his sixth Pac-12 and 10th overall offer from USC early this morning.      Humphreys has blown up as of late doing well at some high profile national camps. Connor has been a fixture at our events for the last few years,…

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Olympia’s Finest; WA Top Jr QB’s Derrick Becker-Capital and Jayden Croft-Tumwater: By Jordan Johnson

Highlights: Derrick Becker, Jayden Croft        In the heart of Olympia two of the state’s top QB’s will shortly be coming into their senior year, in Derrick Becker (6-0 180 Jr.) and Jayden Croft. (6-1 185 Jr.)      Both kids are football junkies and the type of athletes that you want to root for. Becker will be a 2 time all league starter coming back for the Cougars…

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WA’s top Ranked Jr. TE Drew Sample of Newport grabs offer #2: By Jordan Johnson

       One of the fastest rising recruits in the state of Washington, Drew Sample (6-5 235 Jr. TE/DE)  of Newport, grabbed his second D1 offer at Idaho’s Junior day less then 24 hours ago.      Sample was offered just last weekend by the University of Montana in a similar setting. The big man out of Newport is one of the most grounded kids you are ever going…

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Mt View reloads and once again comes back one of Oregon’s best: By Jordan Johnson

       The last few years we have seen the Mt View Cougars win a state title and be considered one of the top teams in Oregon. The kids out of Bend were (33-4) from 2009-11, before finishing (7-5) last season playing maybe the toughest schedule in the state at the 5A level.      Head Coach Brian Crum is considered one of the top offensive minds in the…

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Potential player of the year candidate, Kurt Calhoun leads #1 Zillah: By Ryland Spencer

       Recently I named the Zillah Leopards my #1 team in the 1A classification for the 2013 season. A big reason for that ranking is the outstanding play of junior Kurt Calhoun (6-1 200).      Last season Calhoun rushed 232 times for 1,987 yards and had 30 total TDs. He was considered a first team All-League and second team All-State RB. The Leopards would finish the season…

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