1A State Player of the Year still searching for his first offer; Brady Widner of Zillah: By Ryland Spencer

January 14, 2014

Click for Brady Widner Highlights        When you watch as much film as we do at NEI, every now and then you come across players that can just flat out play. That was the case one year ago when I came across Zillah WR/DB Brady Widner (5’11” 175).      While this season may not have ended the way Zillah would have liked (9-1), Widner was well recognized for his…

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Zillah solidifying #1 ranking: By Ryland Spencer

October 11, 2013

     Those who know me, know that I love small school football. Towns that shutdown on Friday night to support the home team are what football is all about for me.      Walking around Andy Collins Memorial Field it was evident that the people of Zillah love what they see. I overheard young boys speaking about players as though they are their heroes. Grown men talking to each other in awe as they watched…

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Barton Camp/Combine Stop #8, Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane, WA: By Jordan Johnson

June 6, 2013

OVERALL CAMP MVP Roy Hyatt, Mount Spokane 2015 RB/S BREAKOUT PERFORMER Clinton Jeney, Reardon 2015 RB UNDERCLASSMEN MVP Izmael Mercado, Pasco 2017 ATH     WR/DB/ATH’s MVPs Phillip Moore, Eastmont WR Jonas Dahl, Silverton WR Jalen Hicks, Ferris ATH It was great to see some of WA’s top receivers last weekend in Spokane as it was definitely the strongest positional group in attendance. Shadle Park brought out a couple of…

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

March 29, 2013

       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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