Washington’s Elite Performers for November 3rd, 2013: By Ryland Spencer

**This list is a way to showcase the weeks top performances. I am sure I missed a few and would like to know the ones I did. You can either comment on here or send me an email at Ringerland@gmail.com


Tommy Nelson, right.
Tommy Nelson, right.


Tommy Nelson, Sr. WR / Derek Chapman, Sr. WR Issaquah – The two seniors combined for 439 all purpose yards and 4 TDs in a 48-311 win over Redmond in a KingCo crossover game. Nelson also broke the Issaquah record with 14 receptions in the game. The Eagles will play host to the Union Titans on Friday night in a winner-to-state game.

Jack Neary, Sr. QB Issaquah – Where there are a lot of receiving yards, there my be a lot of passing yards from a QB. Neary was 28 of 32 (88%) for 351 yards and 4 TDs in that Redmond game. He has broken an Issaquah school record with 28 TD passes this year, and is closing in on 2,400 yards.

Zach Eagle, Sr. WR / Reilly Hennessey, Sr. QB Camas – Eagle had 8 receptions for 236 yards and two TDs (50 and 65 yards). He also had a 60 yard punt return that opened the scoring as the #1 ranked Camas Papermakers routed Battle Ground 85-38. Hennessey, an Eastern Washington commit, completed 14 passes for 344 yards and three TDs. He now has 2,091 yards and 23 TDs on the season.

Brian Thomas, Jr. RB / Josh Lewis, Sr. WR Steilacoom – In a 67-41 win over Clover Park, Thomas carried 14 times for 229 yards and five TDs. Steilacoom missed the playoffs, but will finish the season with a game against the Enumclaw Hornets (4-5). Lewis hauled in seven catches for 165 yards and four TDs.

Tevin Gray, Jr. WR / Jacob Eason, So. QB Lake Stevens – These two hooked up for the final four TD passes for the Vikings as they beat previously unbeaten Edmonds-Woodway 53-49 to become Wesco 4A Champions. Eason was 36 of 49 passing for 504 yards and six TDs after receiving his first scholarship offer from Oregon State. The Vikings will play host to KingCo #5 Newport this week.

Josh Wright, Sr. DE/LB Skyline – Wright has been an absolute beast as of late and added three more sacks this week as the Skyline Spartans beat the Bothell Cougars to win a second straight KingCo 4A Championship. This comes on the heels of a five sack performance the week before against Issaquah to get the Spartans into the championship game.

Brendan Illies, Jr. QB Puyallup – In a 59-35 playoff clinching win over rival Rogers, Illies completed 19 of 24 passes for 237 yards and seven TDs. Illies is one of the top QBs in the 2015 class and has already committed to North Carolina to play baseball.

Mason Schutt, Sr. QB Prosser – The Mustangs beat Ephrata 30-23 to keep their playoff hopes alive. Schutt completed 17 passes for 385 yards and three TDs (82, 27 and 18 yards). Prosser is now in a three-way tie with Othello and West Valley (Yak.) at 6-2, with a game against Selah still to come.

Conner Baumann, Sr. RB Newport – In a 49-24 win over Woodinville, Baumann carried 20 times for 241 yards and 6 TDs. The win secured Newport at KingCo’s #5 seed in this weeks playoff round, they will travel to Lake Stevens.

Ryan Rieta, Jr. RB Capital – Rieta carried 26 times for 208 yards and scored twice as the Cougars beat River Ridge 38-14. The win puts Capital into a winner-to-state game vs Mark Morris.

Conner Fulton, Sr. RB La Center – Fulton carried 33 times for 189 yards and four TDs (10, 2, 5 and 9 yards) as the Wildcats wrapped up the Trico 1A title with a 52-21 win over previously unbeaten Woodland. La Center will host Elma (5-4) this week.

Jamal Ervin, Jr. RB Bellarmine Prep – In a 59-14 dismantling of previously ranked Gig Harbor, Ervin needed only eight carries for 187 yards and four TDs. The win gives Bellarmine Prep the #1 seed from Narrows 4A and they will host the Kamiak Knights of the Wesco conference.

Joey Zamora, Sr. QB Chiawana – The Riverhawks are the Mid-Columbia Conference Champions after finishing league play undefeated. Zamora was 19 of 25 passing for 281 yards and three TDs as Chiawana beat Walla Walla 47-16.

Trevor Whitney, Sr. RB Puyallup – Helping the Vikings beat rival Rogers, Whitney rushed for 257 yards on 39 carries and scored a TD. Puyallup finished fourth in the SPSL South and will travel to Bothell (7-2).

Leon Siofele, Sr. RB Union – Siofele rushed 35 times for 245 yards and a TD as the Titans beat rival Skyview 28-25 to secure the #2 seed from the GSHL. The senior finished with 1,728 yards and 19 TDs through nine games of the regular season. This week they will travel to Issaquah to face the Eagles (6-3).

Brett Rypien, Jr. QB Shadle Park – Rypien completed 31 of 42 passes for 294 yards and 6TDs as Shadle Park topped Lewis & Clark 43-20. The Highlanders finish the regular season as the 3A #1 seed from the Greater Spokane League and will host Kennewick this coming week.

Grayson Madland, Sr. QB / Kyler Ooley, Jr. WR Rogers (Puyallup) – In a 59-35 loss to rival Puyallup, Madland completed 20 of 38 passes for 324 yards and 2 TDs. Ooley hauled in six of those passes for 145 yards and a TD.

Colston Vukanovich, Sr. QB Battle Ground – Vukanovich completed 35 of 56 passed for 488 yards and six TDs, but lost to #1 Camas 85-38. On the year Vukanovich threw for 2,470 and 26 TDs.

Letrez Jones, Sr. RB Meridian – Jones carried 31 times for 192 yards and two TDs (4 and 43 yards), but the Trojans were beaten by Mount Baker 34-27.


Brett Rypien (Photo: www.keithcurriephoto.com)
Brett Rypien (Photo: www.keithcurriephoto.com)