Clark Hazlett talks recruiting and his recent transfer

May 23, 2014

  As summer nears, high school prospects around the country are getting ready for the busy time of year where summer football camps are in full throttle. Players want a shot to showcase their skills and convince college coaches they’re worthy of a scholarship and to don a program’s jersey in the future. For Bellingham, Wash., quarterback Clark Hazlett, who will suit up for a new prep school…


Norvell and Haggen paving the way for Sehome: By Braulio Perez

February 20, 2014

It had been 14 years since the Sehome Mariners had made it to the state football tournament. For head coach coach Bob Norvell, a former Washington State offensive lineman, this fact left a sour taste in his mouth. However, in 2013, Sehome returned to the promised land for the first time since 1999 and although they fell to eventual state runner-up Tumwater 52-22 in the first round, it was a big deal for the team out of Bellingham to advance that far


Lynden’s Jalani Phelps signs with Big Sky powerhouse: By Braulio Perez

February 6, 2014

  For Lynden wide receiver Jalani Phelps, time was getting short to make a decision. Heading into last week, he had an offer from Central Washington, but wasn’t quite ready to pull the trigger. Then, the Eastern Washington coaches invited him to Cheney for an official visit last weekend. He took that trip without an offer in hand. However, the 6-4, 190-pounder got the news he was hoping…


Meridian’s Spencer Blackburn makes his commitment: By Braulio Perez

January 27, 2014

  With the 2014 National Signing Day only nine days away, Meridian defensive end Spencer Blackburn received some big news on Monday afternoon, with the Eastern Washington University staff officially extending him a scholarship offer. After mulling it over throughout the day, though, the 6-3, 256-pounder decided to put an end to his recruitment process and commit to the Eagles. “I committed earlier tonight,” Blackburn said late…


Tristan Moffat taking it one play at a time: By Braulio Perez

December 6, 2013

**Originally published in the Lynden Tribune   As Tristan Moffat walked across the turf at Civic Stadium in Bellingham Nov. 22, the Lynden sophomore looked as though he couldn’t be happier. Enjoying every moment of Lynden’s crushing 54-21 victory over Sumner in the 2A state quarterfinals, Moffat’s enthusiasm grew with each play. Dressed in his green Lions jersey, with a sweatshirt underneath and a Lions beanie over his…


Woodinville OL Andre Dillard picks up first Pac-12 offer: By Braulio Perez

November 27, 2013

  It was only about three weeks ago that the WSU coaches got in contact with in-state hoss Andre Dillard. The Woodinville, Wash. product was invited to WSU to take in the Utah game, a trek he made with has Father Mitch, who suited up for the Cougs in the mid-80s. Before he left Pullman, though, both Andre and Mitch received some great news from area recruiter Eric Russell…


Catching up with David Ungerer III of Pullman: By Braulio Perez

October 23, 2013

  Being the son of a veteran, 27-year football coach, Pullman’s David Ungerer III has done his fair share of traveling throughout his young life. Most recently, he arrived to Pullman, Wash. in 2010, when his father, Dave Ungerer, was named the special teams and running backs coach by Washington State. After two seasons, the elder Ungerer and his fellow WSU assistants were not retained by new coach…


Under the radar and rising; North Central’s Jimmy Weigel: By Braulio Perez

October 17, 2013

  Playing for a struggling team in the GSL, it’s easy for talented players to fly under the radar. Football fans in the Spokane area often hear about the mind boggling stats that the Shadle Park offense puts up, led by junior quarterback and Division-I prospect Brett Rypien. However, at North Central (1-5), receiver Jimmy Weigel is quietly putting together a fantastic 2013 campaign. Through six games, the…


Meridian RB Letrez Jones Perseveres Through Adversity: By Braulio Perez

October 2, 2013

  It’s hard to imagine that Meridian running back Letrez Jones isn’t at 100 percent. The talented tailback, who has torn up fields this season, admits his knee isn’t at full strength and he’s still battling some nerves each weekend. On Friday night, at Bellingham’s Civic Stadium, Jones looked just fine and couldn’t be stopped. Whether it was through the air or on the ground, the senior dashed…


Izaiha Schwinden Helping Carry The Load For Mount Baker: By Baulio Perez

September 25, 2013

  When it comes to the Mount Baker football team, it’s been made clear once again this season that head coach Ron Lepper is going to focus on running the football. It’s also clear that when senior running back Izaiha Schwinden has the ball in his hands, arm tackles won’t bring down the bruising back. Schwinden, who is entering only his second season on varsity, has paved the…