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A down year for South Sound football?

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 12, 2006 at 2:22 pm with No Comments »
November 12, 2006 2:22 pm

After this weekend’s state first-round contests not many local teams remain standing, as several were knocked out on Friday and Saturday.

The victims include Puyallup, Tahoma, Gig Harbor, Curtis, Olympia, Franklin Pierce, Lakes, Fife, Steilacoom, Cascade Christian, Orting and Tacoma Baptist.

No local 4A teams made the quarterfinals.

The Evergreen League has shown its strength in Class 2A, with three teams (Tumwater, Centralia and W.F. West) advancing to the quarterfinals.

Auburn and Timberline moved onto the quarterfinal round, but play each other next week.

Life Christian advanced to the quarterfinals in Class 2B.

KingCo and WesCo teams dominate the Class 4A playoffs, with three KingCo schools (Woodinville, Eastlake and Bothell) and two WesCo schools (Edmonds-Woodway and Oak Harbor) in the final eight.

So has it been a down in year in football locally? Or did local teams just experience a case of bad luck?

If you do believe it’s a down year for football around here, what are the reasons for the decline?

I think overall we had several good, talented teams locally, but none of them dominant. The one team that could be special is Auburn, but the Trojans still have a tough road ahead of them if they want to play for a state title.

Tell me what you think.

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