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Archives: Nov. 2008


Football State Finals: Links, schedules and more

The title games will be completely finalized after Bellevue and Capital play the Class 3A semifinal on Monday night at Harry E. Lang Stadium in Lakewood.

Below is the schedule along with links to stories and video interviews from the semifinals:

At the Tacoma Dome


4 p.m. — Class 2B: Napavine vs. Asotin

Napavine sumbles, recovers, gets to title game

Video interview with Napavine’s Conner Craft

7:30 p.m. — Class 4A: No. 10 Issaquah vs. No. 1 Skyline

Issaquah beats Central Kitsap, looks forward to Skyline

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Issaquah beats CK 31-13

Here’s my unedited game story:


Ready for the rematch?

Issaquah is.

The tenth-ranked Eagles ended Central Kitsap’s run through the Class 4A state playoffs with a 31-13 semifinal victory Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome, launching Issaquah into the state finals against rival and top-ranked Skyline.

"We know what we’re getting," Bennett said. "There aren’t a lot of secrets between the two schools. The kids have grown up together."

The two Issaquah School District high schools will face off at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Tacoma Dome. It

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Issy leads 21-7 at halftime

Facing third-and-goal at the 20-yard line, QB Joey Bradley hit RB Grant Gellatly coming out of the backfield and Gellatly cruised into the end with 6 seconds left in the first half.


Issy 14, CK 7 (5:52 2nd qtr)

Central Kitsap answers Issaquah with a long touchdown.

The Eagles defense bit on QB Jason Simonis’ play-action fake and Simonis launched a bomb to receiver Christian Wesley, who was uncovered behind the secondary.


VIDEO: Lynden 21, ATM 13 (final)

Third-ranked Lynden held off No. 2 Archbishop Murphy on Saturday morning in the Tacoma Dome.

Senior Blair Bomber opened the game with an 80-yard touchdown catch from David Gaylord on the first play from scrimmage. Bomber finished with seven catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns. He also intercepted a pass and blocked an extra point.

Lynden will meet either No. 1 Prosser or Burlington-Edison next week in the finals

Here’s an interview with Bomber.


Lynden intercepts fake punt

One minute after throwing an interception, the Lions picked off a pass of their own.

This time it was Lynden DB Eric Conner, who gives the Lions a first down at the ATM 45 with 4:41 left in the game.

It’s looking bleak for ATM.


Lynden 21, ATM 13 (9:45 4th qtr)

Archbishop Murphy drove 88 yards in 14 plays, getting a 10-yard touchdown run from running back CJ Milburn with 9:45 left in the game. But Lynden’s Blair Bomber blocked the extra point attempt.