I hit three practices on the first day of the high school football season on Wednesday and I wasn’t the only reporter making the rounds. Here are some reports from around the state:
— Mike Cane of the Everett Herald wrote this story on Marysville-Pilchuck losing five players to other schools, including four that landed in Juanita. Seems odd because Juanita is about 40 miles south of the M-P.
Cane also made it out to a few WesCo practices. One piece of vitally important information I gleaned from Cane’s report is that South Whidbey has a player named Chuck Norris.
— Over in Spokane, Greg Lee has this story about Central Valley quarterback Gaven Deyarmin almost dying from a burst appendix. Lee also hit practices at 4A powers Gonzaga Prep and Ferris.
— The CBBN-centric WashingtonSportsNetwork.com has a look at Chiawana, Richland and Kamiakin.
— Meg Wochnick of The Olympian has this look at Tumwater, North Thurston and Northwest Christian. And here’s a take on Black Hills and River Ridge.
— The Bellingham Herald’s Joe Sunnen attended the first day of practice at Sehome, where new coach Darren Tinnerstet has taken over.
— Wahkiakum High School hit the practice field at one second after midnight on Wednesday morning. Ben Zimmerman of The Daily News was there.