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Archives: Sep. 2011


How the Top 10 teams fared in Week 5

How the Top 10 teams in 4A, 3A and 2A fared in Week 5

No. 1
CLASS 4A: Ferris (5-0)
Friday: d. No. 8 Central Valley, 28-10
Next: vs. Mount Spokane
CLASS 3A: Bellevue (5-0)
Friday: d. Mercer Island, 43-28
Next: vs. Juanita
CLASS 2A: Lynden (5-0)
Friday: d. Ferndale 27-7
Next: at Squalicum

No. 2
CLASS 4A: Eastlake (5-0)
Friday: d. Newport 52-14
Next: at Mariner
CLASS 3A: Lakes (5-0)
Friday: d. No. 5 Peninsula 33-13
Next: at Decatur
CLASS 2A: Archbishop Murphy (4-1)
Friday: lost to No. 10 Lakewood, 26-22
Next: vs. Granite Falls

No. 3
CLASS 4A: Bellarmine Prep (5-0)
Friday: d. Central Kitsap, 49-17
Next: at South Kitsap
CLASS 3A: O’Dea (5-0)
Friday: d. Bishop Blanchet, 35-3
Next: at Eastside Catholic
CLASS 2A: Tumwater (3-1)
Friday: Bye
Next: vs. Centralia
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Football: Puyallup rallies in final minutes, beats Curtis

These Curtis and Puyallup football games have traditionally gone down to the wire in the South Puget Sound League.

And Friday was no exception.

Curtis took the lead with 90 seconds to go only – only to watch Puyallup drive the length of the field in the final minute to wrestle away a 35-28 SPSL South victory in University Place.

Rhys Gervais, the Puyallup quarterback, converted a fourth-and-15 with an 18-yard pass to Matt Becker, then tossed the game-winner to Nic Wisor on a 13-yarder with 40 seconds remaining.

“The kids did it themselves,” Puyallup coach Gary Jeffers said. “We

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No. 2 Lakes topples No. 5 Peninsula, 33-13

Neil Pierson
Staff writer

In a battle of two of the state’s best Class 3A teams, the Lakes Lancers simply had too many weapons for the Peninsula Seahawks to handle.

No. 2 Lakes scored three touchdowns in the second quarter Friday night and went on to a 33-13 win in the South Puget Sound League opener for both squads at Harry E. Lang Stadium in Lakewood.

One of the key moments of the contest came late in the second quarter after Peninsula had narrowed Lakes’ lead to 13-10. The Lancers pulled off a fake punt as part of a 77-yard, six-play drive, and scored with 8 seconds left on David Wood’s 14-yard pass to Sammie Long.

“We made some big plays at key times,” Lakes head coach Dave Miller said. “We didn’t play particularly well tonight. I think some of it was we haven’t played that level of competition.”

Fifth-ranked Peninsula’s defense bottled up the Lancers in the first quarter. Lakes managed only one first down on its first four series, including a turnover on downs at its own 40-yard line.
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Federal Way remains unbeaten after wild finish at Bethel

Wild. Unreal. Amazing.

Pick an adjective; it won’t do justice to the finish of ninth-ranked Federal Way’s 28-26 victory at No. 10 Bethel on Friday night.

“I’ve never experienced an end of the game situation like that,” Eagles coach John Meagher said, “in terms of the range of emotions that I felt.”

The final two minutes were such a roller coaster that three times Federal Way celebrated victory – just once with the win secured – but could finally exhale when quarterback Evan Elliott kneeled in the end zone, taking a safety as time expired. The Eagles had preserved their undefeated record in a matchup of SPSL South titans.

Trailing 28-24 with 2 minutes, 20 seconds remaining, Bethel stuffed Federal for no gain on fourth down and took over at its own 28. Less than a minute later, quarterback Justin Hordyk had guided the Braves to the Eagles’ 30.

One the next play, Hordyk threw to David Fontenette, who tangled with defensive back Marcel Morris. A referee originally ruled that Morris intercepted the pass, but the call was overturned after an officials’ huddle.
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Durkee’s 3 FGs complete Tides’ comeback over Wolves

Brian McLean
Staff writer

Gig Harbor senior kicker Korey Durkee booted three field goals Friday night, including a go-ahead 30-yarder with a minute to play, and Beau Glover sealed the Tides’ come-from-behind win with a 43-yard interception return for a touchdown seconds later to lead Gig Harbor past the South Kitsap Wolves 30-20 at Roy Anderson Field.

It was a mistake-filled night for the Tides (3-2 overall, 2-1 4A Narrows League), who turned the ball over five times and trailed 20-7 at halftime. But junior quarterback Garrett Gallinger led his team on two key drives late in the game, and Durkee ‹ the 6-foot-4, 200-pound University of Washington-bound kicker ‹ provided the difference.

Durkee went 3-for-3 from beyond 30 yards and nailed a game-tying 45-yard
boot with plenty of room to spare midway through the fourth quarter.
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Football: Clover Park stuns Sumer, 25-14


The Clover Park Warriors spoiled the Sumner Spartans homecoming night.
As time expired in the third quarter, Clover Park running back Brandon Pritchett rumbled for a 59-yard touchdown run, giving his team a 19-14 lead against the Spartans.

The Warriors would never trail again.

Clover Park running back DeShaun Green scored on a 4-yard touchdown run with 7:26 left in regulation, preserving Clover Park’s (1-4 overall) 25-14 win against Sumner (2-3 overall) on Friday night at Sunset Chev Stadium.

Pritchett’s touchdown jaunt to close the third quarter took the wind out of Sumner’s sails. Pritchett appeared

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No. 3 Bellarmine Prep keeps rolling with 49-17 win

By Tyler Hemstreet
Contributing writer

With a slew of tacklers in his rearview mirror, all Bellarmine Prep junior running back Isaiah Flynn saw ahead of him was open field.

But his leg suddenly stiffened up with a cramp, limiting him to near hobble.

Flynn kept pushing nevertheless, rattling off another seven yards before making his way out of bounds late in the third quarter, putting the final touches on another stellar rushing performance and one more win for the Lions.

The junior led a balanced offensive attack, rushing for 185 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries as the third-ranked Lions knocked off Central Kitsap, 49-17, in Narrows 4A battle on Friday night at home.

“It was so open … I wanted to get that touchdown,” Flynn said with a laugh. “I don’t know why I’ve been cramping these past few games.

I’ve got to get my diet better, drink some more water.”
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Friday night prep football scoring updates, Week 5

Bellarmine Prep 49, Central Kitsap 17 – FINAL
Shelton 47, Stadium 31 – FINAL
Gig Harbor 30. South Kitsap 20 – FINAL
Olympia 39, Mount Tahoma 7 – FINAL

Federal Way 28, Bethel 26 – FINAL
Puyallup 7, Curtis 7, 2nd Qtr.

Kentlake 42, Tahoma 33 – FINAL
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