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Archives: Oct. 2011

Oct.
28th

Week 9 Friday night football score updates

We’re double-teaming the updates tonight. First, we’ll provide scoring updates from tonight’s game here in this blog post.

Second, we’ll update the matchups in the Week 10 state play-in round, based on the outcomes of tonight’s games, in this blog post right here. If you’re team is going to the postseason, you want to click on that link.

SPSL NORTH
Auburn Riverside 30, Auburn 23 – Final
Kentwood 23, Kentridge 22 – Final

SPSL SOUTH
Puyallup 38, Rogers 7 – Final
Graham-Kapowsin 54, Spanaway Lake 13 – Final

NARROWS 4A
Bellarmine Prep 27, Gig Harbor 20 – Final
Olympia 42, Shelton 13 – Final
South Kitsap 17, Central Kitsap 10 – Final
Mount Tahoma 40, Stadium 26 – Final

NARROWS 3A
Capital 49, Lincoln 28 – Final
Timberline 41, Foss – Final
Wilson vs. Yelm
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Oct.
28th

Football: Complete look at Week 10 state play-in matchups

Below, you will find Week 10 state play-in matchups for Class 4A, Class 3A, Class 2A and Class 1A. We’ve also got Class 2B matchups, courtesy of Chad Dinkins from BSports.org.

I’ll update this post throughout the weekend. By Saturday evening, we should have complete look at the Week 10 state play-in round games.

WEEK 10 STATE PLAY-IN ROUND SCHEDULE
Game times, dates are TBA unless noted

CLASS 4A
*Winners of odd numbered games will advance to play at winners of even-numbered games in first round of state playoffs. For instance, if Union wins Game 1, it could play at Kentlake, possible winner of Game 2, in the first round of the state playoffs.
**Teams locked into seeds are bolded.

GAME 1: SPSL North No. 3 Tahoma at GSHL No. 2 Union (winner is placed on state bracket as District 4 No. 2), 7 p.m. Friday

GAME 2: WESCO No. 4 Mariner at SPSL North No. 1 Kentlake (winner is placed on state bracket as District 3 No. 2), 7:30 p.m. Friday

GAME 3: KingCo No. 4 Bothell at SPSL South No. 2 Bethel (winner is placed on state bracket as District 3 No. 4), 7:30 p.m. Friday

GAME 4: SPSL No. 5 Curtis at KingCo No. 1 Woodinville (winner played on bracket at District 2 No. 1), 7 p.m. Saturday at Pop Keeney
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Oct.
28th

Banner, Dozier receive U.S. Army All-American jerseys

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl means something extra to Lake High.

Obviously, having a player – actually two, this year – is an honor, but Lakes is closely tied to the military. Joint Base Lewis-McChord sits less than a mile from campus and many students’ parents serve in the Armed Forces at JBLM and abroad.

So, when the U.S. Army shows up at Lakes to honor a football player, or two, it’s a big deal.

On Friday, offensive tackle Zach Banner and quarterback/receiver/defensive back Cedric Dozier were presented with ceremonial jerseys to the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The game will be played Jan. 7 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
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Oct.
28th

Puyallup’s Garnett receives Under Armour All-America Bowl jersey

Joshua Garnett received his ceremonial jersey from the Under Armour All-America Game this morning at Puyallup High School.

When the 6-foot-5, 290-pound offensive tackle was asked what it meant to be selected to such a prestigious game, Garnett provided an answer that belies what has made him one of the country’s most sought-after recruits.

“It shows an accomplishment,” he said. “I’ve put in a lot of hard work the last couple years, but I know this is when the real work starts. I’ve got to get back in the weight room and start pumping iron more.

“Got to have all my workout buddies be on point for the rest of our lives now. No more high school stuff, just destroying people and throwing them on the ground. It’s really going to come down to who has the best technique, not who’s the biggest or strongest.”

Garnett understands that he’s a Friday night stud, but he’ll have to work to be a star on Saturdays, and possibly Sundays. Not every high school superstar makes that transition.
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Oct.
27th

Class 1A Football Postseason Projections

Below, you will find a league-by-league look at the playoff scenarios for all Class 1A leagues in the state, along with projected matchups for all of the district/league crossover playoff games in Week 10 and what that means for state playoffs.

You can find projections for 4A here, 3A here and 2A here.

Like we’ve done for the last few years, the TNT will update these projections each week. We’ve provided enough information so that if you don’t agree with our projections and want to see how the playoff bracket might look with different league finishes, you should be able to do that fairly easily.

TRI-DISTRICT 1/2/3
State berths:
Four
Lowdown: Two leagues – Nisqually League and Northwest Conference – combine to form the District /1/2/3 tri-district. Here’s how each league sends team to the postseason:

Northwest Conference
The playoffs begin this week. Here’s a link to the bracket. Winners move on to the state play-in round in Week 10.
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Oct.
27th

Football: A human and computer predict Week 9 results

After the computer did so well in predicting the outcome of last week’s Olympia-Bellarmine Prep contest — it predicted a 16-13 BP win and the final was 15-14 — I asked Scott Odiorne, who compiles the computer rankings we’ve been running this season, to run some projections for games in Week 9.

I added my picks, too.

Here’s the lineup:

Computer: No. 5 Woodinville 18, No. 1 Eastlake 16
Pacey: No. 1 Eastlake 31, No. 5 Woodinville 21

Computer: Central Valley 29, Lewis & Clark 25
Pacey: Lewis & Clark 20, Central Valley 17
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Oct.
26th

Football: Week 9 Associated Press state poll

Here’s this week’s Associated Press poll, of which the TNT has a vote.

Class 4A
1. Eastlake (Sammamish) (11) 8-0 110
2. Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) 8-0 99
3. Chiawana (Pasco) 7-0 86
4. Ferris (Spokane) 7-1 61
5-tie. Kentlake 8-0 54
5-tie. Federal Way 8-0 54
7. Olympia 7-1 41
8. Woodinville 8-0 37
9. Skyline (Sammamish) 5-3 25
10. Lake Stevens 8-0 19
Others with 6 or more points — Mead 17.
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Oct.
26th

Foss football coach put on paid leave

Foss High football coach Ken Baker has been put on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation.

Baker, in his sixth season as the Falcons’ head coach, was put on leave on Friday, one day after Foss lost 49-0 to Wilson. Foss athletic director Tom Burmester said. Burmester would not reveal the cause of the investigation.

Baker could not be reached for comment.

Baker will continue to teach at Foss during the investigation, but will not coach the football team until the inquiry is completed, Burmester said.

“It’s nothing scandalous,” Burmester said, “otherwise he wouldn’t be teaching.”
Assistant coaches Jordan

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