Let’s talk the continuation of the start of high school not only around the South Sound, but around the state. Now, while we might not have the scoop on those Davenport High Gorillas near Spokane, but we will try and offer up something worthwhile.
Also, Lakes High coach Dave Miller will be our guest as we come to you from the school’s library. The LIVE CHAT will be right HERE!
From Peninsula Gateway sports editor Neil Pierson:
For 24 minutes Thursday night, the Gig Harbor Tides showed they could hang with one of the top high school football programs in the state.
But in the second half, the O’Dea Fighting Irish showed why they’re a perennial contender for the Class 3A state title.
O’Dea ran roughshod over Gig Harbor’s defense, breaking free from a halftime deadlock to score 27 unanswered points and roll to a 37-10 victory in the season opener for both squads at Roy Anderson Field in Purdy.
Aaron Chantler, who was coaching in his first game for …
Graham-Kapowsin 27, at Post Falls (ID) 17: Turnaround was fair play – and it surely benefited Graham-Kapowsin in its 27-17 non-league victory over Post Falls High of Idaho.
After giving up a kickoff return for a score right before halftime, the Eagles got it right back when Kahlil Dawson returned the opening second-half kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, giving them a 21-10 lead.
Dawson left the game after that play with cramping in his leg.
This story was filed by staff writer Kevin Manning:
It was a wild game – with an even wilder ending.
Bishard Baker scored on a 14-yard run in overtime for Bellevue, and an interception by Nathan DeRider sealed victory a 31-24 victory over Trinity High of Texas in a matchup of nationally-ranked teams at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium.
The defending KingCo 3A champions played stout early, but allowed a late comeback by the Trojans to tie the game on a 4-yard touchdown run by Ramel Newton, and an ensuring two-point conversion.
“I know these guys – they never quit,” Bellevue coach …
FRIDAY (all games at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted)
SPSL SOUTH Beamer at Puyallup Bethel at Spanaway Lake Emerald Ridge at Curtis Rogers at Federal Way
SPSL NORTH Jefferson at Kentlake Kentwood at Auburn
NON-LEAGUE Auburn Mountainview at Sumner Bellarmine Prep at Peninsula Cascade Christian at Cashmere Central Kitsap at Bainbridge Clover Park at Black Hills Chimacum at Forks Decatur at Wilson Eatonville at Orting Foss at Lake Washington Franklin Pierce at Hazen Hockinson at Elma Kentridge at South Kitsap Lake
The News Tribune picks three South Sound football games every week to preview:
* SPSL NORTH
Kentwood (0-0) at Auburn (0-0) 7 p.m. Friday at Memorial Stadium, Auburn
About the Conquerors: Big, strong and talented – that has been Kentwood football in a nutshell for the past 25 years. RB Chance Kalua-Fuimaono (648 yards, seven TDs in 2011) wears down defenses with power running – and some think he is more impactful at linebacker.
About the Trojans: Some coaches might fret over starting the season with a