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Category: Football


Out of the NFL, LeDuc still helping out in football at Hoquiam High School

Dana LeDuc is hardly retired.

He just isn’t in the NFL at the current time. Largely known as the godfather of today’s professional strength and conditioning program, the Tacoma native is still involved in football, just at a more basic level.

LeDuc, a Washington High School graduate, and former NCAA Division I shot put champion at Texas, owns a summer home at Ocean Shores, and lives there starting in late spring – and will stay in the area until well into September.

And this weekend, LeDuc – a former strength and conditioning coach for the Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis

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Van Sickle’s touchdown run starts West team’s rout in 2A-1A all-state game

Here is the story my friend Scott Spruill wrote for the Yakima Herald Republic

By being so talented at so many skill positions, Justin Peterson never did have a primary position in Lakewood’s offense last season. He nearly pulled off a triple double, running for 10 touchdowns, catching 12 scoring passes and throwing for seven.

But Central Washington University signed Peterson for a specific position and it was obvious Saturday afternoon at the 19th annual Earl Barden Classic all-star football game at East Valley.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior concentrated on being a wide receiver — exactly what the Wildcats are

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‘Summer Classic’ all-state football game (with rosters) tonight in Moses Lake

Tonight at 7 p.m. is the annual 4A/3A all-state football “Summer Classic” game at Moses Lake’s Lions Field, presented by the Washington State Football Coaches Association.

# Player HT WT Position School Coach
1 Brennan Schon 5’11 160 WR/DB Lewis & Clark Dave Hughes
2 EJ Deveaux 5’10” 185 WR/DB Curtis Clay Angle
3 Javan Williams 6’1″ 190 WR/DB Kamiakin Scott Biglin
4 Tim Hergert 6’1″ 180 DB Heritage Jack Hathaway
5 Jabari Marshall 6’2″ 215 RB/LB Skyview Steve Kizer
6 Rod Jones Jr. 6’2″ 230 RB/DL Federal Way John

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Emerald City Kickoff Classic being held at new Husky Stadium on Sept. 7

The first non-University of Washington event to hit new Husky Stadium?

It comes from the WIAA – the 2013 Emerald City Kickoff Classic.

The annual multi-game event will be held Sept. 7, featuring a Bellevue-Skyline headliner between the reigning Class 3A and 4A state champions.

Other games includ Bothell-Coueur d’Alene (Idaho), Lynden-King’s and Roosevelt-Seattle Prep.

“The return of the Kickoff Classic to Seattle at the brand new Husky Stadium with the four match-ups will be a great Saturday,” WIAA executive director Mike Colbrese said in a released statement. “Our thanks to the University of Washington for hosting this annual event.”

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National Football Foundation holding banquet Sunday; RSVP by Thursday

Academic, community service and athletic prowess will be on display Sunday as 44 student-athletes from the South Sound will be honored at the 37th annual National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete banquet at Curtis High School.

Here are the award finalists:

* Bob Robertson Back of the Year
Jacob Bills, Stadium
Austin Filkins, Peninsula
Damian Jackson, Rogers
Christian Yoro, Orting

* Paul Wallrof Lineman of the Year
Lucas Hatton, Eatonville
Matthew Gregory, Orting
Chase Knpblauch, Life Christian Academy
Jacob Salazar, Bellarmine Prep

* Coach of the Year
Mike Finch, Charles Wright Academy


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New WIAA amendment passes restricting summer football participation

In an effort to regulate the physical grind of year-round high school football, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association passed new legislature Monday, limiting the amount of summer football participation.

The 53-member WIAA representative assembly ratified an amendment (57.3.0), effective immediately, that allows a maximum 20 team summer practices, with no more than 10 of them full-contact days.

Summer practices can be held from the day after spring-sports season ends until July 31.

According to the new amendment, if a high school player wants to turn out for team-related summer activities, he or she must first participate in three consecutive non-contact

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Timberline High offering two youth football camps in June

Timberline High School, coached by Nick Mullen, is hosting a couple of youth football camps the same weekend June 24-26 – the Timberline Youth Football Camp and South Sound Regional Youth Regional Team Camp – at South Sound Stadium in Lacey.

The youth camp will be held in the morning – 9 a.m. until noon – and available for players from grades 1-6. Applications can be filled out, and payment information can be found here.

The team camp, held for seventh and eighth graders, will follow each day from 5 to 8 p.m. Information on that camp can be

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Patterson catches touchdown pass for Team USA in 19-0 win over France

Turns out Wilson High’s Connor Patterson wasn’t just interested in tasting the fine cuisine of France for a week.

The Rams’ senior, and tight end, hauled in the game’s final score – a 10-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter – of the AFW Elite U.S. team’s 19-0 victory over the Under-19 national team from France in Paris.

Patterson caught the scoring pass from Mike Zebold, a prep quarterback from Illinois – capping a 23-yard drive after a turnover.

A post-game celebration between American and French players wrapped up the day. In fact, many of the U.S. players brought gifts to

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