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Auburn football coach named Seahawks Coach of the Week

This release was passed on to me by TNT Seahawks beat writer Eric D. Williams:

Seahawks Announce H.S. Coach of the Week Program Coaches from Auburn and Sequim high schools recognized in first week

RENTON, Wash.- The Seattle Seahawks and Sterling Savings will once again partner on the NFL High School Coach of the Week program during the 2010 football season.

The weekly recipients will receive a $500 cash donation for their football program from the Seattle Seahawks and a $225 Sports Authority gift card plus a custom, replica jersey from Sterling Savings Bank.

Last week’s winners were Auburn High School head coach Gordie Elliott and Sequim High School head coach Erik Wiker.
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Football Playoff Capsules

No. 3 Auburn (11-0) vs. Skyview (9-2), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kiggins Bowl, Vancouver
The lowdown:
Auburn’s defense came though big-time, scoring touchdowns on two fumble returns, in its 25-22 win over Marysville-Pilchuck last week. Auburn’s offense must find its rhythm against Skyview. The Trojans will turn to their man-size offensive line to clear running lanes for running backs Austin Embody and Alphonse Wade. Skyview has thumped SPSL teams Federal Way and Bethel in consecutive weeks. QB Austin Dodge has thrown for 640 yards in the last two weeks. Skyview can move the ball on the ground, too. RB Matt Spears gashed the Braves for 167 yards and four touchdowns on 33 carries.
The News Tribune pick: Skyview’s winning streak over SPSL teams reaches an end.
Auburn 27, Skyview 26
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Auburn football moving on

Auburn has left the upheaval of last week behind.

It helped that the Trojans not only won their playoff game against Kamiak, but that they rolled over the Knights, 42-7.

“Another week in the playoffs is a good thing for us,” Auburn coach Gordon Elliott said. “I think all those other issues have been overshadowed by winning that first playoff game.”

The third-ranked Trojans will host No. 8 Marysville-Pilchuck at 7:30 tonight in a matchup of undefeated league champions. Auburn (10-0) will still be without leading rusher and safety Chris Young, who last week was suspended for the remainder of

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Football: Week 10 recap, First Round State Matchups

Some observations from the Week 10, results from all 4A-1A playoff games and the first-round matchups of the state playoffs:

Auburn didn’t miss Chris Young in the Trojans’ 42-7 shellacking of Kamiak. Austin Embody ran for a career-high 221 yards and four touchdowns and Alphonse Wade totaled 145 yards and two touchdowns. More important than that gaudy stat was that Auburn held Kamiak to 70 yards of total offense. So, don’t go writing off the Trojans just yet. Auburn has a winnable game next week against Marysville-Pilchuck. The 10th-ranked Tomahawks are undefeated and have a 2,000-yard rusher in Austin Denton, but the WesCo 4A did not fare well in Week 10. Four of the league’s six entrants – Lake Stevens, Kamiak, Mountlake Terrace and Stanwood – lost. That doesn’t necessarily say anything about the strength of the league – M-P and Jackson played at a level above the rest of the WesCo this season and both teams won handily.

Click below for more on Week 10, plus matchups for the first round of the state playoffs in 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A.
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Record-breaking year in 4A SPSL football

I went through the South Puget Sound League record book to find what records had been set this season and here’s what I found. No surprise that Federal Way’s Trenton Pinson owns a couple records after his seven-touchdown perfomance a week ago.

Single Game
Most points in a quarter:
Federal Way, 42 in the first quarter against Jefferson on Oct. 29, 2009. Previous – Curtis, 37 against Emerald Ridge, 2008.

Total points:
Auburn 416. Previous – Puyallup 400, 1997

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Three Auburn football players suspended for remainder of season

Three Auburn football players have been suspended for the remainder of the season for violating the school’s athletic code.

According to Auburn principal Richard Zimmerman, school administrators “discovered something wasn’t right” when the three players and a few other students arrived at the school’s homecoming dance on Saturday. Zimmerman said he could not reveal the players’ names, “but it will be obvious at the game who was suspended.”

Multiple sources have confirmed that senior running back and safety Chris Young was one of the players suspended. Young, who has given an oral commitment to play at the University of Washington,

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Football Trip Around the State: Playoff edition

Spokesman-Review reporter Mike Vlahovich lends some clarity to the Greater Spokane League playoff race. Mead has secured a postseason berth, but the other two spots are up for grabs. Why should South Sound fans care? If Auburn is to play for the state title, the Trojans will play their semifinal somewhere in Eastern Washington. That place could be Wenatchee, home of the sixth-ranked Panthers.

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Mount Tahoma stuns Sumner for first win

With less than two minutes left in the game, Mount Tahoma was staring at a sixth consecutive loss. The Thunderbirds had led Sumner the entire game, right up until Aaron Clark barrelled into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown run that gave the Spartans the lead moments earlier.

Mount Tahoma did’t sulk. Didn’t quit. The T-birds answered by covering 88 yards in 1 minute, 22 seconds and quarterback Josh Lord culminated the drive by throwing a 22-yard touchdown pass to Mason Koester with 12 seconds left. The strike secured Mount Tahoma’s first win of the season, a 22-15 victory Thursday night at Sunset Chev Stadium.

“We went to the spread and worked the clock,” Mount Tahoma coach Kevin Hanis said. “We made catches we needed to make. Our kids did what they had to do.”

Mount Tahoma running back Keonta’ Davis scored the T-birds’ first two touchdowns.

Results from other Thursday night games:

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