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Tag: Cascade Christian


Football: Saturday semifinals live chats from the Tacoma Dome

We’ll be live-chatting throughout Saturday for the four semifinals at the Tacoma Dome. Join us to talk about the games, players and potential championship matchups.

Here’s the game schedule:
10 a.m. — Class 2A: Lynden vs. W.F. West
1 p.m. — Class 4A: Woodinville vs. Skyline
4 p.m. — Class 1A: Cascade Christian vs. Montesano
7 p.m. — Class 4A: Skyview vs. Lake Stevens

Here’s our football coverage in today’s paper:

Game preview on Cascade Christian-Montesano

Game story on O’Dea’s 21-13 win over Camas — O’Dea controlled the ball for 13

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Football: Semifinal preview capsules


No. 5 Camas (11-1) vs. No. 3 O’Dea (12-0), 7 p.m.
The Papermakers have reached the semifinals for the first time in school history and run up against an O’Dea squad that is back at the Tacoma Dome for the first time since reaching the Class 3A finals in 2007. Camas’ defense has been lights out, holding nine opponents to six points or less and only one team – Class 4A semifinalist Skyview – has scored more than 14. Combine that with a balanced offense – QB Tony Gennaro has thrown for 2,335 yards, 30 TDs and 7 interceptions, and RB Zach Marshall has rushed for 1,052 yards and 15 TDs – and Camas will be tough to beat. O’Dea slipped past Capital last week, winning 19-16 in triple-overtime. Tatum Taylor can outrun even the fastest of football players – his 97-yard punt return for a touchdown against Capital was proof of that – and is a game-changer.
TNT pick: Camas 31, O’Dea 21

No. 4 Morton/White Pass (10-1) vs. No. 5 Napavine (11-1), 4 p.m.
Lowdown: Morton/White Pass jumped out to a quick lead against Adna last week in the quarterfinals and lets it dominant defense take over, holding on to win 13-12. MWP has posted eight shutouts and only one team has scored more than 13 points against it. Napavine beat MWP 14-7 in Week 3. Napavine returns to the semifinals for the first time since it claimed the Class 2B state title in 2008. The Tigers intercepted four passes in the first half of a 25-22 win over Tacoma Baptist in the quarterfinals. Tucker Stanley powers Napavine’s rushing attack
TNT pick: MWP 22, Napavine 16


No. 2 Woodinville (12-0) vs. Skyline (9-3), 1 p.m.
Lowdown: Woodinville just keeps winning, and the KingCo champion Falcons are doing it with defense. No team has scored more than 17 points against Woodinville and only four have topped 10 points. Woodinville held high-scoring Bethel to just a touchdown two weeks ago and Union mustered nine in a 21-9 loss in the quarterfinals. DE Sawyer Whalen and RB Alec Schwend were KingCo Crown Division defensive and offensive players of the year. Since falling to Eastlake in Week 8, the Spartans have reeled off four straight wins. Skyline dropped out of the Class 4A rankings earlier this season for the first time in school history, but the Spartans are battle-tested and have plenty of experience playing in the dome, having won three state titles in the past four seasons.
TNT pick: Skyline 24, Woodinville 20
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Football: Cascade Christian routs Toledo, 48-15

10:03 p.m.: Final – CC 48, TOLEDO 15.

9:52 p.m.: Running clock now because of WIAA “Mercy Rule.” Gaul got loose on a 39-yard TD run against CC second-stringers. CC 48, TOLEDO 15, 6:36/4th Qtr.

9:45 p.m.: A third Jaelin Goldsmith TD pass, and second one to receiver Joshua Shreffler in the game. This time it is a 23-yarder. Good thing CC turned the reins over to this ninth grader in the passing game. CC 48, TOLEDO 7, 10:47/4th Qtr.

9:40 p.m.: End of 3rd Qtr – CC 41, TOLEDO 7.

9:21 p.m.: This one can be put in the

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Football: Quarterfinal preview capsules

No. 1 Bellarmine Prep (11-0) at No. 9 Skyview (9-2), 4 p.m. Saturday at Kiggins Bowl, Vancouver

Lowdown: Since losing to top-rated teams in Oregon and Idaho in the first two weeks of the season, the Storm have won nine straight games, never scoring fewer than 31 points. Skyview’s offense is balanced. RB Parker Henry has rushed for 1,667 yards and 24 TDs and QB Kieran McDonagh has completed 67 percent of his pass attempts for 1,698 yards, 18 TDs and two interceptions. Bellarmine Prep can run and pass, too. RB Isaiah Flynn, averaging more than 200 rushing yards per game, returned last week after missing a month due to injury. QB Sefo Liufau has thrown for 2,117 yards, 22 TDs and four interceptions. Bellarmine Prep has had a knack for making big plays at opportune moments and that could be the difference in this meeting of evenly matched teams.

TNT pick: Bellarmine Prep 31, Skyview 28
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Football: FP topples 1A No. 1 Cascade Christian

By Shaun Scott
Staff Writer

Franklin Pierce middle linebacker Sam Tate never forgot last season’s 35-0 loss to the Cascade Christian Cougars.

Tate, a tackling machine throughout four quarters and two overtime sessions on Saturday night at Sunset Chev Stadium, led the Cardinals to a dramatic 19-13 double-overtime victory against the Cougars, handing Cascade Christian its first regular-season loss since 2008.

“It feels great,” Tate said. “Last year they smacked us 35-0 so we just had to prove that we were the better team this year. I’m just speechless. Our offense did a good job and our defense did a good job. I’m just really happy.”

Franklin Pierce running back Iopu Ignacio gave his team the lead for good on a 1-yard touchdown run in double overtime, giving the Cardinals a 19-13 advantage. Ignacio carried the ball five consecutive times on Franklin Pierce’s offensive possession in the second overtime.

Franklin Pierce’s defense stifled Cascade Christian’s final attempt to tie the game. The victory became official when Cougars freshman quarterback Jaelin Goldsmith’s pass toward wide receiver Jake Archer fell incomplete on fourth-and-25.
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Basketball: More on Cody Shackett’s 48-point game

Cascade Christian guard Cody Shackett enjoyed another record-setting game this season on Tuesday night. The senior scored a single-game school-record 48 points in the Class 1A No. 1-ranked Cougars’ 80-63 win at No. 9 Life Christian.

Shackett made 20 of 40 shots from the field, went 5-for-12 from beyond the 3-point arc and made 3 of 6 free throws. Yes, he took 40 shots and attempted only six free throws. Shackett, who stands 5-foot-11 and is averaging 25.8 points per game, also tallied four rebounds, an assist, a steal and a turnover.

“If you were at the game, you’d have seen that everything was just flowing to him,” Cougars coach Jerry Williams said. “TJ. (Tuttle) and Ty (King) are such great passers. They can make passes that most high school kids can’t.”
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Prep Football: Big Games of Week 9

Previews of the Big Games of Week 9

3A No. 6 Lakes (4-0 league, 7-1 overall) vs. Bonney Lake (4-0, 7-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Sunset Chev Stadium
The upstart Panthers will try to slay traditional power Lakes when the two meet with the SPSL 3A title and a home playoff game on the line. Bonney Lake has the league’s top-rated offense (427.8 yards per game) and defense (215.9). QB Chris Brown (129-of-196 for 2,091 yards, 26 TDs) and WR Austin Marshall (61 catches for 1,111 yards, 18 TDs) are have record-setting seasons, but RB Tyler Babukas is quietly having a spectacular season. Read more »


Early breakdown of football semifinals

Here’s a quick peek at the semifinal football games scheduled for the Tacoma Dome. We’ll have much more on these games later this week, but wanted to get the ball rolling.

No. 2 Skyline (10-2) vs. No. 1 Bothell (12-0)
7 p.m. Saturday, Tacoma Dome
Here’s the matchup everyone – or at least the folks in Sammamish and Bothell – wants to see. Bothell upended Skyline 25-20 four weeks ago, but the Spartans have rolled since then, outscoring their three opponents 154-28…in the playoffs. In the last two weeks, I’ve seen the Spartans thump two very good previously undefeated football teams in Narrows League champion South Kitsap and SPSL South champion Curtis. The offense has been crisp, the defense suffocating. Read more »