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Tag: Decatur


Prep Football: Big Games of Week 6

Peninsula (4-1, 3-1) at Bonney Lake (4-1, 3-1), 7 p.m. today at Sunset Chev Stadium
The lowdown:
The Seahawks and Panthers have each been tripped up once this season – Lakes beat both teams – but outside of their losses to the Lancers, Peninsula and Bonney Lake have been absolutely dominant. The Seahawks haven’t allowed more than a touchdown, while the Panthers’ have won each contest by at least 20 points. Peninsula QB JR Grosshans is tearing up opposing defenses, having thrown for 754 yards and 7 TDs and rushed for 414 yards and 8 TDs. His Panthers’ counterpart, QB Cole Schuler, is equally effective. Schuler leads the SPSL 3A in passing with 806 yards and 8 TDs. Peninsula is riding after throttling rival Gig Harbor, 38-7, in the Fish Bowl. If the Seahawks are overconfident, Bonney Lake will make them pay. Both teams still must face Enumclaw, but the winner of this contest will take the inside track on securing the league’s No. 2 seed, which guarantees a home game in the preliminary round of the state playoffs.
The News Tribune pick: Peninsula has a little more firepower than the Panthers.
Peninsula 26, Bonney Lake 24

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Who’s ready for prep basketball season?

Because it’s never too early to look forward to basketball season, I’ve rounded up a few tournament schedules. There are some very intriguing matchups and I’ve picked my favorites.

Boys – Squalicum vs. Vashon
Here’s a matchup of the defending state champions in 2A and 1A. Some people say the Storm are the best team in the state, regardless of classification. I don’t know if I’d go that far, but the Bellingham school is in my top five. Vashon is led by California-bound center Jon Gage.

Boys – Jackson vs. Beamer
Timberwolves guard Brett Kingma, who’s wanted by Washington and Gonzaga, takes on the Titans and forward Kevin Davis, who averaged 16.3 points, 15.3 rebounds and 4.1 blocked shots per game last season.

Boys – Rainier Beach vs. Decatur
What’s not to like here? These two programs have been at the top of their classification in recent years and both return some talented players.

Boys – Federal Way vs. Jefferson (Ore.)
Washington’s 4A champion meets Oregon’s 5A champion in the King Holiday Hoopfest. Wonder what outfit Jerome Collins will breakout for this much-anticipated game?

Boys – Kentridge vs. Kentwood
OK, so we see these teams play every season. Twice. But you’ve got to believe that Gary Bell and the Chargers will want to take down Joshua Smith and the Conquerors at the ShoWare Center.

Girls – Auburn Riverside vs. Kennedy Catholic
Can the Ravens stay competitive with a third coach in three seasons? Defending 3A state champion Kennedy Catholic is just the team to put them to the test.

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