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Tag: Football

Nov.
22nd

Player bios for 2012 All-Area football OFFENSE

* AUSTIN FILKINS, Peninsula
Quarterback, 6-2, 210, sr.

Bio: SPSL 3A player of the year not only was team’s best dual threat, he was also a consummate leader for the league champion Seahawks. Numbers weren’t eye-popping (106-159, 1,374 yards, 21 total TDs), but his 165.4 passer rating was among area’s best.

What makes Thanksgiving special: “Most people focus on the turkey – we’re all football.”

* TEAGUE JAMES, Graham-Kapowsin
Running back, 5-10, 180, jr.

Bio: Who knew? In 2011, he broke his leg in the first game – and missed the entire season. This season, he collected all-SPSL

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Nov.
20th

All Area Football: Liufau is player of the year, Finch is coach of the year

Been working plenty the past few days finishing up The News Tribune’s annual All Area football team for the 2012 season.

Thought I would reveal who is on it:

OFFENSE
QB: Austin Filkins, Peninsula
RB: Teague James, Graham-Kapowsin
RB: Ralph Kinne, Shelton
RB: Chico McClatcher, Federal Way
WR: Kahlil Dawson, Graham-Kapowsin
WR: Joshua Eckwood, Lincoln
WR: Victor Gamboa, Washington
OL: Mat Cox, Capital
OL: Robert Luke, Charles Wright Academy
OL: Macartney McQuery, Bellarmine
OL: Alex Young-Salanoa, Spanaway Lake
AP: Andrew Brown, Tumwater
PK: Mitchell Cox, Kentwood

DEFENSE

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Nov.
2nd

Friday night prep football FINAL scores, Week 10

Don’t see your score? Check here.

We’ll be posting score updates from all of the South Sound high school football action tonight. You can also follow TNT Preps at @TNTPreps to have updates sent to your smartphone.

Also, statewide scores can be found at #wafbscores on Twitter.

** CLASS 4A DISTRICTS
Union 39, Graham Kapowsin 22, FINAL
Arlington 21, Kentwood 14, FINAL
Federal Way 24, Issaquah 14, FINAL
Rogers 14, Monroe 7, FINAL
Camas 43, South Kitsap 12, FINAL

** CLASS 3A DISTRICTS
Mount Si 52, Auburn Mountainview 7, FINAL
Timberline

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Aug.
17th

Flynn quits football at Bellarmine Prep to concentrate on hoops

Isaiah Flynn, the returning starting tailback at Bellarmine Prep, has decided not to turn out for his senior football season, coach Tom Larsen confirmed Friday.

Flynn told coaches he wants to concentrate on basketball — the Lions are on the short list of state championship contenders in the upcoming season. He is a starting guard on the squad.

When he was healthy, Flynn was a workhorse-type tailback for the Lions, who advanced to the Class 4A semifinals in 2010, losing to Ferris of Spokane, and reached the quarterfinals last season, losing to Skyview of Vancouver.

He averaged more than 200

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Aug.
17th

Football: TNT’s Preseason All-State Team

TACOMA NEWS TRIBUNE’S 2012 PRESEASON ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM

OFFENSE

Skyline High QB Max Browne competes at the Elite 11 quarterback camp earlier this summer. (Photo credit: 247Sports)

Pos Name Ht Wt Grade School
QB Max Browne 6-5 215 Sr. Skyline
USC commit shooting for another 4,000-yard, 40-TD season, plus a second state title

RB Myles Jack 6-2 220 Sr. Bellevue
Powerful, fast and agile, Jack is a punishing runner, though he projects to play outside linebacker at UCLA

RB Jake Gall 6-0 205 Sr. Cle Elum/Roslyn
Portland St. recruit rushed for 1,200 yards, averaging 13.1 yards per carry, and had 600 receiving yards

WR Sammie Long 6-4 190 Sr. Lakes
Legitimate deep threat revives the Lakes-to-Washington pipeline

WR Mike Tate 6-1 175 Sr. Federal Way
U.S. Army All-American combine invite is a detriment to defensive backs’ ankles
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Aug.
15th

Football: First practice sort of a ‘housekeeping’ day at Steilacoom

VISIT TO STEILACOOM HIGH SCHOOL FALL CAMP

If you’ve ever met Brian Koch, the Steilacoom High football coach since 2007, you’d know he’s the sturdy-framed, big-hearted type that likely fit in well in his hometown of Leavenworth.

Last season, he guided the Sentinels back to the Class 2A state playoffs for the first time in three seasons, losing to Othello, 14-0, in the first round.

So, why was Koch running late to the first day of preseason-camp practice Wednesday afternoon?

He was tightening the screw in player helmets and shoulder pads – just as a precaution.

“Had some concussion issues

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Aug.
15th

Football: Hangover from 2011 playoff exit not present at Lakes

VISIT TO LAKES HIGH SCHOOL FALL CAMP

Championship-contending football teams perpetuate that same mindset – and very few programs around the state of Washington exemplify that better than Lakes High School.

With early-afternoon temperatures climbing, practice was not slated to begin until 2:40 on the school’s back practice field. But 90 minutes beforehand, some 20 players were already on the field, stretching, talking – preparing.

As the outset of this season, a few of the veterans say that this has the feel of the 2010 season – a year in which the Lancers carried the next-tier contender torch in Class

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Aug.
15th

Football: Wismer goes from bench to starring role at Curtis HS

VISIT TO CURTIS HIGH SCHOOL FALL CAMP

Scott Wismer knows his place.

The change is noticeable. Last season, he was a sophomore doing his best to fit in on the Curtis High School football team. And on that first day of preseason camp, he rotated among reserve fullback, inverted safety and heck – he was even a holder on field goal and PAT kicks.

And now he is the team’s starting quarterback as a junior.

How did that evolve? By the end of the 2011 season, he was starting at tight end. He showed natural leadership. Coach Clay Angle noticed his overall football-related intelligence. And he was a big athlete who could move – and quickly.
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