The Prep Blog

Covering high school sports in Tacoma, Pierce County and the South Sound

NOTICE: The Prep Blog has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved The Prep Blog.
Visit the new section.

Tag: Foss


Foss football coach put on paid leave

Foss High football coach Ken Baker has been put on paid administrative leave, pending an investigation.

Baker, in his sixth season as the Falcons’ head coach, was put on leave on Friday, one day after Foss lost 49-0 to Wilson. Foss athletic director Tom Burmester said. Burmester would not reveal the cause of the investigation.

Baker could not be reached for comment.

Baker will continue to teach at Foss during the investigation, but will not coach the football team until the inquiry is completed, Burmester said.

“It’s nothing scandalous,” Burmester said, “otherwise he wouldn’t be teaching.”
Assistant coaches Jordan

Read more »


Football Roundup: Lakes wins big; Bonney Lake QB sets school record

At Lakes 69, Enumcalaw 0:
The No. 2 Lancers scored on seven touchdowns of 40 yards or longer – highlighted by Charles Hall’s 95-yard scamper in the first quarter – in a big win at Harry E. Lang Stadium.

At Bonney Lake 49, Decatur 6: Chris Brown tossed a school-record seven touchdown passes – four going to Zach Zaragoza (16, 20, 12 and 22 yards) and the Panthers won at Sunset Chev Stadium.
Decatur was limited to 83 total yards.

Steilacoom 30, at Fife 25:
Jacob Esseln won it for the Sentinels with his 1-yard touchdown run in the final minutes as the Steilacoom won on the road.
Read more »


Football: Five Things to Watch on Friday Night

1. Wilson vs. Welstad
Gig Harbor didn’t have an answer. Eastside Catholic couldn’t figure out how to stop Peninsula running back Danny Welstad, either. Will Wilson figure out how to slow down the Seahawks’ punishing 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior? Through two games, Welstad has rushed for 471 yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 8.3 yards per carry.

2. North Mason names field after former coach
North Mason will honor a former coach at tonight’s game, naming its home field Phil Pugh Stadium. Pugh coached the Bulldogs football team for 29 years, amassing a record of 162-107 and qualifying for the state semifinals four times. He guided North Mason to its only football title, a Class 1A crown in 1982. Pugh also coached track for 22 years.
Read more »


Foss football team flying high

The Foss football team is treading in territory where it has rarely been before. The Falcons have opened the season with two wins and are on the verge of becoming the first Foss team to begin 3-0 in six years.

“We really have been more disciplined this season,” Falcons coach Ken Baker said. “We’ve got a good senior crew that is keeping everyone focused on their goals.”

Foss (2-0 Narrows League, 2-0 overall) will try to extend the winning streak tonight against Mount Tahoma (0-1, 0-2).

Foss last enjoyed an undefeated start of the season in 2003 when it

Read more »