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Tag: Justin Hordyk


Football: 5 Things to Watch in Week 8


The Class 4A postseason is two weeks away, but you can get a taste of the playoffs tonight. The Narrows League 4A title is on the line when second-ranked Bellarmine Prep hosts No. 6 Olympia. And on the Sammamish Plateau, fourth-ranked Skyline takes on No. 1 Eastlake for KingCo Crest Division’s top seed. On Thursday, No. 3 O’Dea beat No. 10 Seattle Prep 21-20 for the Metro League Mountain Division title.

Remember the wild final few weeks of the SPSL 2A last season when a six-way tie for first was possible? Well, we probably won’t see that happen this fall, but there’s a log-jam in the standings that won’t clear for two more weeks, at least. Franklin Pierce and White River are tied for first, Steilacoom and Washington are tied for third and Clover Park and Eatonville are tied for fifth. Four teams will advance to the postseason.
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Football: Bethel tops Puyallup 73-56 (yes, that score is correct)

As Bethel High coach Gavin Kralik finished compiling all the statistics from his wild South Puget Sound League South Division game against Puyallup – the two schools combined for a ridiculous 1,208 total yards – he looked over in his office, and his son was already snoozing

Imagine how Kralik’s quarterback, Justin Hordyk felt afterward.

As if Hordyk had not been the exemplary leader of the team up to this critical point Friday night – the winner would all but grab the SPSL South’s No. 2 spot behind Federal Way – the quarterback did it all in the Braves’ 73-56 victory over Puyallup at Art Crate Field.

Hordyk passed for 222 yards and a touchdown. He rushed for 204 yards. And when one of the Braves’ starting defensive backs came up hobbled late in the first half, it was the senior who went out and played cornerback – and had two interceptions.

“And he was homecoming king tonight,” Kralik said.
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