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Tag: Napavine

Nov.
25th

Football: Updates, live chat from Friday’s semifinals at the Tacoma Dome

There are two games today (Friday) at the Tacoma Dome. The Class 2B semifinal pitting Morton/White Pass and Napavine kicks off at 4 p.m. and the Class 3A semifinal between Camas and O’Dea will start at 7 p.m.

You’ve got a few ways to keep track of the games. Both games will be webcast here. You can also find radio broadcasts of the Morton/White Pass-Napavine game on KITI and KELA.

This link will tell you what games will be broadcast on radio or the web.

Finally, I’ll be doing a live chat of the Camas-O’Dea game.

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Nov.
24th

Football: Semifinal preview capsules

FRIDAY’S GAMES AT THE TACOMA DOME

CLASS 3A
No. 5 Camas (11-1) vs. No. 3 O’Dea (12-0), 7 p.m.
Lowdown:
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

CLASS 2B
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

SATURDAY’S GAMES AT THE TACOMA DOME

CLASS 4A
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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Nov.
17th

Football: Quarterfinal preview capsules

CLASS 4A PLAYOFFS
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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