Jefferson outlasted Puyallup in the SPSL 4A title match Wednesday night, winning the game in a shootout, 1-0.
Raiders goalkeeper Luis Roman made two saves in the shootout — he also scored on a PK — and you can watch his game-winning save, preserving Jefferson’s 4-3 win in the shootout, and ensuing celebration below.
Here’s a link to my game story, which also includes a write-up on Emerald Ridge’s thrilling 3-2 win over Tahoma in the meeting of the SPSL North and South divisions’ third-place teams. Luke Munizza scored two goals on headers in the final four minutes, including the game winner with 3.2 seconds left. Read more »
Brian Davis and Blake Solomon shared a sideline for the past two seasons, coaching boys basketball at Kentwood High.
Next winter, Davis and Solomon will go head-to-head, at least twice a season, as adversaries.
Davis, who resigned as Kentwood’s head coach earlier in March, has accepted the head coaching position at Tahoma and Solomon, an assistant to Davis for the past two seasons, has been named head coach at Kentwood.
Both hires can become official when approved by their respective school boards. Read more »
STARTING FIVE G Adrian Davis 6-2 Soph. Mount Rainier
Took the league by storm as a freshman, averaging 19 points per game
F Jaron Heck 6-3 Sr. Kentlake
First-team all-league pick averaged 17.7 points per game
F Martel Taylor-Barone 6-4 Jr. Kent-Meridian
One of a few great athletes on a team hungry for the postseason
F Taylor Jones 6-6 Sr. Kentwood
Conquerors big man can play inside and outside
G Jawan Stepney 6-1 Soph. Kentridge
Wasn’t afraid to take big shots at big moments as a freshman
In its second season in the SPSL North, Mount Rainier could win the league title. Guard Adrian Davis is electrifying and has a talented supporting cast in point guard Malik Rogers, forward Caden Rowland (14 ppg) and Dawane Clay, who can clean up the boards. Read more »
We’ll have a reporter at Sparks Stadium on Friday and Saturday to provide coverage of the games. Three South Sound teams remain in the 4A playoffs — Tahoma meets Skyline at 6 p.m. and Bellarmine Prep takes on Gig Harbor at 8 p.m. Friday.
Home state play-in games in early November are starting to become the norm around Peninsula High School.
The seventh-ranked Seahawks assured themselves of another one – their third in the past four seasons – after routing Decatur, 48-3, at Roy Anderson Field in Purdy.
It appears after Peninsula finishes up the regular season next week at Enumclaw, a likely playoff game against Mount Si, the KingCo 3A’s third seed, will happen in the 10th week.
“That is huge for us,” Peninsula coach Ross Filkins said “We love playing at Roy Anderson Field. It will be big for our seniors to play there one more time. We were locked on that tonight.” Read more »
I ventured out to watch the scrimmages at the University of Puget Sound football team camp on Wednesday and shot some video. I saw the following teams scrimmage: Arlington, Auburn Riverside, Bonney Lake, Curtis, Enumclaw, Gig Harbor, Skyline, Tahoma and Timberline.
A few quick observations:
1. Skyline quarterback Max Browne looked very good. Spartans coach Mat Taylor said Browne, a highly-recruited junior, is progressing and playing even better than last year. To put that in perspective, Browne threw for 4,182 yards, 50 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 2010.
The Spartans defense shined, too, coming up with a few picks. And …