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July 7, 2008 at 1:48 PM

Skyline football in the news

You might have heard: Skyline football was pretty good last season. And the Spartans plan on being pretty good the next time around, too.

Lately, the teams’ players have been making all kinds of news.

On Thursday, a team of 12 players from Washington will begin competition in a national tournament 7-on-7 tournament in New Orleans, at the Saints’ practice facility. You might notice a pattern among the participants:

D’Mario Carter, LB/RB, Kennedy High School

William Chandler, WR/DB, Skyline High School

Grant Gellatly, DB/RB, Issaquah High School

Jake Heaps, QB, Skyline High School

Jake Knecht, WR/DB, Skyline High School

Casey Locker, S/QB, Ferndale High School

Kirby Moore, DB/WR, Prosser High School

Gino Simone, WR/DB, Skyline High School

Nathan Tonani, LB/FB, Ferris High School

Nolan Washington, DB/QB, Kennedy High School

Tre Watson, DB/RB, Kennedy High School

Kasen Williams, WR, Skyline High School

The coaches — Mat Taylor and Chad Barrett — are also from Skyline.

Skyline was one of the favorites in the Big Kahuna 7-on-7 tournament this weekend, and it came within just a point of winning it. But Ferris beat the Spartans 40-39 in the finals, as Dawgman.com’s Chris Fetters tells. Ferris lost an awful lot of seniors last year, but it looks like the Saxons — No. 1 in 4A for most of last year — will be prepared to try and take the Greater Spokane League again.

Skyline sophomore-to-be Kasen Williams is quickly becoming a big deal. He now has three scholarships offers, he told Fetters, and now Maxpreps has ranked him as one of the top 100 prospects in the country in his class — that would be the class of 2011 (so he’s got some time).

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