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October 17, 2008 at 10:34 PM

Skyline: the state’s best team

There’s not much more to say than that, after No. 1 Skyline just dismantled third-ranked Issaquah. A few thoughts.

-Skyline has too many good receivers to defend against. William Chandler, either the team’s third or fourth receiver, had 150 yards and a touchdown Friday. Jake Knecht also caught a score on a pretty impressive catch.

“If you’re going to stick on Kasen Williams or myself, the other two guys we have can legitimately make plays, and I think they have the ability to play at the next level,” Gino Simone said.

-Skyline’s line was up for the challenge. The Spartans became the first team that Issaquah couldn’t push around. Lineman Grant Engel said the Spartans went right at Issaquah and refused to get pushed back. It worked; Jake Heaps was sacked only once. And on defense, the Spartans held Issaquah to just 38 rushing yards. The Eagles had averaged 213.

Skyline’s starting D still hasn’t allowed a point.

-Did you forget about Jake Heaps? He still hasn’t played a full game since the opener, but he at least played into the fourth quarter tonight. He didn’t disappoint. He finished with 322 passing yards and four touchdown passes to four different receivers.

The Spartans have Redmond next then a huge game against a Bothell team that improves every week. Still, I can’t imagine a team that could beat this Spartan team, not the way they played Friday night.

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