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September 30, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Midseason roundup: SPSL 3A

Team in charge

Lakes

Everyone expected the loaded Lancers (4-0, 4-0) to roll through league play, and they pretty much have – although Enumclaw gave them a bit of a scare last week with a 14-7 halftime lead. Lakes went on to hand the Hornets their only loss, 35-14.

Plain and simple, there’s no one left on the league schedule that can handle this talented team, which is a legitimate contender for the 3A state title.

Teams in the playoff hunt (4 berths)

I see Peninsula (3-1, 3-1) as the next-best team in the league, but Enumclaw (3-1, 2-1), Bonney Lake (3-1, 2-1) and surprising White River (3-1, 3-1) still have a chance to change my mind about that as all three remain on the Seahawks’ schedule.

Everyone else in the league is either 1-3 or 0-4, so this should be a four-team race for the other three playoff spots behind Lakes.

Big-numbers guys

Willis Wilson of Lakes is off to a great start with 567 yards rushing, averaging 8.6 yards per carry. He has 682 all-purpose yards and nine TDs, one on a kickoff return

As far as run-pass threats go, Peninsula QB J.R. Grosshans is about as good as it gets with 842 yards of total offense (330 rushing, 512 passing). He ran for four TD’s last week against Clover Park, giving him eight for the season. He’s thrown three TD tosses.

Key games

Peninsula @ Bonney Lake, Oct. 9

Bonney Lake @ Enumclaw, Oct. 15

Enumclaw @ Peninsula, Oct. 23.

Prediction

My (not-so) magic ball says the top half of the league will be, in order: Lakes, Peninsula, Enumclaw, Bonney Lake. If I could beg, borrow or steal a fifth berth, I’d give it to White River, which has made huge strides this season. And maybe the Hornets will step all of the way into that top four afterall.

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