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September 30, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Midseason roundup: SPSL 4A South Division football

Team in charge

Curtis

The Vikings (4-0, 4-0) were tested early by Graham-Kapowsin (3-1, 3-1) and Bethel (3-1, 2-1) and put themselves in the driver’s seat. The win over Rogers in Week 3 pretty much cemented the deal.

No one left on the schedule has a record over .500 – but of course we’re only four games in. This week’s game against Beamer (2-2, 1-2) is of interest because the Titans are riding high after their first-ever victory over Puyallup (1-3, 0-3), but Puyallup clearly is in a rebuilding phase.

To be honest, I’d be surprised if Curtis didn’t run the table in the South.

Teams in the playoff hunt (4 berths)

Go ahead and pencil in G-K and Bethel, as far as I’m concerned. That leaves one berth and your guess is as good as mine on that one. I’d probably go with Rogers (2-2, 2-2), which has lost only to Bethel (by a point) and Curtis (by 21). The Rams already have defeated Spanaway Lake (2-2, 2-2), which has beaten Decatur (2-2, 2-2) and Beamer.

But Rogers has to take care of business and win three out of their final four league games (and an upset of G-K on Oct. 17 would go a long way toward a playoff berth).

Big-numbers guys

Check out this line for Rahmel Dockery of Curtis – 223 yards receiving (3 catches, 3 TDs), 56-yard punt return (TD), 103 yards on 3 kickoff returns (95-yard TD), 5 yards rushing. That’s 387 all-purpose yards and five TDs – in one game, last week against Decatur. He is nearing 1,000 all-purpose yards for the season (953) and has nine TDs.

Everyone expected Anthony Meray of Bethel to have a big season, and boy is he, averaging 207 yards rushing per game and 8.2 yards per carry. He also catches the ball (103 yards) and has 169 return yards for a total of 1,100 and 8 TDs.

Key games

Bethel at Graham-Kapowsin, Oct. 9 (could decide second and third)

Rogers @ Decatur, Oct. 9

Beamer @ Rogers, Oc. 23

Prediction

Here’s a guess at how things might shape up in the top half of the league by the end of the season, in order: Curtis, Bethel, Graham-Kapowsin, Rogers. It would be fun to see some new blood in there, but I’m just not feeling it at the moment.

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