Here are some quick hits for Thursday’s football notebook, along with a few story lines for week 2:
– Bellevue looks to extend their consecutive win streak to 42 this week as they take on Bothell. The next record on the horizon for them to break is the 48 consecutive games won by one of the “11 main schools” currently held by Toledo.
– Last week in Alaska, Woodinville put up 390 yards on the ground, about 350 of which came from the combination of Alek Kacmarcik and Wyatt Smith.
Week 2 story lines –
– New Skyline quarterback Kilton Anderson went 11-24 with one interception, one sack and 77 yards passing last week against Bellevue. Primarily a running quarterback, he was held to 61 net rushing yards on 13 carries and one touchdown. In his second game as a Spartan, we’ll hopefully see more of what he can do against Coeur d’Alene.
– Bothell’s Samuel McPherson proved last week that he’s dangerous as a rusher and as a punt and kick returner – he returned the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown in their game against Coeur d’Alene. It will be interesting to see if he can get even close to that yardage against Bellevue’s solid defense.
– Lake Stevens will have to bounce back from a 24-20 loss to Glacier Peak last week. If they can minimize mistakes and make field goals, they should be able to put up a fight against a good Marysville-Pilchuck team. The Lake Stevens defense will also have to find a way to stop Marysville-Pilchuck running back Austin Joyner.
– Mountlake Terrace lost 29-13 to Stanwood last week. Will they be able to figure out a good game plan without having their star Devante Downs this season? They take on Edmonds-Woodway this Friday.
– Bellevue’s dynamic Budda Baker rushed for 70 yards and two touchdowns last week. Primarily a star safety, Bellevue wants to utilize him more this season on offense, so we’ll see how many carries he gets this weekend against Bothell.
And here are some hits from Sandy Ringer’s notebook –
– Blue Thomas was nearly flawless in leading Eastlake past Lakes, completing 14 of 16 passes (to 7 different receivers) for 206 yards and three TDs; he also ran for one TD. Drew Lewis caught three balls for 101 yards, including a 65-yarder for a score.
– Newport did its damage against Capital on the ground with 364 rushing yards, 167 of those by Conner Baumann, who had just 9 carries and scored twice, once on a 71-yard burst. QB David Kim attempted only two passes, both incomplete.
– Bethel’s 26-20 win over Spanaway Lake took four overtimes.
– Ernie Davis keyed Renton’s 26-20 win over Olympic with 254 yards (on 17 carries) and two long TDs (83 and 69 yards). He also caught a 48-yard TD pass from Elijah Clayton for the game-winning score. Defensively, he recorded seven tackles, including two sacks, and forced an interception.
– Don Bartel, the new Eastlake coach, said it “feels weird” to beat Lakes. When he coached at Enumclaw, he was 0-4 against Lakes. His description: 4 times at Enumclaw (0-4 with two last minute losses–years 1 and 3–and a blowout loss in year 4).