A bit of a shock from today’s slate of playoff games, as Federal Way scored the final 13 points for a 26-20 win over Skyline. More on that in a bit.
Today was a big day for Myles Gaskin. The junior running back picked up an offer from Washington State and then ran for five touchdowns on just 14 carries for 231 yards (that’s an average of 16.5 yards per carry). Gaskin now has offers from Washington State and Washington, as well as interest from the Oregon schools and Arizona.
I was at Memorial Stadium tonight to witness Gaskin and his O’Dea team run all over Mount Si, 49-7. It was tough conditions for Mount Si quarterback Nick Mitchell, an Oregon State commit, as wind and rain whipped strongly for most of the game. I unofficially had Mitchell go 9 for 24 for 93 yards through three-and-a-half quarters, but admittedly might have missed a few throws while I was writing once the game was out of hand.
O’Dea now moves on to face the winner of tomorrow’s Seattle Prep-Mountainview game.
Also in 3A …
– Meadowdale shut out Lakes, 24-0. Meadowdale faces the winner of tomorrow’s Eastside Catholic and Marysville-Pilchuk game.
– In the top of the 3A bracket, Bellevue coasted to a 48-6 win over Glacier Peak.
– Bellevue faces Peninsula, after the Seahawks beat Bonney Lake 30-7.
-Over in Spokane, Brett Rypien and Shadle Park won 27-7 over fellow GSL member Mount Spokane.
In 4A …
The big shock was Skyline’s 26-20 loss to Federal Way. Skyline, the defending state champions, were a favorite to repeat this year. After jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first half, Federal Way scored 13 in the third to get back in the game. After a Skyline touchdown in the fourth, Federal Way won the game with the final 13 points.
– Federal Way will host Richland, after the Bombers beat Skyview 21-9.
– Bothell stormed to a 28-7 first-half lead and beat Graham-Kapowsin, 52-28. Bothell will play the winner of tomorrow’s Bellarmine Prep-Newport game. Bellarmine Prep got to last season’s championship game before losing to Skyline.
– Eastlake outlasted Union, 34-27. Quite the turnaround for Eastlake, which had its coach resign mid-season last year before finishing 3-6. Eastlake will play the winner of tomorrow’s Cascade-Camas winner.