Follow us:

High School Sports Blog

The latest news and analysis on high-school sports around the Seattle area

November 6, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Federal Way moves forward with new QB

Federal Way quarterback D’Jimon Jones is out for the remainder of the season with an illness, according to John Meagher, who could not elaborate due to HIPPA privacy laws.

Sophomore Gabe Togia took over in last Friday’s game against Kent-Meridian, leading the fifth-ranked Eagles (7-2) to a 77-21 victory that gave them the SPSL 4A North’s top seed into the preliminary playoffs.

Togia completed 5 of 10 passes for 100 yards and three touchdowns and got plenty of support from star running back Chico McClatcher, who rushed for 354 yards and six TDs.

“Gabe did great in his first varsity start,” Meagher said this morning. “He has had another really good week of practice and is ready to lead us into the playoffs. Gabe was 7-1 as our starting JV QB and really progressed throwing the ball later in the season.

“He has the perfect QB emotional makeup — nothing phases him. He isn’t D’Jimon — but we as coaches are confidnet in his abilities to keep us in the hunt!”

Federal Way plays Mariner Friday at 7:30 at Federal Way Memorial Stadium.

Jones, a junior, was a run-pass threat. Through eight games, he had rushed for 392 yards and four TDs and passed for 561 yards and 8 TDs (31 of 61, with 3 interceptions).

Comments | More in Football | Topics: Chico McClatcher, D'Jimon Jones, federal way

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►