Follow us:

High School Sports Blog

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

December 2, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Talking with Chiawana coach Steve Graff

I had the chance to talk to Chiawana (Pasco) coach Steve Graff earlier today. Chiawana is playing Bothell in the Class 4A state title game on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Riverhawks are the defending state champions, but had to work through adversity this year after Graff’s son, Mac, suffered a serious accident during a hunting fall.

Here is some of what Graff had to say.

On running back Austin Urlacher: “The offensive line makes him good. He makes people miss, he’s fast, he’s tough, he’s athletic. Doesn’t look like a guy standing there, but he gets it done.”

On the offensive line: They have their moments. One series they’ll go and just knock people off the ball and protect the quarterback great, then next series who knows. It’s been hit or miss with them all year, mostly hit.”

On hitting their stride at the right time: “Obviously it’s everybody’s goal when they start the season, we’ve been fortunate to play people in the right order in the playoffs.”

On Bothell: “They’re really good. Don’t see a weakness.”

On what Chiawana needs to do: “Not turn the ball over for one, they thrive off the turnovers.”

On dealing with adversity: “We just go about our business. Things happen and you got to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep going. The kids have been great at including Mac in everything and he’s been positive.”

Comments | More in Football | Topics: Chiawana, football, Playoffs

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 ►