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Category: Football
August 15, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Eastside Catholic’s Kirsch on preseason junior All-American football team

Harley Kirsch of Eastside Catholic is the only player from Washington State to make the CBS MaxPreps Preseason Junior All-American Football Team. Kirsch, the quarterback for the Crusaders, is listed as 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. Eastside Catholic starts its season Sept. 5 at home against Bishop Alemany (7 p.m.). Kirsch, who threw for 3,535 yards, 35 touchdowns and…

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August 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Graham-Kapowsin’s Sarell on preseason sophomore All-American football team

Foster Sarell, a 6-6, 310-lb. offensive lineman from Graham-Kapowsin, was listed on CBS MaxPreps‘ Preseason All-American Football Team. Fifteen players are on the first team offense and 15 on the first team defense. Sarell was the only Washington sophomore on either team. Sarell was the SPSL South Offensive Lineman of the Year as a freshman. Graham-Kapowsin went 10-1…

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August 7, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Lynden 3rd in the MaxPreps Preseason Small Schools Rankings

Lynden, the reigning WIAA state champs in Class 2A, ranks third in the CBS MaxPreps Preseason Small Schools Rankings. Ellensburg, runners-up in 2A in 2013, is 23rd on the list. Trinity Christian Academy of Jacksonville is first with Kingfisher of Oklahoma second. Lynden beat Tumwater, 38-28, in the 2A championship game last season. Jordan Wittenberg, a sophomore then, caught nine passes…

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August 7, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Eastside Catholic 24th on MaxPreps Top 25 Non-Public Teams List

Eastside Catholic of Sammamish ranks 24th on the MaxPreps Preseason Top 25 Non-Public Teams list, released last week. The Crusaders went 11-3 last season, losing to Bellevue 52-20 in the Class 3A finals. Eastside Catholic starts its season Sept. 5 at home vs. Enumclaw. Game time is 7 p.m. The full list: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas…

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August 6, 2014 at 4:51 PM

2014 WIAA Emerald City Kickoff Classic match-ups finalized

The annual WIAA Emerald City Kickoff Classic, being held at the Seattle Memorial Stadium on Sept. 6, will feature seven in-state schools including Roosevelt of Seattle.  Games start at 10 a.m. and tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Children under 5 are free. The schedule: Bridgeport vs. Darrington, 10 a.m. Mt. Spokane vs. West…

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August 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Bellevue football ranked third in the nation

Bellevue, state champs in Class 3A in 2013, is third in the nation in the CBS MaxPreps Preseason Top 25 Medium School Football Rankings. The list was released on August 5. The medium category includes schools in the 1,000-2,000 student range. Two Florida schools rank ahead of Bellevue: American Heritage of Plantation and Booker T. Washington…

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June 26, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Sparks takes over Garfield football program from Stewart

Derek Sparks is the new head football coach at Garfield, becoming the school’s fifth mentor over the past five years. He succeeds Mark Stewart, who resigned after one season for personal reasons, according to Eric McCurdy, executive director of athletics for Seattle Public Schools. Stewart, who also was head coach at Garfield in 1992 and ’93, had…

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