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North Kitsap remains No. 7 in AP football poll

North Kitsap continues to reside at No. 7 among Class 2A teams in the Associated Press state football poll.

The Vikings (8-0) look to complete a perfect regular season with a home game against Tenino on Friday.

Class 4A
1. Camas (7) 8-0 97
2. Richland (3) 8-0 90
3. Sumner 8-0 72
4. Graham-Kapowsin 7-1 58
5. Woodinville 8-0 53
6. Lake Stevens 8-0 50
7. Gonzaga Prep 6-2 35
8. Chiawana 7-1 34
9. Skyline 6-2 26
10. Monroe 8-0 25

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.


Class 3A
1. O’Dea (10) 8-0 100
2. Squalicum 8-0 83
3. Eastside Catholic 7-1 80
4. Peninsula 8-0 66
5. Kamiakin 6-2 51
6. Lincoln 7-1 43
7. Ferndale 7-1 42
8. Garfield 8-0 31
(tie) Bellevue 4-1 31
10, Bonney Lake 6-2 9

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.


Class 2A
1. Archbishop Murphy (10) 8-0 109
2. Tumwater (1) 7-1 93
3. River Ridge 7-0 74
4. Ellensburg 7-1 68
5. Prosser 7-1 61
6. Lynden 7-1 60
7. North Kitsap 8-0 50
8. Liberty (Issaquah) 8-0 41
9. W. F. West 8-0 28
10. Franklin Pierce 7-1 10

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.

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Olympic-ATM football thread

We’ll have game updates for the big Olympic and Archbishop Murphy (cue Empire Strikes back theme) game today.

We’ll also post social media mentions here as well as links to how other outlets view this story.

ATM 48, Olympic 0 (Final): Trojans had a chance to score late in first quarter but an interception by ATM sets up the Wildcats touchdown as they lead 21-0. Wildcats add another TD leading up to the end of the first half.

Click here to read the Seattle Times story by Jayda Evans

Here is our story, by Jeff Graham, and photos from Larry Steagall of Saturday’s game



Klahowya’s Zuber to be honored at Seahawks game

Klahowya senior Dylan Zuber, who is guiding the school’s football team this fall as starting quarterback, will be recognized as the CenturyLink High School athlete of the week for Week 6 at the Seattl Seahawks’ home game against Buffalo on Nov. 7.

Here is a release from this week detailing Zuber’s honor:

SEATTLE and RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. and Q13 FOX (KCPQ) announced Dylan Zuber of Klahowya Secondary School as the week six CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week. Dylan will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the November 7 game vs. the Buffalo Bills.

Dylan, a senior at Klahowya Secondary School, was selected Athlete of the Week based on his dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, and athletic performance. Dylan maintains a 3.84 GPA while taking both Honors and Advanced Placement classes. He is drawn to the field of electrical engineering and excels in his math and science classes. Dylan is organizing a school wide tutoring program to mentor struggling middle school students and is in his second year as a Teen Mentor with the Central Kitsap School District where he provides academic, social, and emotional support to at-risk elementary school students. Dylan is an active member of ASB, the National Honor Society, Debate Club, and helped establish a Seabeck area flag-football league. He was also selected to attend the Evergreen Boy’s State Leadership Camp as well as the United States Coast Guard Academy Summer Program. Dylan is Klahowya’s varsity football captain and moved from wide receiver to quarterback this season. Dylan is known as a true leader, a powerful role model, and for his exemplary character within his community.

Week 7 high school football scores (postponed from Friday)

With the high winds closing the Hood Canal Bridge last Friday afternoon, several area football games were postponed until today.

But that doesn’t mean we won’t be bringing you updates when the first games begin in about an hour.

Port Townsend 27, Klahowya 19 (Final): Port Townsend takes a 7-0 lead on the Eagles when Berkely Hill scores on the opening drive. Redhawks follow with QB sneak to take 2-TD lead. In first half, Klahowya’s Gabe Wallis scores on an 85-yard kickoff return to cut into PT lead. In 3rd, Wallis scored on 1-yard run to cut the lead to two points.

Bremerton 51, Port Angeles 0 (Final): The Knights led by a wide margin at Memorial Stadium from the start as Bremerton won handily over the Roughriders.

Sequim 48, Olympic 26 (Final): Sequim’s Riley Cowan hits Payton Glasser for a 9-yard TD and the Wolves lead 7-0 with 6:44 left in first quarter. Wolves add second TD to take a two-score lead. Trojans score on a Malcolm Dewalt TD run in 2nd quarter.

Chimacum at Vashon: No score reported

North Kitsap football ranked No. 7 in latest state poll

North Kitsap’s football team is ranked No. 7 among Class 2A teams in the latest Associated Press state poll. For some reason, the Vikings’ record was incorrectly listed at 5-1. They are 6-0 with a home game against Kingston coming Friday

Class 4A
1. Camas (9) 6-0 90
2. Richland 6-0 76
3. Sumner 6-0 70
4. Chiawana 6-0 60
5. Skyline 5-1 56
6. Graham-Kapowsin 5-1 39
7. Lake Stevens 6-0 33
8. Gonzaga Prep 4-2 31
9. Woodinville 6-0 23
10. Monroe 6-0 11

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.

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Archbishop Murphy coach thanks Olympic for ‘integrity’

Archbishop Murphy football coach Jerry Jensen has a message for Olympic’s football team — thanks.

Archbishop Murphy hasn’t played a football game since Week 3 as four teams have opted to forfeit against the Wildcats, citing player safety and competitive disadvantage concerns. That number of forfeiting teams rose to five this week. According to Jensen, Cedarcrest informed him it would not be taking the field against the Wildcats on Oct. 28

That leaves Olympic as Archbishop Murphy’s final regular season game on Oct. 21 in Everett.

Olympic athletic director Nate Andrews said last week the Trojans would honor their commitment to play the game.

“Thank god that staff and that community has a little bit of integrity,” Jensen said.

Jensen is obviously frustrated with the fact his team will only play four regular season games this fall. He’s frustrated his seniors, who were freshmen when Jensen became Archbishop Murphy’s head coach, have spent a majority of their Friday nights practicing or watching other teams play. Jensen is frustrated the Wildcats will head into the postseason looking to win their first Class 2A state title having only played only one game in seven weeks time.

“I couldn’t have have imagined it in 1,000 years,” Jensen said of the forfeits. “I would have bet my life against it.”

Note: The Kitsap Sun is working on a story previewing the Olympic-Archbishop Murphy game. That story will be published next week.


North Kitsap remains in volleyball coaches poll

North Kitsap remained among the top 10 volleyball teams last week.

NK sits at No. 8 in the Washington State  coaches Association volleyball poll.

Here are the rankings for the different classifications;

Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association State Rankings
1B 2B 1A 2A 3A 4A
Week 4 Week 4 Week 4 Week 4 Week 4 Week 4
Oakesdale Colfax Cascade (Leavenworth) Tumwater Mercer Island West Valley
Mt. Vernon Christian Kalama Lynden Christian Archbishop Murphy Eastside Catholic Auburn Riverside
Providence Classical Christian LaConner Kings Columbia River Gig Harbor Mead
Colton Napavine Cedar Park Christian Ridgefield Bellevue Tahoma
Quilcene Toutle Lake Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) White River Squalicum Bellarmine Prep
Pomeroy Wilbur-Creston Freeman Othello Bonney Lake Curtis
Christian Faith Liberty Naches Valley Steilacom Ferndale Gonzaga Prep
ACH Life Christian Charles Wright Academy North Kitsap Timberline Puyallup
Odessa Davenport Granger Burlington-Edison Mt. Spokane Auburn Mountainview
Sunnyside Christian Mossy Rock LaCenter Fife Prairie Kentwood

Olympic football plans to play Archbishop Murphy

Olympic's football team is scheduled to play Archbishop Murphy on Oct. 21.
Olympic’s football team is scheduled to play Archbishop Murphy on Oct. 21.

One of the biggest stories of the high school football season is about football that isn’t being played.

Today the Seattle Times published a story about Granite Falls opting to forfeit against Class 2A power Archbishop Murphy. Granite Falls is the third team this season to chose not to play against Archbishop Murphy, a private school in Everett with a football team that has been blowing the doors off opponents big and small this season. The Wildcats have outscored opposition 170-0 in the three games that have been played on the field.

NOTEWIAA Statement regarding football forfeits

The story is starting to receive national attention and is igniting discussion around the state concerning the fairness of public school teams and private school teams playing against each other. Archbishop Murphy’s opponents claim that having smaller rosters with younger players puts them at a competitive disadvantage against teams like ATM, which features on offensive line that averages 300 pounds per player.

I spoke with Olympic High School athletic director Nate Andrews on Wednesday and he said his Trojans are planning to take the field against Archbishop Murphy when the two teams play in Week 8 (Oct. 21) in Everett.

He even heard from a reporter from CBS News on Wednesday asking if the Trojans planned to play or forfeit.

“We are not going to shy away from competition,” Andrews said. “We are planning on playing.”

Andrews, whose son is a freshman on Olympic’s football team, did say he realizes that Trojans will have a hard time matching up against Archbishop Murphy and hopes the game doesn’t get out of hand. He doesn’t believe forfeiting to bigger/better teams is the answer.

“You don’t teach the right lesson with that,” Andrews said.

Andrews did say he’d be willing to listen if parents became concerned with player safety (he hadn’t heard of any such concerns to date). He also believes the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association needs to continue to look at the issue of public school vs. private school competition.

Vikings ranked No. 8 in AP football poll

North Kitsap slipped one spot in the latest Associated Press football poll. The Vikings are No. 8 among Class 2A teams.

The Vikings’ record on the poll was incorrectly listed at 4-1. North Kitsap is actually 5-0 after beating Sequim on the road in Week 5.

Class 4A
1. Camas (4) 5-0 85
(tie) Richland (5) 5-0 85
3. Sumner 5-0 71
4. Skyline 4-1 57
5. Chiawana 5-0 40
6. Graham-Kapowsin 4-1 39
7. Gonzaga Prep 3-2 38
8. Lake Stevens 5-0 34
9. Woodinville 5-0 27
10. Monroe 5-0 8

Others receiving 6 or more points: Olympia 7.

Class 3A
1. Eastside Catholic (9) 5-0 90
2. O’Dea 5-0 79
3. Squalicum 5-0 65
4. Ferndale 5-0 58
5. Peninsula 5-0 53
6. Kamiakin 4-1 48
7. Lincoln 4-1 26
(tie) Bellevue 1-1 26
9. Garfield 5-0 21
10. Bonney Lake 4-1 9

Others receiving 6 or more points: Spanaway Lake 8. Oak Harbor 7.

Class 2A
1. Archbishop Murphy (11) 5-0 110
2. Tumwater 4-1 78
3. River Ridge 5-0 73
4. Ellensburg 4-1 64
5. Prosser 4-1 56
6. Lynden 4-1 52
7. Burlington-Edison 5-0 51
8. North Kitsap 5-0 48
9. W. F. West 5-0 21
10. Liberty (Issaquah) 5-0 20


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