Category Archives: Football

CK linebacker Ledesma out with broken leg

One of the area’s top football players is out for the season with a broken leg.

Central Kitsap will be without linebacker Eric Ledesma after the senior broke his fibula in last week’s loss against Lincoln. Ledesma, the team’s leading tackler, is scheduled to have surgery Thursday.

“It was a clean break,” Central Kitsap coach Mark Keel said. “The doctors are saying it should take six-to-eight weeks to heal.”

Postseason Picture: Scouting the Narrows League

At 2-5 overall, South Kitsap still has a fair shot at making the playoffs? How, you say?

Well, four Narrows League 4A teams qualify for the state preliminary round. Bellarmine (4-0 in league), Gig Harbor (4-0) and Olympia (3-1) are in good shape, leaving Timberline (2-3), South Kitsap (1-3) and Yelm (1-3) vying for one spot.

Yelm finishes the season with games against Olympia and Gig Harbor, so the Tornadoes’ path is blocked barring a pair of upsets.

South Kitsap hosts last-place Stadium for homecoming on Friday, while Timberline plays a non-leaguer against Puyallup.

It’s likely South Kitsap improves to 2-3 and faces Timberline on the road in Week 9 to determine that fourth seed, which earns a playoff game with the Wesco Conference’s top seed — likely Lake Stevens or Kamiak.

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Week 7 of the Fearless Football Forecast

This week’s guest picker is Olympic gold medalist Nathan Adrian. Last week’s guest picker, Jordan Nailon, was 10-1.

This week Nathan Joyce Terry Mosher Annette Griffus Jeff Graham Chuck Stark Nathan Adrian John Beccera Jr. George Edgar
Bremerton at Centralia Centralia Centralia Centralia Centralia Bremerton Bremerton Centralia Centralia
Central Kitsap at Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln
Kingston at North Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap
Olympic at North Mason N.Mason N.Mason Olympic Olympic Olympic N.Mason Olympic Olympic
South Kitsap at Emerald Ridge E.Ridge E.Ridge E.Ridge E.Ridge S.Kitsap S.Kitsap E.Ridge E.Ridge
Port Townsend at Klahowya Klahowya Klahowya Klahowya P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend
Seattle Prep at Bainbridge S.Prep S.Prep Bainbridge S.Prep S.Prep Bainbridge S.Prep S.Prep
Sequim at Port Angeles Sequim Sequim Sequim Sequim Sequim Sequim P.Angeles Sequim
Coupeville at Chimacum Coupeville Coupeville Coupeville Coupeville Chimacum Coupeville Coupeville Coupeville
Washington at Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon Oregon
Seahawks at Rams Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Last week: 8–3 10–1 8–3 8–3 9–2 9–2 6–5 8–3
Season: 49-20 (.710) 49-20 (.710) 48-21 (.696) 47-22 (.681) 45-24 (.652) 44-25 (.638) 42-27 (.609) 41-28 (.594)

North Kitsap moves up a spot in state football poll

North Kitsap moves from eighth to seventh in the latest Associated Press state football poll.

Class 4A
1. Bothell (13) 6-0 166
2. Camas (4) 6-0 155
3. Union 6-0 134
4. Chiawana 5-1 123
5. Lake Stevens 5-1 87
6. Gonzaga Prep 5-1 72
7. Graham-Kapowsin 5-1 66
8. Gig Harbor 5-1 39
9. Kentwood 5-1 36
10. Federal Way 4-2 20
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Skyline 15. 12, Wenatchee 7.

Class 3A
1. Bellevue (17) 6-0 170
2. O’Dea 6-0 152
3. Eastside Catholic 5-1 137
4. Marysville-Pilchuck 5-1 117
5. Lincoln 6-0 93
6. Peninsula 5-1 75
7. Meadowdale 5-1 62
8. Shadle Park 4-2 33
(tie) Auburn Mountain View 6-0 33
10. Kennedy 5-0 27
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Columbia River 10. 12, Lakes 7.

Class 2A
1. Lynden (13) 6-0 179
2. Tumwater (6) 6-0 173
3. Prosser 6-0 149
4. Ellensburg 6-0 132
5. Hockinson 6-0 113
6. Sedro-Woolley 6-0 91
7. North Kitsap 6-0 70
8. Woodland 6-0 62
9. Liberty (Renton) 5-1 35
10. Clarkston 6-0 23
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Selah 8.

Class 1A
1. Cascade Christian (11) 5-0 152
2. Colville (3) 6-0 129
3. Cashmere 5-1 117
4. Zillah 6-0 111
5. Freeman (2) 5-1 97
6. Mount Baker 5-1 75
7. Royal 5-1 73
8. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 6-0 59
9. Eatonville 6-0 43
10. Meridian 4-2 17
Others receiving 6 or more points: None.

Class 2B
1. Lind-Ritzville Sprague (10) 6-0 136
2. Napavine (4) 6-0 130
3. Colfax 6-0 108
4. Reardan 6-0 91
5. North Beach 6-0 70
6. Okanogan 6-1 62
7. Toledo 5-1 58
8. Morton White Pass 5-1 44
9. Raymond 5-1 30
10. Brewster 7-0 24
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Adna 9.

Class 1B
1. Neah Bay (12) 6-0 129
2. Touchet 5-0 112
3. Liberty Christian (1) 6-0 109
4. Cusick 6-0 77
5. Lummi 5-2 73
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Republic 14.

Week 6 of the Fearless Football Forecast

This week’s guest picker is outdoors writer Jordan Nailon. Last week’s guest picker, Wayne Tachell, was 7-4.

This week Nathan Joyce Annette Griffus Jeff Graham Terry Mosher Chuck Stark John Becerra Jr. Jordan Nailon George Edgar
Shelton at Central Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap C.Kitsap
O’Dea at Bainbridge O’Dea O’Dea O’Dea O’Dea O’Dea O’Dea O’Dea O’Dea
Black Hills at Port Angeles B.Hills B.Hills P.Angeles B.Hills B.Hills P.Angeles B.Hills P.Angeles
North Kitsap at Bremerton N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap Bremerton N.Kitsap N.Kitsap N.Kitsap
North Mason at Sequim N.Mason N.Mason N.Mason Sequim Sequim N.Mason Sequim N.Mason
South Kitsap at Bellarmine Bellarmine Bellarmine Bellarmine Bellarmine Bellarmine Bellarmine Bellarmine Bellarmine
Kingston at Olympic Olympic Olympic Olympic Olympic Olympic Olympic Kingston Olympic
Coupeville at Port Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend P.Townsend Coupeville P.Townsend P.Townsend
Washington St. at Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford Stanford
Washington at California California California Washington Washington Washington California Washington Washington
Cowboys at Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks
Last week: 8–3 10–1 8–3 7–4 7–4 7–4 7–4 4–7
Season: 41-17 (.707) 40-18 (.690) 39-19 (.672) 39-19 (.672) 36-22 (.621) 36-22 (.621) 35-23 (.603) 33-25 (.569)

North Kitsap still at No. 8 in latest AP state poll

Class 4A
1. Bothell (13) 5-0 156
2. Camas (3) 5-0 145
3. Union 5-0 126
4. Chiawana 4-1 114
5. Kentwood 5-0 92
6. Skyline 4-1 81
7. Lake Stevens 4-1 60
8. Gonzaga Prep 4-1 38
9. Graham-Kapowsin 4-1 32
10. Gig Harbor 4-1 7
Others receiving 6 or more points: None.

Class 3A
1. Bellevue (16) 5-0 160
2. O’Dea 5-0 144
3. Eastside Catholic 5-0 124
4. Marysville-Pilchuck 4-1 103
5. Shadle Park 4-1 97
6. Lincoln 5-0 77
7. Peninsula 4-1 65
8. Lakes 4-1 34
9. Meadowdale 4-1 28
10. Kennedy 4-0 13
Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Columbia River 11.

Class 2A
1. Lynden (14) 5-0 167
2. Tumwater (3) 5-0 154
3. Prosser 5-0 126
(tie) Ellensburg 5-0 126
5. Hockinson 5-0 98
6. Liberty (Renton) 5-0 70
7. Sedro-Woolley 5-0 68
8. North Kitsap 5-0 56
9. Woodland 5-0 43
10. Ephrata 4-1 16
Others receiving 6 or more points: None.

Class 1A
1. Freeman (14) 5-0 149
2. Cascade Christian (1) 5-0 136
3. Cashmere 4-1 108
4. Zillah 5-0 93
5. Royal 4-1 85
6. Mount Baker 4-1 72
7. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 5-0 60
8. Colville 5-0 52
9. Eatonville 5-0 42
10. Meridian 3-2 21
Others receiving 6 or more points: None.

Class 2B
1. Lind-Ritzville Sprague (11) 5-0 137
2. Napavine (3) 5-0 128
3. Colfax 5-0 104
4. Toledo 5-0 99
5. Reardan 5-0 74
6. Okanogan 5-0 68
7. North Beach 5-0 54
8. Morton White Pass 4-1 46
9. Raymond 4-1 29
10. Adna 3-2 13
Others receiving 6 or more points: None.

Class 1B
1. Neah Bay (12) 5-0 129
2. Touchet 4-0 114
3. Liberty Christian (1) 5-0 107
4. Lummi 3-2 80
5. Cusick 5-0 76