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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



Week 8 high school football scores


Bremerton 40, Kingston 6: Final (Story)

Bremerton took control of its playoff destiny Friday with a 40-6 win over Kingston.
Bremerton took control of its playoff destiny Friday with a 40-6 win over Kingston.

***Click here for a roundup of Friday’s action

North Kitsap 56, North Mason 0: Final

—The undefeated Vikings captured the Olympic League 2A title.

Sequim 49, Port Angeles 9: Final

—The Wolves clinch the Olympic League’s No. 2 seed into the district playoffs.

Klahowya 45 Coupeville 12: Final

—Gabe Wallis had three touchdowns for the Eagles in the first half.

Eastside Catholic 56, Bainbridge 27: Final

Emerald Ridge 31, South Kitsap 14: Final

Port Townsend 41, Vashon 6: Final

Central Kitsap 35, Shelton 31: Final

Chimacum at Charles Wright


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.

North Kitsap stays at No. 7 in latest AP state football poll

For the third consecutive week, North Kitsap comes in at No. 7 in Class 2A in the latest Associated Press state football poll. The Vikings are coming off a 68-6 win over Kingston and host North Mason on Friday.

Class 4A
1. Camas (10) 7-0 100
2. Richland 7-0 84
3. Sumner 7-0 78
4. Chiawana 7-0 69
5. Skyline 6-1 56
6. Graham-Kapowsin 6-1 48
7. Lake Stevens 7-0 41
8. Gonzaga Prep 5-2 32
9. Woodinville 7-0 25
10. Monroe 7-0 16

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.


Class 3A
1. O’Dea (10) 7-0 100
2. Squalicum 7-0 83
3. Eastside Catholic 6-1 80
4. Ferndale 7-0 67
5. Peninsula 7-0 61
6. Kamiakin 5-2 46
7. Lincoln 6-1 42
8. Bellevue 3-1 25
9. Garfield 7-0 19
10. Bonney Lake 6-1 18

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.


Class 2A
1. Archbishop Murphy (11) 7-0 119
2. Tumwater (1) 6-1 103
3. River Ridge 7-0 89
4. Ellensburg 6-1 77
5. Prosser 6-1 66
6. Lynden 6-1 60
7. North Kitsap 7-0 50
8. Liberty (Issaquah) 7-0 38
9. W. F. West 7-0 37
10. Burlington-Edison 6-1 11

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.

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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

Week 7 high school football scores

The stormy weather and this afternoon’s three-hour closure of the Hood Canal Bridge postponed/cancelled several games.

North Mason’s home game against Forks was cancelled because it’s a nonleague game. Four Olympic League games — Klahowya at Port Townsend, Chimacum at Vashon, Sequim at Olympic, and Port Angeles at Bremerton — were all postponed until Monday. Klahowya at Port Townsend is 6 p.m.; Chimacum at Vashon is 5 p.m.; Sequim at Olympic is 7:15 p.m.; Port Angeles at Bremerton is 5:30 p.m.

Olympic has also moved its game against Archbishop Murphy from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.


North Kitsap's football team stormed out to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter Friday against Kingston.
North Kitsap’s football team stormed out to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter Friday against Kingston.

North Kitsap 68, Kingston 6: Final

-Zach Clark, Dax Solis and Sam Henden scored rushing touchdowns as the Vikings (7-0) took a 21-0 before the game was eight minutes old. The 68 points is the most scored by North Kitsap since the Viking beat Meadowdale 68-6 in 1990.

Seattle Prep 35, Bainbridge 3: Final

The Spartans (1-6) fell out of playoff contention in the Metro League 3A with Friday’s loss.

Peninsula 38, Central Kitsap 7: Final

The Cougars (2-5) couldn’t keep up with the undefeated Seahawks while losing their fourth straight game.

South Kitsap 57, Rogers 20: Final

The Wolves (1-6) won for the first time since Week 10 of the 2015 season.



High school football statistics: 10.13.16

Player, team    Comp    Att    Yds    TD    Int
Riley Cowan, Seq    90    221    943    7    9
John Jones, King    44    110    908    9    9
Garrison Glisson, SK    40    107    828    10    8
Berkley Hill, PT    34    61    496    8    3
Dylan Zuber, Klah    26    57    443    4    2
Tyler Tubbs, CK    49    94    393    4    3
Mikail Papillon, Brem    20    67    371    2    5
Evan Quitevis, Oly    21    45    219    4    1

Player, Team    Car    Yds    TDs
Berkley Hill, PT    104    890    17
DeAndre Sincere, CK    124    667    2
Detrius Kelsall, PT    89    543    7
Diyamante Hall, Brem    99    477    1
Gabe Wallis, Klah    74    461    9
Dylan Zuber, Klah    58    437    3
Izaiah Davis, SK    74    360    6
Mason Quitevis, Oly    63    347    1
Tyler Conn, Sequim    66    335    4
Tyler Sloman, King    80    316    0

Player, Team    Rec    Yds    TDs
Izaijha Byrd, SK    26    530    5
Gavin Velarde, Sequim    25    453    4
Brett Heaps, King    23    279    3
Nick Waxon, King    8    264    4
Savante Perrigo, Brem    10    242    1
Detrius Kelsall, PT    12    223    4
Jake Sargent, Klah    9    193    0

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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.


Week 6 high school football scores


The winner of Friday's game between Olympic and Kingston will be in second place in the Olympic League 2A.
Olympic knocked off Kingston 48-6 to take over second place in the Olympic League 2A.

Olympic 48, Kingston 6: Final (Game story)

—The Trojans scored a touchdown on their second play from scrimmage and never looked back.

North Kitsap toppled Bremerton 44-10 on Homecoming to stay unbeaten.
North Kitsap toppled Bremerton 44-10 on Homecoming to stay unbeaten.

North Kitsap 44, Bremerton 10: Final (Game story)

—The Vikings improve to 6-0 overall.

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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.