JAKE LOCKER’S 97 yards rushing against Washington State in the Apple Cup was his biggest rushing day since gaining 103 yards in the 2007 Apple Cup. He said it’s the healthiest he’s felt in a while, and he played like it, although one has to consider the opponent. It’ll be interesting to see how Locker and the Huskies bounce back against Cal in their season finale. And it’ll be even more intriguing in Locker’s case because it could be his final college game. Locker’s ranked the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the country and No. 7 overall in ESPN’s NFLDraft tracker. What do you think? Could he use another year at the UW to fine-tune his skills? Or is the money simply too good to pass up? If it was your son, how would you advise him?
STEVEN GRAY’S got his season off to an outstanding start and it’s not going unnoticed. Jay Bilas of ESPN.com had some nice things to say about Gonzaga’s junior guard from Bainbridge, who was officially the co-MVP of the Maui Classic. Gray was Bilas’ choice as MVP. Read Bilas’ comments here. Grays’ averaging 16.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists for the the Zags (4-1), who take on Washington State (6-0) Wednesday in Spokane. The Maui champs vs. the Great Alaska Shootout champs (6 p.m., FSN). That’s a nice early-season matchup. Our eastern Washington/Idaho freelance scribe Howie Stalwick said Klay Thompson might break all of the Cougars’ scoring records and he’s on pace to do it. Thompson’s averaging 28.3 ppg.
SOMEBODY ASKED me recently about Brock Stodden. He wanted to know if the Bremerton Butcher was still fighting. Stodden’s only fought once in the last two years, but he’s not retired. If the right fight comes along, the 35-year-old Stodden will get back in the ring. He’s record has dropped to 18-16-1, but it’s not like he’s been fighting doornobs. Check out the records of the fighters Stodden has been fighting. Here’s a look at his career, fight-by-fight.
KITSAP HOOPS — LIVE: You can watch tonight’s Central Kitsap-Bainbridge boys basketball game online at the kitsapsun.com. It’s the first of several high school games that The Sun will be live streaming this season. You can watch replays of our high school football games of the week at kitsapsun.com/2009/high-school-football. Basketball games will also be replayed.