Cascade Christian had last week off — and moved into the No. 1 spot in Class 1A. The Cougars went 5-0 in nonleague play, averaging 40.4 points against mostly bigger schools. “We feel good about (5-0),” coach Randy Davis said. The Cougars open 1A Nisqually play against Charles Wright on Saturday.
After being shut out for its first seven quarters of the season, Curtis — the reigning SPSL South champion — won three of its past four games to climb back into playoff contention. RB Donnell Diego has rushed for 520 yards and nine TDs in those three wins.
Sumner has lost its past three games to Auburn Mountainview, Peninsula and Auburn in the final seconds. The last one — a 31-30 loss to the Trojans — came on the final play. “Tragic? Yes. And it’s hard on the heart,” coach Keith Ross said. “But they will still fight.”
A ninth grader paces the rushing attack. A sophomore leads the passing attack. But at the end of the day, when 2A SPSL-leading Franklin Pierce needs a big play, it turns to senior receiver Tanner Bloom (two long TD catches last week). “He is our clutch guy,” coach Howard Lutton said.
Lincoln’s Jordan Kitna is third in the state in passing yards (1,985), but is No. 1 in passing touchdowns (32). His nine TD passes last week against North Thurston tied the state’s single-game mark, set by DeSales’ Brian Lindgren in 1998. Just how will Central Kitsap stop him?