Puyallup: Sports

Prep football roundup: Sumner captures 4A SPSL crown; Emerald Ridge takes over final league playoff spot

Undefeated and still rolling right along, the Sumner Spartans are the 2016 Class 4A South Puget Sound League champions.

Luke Ross’ five touchdowns led Sumner to a 42-7 win over Rogers on Friday night at Sunset Chev Stadium, clinching the league title for the Spartans.

Ross hooked up with five different targets for a touchdown — John Hopkins, Tre Weed, Connor Wedington, Tyson Rainwater and Skyler Sandretzky — as the Spartans coasted to a win over the Rams at home.

With the 4A SPSL title now in hand, coach Keith Ross has captured three league title over three different classifications starting with the 2A SPSL (2013) and before capturing the 3A SPSL last year.

By closing out the trifecta with the 4A SPSL title this year, very few schools — if any — in the state’s history can claim the same feat.

“That’s incredible. And we (could) do it going undefeated, too,” said Keith Ross earlier this year.

What more incredible is that Sumner won the 2A and 3A SPSL titles by going undefeated in the regular season, and the Spartans can do just that this week when they travel to Emerald Ridge (4-5, 3-4) to take on the Jaguars at Sparks Stadium.

Cascade Christian 69, Bellevue Christian 19

The Cougars had a 42-0 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter behind Tyquan Coleman’s big day. Coleman found a way to reach the end zone in every phase of the game, as the junior had six touchdowns — including scoring on the ground (two), receiving (one), kick returns (two) and a fumble recovery (one) — and finished with 276 all-purpose yards.

Cascade Christian (7-0, 4-0) will host Port Townsend (6-2, 5-0) on Saturday (Oct. 29) at Sunset Chev Stadium in what will decide the 1A Nisqually League championship.

Emerald Ridge 31, South Kitsap 14

After falling to Curtis on Oct. 17 in a game rescheduled due to weather, the Jaguars bounced back by beating the Wolves on Friday night.

Emerald Ridge (3-5, 3-4) will have to wait, however, for the results of Friday’s (Oct. 28) Puyallup vs. Bellarmine Prep game to find out whether it will secure the fifth and final playoff spot out of the 4A SPSL.

Emerald Ridge owns the tiebreaker over Puyallup (4-4, 3-4). Here’s how the Jaguars get into the playoffs: If Puyallup wins, ER must beat league champion Sumner. If the Vikings lose, ER gets in no matter the results of its game against the Spartans.