High School Sports

Week 2: 5 things to watch in prep football

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1. Prolific passers

In 2014, Tahoma’s Amandre Williams threw for 579 yards. Rogers’ Griffen Stacy (now at Fort Lewis College in Colorado) for 500 — the first time in state history two QBs threw for at least 500 yards in the same game. Don’t expect Friday’s matchup to be a repeat.

2. Hawaiian alliance

Mount Tahoma coach Ricky Daley would never pass on an opportunity to play a team from his birth state of Hawaii. Especially when that team is coached by one of his best friends. Fred Salanoa, the former Eastern Washington University quarterback, brings his Radford squad to town.

3. First-class coaches

Twelve South Sound coaches made their new-school debut last weekend, with five of them picking up victories — Bellarmine Prep’s Brian Jensen, Curtis’ Chris Paulson, Lincoln’s Masaki Matsumoto, South Kitsap’s Gavin Kralik and Vashon Island’s Brynie Robinson. The rest didn’t enjoy as warm of welcomes.

4. Enumclaw vs. Goliath

Enumclaw coach Mark Gunderson believes Eastside Catholic counterpart Jeremy Thielbahr is half-expecting to play in a pasture Friday. Gunderson, a 2004 Pacific Lutheran grad, says top-ranked Eastside Catholic is one of the best high school football teams he has ever seen. This week’s motto: Don’t match up, play up.

5. Let’s sink on it

Shut down one of the nation’s most iconic stadiums? No way. The three sinkholes discovered at Stadium Bowl were repairable, meaning Stadium could travel to its own field to face home-team Wilson on Friday, with the Tigers hoping to sink their 12-game losing streak.

t.cotterill@thenewstribune.com

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