No letting up
Sumner coach Keith Ross is thankful how the 3A SPSL schedule has fallen, especially after last week’s big 34-27 win over Lakes. Up next — intradistrict rival Bonney Lake for the outright league crown. “I would be nervous about a letdown if we were playing any other team,” Ross said.
Before last week, Gig Harbor’s defense was giving up fewer than 75 rushing yards a game. And then Olympia’s David Woodward rushed for 158 yards and three TDs. Tides coach Aaron Chantler said “no panic” exists as they face Yelm’ RB Brandon Thompson this week.
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With three 4A Narrows League playoff berths available, Bellarmine Prep is in must-win mode — especially after last week’s OT loss to Yelm. Up next: Olympia, which has won eight of the past 10 meetings. “This is why you get into athletics, to play games like these,” Lions coach Brian Jensen said.
Graham-Kapowsin finishes its regular season with two home games. A win over Bethel next week could mean an extended stay at Art Crate Field, including three Class 4A playoff games. “It’s like the old days at (Art Crate) — packed … loud and you can feel the vibe,” coach Eric Kurle said.
Opposite game plan
Last week, Cascade Christian had to defend Charles Wright’s read-option spread with QB Henry Cheney. This week? It is Vashon’s unbalanced power-I run formations with RB Bryce Hoisington. “It’s very similar to us, except with wider (blocking) splits,” Cougars coach Randy Davis said.