High School Sports

2016 TNT Prep Football Practice Tour

High school from across the state begin the first practices of the 2016-17 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The News Tribune will reveal a school from each league that it will visit in the 14 practice days leading up to the first Football Friday of the season on Sept. 2.
High school from across the state begin the first practices of the 2016-17 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The News Tribune will reveal a school from each league that it will visit in the 14 practice days leading up to the first Football Friday of the season on Sept. 2. toverman@theolympian.com

TNT PRESEASON PRACTICE TOUR

PRACTICE PREVIEW: New leagues, reborn leagues and super leagues — prepare for a whole different kind of high school football season

Aug. 17: Auburn Mountainview Lions | Video: Bitner Wilson, Auburn Mountainview get to work replacing key seniors

Bethel Braves | Video: Towering targets could lead Bethel through 3A PCL

Foss Falcons | Video: First football practice gets going at Foss High School

Puyallup Vikings | Video: Puyallup, Nathaniel Holcomb on same page — attack fear

Tumwater Thunderbirds | Video: One more great season for Tumwater coach Sid Otton?

Aug. 18: Bellarmine Prep Lions | Video: Expect more balanced Bellarmine behind QB Christian Moore

Aug. 19: Rogers Rams | Video: Turning inexperience into excellence? Call it the Bowen Special

Aug. 20: Lakes Lancers | Video: Loaded Lakes expects return trip to the Tacoma Dome

Aug. 22: Wilson Rams | Video: Speed is Wilson’s key to 2016 football success

Aug. 23: Eatonville Cruisers | Video: Eatonville has pieces in place to contend in 2A SPSL

Aug. 24: Franklin Pierce Cardinals | Video: QB Patterson small in stature, gargantuan in game

Aug. 25: Cascade Christian Cougars | Video: Speed, athletes having Cougars planning for postseason

Aug. 26: Tahoma Bears | Video: Tahoma hopes work ethic overcomes inexperience

Aug. 27: Kent-Meridian Royals | Video: Mentally matured QB hopes to end things right with Royals

Aug. 29: Jefferson Raiders | Video: Jefferson plans for repeat as league champs behind new coach

Aug. 30: Gig Harbor Tides | Video: Tides have secret weapons to replace impact seniors

Aug. 31: Peninsula Seahawks | Video: Peninsula hopes to play ‘11 as 1’

Sept. 1: Life Christian Eagles | Video: Mike McKay, Stephen Woomer hope to lead Eagles back to state

SOUTH SOUND QB COMPETITION

▪  Winner: Alex Motonaga, Wilson, senior (2,400 points)

▪  Final standings

LEAGUE FOOTBALL PREVIEWS

In-depth look at some of the top storylines, team-by-team breakdowns, games to watch and predictions from around the South Sound.

SEASON OVERVIEW

▪  ‘It’s not over yet’: Tumwater coach Sid Otton hopes to close storied career with ‘One Last Song’

▪  TNT preseason all-state football team

▪  TNT preseason state rankings

3A PIERCE COUNTY LEAGUE (3A PCL)

▪  Stadium lineman now loves football more than choir

▪  Primer, predictions, team capsules

2A SOUTH PUGET SOUND LEAGUE (2A SPSL)

▪  Ex-rugby player MJ Ale vows to become more ‘football player’ this year at Fife

▪  Primer, predictions, team capsules

2A EVERGREEN CONFERENCE (2A EvCo)

▪  Primer, predictions, team capsules

4A NORTH PUGET SOUND LEAGUE (4A NPSL)

▪  Kentwood’s ‘Chevy’ plans to take football further than any Kalua-Fuimaono has

▪  Primer, predictions, team capsules

4A SOUTH PUGET SOUND LEAGUE (4A SPSL)

▪ Sumner’s Connor Wedington confident, but don’t call UW commit cocky

▪  Primer, predictions, team capsules

1A NISQUALLY

▪  Vashon won’t be defined by star RB Hoisington’s yards

▪  Primer, predictions, team capsules

AREA SMALL SCHOOLS

▪  Primer, predictions, team capsules

3A SOUTH SOUND CONFERENCE (SSC)

▪  Capital QB Grant Erickson maturing after pressure-packed debut last season

▪  Primer, predictions, team capsules

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