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High School Football Power Rankings: T-Birds and Hawks Then Everyone Else

The T-Birds sit atop the Oly Sports preseason power rankings.

Rolling.

Well, the mediocrity that I expected out of this local football season has started to take hold.

Last week, Tumwater and River Ridge got big wins while Capital, Yelm and North Thurston each picked up Ws but didn’t exactly do it convincingly. Well, North Thurston did. They knocked off a suspect Foss team 51-0 for their first win of the season.

Other than that, Olympia somehow got blown out by Issaquah, Timberline lost their second straight game and their quarterback and Tenino continued their skid. Bleh!

Note: This week’s ranking features some of the ScoreCzar predictions for each game. Thanks as always to the wonderful ScoreCzar computers.

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1. Tumwater T-Birds (5-0)
Last week: #1 (No change)
Previous game: Beat Columbia River, 62-6
Next game: vs. Centralia (4-1) – Tumwater Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Tumwater 30, Centralia 13

Notes: Well, Tumwater has certainly hit their stride. They didn’t just beat the #8 team in 3A, they demolished them. And just a week after they demolished one of the best teams in all of Idaho. Hard to imagine Tumwater being challenged until they meet one of the three other top teams in the state in the playoffs: Prosser, Ellensburg or #1 Lynden. 2A EvCo play starts this weekend when they host Centralia.


2.
River Ridge Hawks (4-1 overall, 2-1 2A SPSL)
Last week: #3 (+1)
Previous game: Beat White River, 44-0
Next game: vs. Washington (2-3) – South Sound Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: River Ridge 33, Washington 6

Notes: Another big win for the Hawks put them at 4-1 overall and 2-1 in the SPSL, one game behind Fife and Franklin Pierce. This week they host Washington, who is 1-2 in league and coming off of a 46-14 win over Clover Park.


3.
Capital Cougars (3-2 overall, 2-1 3A Narrows)
Last week: #5 (+2)
Previous game: Beat Central Kitsap, 3-0 in OT
Next game: @ Wilson (5-0) – Stadium Bowl, Tacoma – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Wilson 26, Capital 13

Notes: Hard to move a team up two places after a 3-0 win over a mediocre Central Kitsap team, but such is the mediocrity of local football right now. Capital’s defense IS worth a #3 spot, though, as they continue to play tough. Their only blemish is the Lincoln game and that can be excuses considering what Lincoln has done to other teams lately. But their biggest test comes this weekend when they face Wilson. The Rams did not play a great game at Shelton and despite their 5-0 record, they haven’t played anybody of quality yet and certainly no defense like Capital’s.


4.
Olympia Bears (3-2 overall, 2-0 4A Narrows)
Last week: #2 (-2)
Previous game: Lost to Issaquah, 28-7
Next game: vs. Stadium (0-5) – Ingersoll Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Olympia 32, Stadium 3

Notes: There is no team more confounding than these Bears. Absolutely dominate all aspects of the game against Timberline and then drop a 21 point decision to previously 1-3 Issaquah? Got me. They should get right against Stadium this week but it seems like anything could happen this season.


5.
Rainier Mountaineers (3-2 overall, 2-2 in 2B Pacific)
Last week: #4 (-1)
Previous game: Lost to North Beach, 44-7
Next game: vs. Tacoma Baptist (0-5) – Rainier HS – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: N/A

Notes: Well, no shame in losing to North Beach. But that makes all of these upcoming games for Rainier especially important. This week they get 0-5 Tacoma Baptist who forfeited their first two games and has only scored 13 points in their other three games. They have a date with third place Life Christian coming up next Saturday.


6.
Timberline Blazers (2-3 overall, 1-2 4A Narrows)
Last week: #6 (No change)
Previous game: Lost to Bellarmine, 29-22
Next game: @ Gig Harbor (4-1) – Roy Anderson Field, Gig Harbor – Thursday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Gig Harbor 35, Timberline 8

Notes: This tough patch for the Blazers isn’t going so well so far with back to back losses to Olympia and Bellarmine with Gig Harbor coming up tonight. And word has it that Gabe Gutierrez is out for the Tides game and the Blazers will start a freshman quarterback. Yeesh.


7.
Yelm Tornadoes (3-2 overall, 1-2 4A Narrows)
Last week: #10 (+3)
Previous game: Beat Stadium, 16-6
Next game: vs. Evergreen (2-3) – Yelm HS – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Evergreen 23, Yelm 21

Notes: Yelm only jumps up three spots because they won and the teams below them, other than North Thurston, all lost. That’s not to say that their 16-6 win over lowly Stadium is impressive. It isn’t. But at least they pulled it out. They take a break from conference play and take on Evergreen this week.


8.
North Thurston Rams (1-4, 1-2 3A Narrows)
Last week: #12 (+4)
Previous game: Beat Foss, 51-0
Next game: @ Lincoln (5-0) – Lincoln Bowl, Tacoma – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Lincoln 47, North Thurston 7

Notes: A 51 point outburst got the Rams their first win of the season and gave them a huge boost in these power rankings. However, they have to face Lincoln on Friday night in Tacoma so the shoe will likely be on the other foot.


9.
Tenino Beavers (2-3 overall, 0-3 2A/1A Evergreen)
Last week: #7 (-2)
Previous game: Lost to Forks, 20-19
Next game: vs. Aberdeen (1-4) – Tenino Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: N/A

Notes: Oh boy, after topping out at #4 in the AP 1A poll, the Beavers have lost three straight games and fell to 0-3 in conference play after being nipped by Forks up on the Peninsula. Can they get right against 2A Aberdeen at home this week? Who knows.


10.
Rochester Warriors (2-3 overall, 1-2 2A/1A Evergreen)
Last week: #8 (-2)
Previous game: Lost to Aberdeen, 29-28
Next game: vs. Eatonville (5-0) – Rochester HS – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: N/A

Notes: The Warriors still haven’t beaten a 2A team after their loss to previously winless Aberdeen on Friday night. The Warriors are definitely out of the playoff picture and get to face an unbeaten Eatonville this week.


11.
Black Hills Wolves (2-3 overall, 0-1 2A EvCo)
Last week: #9 (-2)
Previous game: Lost to WF West, 26-7
Next game: @ Port Angeles (3-2) – Civic Field, Port Angeles – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: N/A

Notes: Three straight losses for the Wolves and none bigger than dropping their 2A EvCo opener to WF West. Interesting to see what happens to them up in Port Angeles on Friday where they take on a much improved Roughriders team.


12.
Shelton Highclimbers (1-4 overall, 0-3 3A Narrows)
Last week: #12 (-1)
Previous game: Lost to Wilson, 35-20
Next game: @ Central Kitsap (2-3) – Silverdale Stadium – Friday, 5:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Central Kitsap 30, Shelton 7

Notes: The Highclimbers played their best half in probably two seasons and then played their most disappointing half in two seasons against Wilson. They actually held a 20-14 halftime lead but turned the ball over four times in the second half en route to a 35-20 loss.

Today (10/9): Busy Day at Saint Martin’s

Schedule for Thursday, October 9th

Men’s Soccer
Saint Martin’s vs. Northwest Nazarene – SMU Soccer Field – 1:00 PM

Women’s Soccer
Saint Martin’s vs. Simon Fraser – SMU Soccer Field – 3:30 PM
Evergreen vs. Corban – Geoducks Pitch – 4:00 PM

College Volleyball
Saint Martin’s vs. Simon Fraser – Marcus Pavilion – 7:00 PM

Girls Soccer
Timberline vs. Bellarmine – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM
Capital vs. Wilson – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM
River Ridge vs. White River – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM
Black Hills vs. WF West – Tumwater Stadium

High School Volleyball
Northwest Christian vs. Raymond – Northwest Christian HS – 7:00 PM
Tumwater vs. Centralia – Tumwater HS – 7:00 PM
Olympia vs. Yelm – Olympia HS – 7:00 PM
North Thurston vs. Shelton – North Thurston HS – 7:00 PM

Tuesday Scores: Geoducks Men Beat Concordia for First Time Since 2004

Men’s Soccer

Evergreen 3, Concordia 1 – Box score
Geoducks Pitch 1st 2nd Final
Cavaliers (5-2-0 CCC, 6-4-0 overall) 0 1 1
Geoducks (4-2-1 CCC, 4-5-1 overall) 2 1 3
TESC Goals: Juan Lopez (4th minute), Albert Anabtawi (39th), Ethan Sumlin (86th)

Juan Lopez and Albert Anabtawi each scored a first half goal and Evergreen held on to a 3-1 win over Cascade Conference leading Concordia on Tuesday afternoon at Geoducks Pitch. The win moves the Geoducks to 4-2-1 overall and are tied for third place with Corban with 13 points and are now just two points behind Northwest and Concordia for first place.

Concordia’s BJ Romac cut the Evergreen lead to just one goal with a looping header in the 70th minute. It was the only shot on goal for the Cavaliers in 90 minutes of play.

Ethan Sumlin finished off Concordia with an 86th minute goal on a header off of a Tanner Williams cross. The win was the first for Evergreen over Concordia since October 7th, 2004 breaking a 20 game losing streak.


Girls Soccer

Olympia 6, Timberline 0
OLY: 5-1-0 4A Narrows | TIM: 0-4-2 4A Narrows
OLY: Jenna Killman – 2 goals (3rd, 79th), Addy Glock – 2 goals (15th, 27th)

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North Thurston 4, Mount Tahoma 1
NT: 5-2-0 3A Narrows | MT: 0-7-0 3A Narrows
NT: Savannah Hakes – 3 goals (14th minute, 38th, 55th)

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Black Hills 7, Centralia 1
BH: 2-0 2A EvCo | 0-2 2A EvCo

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Tumwater 5, WF West 2
TUM: 2-0 2A EvCo | WFW: 0-2 2A EvCo
TUM: Sharlee Fine – 2 goals (9th minute, 79th)

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Franklin Pierce 4, River Ridge 0
FP: 6-1 2A SPSL | RR: 2-5 2A SPSL


High School Volleyball

North Thurston 3, Foss 0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-4)
NT: 7-1 3A Narrows |  FOSS: 1-7 3A Narrows

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Capital 3, Wilson 0 (25-12, 25-6, 25-6)
CAP: 8-0 3A Narrows | WIL: 1-7 3A Narrows

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Tumwater 3, WF West 0 (27-25, 25-16, 25-15)
TUM: 1-0 2A EvCo | WFW: 0-1 2A EvCo

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Centralia 3, Black Hills 1 (20-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-20)
CENT: 1-0 2A EvCo | BH: 0-1 2A EvCo

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White River 3, River Ridge 0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-10)
WR: 6-2 2A SPSL | RR: 2-6 2A SPSL

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Northwest Christian 3, South Bend 0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-19)
NWC: 4-0 2B Pacific | SB: 1-2 2B Pacific

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Firm Foundation 3, Pope John Paul II 2 (25-16, 29-31, 24-26, 25-10, 15-9)

 

Today (10/7): Geoducks Men Hosts First Place Concordia

Schedule for Tuesday, October 7th

Men’s Soccer
Evergreen vs. Concordia – Geoducks Pitch – 3:00 PM

The Evergreen men host first place Concordia at 3:00 PM in what could potentially be called a must win. The Geoducks are 3-2-1 with 10 points in the Cascade Conference and are tied with Warner Pacific for fourth place. Meanwhile, Concordia sits at 5-1 with 15 points.

Girls Soccer
Black Hills vs. Centralia – Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM
Olympia @ Timberline – South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM
Capital vs. Foss – Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM

High School Volleyball
Pope John Paul II vs. Firm Foundation – St. Michael’s Gym – 7:00 PM
North Thurston vs. Foss – North Thurston HS – 7:00 PM
Tumwater vs. WF West – Tumwater HS – 7:00 PM
Capital vs. Wilson – Capital HS – 7:00 PM
River Ridge vs. White River – 7:15 PM

Friday Football Scores: T-Birds Dominate Ranked 3A Team; Hawks Roll; Capital Wins With 3

High School Football

Wilson 35, Shelton 20
Highclimbers Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Rams (3-0 3A Narrows, 5-0 overall) 7 7 7 14 35
Highclimbers (0-3 3A Narrows, 1-4 overall) 14 6 0 0 20
SHEL: Brian Nault – 2 TDS (1 rushing, 1 receiving)

The Shelton Highclimbers played their best half of football in two seasons since Ralph Kinne and David Ajamu graduated in 2011.

Jake Henry ran for 101 yards in the first half including a two yard touchdown run on the first drive of the game to give the Highclimbers a 7-0 lead. Following a disastrous first possession for Wilson that featured a bad snap on first down, a penalty and a bobbled punt, Brian Nault cashed in with a ten yard touchdown catch from quarterback Jake Beck and Shelton took a surprising 14-0 lead with 2:35 left in the first quarter.

The Rams answered back with an efficient six play drive capped off by Zavia Frazier’s first touchdown of the night, an easy ten yard scamper on a screen pass from quarterback Julius Yates-Brown.

But the Highclimbers offense continued to have their way with the Wilson defense. Jake Henry converted a pair of third down runs and Nault scored his second touchdown on a six yard dive straight up the middle giving Shelton a 20-7 lead with 8:16 left in the first half.

Two plays later, Yates-Brown took a quarterback keeper 43 yards to the house for the first of 28 unanswered points for the Rams.

Wilson dodged a bullet when Brandon Scarpaci intercepted Beck in the end zone and despite multiple mistakes and a Shelton team playing the best they have played in a long time, the Rams trailed by just six, 20-14, at the half.

After two defensive stops to start the third quarter and with the lead, Shelton decided to air it out. Frazier picked off Beck and took it back 58 yards for the pick six and Wilson took their first lead, 21-20, with 28 second left in the third quarter. The Highclimbers turned the ball over four times in the second half and following a fumble on a bad exchange between Beck and Henry, Frazier broke an impressive 35 yard run that gave Wilson a 28-20 lead.

Frazier finished it off with a 13 yard touchdown run four minutes later after Beck was picked off on first down. Frazier finished with 171 yards rushing and two TDs on the ground, one receiving and one interception return for a TD.

Wilson stayed undefeated moving to 3-0 in the 3A Narrows League and 5-0 overall while Shelton fell to 1-4 on the season and 0-3 in league.

Tumwater 62, Columbia River 6
Chieftains Stadium, Vancouver 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
T-Birds (5-0 overall) 14 14 21 13 62
Chieftains (4-1 overall) 0 0 0 6 6
TUM: #2 in 2A | CR: #6 in 3A

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River Ridge 44, White River 0
White River, WA 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Hawks (2-1 2A SPSL, 4-1 overall) 7 35 0 2 44
Hornets (0-3 2A SPSL, 1-4 overall) 0 0 0 0 0
RR: Chris Leiba – 3 TDS (2 rushing, 1 receiving)

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Yelm 16, Stadium 6
Stadium Bowl, Tacoma 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tornadoes (1-2 4A Narrows, 3-2 overall) 7 3 0 6 16
Stadium (0-3 4A Narrows, 0-5 overall) 0 0 0 0 0
Y: Brandon Thompson – 68 yard TD run

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Capital 3, Central Kitsap 0
Ingersoll Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 4th Final
Central Kitsap (1-1 3A Narrows, 2-3 overall) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Capital (2-1 3A Narrows, 3-2 overall) 0 0 0 0 3 3
CAP: Van Soderberg – 33 yard FG in overtime

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Issaquah 28, Olympia 7
Issaquah HS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Bears (3-2 overall) 0 0 0 7 7
Issaquah (2-3 overall) 7 7 7 7 28
OLY: Ben Bishop – TD reception

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Bellarmine 29, Timberline 22
South Sound Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lions (2-0 4A Narrows, 4-1 overall) 7 7 8 7 29
Blazers (1-2 4A Narrows, 2-3 overall) 8 14 0 0 22
SHEL: Brian Nault – 2 TDS (1 rushing, 1 receiving)

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WF West 26, Black Hills 7
Tumwater Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Bearcats (1-0 2A EvCo, 4-1 overall) 14 0 6 6 26
Wolves (0-1 2A EvCo, 2-3 overall) 0 7 0 0 7

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Aberdeen 29, Rochester 28
AB: 1-2 2A/1A Evergreen, 1-4 overall | ROCH: 2-1 2A/1A Evergreen, 2-3 overall

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Forks 20, Tenino 19
F: 1-2 2A/1A Evergreen, 2-3 overall | TEN: 0-3 2A/1A Evergreen, 2-3 overall

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North Beach 44, Rainier 7
NB: 4-0 2B Pacific, 5-0 overall | RAIN: 2-2 2B Pacific, 3-2 overall

 

Week 5: My Girls’ Expert High School Football Picks

My three year old daughter struggled to a 3-6 record last week and now sits at 15-14 for the season. She makes her picks, in pretty epic fashion if you ask me, today without her sister.

Here is the full schedule of football games today with radio information and of course Rory’s expert picks…

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Tumwater T-Birds @ Columbia River Chieftains
Chieftains Stadium, Vancouver – 7:00 PM – Webcast: Eli Sports

Rory’s pick: Chieftains – “They will try to shoot them with their bows and arrow. The T-Birds will say ‘hayahayahayahaya ahhhhhh’ and they will fly away.”


Olympia Bears @ Issaquah Eagles

Issaquah HS – 7:00 PM

Rory’s pick: Eagles – “The Eagles would jump up and eat them up up up the other team up up up. Actually they would eat a bone and go ‘gwomp gwomp gowmp’ and then they would be all done and would go ‘ohhh, we’re all done’ and the Eagle would go ‘ah’ and they would win. Actually the Bears would go all the way on that roof and dance with a piano. And the Eagles would win and they would sing ‘they are on their way to….we are on our way to Disneyland.”


River Ridge Hawks @ White River Hornets

White River HS – 7:00 PM

Rory’s pick: Hawks – “The Hawks would go ‘PFFFFT – I’m OVER HERE’ and the other team would go ‘Mah’ and would go all the way up on an airplane and go ‘ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh’ and would be scared to get down. And they would fly to California and the bluebirds would be in there going ‘poo poo booo poooo boo’ and the 7D would be going ‘bing bong bing bong, bing bing bing goo’ and then they would eat dinner with somebody. They would eat burritos with Sleepy and Dopey and Dopey would jump off and eat Fluffy’s burrito.”


Rainier Mountaineers vs. North Beach Hyaks

Rainier HS – 7:00 PM

Rory’s pick: Hyaks – “They would blow away them and the Mountaineers would go ‘ahhhh poo poo!'”


Capital Cougars vs. Central Kitsap Cougars

Ingersoll Stadium – 7:00 PM

Rory’s pick: Tie – “They would go ahhhhh and the babies would wrestle and the mommies would wrestle and the daddies would wrestle.”


Timberline Blazers vs. Bellarmine Lions

South Sound Stadium – 7:00 PM

Rory’s pick: Lions – “They would jump up and EAT THEM!”


Tenino Beavers @ Forks Spartans

Forks HS – 7:00 PM – Radio: Forks 1490

Rory’s pick: Beavers – “They would go up to a tree and the Spartans would be standing in front of the tree and then the tree would go right down on top of the Spartans.”


Rochester Warriors @ Aberdeen Bobcats

Stewart Field, Aberdeen – 7:00 PM

Rory’s pick: Bobcats – “They would jump up and eat them and go ‘grrrrrrr….chomp chomp chomp chomp’ and the baby Bobcat would eat a baby Warrior.”


Black Hills Wolves vs. WF West Bearcats

Tumwater Stadium – 7:00 PM – Radio: KELA

Rory’s pick: Bearcats – “They would eat them eat them eat them eat them all up. The Bearcats would be as big as that school bus and they would kills the little tiny Wolves by shaking their tail and they would go ‘ahhhhhhhh…POOPY FACE’ and then run away.”


Yelm Tornadoes @ Stadium Tigers

Stadium Bowl, Tacoma – 7:00 PM

Rory’s pick: Tornadoes – “The Tiger would swirl in the Tornado and they would go ‘HOLY MACKEREL, CHEESE AND CRACKERS!’ and then they would go to a different city. They would go to Kansas City.”


Shelton Highclimbers vs. Wilson Rams

Highclimbers Stadium – 7:00 PM – Radio: 1030 AM and 92.9 FM KMAS

Rory’s pick: Highclimbers – “They would punch the Ram and he would cry, cry, cry, cry. But the other team would go ‘WHERE’S MY BURRITO, WHERE’S MY BURRITO’ because the Rams took the other team’s burrito because they would go ‘haba haba hopscotch, haba haba hopscotch’ and then the donkey would come and give them another burrito. And then the 7D would come. Sleepy would just sleep on the roof.”

High School Football Power Rankings: Bears Make a Big Jump; Blazers, Beavers Tumble

The T-Birds sit atop the Oly Sports preseason power rankings.

#1 with a bullet

The Tumwater T-Birds cemented their place atop the Oly Sports power rankings with a convincing win over a really good group of Idahoans. And the Bears made a huge leap after their absolutely dominating performance over Timberline that totally flipped my thinking on this season.

Big games coming up this week include Tumwater at Columbia River, Rainier vs. North Beach and Timberline hosts Bellarmine. We might have even more movement in next week’s power rankings.

Note: This week’s ranking feature the ScoreCzar predictions for each game. Thanks as always to the wonderful ScoreCzar computers.

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1. Tumwater T-Birds (4-0)
Last week: #1 (No change)
Previous game: Beat Lake City (Idaho), 49-24
Next game: @ Columbia River (4-0) – Chieftain Stadium, Vancouver – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Columbia River 26, Tumwater 23

Notes:  The T-Birds passed a big test on Friday with their 49-24 win over Lake City of Couer D’Alene that wasn’t even as close as the score indicates. Big credit to their defense that stopped a high powered team that had been running all over very good teams. But now they make the drive to Vancouver to take on the #6 team in 3A, Columbia River, who have outscored their opponents 148-27 so far this season.


2.
Olympia Bears (3-1 overall, 2-0 4A Narrows)
Last week: #8 (+6)
Previous game: Beat Timberline, 38-6
Next game: @ Issaquah (1-3) – Issaquah HS – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Olympia 31, Issaquah 6

Notes: Wow, that was an impressive performance by the Bears. They absolutely dominated Timberline from start to finish. Running back Isaiah Brooks was fantastic again and this was QB Kaden Wilson’s breakout game. And the defense didn’t allow Gabe Gutierrez and the speedy Blazers offense to do anything. It was a shocking result and I was so impressed that I had to jump the Bears all the way up to the #2 spot.


3.
River Ridge Hawks (3-1 overall, 1-1 2A SPSL)
Last week: #4 (+1)
Previous game: Beat Orting, 40-31
Next game: @ White River (1-3) – White River HS – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: River Ridge 29, White River 7

Notes: After a late loss to Franklin Pierce, the Hawks got back on track with a 40-31 win over Orting (they are 1-1 against Cardinal teams this season). They now are in a gridlock at 1-1 in the 2A SPSL one game behind Franklin Pierce and Fife with a game against 1-3 White River looming on Friday.


4.
Rainier Mountaineers (3-1 overall, 2-1 in 2B Pacific)
Last week: #5 (+1)
Previous game: Beat Ocosta, 25-2
Next game: vs. North Beach (4-0) – Rainier HS – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: North Beach 30, Rainier 0

Notes: The Mountaineers also got right this week with their 25-2 win over Ocosta. They have punished the lower ranks of the 2B Pacific league and haven’t allowed an offensive touchdown and just two safeties to South Bend and Ocosta. But next they host North Beach, who knocked off Raymond in overtime on Friday and Saturday (a bad transformer forced a delay), and are 4-0 this season.


5.
Capital Cougars (2-2 overall, 1-1 3A Narrows)
Last week: #7 (+2)
Previous game: Beat Foss, 32-13
Next game: vs. Central Kitsap (2-2) – Ingersoll Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Capital 16, Central Kitsap 15

Notes: Another team back on the right track. The Cougars took care of business against a struggling Foss team and now draw another Cougars squad in Central Kitsap that is also 2-2 but have only beaten a bad Mount Tahoma team and just barely beat 0-4 North Thurston.


6.
Timberline Blazers (2-2 overall, 1-1 4A Narrows)
Last week: #2 (-4)
Previous game: Lost to Olympia 38-6
Next game: vs. Bellarmine (3-1) – South Sound Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Bellarmine 32, Timberline 8

Notes: What in the world happened to the Blazers? I’m still struggling to process what I saw on Friday in their loss to Olympia. They were dominated in every aspect of the game and didn’t look anything like the team that nearly beat Tumwater two weeks earlier. They will have to respond in the middle of their toughest stretch. First up, Bellarmine, who is 3-1 this season with their only loss coming to Gonzaga Prep, 17-0. On the plus side for the Blazers, the combined record of the three teams the Lions have beaten is 1-11.


7.
Tenino Beavers (2-2 overall, 0-2 2A/1A Evergreen)
Last week: #3 (-4)
Previous game: Lost to Elma, 44-14
Next game: @ Forks (1-3) – Forks HS – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Tenino 25, Forks 16

Notes: After marching up the 1A rankings and topping out at #4, the Beavers have plummeted out of the top ten with losses to Hoquiam (OK, it happens) and Elma (44-14? WHAAA?). Next up, Forks, never an easy trip.


8.
Rochester Warriors (2-2 overall, 1-1 2A/1A Evergreen)
Last week: #10 (+2)
Previous game: Beat Forks, 25-18
Next game: @ Aberdeen (0-4) – Stewart Field, Aberdeen – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Rochester 32, Aberdeen 8

Notes: Rochester ground out another tough win with a 25-18 win over Forks. They are now 2-0 against 1A teams and 0-2 against 2A teams. On Friday, they travel to Aberdeen to take on another 2A school, albeit a bad Bobcats team that has been outscored 183-27 in four losses.


9.
Black Hills Wolves (2-2 overall)
Last week: #6 (-3)
Previous game: Lost to Columbia River, 45-7
Next game: vs. WF West – Tumwater Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: WF West 21, Black Hills 20

Notes: The Wolves were beaten up pretty good in Vancouver against a highly ranked 3A team in Columbia River and now they get to open up 2A EvCo play against WF West. Every game in conference is important and none more than this game against the Bearcats.


10.
Yelm Tornadoes (2-2 overall, 0-2 4A Narrows)
Last week: #8 (-2)
Previous game: Lost to South Kitsap, 20-19
Next game: @ Stadium (0-4) – Stadium Bowl, Tacoma – 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Yelm 35, Stadium 9

Notes: Poor Yelm. Beaten on the last play of the game against South Kitsap. They fell to 0-2 in the 4A Narrows with their toughest games yet to play. But not this week, they should get a win and should have some fun against Stadium.


11.
Shelton Highclimbers (1-3 overall, 0-2 3A Narrows)
Last week: #11 (No change)
Previous game: Lost to Lincoln, 62-0
Next game: vs. Wilson (4-0) – Highclimbers Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM
Scoreczar prediction: Wilson 40, Shelton 3

Notes: A 62-0 loss to Lincoln isn’t surprising as the Shelton sidelines basically became a M.A.S.H. unit in the loss. Now they get another undefeated and high powered team in Wilson and might have to do it without a handful of their first string players.


12.
North Thurston Rams (0-4, 0-2 3A Narrows)
Last week: #12 (No change)
Previous game: Lost to Central Kitsap, 30-27
Next game: vs. Foss (1-3) – South Sound Stadium – Thursday, 7:15 PM
Scoreczar prediction: North Thurston 23, Foss 22

Notes: The Rams are 0-4!? My alma mater is 0-4!? They came close in Silverdale but couldn’t get the job done and now face a Foss team that looks to be close to their level. Get one Rams!

Wednesday Scores: Oly Volleyball Sweeps South K

High School Volleyball

Olympia 3, South Kitsap 0
Port Orchard, WA 1 2 3
Wolves (1-5 4A Narrows) (0) 12 18 20
Bears (4-2 4A Narrows) (3) 25 25 25
OLY: Hannah Adams – 18 kills

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Gig Harbor 3, Timberline 1
Timberline HS 1 2 3 4
Blazers (4-2 4A Narrows) (1) 15 15 25 20
Tides (4-2 4A Narrows) (3) 25 25 23 25
TIM: Icy Davis – 16 kills


Men’s Soccer

Pierce 4, SPSCC 1
The RAC 1st 2nd Final
Raiders (2-5-1 NWAC) 2 2 4
Clippers (0-8-0 NWAC) 1 0 1
 SPSCC Goal: Pedro De Melo Ribeiro (11th minute)

Schedule for Monday, September 29th

Friday Football Scores: Bears Practically Perfect, Punish Blazers

Olympia 38, Timberline 6
Ingersoll Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Blazers (1-1 4A Narrows, 2-2 overall) 0 6 0 0 6
Bears (2-0 4A Narrows, 3-1 overall) 14 21 3 0 38
Olympia: Isaiah Brooks – 130 yards rushing, 3 TDs; Kaden Wilson – 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 pass)

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South Kitsap 20, Yelm 19
Yelm Tornadoes Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Wolves (1-1 4A Narrows, 2-2 overall) 0 7 7 6 47
Tornadoes (0-2 4A Narrows, 2-2 overall) 3 10 0 6 21
Y: Brandon Thompson – 2 rushing TDs | SK: Touchdown as time expired

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Capital 32, Foss 13
Mount Tahoma Stadium, Tacoma 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Cougars (1-1 3A Narrows, 2-2 overall) 10 7 7 8 32
Falcons (1-1 3A Narrows, 1-3 overall) 7 0 14 0 21
 CAP: Connor Kennedy – 307 yards, 4 TDs

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River Ridge 40, Orting 31
South Sound Stadium 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Cardinals (1-1 2A SPSL, 1-3 overall) 0 7 10 14 31
Hawks (1-1 2A SPSL, 3-1 overall) 10 7 14 9 40
RR: Michael Key – 2 rushing TDs | Chris Leiba – 2 TD catches 

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Rainier 25, Ocosta 2
Westport, WA 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Mountaineers (2-1 2B Pacific, 3-1 overall) 18 7 0 0 25
Wildcats (2-2 2B Pacific, 2-2 overall) 0 2 0 0 2
RAIN: Nathan Anderson – 2 TDs (kick return, interception)

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Rochester 25, Forks 18
Rochester HS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Spartans (0-2 2A/1A Evergreen, 1-3 overall) 3 7 0 8 18
Warriors (2-0 2A/1A Evergreen, 2-2 overall) 14 3 0 8 25
ROCH: Jimenez pass to McLemore for TD with less than a minute left

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Columbia River 45, Black Hills 7
CR: 4-0 overall | BH: 2-2 overall

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Elma 44, Tenino 14
ELMA: 1-1 2A/1A Evergreen, 2-2 overall | TEN: 0-2 2A/1A Evergreen, 2-2 overall)

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Tumwater 49, Lake City (Idaho) 24
TUM: 4-0 overall | LC: 4-1 overall

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Lincoln 62, Shelton 0
LIN: 2-0 3A Narrows, 4-0 overall | SHEL: 0-2 3A Narrows, 1-3 overall
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