Saturday Afternoon Quarterback: Bears Reeling, Cougs Rolling; Beavs, Warriors on Collision Course; Toilet Bowl Set
Capital 39, Black Hills 7
Gig Harbor 27, Olympia 21
The transfer of Derrick Becker to Olympia from Capital in the offseason links the the fate of these two teams this season and though Becker and the Bears got the better of the Cougars in the Spaghetti Bowl, it might be the burgundy and gold who gets the last laugh.
Despite throwing for over 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Becker’s Bears dropped their second straight 4A Narrows League game and fell to 2-2 in league and are on the verge of not making the playoffs. They have to win their next two games against league leading Bellarmine and then knock off Yelm in the finale and get some help along the way for their season to continue.
Meanwhile, thanks to a huge night by Jakob Racimo, Capital has now won three straight games after their 0-4 start and look to be the odds on favorite to take the third playoff spot in the 2A EvCo. They sit at 2-1 in conference play with WF West and River Ridge still on the schedule.
If Capital makes the playoffs and the Bears stay home, I’m sure that there will be plenty of Cougar fans/current players that will consider that poetic justice for a student that left their school for purely football reasons.
Tenino 26, Montesano 6
Rochseter 35, Forks 7
According to Brandon Hansen of The Chronicle, Tenino’s win over Montesano is their first win over the Bulldogs in 17 seasons. And with the win, the Beavers now sit at 3-1 in the 1A Evergreen Conference, a half game behind 4-1 Rochester. The whole thing has left a lot of people who follow the league closely scratching their heads.
If Tenino can knock off Hoquiam on Friday night, it will setup an intense regular season finale between the rival Beavers and Warriors with first place in conference on the line. Let’s hope for that to play out because a game between Rochester’s Tyler Yarber (270 yards and four touchdowns against Forks) and Tyler Gedney and Tenino’s Zack Chamberlain, Thomas Pier and Calvin Guzman with the Evergreen title on the line would be about as good as it gets. Get yourself to Tenino Stadium bright and early on November 1st if it all comes true.
Of course Elma still has a say in things. They also sit at 3-1 and would own the tiebreaker over Tenino if the two teams finished at 5-1 in conference. Rochester holds the tiebreaker over the Eagles thanks to their 49-14 win on October 4th.
Timberline 60, Mount Tahoma 0
North Thurston 24, Shelton 6
Timberline and North Thurston took care of business this weekend and set up a big rivalry game next week with just a game separating the two schools in the 3A Narrows League standings. The Rams sit at 2-2 in league while the Blazers are 3-1
But more importantly, Mount Tahoma and Shelton stayed winless on the season setting up the game of the year: T-Birds, Highclimbers. Friday. Highclimbers Stadium. Who will get off the schneid? We’ll have the game live for you on Newsradio 1030 AM KMAS, 104.1 FM and KMAS.com. Can’t wait!