High School Football
Joshua Wood has been a dominating force for the Graham-Kapowsin football team all year. For his efforts, on an off the field, he has been awarded the 2021 Washington State High School Football Player of the Year, from both MaxPreps and Gatorade.
Eastside Catholic’s hopes of returning to the state championship came down to one possession on fourth and goal with time running out in the game. McKelheer looked to pass to Daley, but the defense of Kennewick forced their fourth incomplete pass in a row.
The Rainier Beach Vikings dreams of winning a WIAA 3A football champion came to an end Friday night, as they Vikings were ousted from the state playoffs by number one seed Bellevue, 56-22.
As only eight remain, sights of the final four are so close teams’ can see it, with Eastside Catholic Crusaders awaiting their next opponent O’Dea and Kennewick matched up to determine just that.
The Eastside Catholic Crusaders, who are still undefeated in Washington state, looked to continue their postseason run against Mt. Spokane Wildcats in the quarterfinals of the WIAA 3A football playoffs.
Eastside Catholic (7-1) came into their round of 16 game against the Stanwood looking to continue their six-game win streak, as the Crusaders would put their high-powered offense to the test against the Spartans who pulled off an upset against Lincoln (Tacoma) last week.
After trailing 6-0 at the end of the first quarter, Marysville-Pilchuck exploded for 31 second quarter points as they took a commanding 31-14 lead into halftime and never looked back.
The Fighting Irish of O’Dea looked to continue thriving off of their home field advantage, as they entered the first round of the WIAA 3A playoffs against the Kelso Hilanders.