SPSL teams back in playoff spotlight
It will be interesting to see how teams out of the SPSL fare in the 4A playoffs this week. The league sent nine qualifiers to the round of 32 last year (one more than this season) and went 3-6. Auburn went on to reach the semifinals, marking only the second time since 2005 that an SPSL 4A team advanced that far. Curtis was a semifinalist in 2010.
Issaquah sets records
Issaquah players set school records last week. Jack Neary went 28 for 32 for 352 yards and four touchdowns, setting the season school record for touchdown passes with 28. Tommy Nelson had 14 catches for 204 yards and a touchdown, setting a school record for most catches in a game. Issaquah is set to take on Union on Friday.
Cleveland makes history
Cleveland had been to the playoffs only once – in 1979. They lost, 38-27, in the first round to Arlington that year. The team currently has five wins on the season, which is more than it had in four seasons combined from 2009 to 2012. This Saturday, Cleveland will try to keep the season going when it plays Columbia River.
Skyline begins defense
Skyline has a new quarterback – one who can run the ball – and, subsequently, a new offense this season. Through nine games, Kilton Anderson, who has passed for 1,628 yards and 10 touchdowns, has also rushed for 454 yards on 90 carries and another 10 touchdowns. On Friday, Skyline will start to see if it can defend its 4A state title with a different look when it hosts Jefferson.
Sandy Ringer and Kaelyn Sayles