High School Football 10/12/13

football highschoolLincoln 41, Shelton 6 (Shelton) - First of all, this game wasn’t nearly as close as the score indicates. The only reason it looks even reasonably competitive is because Lincoln played poorly. Yes, they completely dominated the game but they had a ridiculous amount of mistakes, committed at least 20 penalties and generally did not perform like an elite team.

It’s no wonder that they lost to Timberline. The combined record of the six teams that they have played is 7-29. With North Thurston scuffling, they don’t have a win over a decent team yet this season.

I was also not impressed with how the Abes handled themselves in a blowout. It began at the end of the first half when after a second down running play for the Highclimbers with 51 seconds left, the Abes took a timeout to stop the clock. Shelton threw an incomplete pass on third down and then punted on the next play.

The Abes, up 27-0 and completely dominating play and on their own 20 yard line with less than 40 second left in the half, missed on a long bomb up the middle on first down before Jordan Kitna found J’Maka Love on a 10 yard pass and Love went another 70 yards untouched to give the Abes a 34-0 lead at halftime.

In the second half, the Abes continued to run hurry up, no huddle plays when they weren’t walking off penalties and continued to throw on nearly every down. After not bringing anybody at punter Colton Hubble in the first half, they went after every punt in the second half and continued to blitz Shelton quarterback Jake Beck on nearly every down.

When the game ended, they celebrated like no other team I have seen celebrate in the two years I’ve been calling games. They came to the near side of the field and did a poor version of the Haka while a couple of players, including Love, were seen doing back flips. For a 35 point win in which they played poorly. Against 0-6 Shelton. It was unbecoming.


Tumwater 26, Bellarmine 14

Ever since we saw them in week one against Shelton, I’ve been saying that Tumwater might be one of the top three teams in the state regardless of class. Hard not to have that argument after they knocked off the #3 ranked 4A school in Bellarmine. And with River Ridge, Centralia and Black Hills remaining in the regular season, the T-Birds should go into the playoffs undefeated.


Capital 47, North Thurston 7

I had North Thurston as high as #2 in my power rankings after seeing them physically dominate Steilacoom in week one and take it to Black Hills in week two. But the Rams have now been outscored 129-23 over the last three games and sit in fifth place ahead in the Narrows at 1-2 ahead of just winless Mount Tahoma and Shelton. They should get right this week against the Highclimbers.

Capital, on the other hand, has scored 97 points in their last two games after their brutal opening four week schedule in which they scored just 49 points total. They have Black Hills, WF West and River Ridge left on the docket.


Central Kitsap 28, Olympia 21

A week after Olympia almost allowed South Kitsap to get back into the game in the second half, they allowed Central Kitsap to score the last 21 points and dropped their first game in the 4A Narrows League. They now have an uphill climb if they want to finish first or second in league facing Gig Harbor this week and Bellarmine next week before finishing with Yelm.


Timberline 19, Foss 13

Suddenly, Timberline is back. Two straight wins over Lincoln and Foss and the Blazers sit at 2-1 in the 3A Narrows. They have just one tough game left on their schedule with North Thurston sandwiched between Mount Tahoma and Shelton. If Lincoln beats Wilson in two weeks, the Blazers could easily end up in a three way tie for first place.

 

October 12 2013/  Article written by Brandon Sparks, Olysportsblog

John McGlamery and Brandon Sparks of Oly Sports announce the Shelton Highclimbers on 1030 KMAS News Radio and you can catch the action online at kmasnewsradio.com.  Shelton's next game is Thu, Oct 17, against North Thurston at the South Sound Stadium, Lacey. Kickoff at 7:00 PM with pre-game show starting at 6PM.

 


Standings after Week 6

4A Narrows League

1. Bellarmine – 3-0 (5-1 overall)
2. Gig Harbor – 3-0 (5-1)
3. Olympia – 2-1 (4-2)
4. Central Kitsap – 2-2 (4-2)
5. Yelm – 1-2 (3-3)
6. South Kitsap – 1-3 (2-4)
7. Stadium – 0-4 (1-5)


3A Narrows League

1. Wilson – 4-0 (6-0)
2. Lincoln – 3-1 (5-1)
3. Timberline – 2-1 (3-3)
4. Foss – 2-2 (4-2)
5. North Thurston 1-2 (3-3)
6. Shelton – 0-3 (0-6)
7. Mount Tahoma – 0-3 (0-6)


2A Evergreen Conference

1. Tumwater – 2-0 (6-0)
2. River Ridge – 2-1 (4-2)
3. WF West – 1-1 (5-1)
4. Black Hills – 1-1 (3-3)
5. Capital 1-1 (2-4)
6. Centralia 0-3 (2-4)


1A Evergreen Conference

1. Rochester – 3-1 (4-2)
2. Elma – 3-1 (3-3)
3. Tenino – 2-1 (2-4)
4. Forks – 2-1 (3-3)
5. Montesano – 2-1 (3-3)
6. Hoquiam – 0-3 (1-5)
7. Rainier – 0-4 (1-5)

 

2A  Olympic

Kingston 4-0 (5-1)
N. Kitsap 4-0 (4-2)
Olympic 3-1 (4-2)
N. Mason 2-2 (4-2)
Klahowya 1-3 (3-3)
Port Angeles 1-3 (1-5)
Bremerton 1-3 (2-4)
Sequim 0-4 (0-6)