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Tuesday Morning Update
I stopped by LSHS and watched some game film, took a look at the game plan for Oak Harbor yesterday...we'll have a first look at the Wildcats a little bit later today. Contrary to some speculation here, Oak Harbor is not a wing T team.
We've got the Monroe photo diary and game story up and running, along with a few extras (here and here).
Also, here's a reminder on how to purchase Rob Carlson's award-winning photography should you be interested.
Let's get to the links:
- The News-Tribune's prep guru Doug Pacey has a comprehensive look at the state playoff picture - if the season ended today (boy, that would be a surprise!), the Vikings would host the Narrows League #3 seed, currently the 4-3 Central Kitsap Cougars, who defeated Mt. Tahoma 35-0 last week behind 192 yards rushing and four touchdowns from RB Howie McDonald.
- Sideline Smitty over at the Times has an interesting look at WIAA regulations regarding transfer players. This applies to the Vikes to some degree, as the Richardson brothers transferred in from private Archbishop Murphy this season, and both are eligible this season.
- ESPNU will be in town to broadcast the Skyline-Bothell contest in two weeks. Does anybody get ESPNU?
- Here's some highlights of number one Skyline (a top 15 team nationally) defeating #2 Issaquah last Friday. Remember, your Vikings lost to Skyline on a last second score in the championship game of the University of Washington seven-on-seven tourney last Summer.
Skyline's Junior QB Jake Heaps has scholarship offers from nearly every major school in the country. Nick Baker has none. As we noted earlier, Heaps is an inch taller than Baker (and has paid talent scout Taylor Barton thousands of dollars to promote him) so it all makes sense.
Not that Heaps isn't fantastic - he is, but I just don't get why Baker isn't getting any attention. Hopefully that will change as the season draws to a close and recruiting picks up.
- Mike Cane writes about an Everett High assistant who's on the sideline with a back problem.
- FB Aaron Frye is the Herald player of the week, and deservedly so after he for 240+ yards for the third straight week.
- Here's a very boring story about Oak Harbor's 3-0 victory over Arlington from the Oak Harbor Sports Report. The most excellent Whidbey Sun-Times Sports section is two weeks behind and has no coverage of the Wildcat Homecoming win.
- Recruiting expert Jake Renkins of Recruiting Realities will give two free presentations open to the public on Nov. 3 and 4 at Cascade and Jackson High Schools. For more info, check www.recruitingrealities.com. Leave me a comment if you're interested in going - I think I will go to at least one of the presentations.
All for now.