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Emerald City Kickoff Classic
Emerald City Kickoff Classic
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Sep 7, 2013


Updates from the four Emerald City Kickoff Classic games in Seattle on September 7...

Updates from all four games of the 2013 Emerald City Kickoff Classic presented by Farmers Insurance at Husky Stadium.


Game Four Updates: Skyline vs. Bellevue

-That will do it from Husky Stadium in Seattle.  Bellevue emphatically beats Skyline, 45-7.  Still the best team in the state, regardless of classification.

-Kilton Anderson takes a keeper up the Bellevue sideline to ruin the Wolverines' shutout.  Bellevue still up 45-7 with 5:27 left in the game.

-Much of the fourth quarter is providing an opportunity for the reserves to get a lot of playing time.

-Wolverines' 40+ lead puts the running clock on.

-Bellevue's Christoph Hirota punches it in from 15-yards out and Wolverines are up 44-0 with 11:11 left in game.  Might be seeing running clock here.

-Bellevue up 38-0 heading into the fourth and at Skyline's 21.

-Skyline's best field position, Bellevue's 35, goes for naught, with a penalty, a sack and then an interception by Jack Michael.

-Bellevue up 38-0 after a 29-yard field goal by Cody Gibson. 4:25 to go in the 3rd quarter.

-Bellevue up big, 35-0, on Skyline at the half.

-Small victories for Skyline, forcing a Bellevue punt.

-Budda Baker mixes in a forced fumble from Skyline just for the fun of it because he hasn't affected the game enough already.

-Bellevue's Sam Richmond is in the end zone again, Wolverines up 35-0 with 4:52 left in the half.

-Skyline just can't get anything going on offense.  Strange to see after their offense was so explosive the last six years.

-There is fast and then there is Budda Baker. A run off left tackle, breaks a tackle and prances in from 47-yards out. 28-0 Wolverines with 8:23 left in the half.

-Bellevue scores a 65-yard touchdown on a bubble screen from Haehl to Marek Spooner-Leduff. 21-0 Wolverines with 11:24 in 2Q.

-Much more familiar from Bellevue- Haehl hands off to Sam Richmond, who runs it 65-yards up the middle, Wolverines up 14-0 in first quarter with 45 seconds left in the quarter.

-Kind of a bizarro world, Bellevue throwing deep, Skyline running their quarterback.

-I think Skyline has done more designed running plays by the quarterback in the last few minutes then I think they ever did with Jake Heaps and Max Browne.

-Skyline muffs the kickoff, recovers but goes down at their own five yard line.

-Budda Baker makes a couple of nice moves and goes in off the left side, Wolverines up 7-0 with 5:34 left in the 1st quarter.

-First turnover of the game- Kilton Anderson fumbles and Bellevue takes over at the Skyline 21.

-Both teams force punts in the early going.

-Skyline will get the ball to start at their own 20.


Game Three Updates: Bothell vs. Coeur d'Alene

-Bothell wins in a comeback, 44-43.  Terrific game.

-Amos finds a receiver at midfield, but he fumbles it, Bothell picks it up and takes it down near the goalline.

-CDA will get the ball back and have a chance.

-Gunnar Amos is picked off at midfield, Bothell will try to drain the clock.

-Wow, after forcing a punt, Bothell scores on their first play, a 39-yarder with 1:50 left. Bothell up 44-43.

-Bothell scores on a 1-yard run with 2:39 left, 43-37 CDA.

-Vikings get down to the Bothell 8-yard line but a fumble gives the Cougars the ball at their own 12 and new life.

-Drew Berger's six-yard run for a touchdown gives the Vikings a 43-30 lead with 10:13 left in the game.

-Vikings take a 37-30 lead over Bothell into the fourth quarter.

-Coeur d'Alene with a good drive, and Amos finds Blakley for a 7-yard touchdown.  The Vikings go up 37-30 with 51 seconds left in the 3rd quarter.

-After forcing a three and out, Bothell goes to work again and a beautifully thrown pass from Bowers to Dayzell Wilson and the following 2-point conversion ties it up at 30-30.

-Bothell gets the ball back after a punt and goes to work. Bowers finds Colton Sather for a 24-yard touchdown and follows it up with a 2-point conversion to Sather.  Bothell trims the lead to 30-22 with 9:25 left in the 3rd quarter.

-Coeur d'Alene will get the ball to start the second half.

-Halftime stats that stick out: Gunnar Amos is 16-for-25 for 180 yards and a touchdown and has two touchdown runs.  Coeur d'Alene has sacked Ross Bowers five times in the first half.

-Coeur d'Alene will take a 30-14 lead over Bothell into the half.

-A good drive is all for naught because of the penalties, and after going for it from the Vikings 33, Bowers is sacked by Chase Blakley to turn it over on downs.

-Now penalties are haunting Bothell.  They get flagged for an illegal shift and an offensive pass interference.  Then follow it up with a false start.  They're moving the wrong way, out of the red zone and back to the 33.

-Coeur d'Alene with another healthy drive, the big play a 4th and 7 conversion for 21-yards by Gunnar Amos to a wide open receiver and then Drew Berger punches it in from three-yards out.  Two-point conversion is no good, but Vikings lead 30-14 with 4:34 in half.

-Ross Bowers hits Dayzell Wilson for a touchdown to cut the lead to 24-14 with 7:35 left in the half.

-Amos with another touchdown run, this one from nine-yards out and Blakley gets the 2-point conversion for a 24-7 lead.

-Bothell fumbles the kickoff and CDA takes over at the 18.

-Gunnar Amos with the best pass we've seen today, a 37-yarder he drops in over the DB for a touchdown.  2-point conversion is good for a 16-7 lead.

-Bothell fumbles at and CDA takes over at the 37.

-Coeur d'Alene takes an 8-7 lead into the second quarter.

-Coeur d'Alene with a nice drive themselves, a 72-yarder that culminates with a 1-yard run on 4th and goal from the 1-yard line by Gunnar Amos.  Chase Blakley grabs the two-point conversion and CDA is up 8-7 with 1:44 left in first.

-Bothell has a nice drive but a questionable intentional grounding call pushes them back and they turn it over on downs at the CDA 28.

-Coeur d'Alene's first offensive drive of the game ends at the Bothell 39 with a turnover on downs.

-Bothell starts the season in a big way, with Samuel McPherson taking the opening kickoff 88-yards for a touchdown.  Cougars up 7-0 quickly.

-Coeur d'Alene and Bothell will kickoff at 4 p.m. in Game Three.


Game Two Updates: Lynden vs. King's

-Lynden beats Kings 14-6, to avenge their season-opening loss from a year ago and win their 14th straight game.

-A 10-yard touchdown pass from Koa Wilkins to Nick Severson with six seconds ruins the shutout.  The Knights' 2-point conversion is no good and Lynden recovers the onside kick.

-Despite a couple of takeaways, Kings can't muster anything offensively and Lynden's defense continues to cause problems.

-After an uneventful third quarter, Lynden takes a 14-0 lead over Kings into the fourth quarter.

-Halftime stats- Lynden has 149 yards through the air and 61 on the ground.  Kings has 53 rushing yards and 65 passing yards.  Petersen is 9-for-15 for 149 yards and a touchdown.  Koa Wilkins is 4-for-5 for 53 yards.

-Lynden up 14-0 over Kings as they head to the half.  Great effort by the Lions on defense.

-After a 14-yard Kings' punt, Lynden scores again, a three-yard touchdown run by Trent Postma set up by a 31-yard pass by Lucas Petersen, to put the Lions up 14-0 with 2:16 in the half.

-Lynden misses a 32-yard field goal with 5:16 left in the second quarter.  Lions still up 7-0 on Kings though.

-Lynden is up 7-0 on Kings after the completion of the first quarter.

-After stopping Kings on a 4th down run near their own 20, Lynden mounted a big drive and took a 7-0 lead on Kings with after a 13-yard touchdown pass from Lucas Petersen to Jalani Phelps with 1:29 left in the first. 


Final from Game One (Seattle Prep vs. Roosevelt)

Roosevelt tops Seattle Prep, 7-0 in the opener from the Emerald City Kickoff Classic.


Schedule of games:

Seattle Prep vs. Roosevelt at 10 a.m.

Kings vs. Lynden at 1 p.m.

Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) vs. Bothell at 4 p.m.

Skyline vs. Bellevue at 7 p.m. (KJR Radio- taped delayed at 9:30 p.m. on ROOT Sports)




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