WIAA Rep Assembly Speeds Up Running Clock Again

WIAA Rep Assembly Speeds Up Running Clock Again
The Tacoma News Tribune reports today that the WIAA Representative Assembly has change the running clock rule again for the 2014 season. * Amendment 57.7.0 alters the rules of the running-clock “mercy rule” in high school football. The clock will now run through official’s timeouts, shortening a blowout game. The Columbian clarifies a little further ...

Arlington “Flash Football” Fundraiser to Benefit Oso Slide Victim

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Arlington football senior Max Gray is organizing a fundraiser to benefit an Arlington middle school football player missing in the slide. Arlington High School senior Max Gray is assembling a charity game of flash football and a barbecue at his high school on Friday, April 4 starting at 11 a.m. The event will take place at ...

David Maley Updates Current Winning & Losing Streaks

Washington football historian David Maley sent along this update to current winning and losing streaks in the state. Statewide winning streak list Bellevue (3A)   47 Lynden (2A)   20 Lind-Ritzville-Sprague (B-11)   19 King’s Way Christian (1A but playing 8-man)   10 Ellensburg (2A)   8 Many schools   7 Statewide losing streak list Winlock (B-11)   26 Chief Leschi (B-11)   ...

David Maley’s Update on Brett Rypien’s New Passing Records

David Maley, prep historian and custodian of all things notable in Washington football history, sent the update below on Brett Rypien’s new passing records. Also, Vince Grippi at the Spokesman-Review did some research and found that Rypien’s single-game passing numbers would have led Greater Spokane League in season passing as late as 1975, and some ...

Rypien Sets 11-Man State Record with 613-Yard Passing Performance

Shadle Park junior QB Brett Rypien went off again last night in Shadle’s 63-42 win over Mt. Spokane, throwing for 613 yard (44 of 59, 8 TDs, 0 INt), a new 11-man state record. Here’s the NW Preps Now story on the game. In a word, wild. In another word, unprecedented. Shadle Park junior quarterback Brett Rypien had another ...

Fun with Numbers: Week 3 Average Scores & Margins of Victory

The table below is a summary of Week 3 games in Washington.  The data set includes games where the victor was a Washington team.  Likewise, the 11-man/8-man breakdown is also predicated on the victor, but I don’t think any crossovers occurred there.  There are a total of 151 games included, which might be missing a ...

David Maley on Bellevue’s Record Winning Streak

David Maley, officially unofficial Washington prep football historian, sent out this release yesterday on Bellevue following their 45-7 win over Skyline in the Emerald City Kickoff Classic. Last season, Bellevue tied and broke the big-school record for most consecutive games won when they beat Ferndale 28-0 (State 3A first round) and Peninsula 40-3 (State 3A ...

Roll Out the 2013 Season #WAFBScores

Roll Out the 2013 Season #WAFBScores
The new season’s here! The new season’s here! Looks like nine games kickoff the 2013 season tonight, including South Kitsap vs. Kentridge and Gig Harbor vs. O’Dea. Remember to update and follow the scoring action on Twitter via the #WAFBScores hashtag.  Go back into the vaults to read the #WAFBScores manifesto. With any luck, right ...

Wall Street Journal: In Defense of Football

Wall Street Journal: In Defense of Football
Despite football’s increasing popularity, or perhaps because of it, the game we love has faced a high level of scrutiny and criticism in the past few years.  Some of the criticism is valid and necessary, particularly regarding player safety.  Some of it is self-inflicted backlash against strutting egos and corruption.  And some is completely inane, ...

Monroe High School Represents NFL Seahawks in National 7-on-7 Tournament This Weekend

A team of Monroe High School athletes are representing the Seattle Seahawks this weekend in the NFL/National Guard National 7-on-7 Tournament in Cleveland. From the Everett Herald: Every summer, the NFL partners with the National Guard to put on a national 7-on-7 tournament for high school players. Teams advance through qualifying tourneys and eventually earn ...