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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) 22
Mount Rainier-Tyee (4A) 20
Wapato (2A) 19
Highland (1A) 17
Mount Tahoma (3A, 4A) 17
Pasco (4A) 17
Sammamish (2A) 17
Lynnwood (4A) 16
South Bend (B-11) 15
Stadium (4A) 15
Ilwaco (1A) 14
Snohomish (4A) 10
Springdale (B-11) 10
David Maley (Rosalia, Wash.)
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 other interesting historical trivia. –CA
Shadle Park’s Brett Rypien not only broke his own single-game passing yardage record but also the single-game pass completions record.
Rypien tied the large-school mark in single-game passing touchdowns with 8. DeSales’ Brian Lindgren has the all-time 11-man single-game passing TD record with 9 in a 1998 regular-season game vs St. John-Endicott.
David Maley (Rosalia, Wash.)
Single-game passing (11-man)
Brett Rypien, Shadle Park (2013) 613 yds.
Brett Rypien, Shadle Park (2012) 577 yds.
Joey Roppo, Monroe (2010) 516 yds.
Ben Dougherty, Elma (1997) 513 yds.
Ty Taubenheim, Lynden (1999) 513 yds.
Conor Plaisance, Jackson (2012) 508 yds.
Mark Mace, Kennewick (2003) 498 yds.
Ryan Bergman, Issaquah (2009) 498 yds.
Ethan Sterkel, Ellensburg (2009) 497 yds.
Deion Wright, Davis (2011) 497 yds.
Single-game pass completions (11-man)
Brett Rypien, Shadle Park (2013) 44 comp.
Chris Brown, Bonney Lake (2011) 42 comp.
Max Browne, Skyline (2011) 40 comp.
Dan Lewis, Mountain View (2003) 39 comp.
Max Browne, Skyline (2010) 39 comp.
Brian Foreman, Skyline (2002) 38 comp.
Connor Halliday, Ferris (2009) 38 comp.
Brett Rypien, Shadle Park (2012) 38 comp.
Andy Smith, Arlington (2009) 37 comp.
Joel McKee, Stevenson (1993) 36 comp.
Stefan Walker, Port Angeles (2006) 36 comp.
Kellen Moore, Prosser (2006) 36 comp.
Chris Brown, Bonney Lake (2011) 36 comp.
Single-game passing touchdowns (11-man)
Brian Lindgren, DeSales (1998) 9 TD
Drew Miller, Lakes (1996) 8 TD
Kellen Moore, Prosser (2006) 8 TD
Steffin Church, Kentlake (2012) 8 TD
Brett Rypien, Shadle Park (2013) 8 TD
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 mind-dazzling night, becoming the first 11-man Washington football player to throw for more than 600 yards Thursday night, as the Highlanders knocked off Greater Spokane League-leading Mt. Spokane 63-42 at Joe Albi Stadium.
Rypien completed 44 of 59 passes for 613 yards and eight touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown, accounting for all of the Highlanders’ scoring.
The 613 eclipses the single-game GSL record Rypien set last year when he threw for 577 in an overtime loss to Central Valley.
Most important, though, the Highlanders secured tiebreaking criteria over Mt. Spokane should the teams finished tied. That would give Shadle the top 3A postseason seed.
As usual, Rypien spread the praise around – crediting the nine different teammates who caught passes and the five linemen who kept a stout Mt. Spokane defensive line out of his face.
Shadle coach Alan Stanfield knew how many yards Rypien had midway in the fourth quarter. After Rypien completed his final pass – a 14-yard hook up with Skyler Kelley – Stanfield pulled Rypien with about 3 minutes to go.
“That’s pretty crazy,” Rypien said, when told how many yards he had.
Then Rypien talked about the critical accomplishment.
“That was the main goal coming into this game, just getting the first seed for playoffs, (and) home-field advantage is going to be huge for us,” he said. “I felt like our receivers did a great job. Coach Stanfield told us to be patient early, that we’d get our one-on-one opportunities. They can’t be covered one-on-one. They’re very good when they’re in space.”
It appears that Rypien set two state records last night, per David Maley’s record book. He broke his own game passing yards (577) set last year, and broke Chris Brown‘s 42 completion record from 2011.
Thanks to the folks below for lighting up Twitter last night.
— 700 ESPN H.S. Sports (@700espnHS) October 4, 2013
There have been three 600-yard passing games at the 8-man level in Washington, so technically Rypien isn't the first. #wafbscores
— Craig Craker (@Craig_Craker) October 4, 2013
613 yards for Brett Rypien #nwprepsnow
— Greg Lee (@SRpreps) October 4, 2013
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 few.
A few of the scores are annotated with a link to the winning team.
|Average Winning Score||37.18||54.85||38.70|
|Average Losing Score||13.09||18.62||13.57|
|Max Winning Score||74||94||94|
|Max Losing Score||40||57||57|
|Min Winning Score||13||24||13|
|Min Losing Score||0||0||0|
|Average Winning Margin||24.09||36.23||25.13|
|Max Winning Margin||74||82||82|
|Min Winning Margin||1||5||1|
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 quarterfinal), respectively. After Saturday’s win against Skyline, the winning streak is at 41.Former 4A/3A record-holder for most consecutive games won37 Curtis (3A) (9/11/1970 to 11/2/1973; lost on 11/10/1973 to Stanwood 17-0, State 3A quarterfinal)There are three more records that Bellevue could tie or break this season.Most consecutive games won (all 11-man schools)48 Toledo (B-11, 1A) (10/8/1965 to 10/2/1970; lost on 10/9/1970 to Ocosta 36-20, non-league)Most consecutive games won (all schools)49 Lacrosse-Washtucna (B-8) (9/13/2002 to 9/1/2006; lost on 9/8/2006 to Garfield-Palouse 46-18, Southeast B-8 League)Most consecutive games without a loss (all schools)51 Lake Washington (4A) (9/21/1956 to 10/27/1961; lost on 11/3/1961 to Mercer Island 7-6, Kingco Conference) (48 wins and 3 ties)David Maley (Rosalia, Wash.)
Where does Bellevue record stand nationally? According to the National Federation of High School Sports’s football record book, the Wolverines need about a season and a half of unbeaten ball to make the national top 10, at 64 wins. The overall national record is held by De La Salle at 151 wins, famously broken by… Bellevue in 2003.
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.
With any luck, right below here is a real-time feed of #WAFBScores tweets.
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, such as Malcolm Gladwell, an otherwise thoughtful man, comparing football to dogfighting.
The case for continuing to watch, celebrate and participate in what has become the de facto national pastime—football long ago displaced baseball as America’s most popular sport—remains strong. For 1.1 million players in high school and about 2.8 million players in youth leagues, football can provide an invaluable lesson in team effort, hard work and discipline, along with a sense of camaraderie that can last a lifetime. (New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin notes that he still has a “tremendous bond” with his teammates from a championship high-school team a half-century ago.) For 32,000 young men who attend college on football scholarships (out of a total of 68,000 college players), football also provides a way to get an education—and not only in Xs and Os—that might not otherwise be available to them.
The original WSJ article is paywalled, but Boot has the full article posted at his personal website. Please take a few minutes to read.
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 the right to represent individual NFL teams at the national event.
Monroe won a local qualifier in late May at Snohomish’s Glacier Peak High School and later a regional tournament at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility in Renton. Just like that, they were headed to Cleveland.
The team, coached by Bearcats assistants Jake Herigstad and Edd Pratt, travels on Wednesday for weekend games against some of the top high school football players in the country.
Breakfast at the Crown Plaza in Cleveland. pic.twitter.com/7l6bxppMtp
— TeamBearcat (@BearcatsFB) July 11, 2013
Thursday practice pic.twitter.com/fECyIUqKku
— TeamBearcat (@BearcatsFB) July 11, 2013
Dinner night 1 pic.twitter.com/z5uQZWg6fY
— TeamBearcat (@BearcatsFB) July 11, 2013
Good luck Bearcats.
The Koenen Foundation’s first Friday Night Lights Flag football game was, in my opinion, an unqualified success. The roomy environs of Ferndale’s stadium were essentially full, and the line was hundreds deep 30 minutes before the gates opened.
The game itself, putting a team of Whatcom County high school players against a squad of NFL players from the Seahawks, Buccaneers, and Titans, was pitch-perfect. The organizers hit exactly the right balance between seeing the best of the NFL and high school athletes with plenty of fun. Fans got to see some absolutely spectacular throws by Jake Locker (looks great and quite healthy for 2013) and others, mixed also plenty of light-hearted antics.
After the game, organizers announced that 2,500 lbs. and more than $6,000 in cash was collected for Whatcom County food banks. And of course all the NFL players stuck around until everyone got an autograph and a picture.
Below are a handful of photos from the night. Many pro photographers were on the field, and I noticed that several players were wearing GoPro camera harnesses, so hopefully there’ll be some real photo/video available somewhere else soon.
Ferndale’s favorite football sons return home this weekend to give back to their community. For the fifth year, Michael Koenen, punter for Tampa Bay, and his foundation are hosting charity NFL youth football camp. And that other guy from Ferndale, you know, Titan’s QB Jack Locker, has now been involved for three years.
“I remember going to a camp at Sehome every year, and a bunch of Sonics players would come up,” Koenen said in a phone interview. “I remember as a kid looking at them like they were 10 feet tall and could do no wrong. I enjoy being that guy now. I enjoy the way kids look at you as a professional athlete.”
Koenen and Locker will get to experience that feeling once again, as they host the Koenen/Locker Charity NFL Youth Football Camp and Friday Night Lights Charity Flag Football Game next weekend.
This will be the fifth year that Koenen has hosted the camp, which has been the focal point the Michael Koenen Foundation since he founded it in 2010 to give back to the community of Ferndale and encourage kids to stay active.
This will be Locker’s third year participating in the camp and the second his name has been associated with it.
“It’s been incredible the way this has grown,” Koenen said. “We’ve seen companies like Super Feet jump on board and offer product and serve as primary sponsors. What we’ve asked them, they’ve done and thrown in more. It’s really made things worthwhile. We’ve learned, especially as this thing keeps growing every year and gets more and more complex, that we need a lot of help. People like (executive director) Shawn Statham have gone above and beyond to make sure this goes off, and as it gets bigger and bigger, that means more and more work for them.”
This year that is especially true, as the camp will grow more than it has since its first year.
In fact, one day is no longer big enough.
The event will kick off with a Friday Night Lights Flag Football Game at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28, at Ferndale High School. Admission is $3 or two cans of food per person, with all donated food and proceeds going to benefit local food banks.
Locker also spoke with KPUG 1170 about the game and camp.
I had a chance to speak with organizer Shawn Statham last week who gave some more information on tonight’s game. Each Whatcom County team nominated two players to not only play in the game, but also attend a leadership dinner with Koenen, Locker, and the other NFL players participating. ”Our goal,” Statham said, “is for these players to go back and really impact their team and community as leaders. We want this experience to ooze out of them for the benefit of their teams.”
Those fearing (or hoping?) a 1,000 yard and 30 field goal bloodbath victory by Team NFL, Statham assures the format will be a little more balanced. ”Fans should expect something like the Harlem Globetrotters, very entertaining.”
In addition to sponsors SuperFeet, BP, Wilson Motors, Silver Reef Casion, GaPAC, et al, Statham also noted that friend-of-site NWCAthletics.com will be donating photography.
I’m even venturing out of my fortress of Snohomish County solitude tonight and will be Tweeting pictures and inane observations from Ferndale. Gates open at 6:30, game starts at 7:00. Admission is $3 or two cans of food.
|High School Roster
Meridian: Letrez Jones (RB/DB), Spencer Blackburn (OL/DL)
Michael Koenen (P/K, Falcons)