Skyline beats Bellarmine Prep for state football title

December 1, 2012

By Lillian O'Rorke

Skyline High School football coach Mat Taylor (right) cheers for a Skyline victory Saturday. By Lillian O’Rorke

UPDATED — 12:05 a.m. Dec. 2, 2012

It was all smiles for Skyline High School and its fans at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday as the Spartans grabbed their sixth state title in seven years. Skyline beat Bellarmine Prep 49-24 to win the 4A football state championship.

“This is the most special…I’ve grown up with all these guys,” said senior quarterback Max Browne, who completed 21 of 28 passing attempts for 384 yards and four touchdowns. “Nic Sblendorio has been my best friend, Andrew Giese, Matt Sinatro, Peyton Pelluer — all those guys. This is what we dreamed of when we were five years old. We worked. We worked hard and it’s awesome to sit here and know that we got the state title our senior year and are going out the right way.”

Sinatro scored the first touchdown of the night with a 23-yard pass from Browne. The senior scored again in the third quarter with a 55-yard pass from Browne.

Trevor Barney racked up two touchdowns as well, leading the team in receiving with 182 yards and eight tackles. Cedric Cooper rushed for 60 yards and two touchdowns. Senior kicker Sean McDonald also shined, making two field goals at 49 and 35 yards each.

The state title wraps up Skyline perfect’s season of 13-0.

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