Issaquah loses 51-26 to O’Dea

September 24, 2013

By Staff

The third time proved not to be a charm for the Eagles. The Issaquah High School football team played its third-straight 3A team Sept. 20 against O’Dea.

MaxPreps Freeman Rankings for Washington had Issaquah still at 24, despite a 1-1 start. However, it was the lower-ranked, visiting Fighting Irish (38) that pulled off the upset, 51-26.

The two teams were all square at 14 after one quarter. The Eagles scored a pair of touchdowns with the usual suspects — Derek Chapman scored on a 38-yard pass from Jack Neary and Jack Gellatly rambled in from eight yards out.

After taking the lead on a touchdown run in the second quarter, the Fighting Irish led 27-14 at the half.

O’Dea kept Issaquah’s up-tempo offense out of the end zone while growing its lead to 16 points entering the fourth quarter. Another Chapman and Neary hookup and a Cam Humphrey pass to Ray Littles were not enough.

The loss dropped the Eagles to a 1-2 start, heading into their first 4A league matchup Sept. 27 against undefeated (3-0) Newport.


Liberty shuts out Interlake in conference opener

The Liberty High School football team opened its KingCo 3A/2A regular season with a road win against Interlake Sept. 20.

The Patriots defense posted a shutout on the way to the 27-0 victory. Dating back to the Hazen game, the Liberty defense has only given up one touchdown in the past eight quarters of play.

Running back Drew Hall put the Patriots on the board first with a 28-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

Hall would go on to add another score in the second quarter with a 1-yard touchdown. Russell Boston also ran one in from the 5-yard line, and quarterback Nate Solly completed a touchdown pass to Lorin Archibald in what was a 21-point second quarter for the Patriots.

Up next, Liberty will host Juanita at 7 p.m. Sept. 27.


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