December 17, 2013
The postseason accolades for former Issaquah football star Grant Gellatly continue to pile up after his record-breaking season at Cornell University.
Gellatly, who switched to wide receiver in college, set Cornell single-season receiving records with 91 catches for 1,224 yards and also hauled in eight touchdowns in his senior year.
Shortly after he received All-Ivy honors, Gellatly was named to a slew of national lists honoring outstanding athletes.
The senior receiver was named to the Beyond Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision All-America second team.
December 10, 2013
Former Issaquah High School running back Grant Gellatly earned first team All-Ivy honors in his senior year at Cornell.
Gellatly, who switched to wide receiver in college, set Cornell single season receiving records with 91 catches for 1,224 yards and also hauled in eight touchdowns.
He led the league and ranked second nationally in receiving yards per game (122.4) and receptions per game (9.1).
He had a school-record 10 career 100-yard receiving games and two 200-yard games in his career and was a Capital One Academic All-District first-team selection.
November 19, 2013
Don’t call this an upset. Federal Way won’t let you.
After No. 6 Federal Way beat two-time defending champion No. 2 Skyline, 26-20, in the first round of the 4A state playoffs Nov. 15, players clad in blue and white jumped around, screaming, “This is not an upset!”
The Eagles never showed fear against a team many expected to make a run at the state title again this year. Federal Way had different expectations.
November 19, 2013
Nate Solly (right), Liberty High School sophomore quarterback, on Nov. 6 was presented the CenturyLink Athlete of the Week award in front of his classmates during school lunch. A three-sport athlete, Solly maintains a 3.88 grade point average and volunteers his time with Vision House, Mary’s Place and as a coach for youth basketball players. Seattle SeaGal Jessica Irwin (left) and CenturyLink vice president and general manager Sue Anderson, presented Solly with a $1,000 check for the Liberty ASB, a customized Seahawks jersey and football, and tickets, including pregame field access, to the Hawks’ Nov. 17 home game against the Minnesota Vikings.
November 5, 2013
Skyline High School graduate Kasen Williams will miss the remainder of his junior season with the Washington Huskies football team after sustaining a broken foot in an Oct. 26 game against California.
Williams, a 6-foot-2, 212-pound wide receiver, is expected to need two to four months to recover after a successful surgery Oct. 29, Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian said.
Williams was having a strong season prior to the injury, which occurred when Cal’s Kameron Jackson tackled him during the second quarter. He was third on the team with 29 receptions and 421 receiving yards, and he led the Huskies in both categories in 2012.
October 29, 2013
Spartans dig out 30-17 win over pesky Eagles
When the Spartans left their locker room to play the second half of their regular-season finale, they were a different team than the one that entered the room trailing by a touchdown.
October 29, 2013
Patriots are latest victim to Wolverines
There is only so much a team can do when it goes up against the juggernaut that is Bellevue High School football.
District powerhouse Skyline couldn’t find an answer for the Wolverines, enduring a 45-7 drubbing in a Sept. 7 nonconference matchup.
This time it was Liberty’s turn to take on Bellevue, and after a 38-7 Patriots defeat, the question of how to stop the Wolverines still remains a mystery.
September 24, 2013
The Skyline High School Spartans have traditionally featured a pass-happy, wide-open offense, but last week they showed they can also play bruising, run-between-the-tackles football.
Skyline amassed 286 rushing yards, including 151 from sophomore running back Rashaad Boddie, and played stellar defense to earn a 21-6 victory against the rival Eastlake Wolves on Sept. 20 at Spartan Stadium.
A dominant first half proved to be enough for Skyline (2-1), which didn’t score in the second half after Boddie was sidelined with an ankle injury.
September 24, 2013
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.
September 17, 2013
Issaquah and Mount Si high schools may not compete in the same league any more. But that hasn’t diminished the intensity of the rivalry that has built between the two perennial powerhouses.
The Eagles’ stadium was standing room only when the team hosted the Wildcats Sept. 12. Both squads delivered a contest worthy of a rivalry. The nonleague game’s outcome was in question until the final minutes, when No. 5 ranked Class 3A Mount Si held on to its come-from-behind victory against 4A Issaquah, 28-20.
Mount Si head coach Charlie Kinnune said the Wildcats have been a team “in search of an identity.”