November 9, 2015
NEW – 4 p.m., Nov. 9, 2015
Skyline routed visiting Todd Beamer, 54-14, in a district football playoff outing Nov. 6, and will return to the Class 4A state playoffs after a year’s absence. Read more
October 24, 2015
NEW – 10:50 a.m., Oct. 24, 2015
When the Woodinville Falcons opened the scoring late in the third quarter, the Issaquah Eagles could’ve put their heads down and made things worse. Read more
October 21, 2015
NEW – 2:45 p.m., Oct. 21, 2015
Here are the playoff scenarios for each Class 4A KingCo Conference football team with two weeks remaining in the regular season. The top-four teams qualify for the district playoffs, beginning Nov. 6. Read more
October 12, 2015
NEW — 11:15 a.m., Oct. 12, 2015
In a battle of contrasting styles, the Issaquah Eagles were able to execute their game plan a bit better than the Newport Knights. Read more
October 5, 2015
NEW — 11:45 a.m., Oct. 5, 2015
Skyline High School maintained its grasp on first place in Class 4A KingCo Conference football, using five first-half touchdowns to dominate the visiting Redmond Mustangs, 46-14, in an Oct. 2 outing. Read more
September 29, 2015
NEW — 3:40 p.m., Sept. 29, 2015
For the third time in four outings this season, the Issaquah High School football team saw how the outcome can be determined by a few, small details. Read more
August 21, 2015
UPDATED — 7:17 p.m. Aug. 21, 2015
On paper, a 5-5 season for the Issaquah High School football team might look rather unremarkable, but the details surrounding the Eagles’ 2014 campaign are worth examining.
Issaquah began last season with new leadership as Buddy Bland – who led the program to two KingCo Conference titles as coach from 1999-2005 – returned for a second stint on the sidelines. It took time for his players to respond.
“It was just tough adjusting to the different style of coaching,” senior quarterback Cam Humphrey admitted, “but as we saw toward the end of the year, we were able to figure some stuff out and we’re kind of hoping to transition, follow what we were doing toward the end of the year and bring it back into this year.” Read more
June 25, 2015
September 9, 2014
If there were any doubts about the Skyline Spartans’ determination to start the 2014 season on the right foot, those concerns were shattered on the first play from scrimmage against the Issaquah Eagles.
Quarterback Blake Gregory threw a short pass to running back Rashaad Boddie, who shed a couple of tacklers and raced down the left sideline for an 81-yard touchdown.
Skyline had a 7-0 lead after only 19 seconds, and it set the tone for what turned into a dominating, 48-21 victory for the Spartans in a Class 4A KingCo Conference football opener Sept. 5 at Issaquah High School’s Gary Moore Field.
September 5, 2014
NEW — 1 p.m. Sept. 5, 2014
About the game
It’s the first time this district-rivalry game has not been played at the end of the season. League realignment caused the change to the schedule.
The schools play for a trophy called the “Coal Bucket,” something original Skyline High School coach Steve Gervais and Issaquah High School coach Buddy Bland dreamed up early on in the rivalry.
“It’s really odd for us,” Skyline coach Mat Taylor said of playing the Eagles in Week 1 rather than Week 9. “But, it’s also really helped motivate the kids this offseason.”
Skyline has made a habit of playing a big-name (and many times out-of-state) team to begin the year. The Spartans don’t have a game like that on the schedule this season.
For the Eagles, tonight’s game marks Bland’s return to the sideline for his first game since he resigned in 2006 after seven seasons. Issaquah is looking to snap a nine-game losing streak to Skyline.
The Eagles led at halftime a year ago, but wilted in the second half and fell, 30-17, in the regular-season finale.