Skyline to host powerhouse football team from Florida

March 13, 2012

When Skyline High School got an opportunity to bring a nationally prominent football program to Sammamish next season, coach Mat Taylor didn’t hesitate.

The Spartans, defending Class 4A state champions, will play Manatee, of Bradenton, Fla., on Sept. 15 at Skyline. Game time has not been determined.

“We jumped on it and we’re really excited, not only for the motivation in the off-season for our kids, but just our community and, hopefully, showcasing Washington football and being able to represent our league and our state and our school,” Taylor said.

Skyline opens the season against Bothell, and then will travel out of state in Week 2 for another showcase game. The school is still working on that matchup.

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Skyline High School to host powerhouse Florida football team

March 6, 2012

NEW — 11:30 a.m. March 6, 2012

When Skyline High School got an opportunity to bring a nationally prominent football program to Sammamish next season, coach Mat Taylor didn’t hesitate.

The Spartans, defending Class 4A state champions, will play Manatee, of Bradenton, Fla., on Sept. 15 at Skyline. Game time has not been determined.

“We jumped on it and we’re really excited, not only for the motivation in the offseason for our kids, but just our community and, hopefully, showcasing Washington football and being able to represent our league and our state and our school,” Taylor said.

Skyline opens the season against Bothell, then will travel out of state in Week 2 for another showcase game. The school is still working on that matchup.

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Skyline falls to Oaks Christian

September 18, 2009

Updated 3:44 p.m. Sept. 19

 

Skyline linebacker Shane Gorman tackles a leaping Malcolm Jones, of Oaks Christian Sept. 18 at Spartan Stadium.

Skyline linebacker Shane Gorman tackles a leaping Malcolm Jones, of Oaks Christian Sept. 18 at Spartan Stadium. Photo courtesy Wes Paz, fotelica.com.

When the teams left the field for halftime, Skyline junior wide receiver Kasen Williams told his teammates not to quit. That’s not what Skyline does, he said.

The Spartans were down 21-17 at the break to one of the nation’s best teams in Oaks Christian. Lions quarterback Nick Montana, a Washington verbal commit, and his offense had struck three times through the air and their running game picked away at the Skyline defense. Read more