September 25, 2012
Skyline High School opened its league campaign on the road as it bludgeoned the Roosevelt Roughriders, 57-14, in KingCo 4A gridiron action at Memorial Stadium Sept. 21, to move its overall record to 4-0.
Spartans quarterback Max Browne spearheaded the lopsided Skyline conquest as he threw for well over 300 yards and a trio of touchdown strikes to seal the Roughriders’ fate.
The outcome of the contest was never in doubt as Skyline’s offensive machine sprinted out to a 43-7 halftime advantage, bolstered not only via the stalwart passing arm of Browne but also a reliable ground attack.
Cedric Cooper and Jack Valencia culminated long drives in the evening as they scampered and plunged in from 13 yards and 1 yard out, respectively, for a pair of touchdowns on the ground.
September 18, 2012
With Washington State University head coach Mike Leach looking on to scout University of Southern California-bound Skyline High School quarterback Max Browne, Skyline defeated Coeur d’Alene, 71-20, on Sept. 15.
Browne went 24 for 31 passing for 380 yards and six touchdowns in the first half alone. He ended up with 446 yards passing when the night was over.
Six receivers were graced with Browne’s passes, including baseball standout Matt Sinatro, who had three touchdown catches and 126 receiving yards.
Skyline returns home from its two-week world tour and opens conference play on the road at Roosevelt Sept. 21.
September 11, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY — Even when they didn’t need to be great, the Skyline High School Spartans looked the part.
Late in the third quarter, the game well in hand, quarterback Max Browne lofted a fourth-down pass that found the waiting hands of Matt Sinatro for a 41-yard touchdown.
The Spartans cut through the defense of host Cottonwood and rolled up 543 yards in a 57-25 blowout Sept. 7 in a game televised nationally by ESPNU.
September 4, 2012
In the moments with the game on the line, when a play here or there could have been decisive, the Skyline High School team kept its cool like a team that had been there before.
September 4, 2012
August 28, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Jake Heaps once commanded rooms the way only star quarterbacks can. Since his days at Skyline High School, his existence centered on the number one, a ranking given to him by recruiting sites.
He wasn’t just Jake Heaps; he was Jake Heaps, the former top-ranked quarterback prospect.
Now, at the University of Kansas, Heaps has no number attached to his name. In fact, this season will be lived mostly in the shadows.
August 28, 2012
Skyline High School quarterback Max Browne has been named to the USA Today Preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA Team.
Browne passed for 4,034 yards with 45 touchdowns in 2011 and is on pace to break Jake Heaps’ all-time passing record of 9,196 yards at Skyline. Browne currently stands at 8,428 career passing yards.
Browne committed to the University of Southern California in the spring and is the favorite to succeed current USC quarterback Matt Barkley in 2013.
June 26, 2012
Skyline High School linebacker Peyton Pelluer verbally committed to Washington State University on June 18.
Pelluer will be a senior at Skyline this year, coming off an impressive 122 solo tackle campaign. His decision to become a Cougar was based on his comfort level with the coaching staff and the potential of the program.
“I felt comfortable around the coaches,” he told The Seattle Times last week. “They’re awesome and I built a strong relationship with them. That was key in my decision. But, really, I saw a lot of potential in the program. They need a lot of players to come in there and help the program get back to its old glory.”
His father Scott Pelluer was a four-year starting linebacker for Washington State from 1978-81 and played in the National Football League for five years with the New Orleans Saints.
April 10, 2012
Nation’s top prep passer dreamed of throwing for the Trojans
Browne, the nation’s top-rated prep passer according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com, admitted he was “kind of nervous,” but the latest in a long line of USC All-American quarterbacks quickly put him at ease.
“Matt Barkley is a guy you see on ESPN very consistently,” said Browne, who ordered a chicken sandwich Barkley recommended. “That’s one of the biggest things you find with the guys at USC — they’re just real guys. I sat down for an hourlong lunch with Matt Barkley and it was an easy conversation.”
After three days in Southern California, Browne decided he was ready to tell friends and teammates he would play football for the Trojans. He made the announcement the night of April 4 at Skyline.
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.