Random Recap: 2016 Game #1, Meridian 33 – Anacortes 7

Random Recap: 2016 Game #1, Meridian 33 - Anacortes 7
2016 Game #1:  Meridian 33, Anacortes 7 From the Bellingham Herald http://www.bellinghamherald.com/sports/high-school/prep-football/article99763412.html The Meridian football team defeated Anacortes 33-7 in their season opener Friday, Sept. 2, at Meridian High School. The Trojans scored with nine minutes remaining in the first quarter on quarterback Simon Burkett’s 38-yard touchdown run and never trailed. They led 20-7 at ...

Random Recap: 1976 Game #8, Meridian 27 – Lynden Christian 0 (Meeting #2)

Random Recap: 1976 Game #8, Meridian 27 - Lynden Christian 0 (Meeting #2)
1976 Game #8:  Meridian 27, Lynden Christian 0 (Meeting #2) From the Bellingham Herald by Sherry Stripling Meridian Casts 27-0 Spell over Christian For Lynden Christian, it well could have been an Alfred Hitchcock production. In the chilly, late-fall weather that makes each body-hit hurt twice as hard, with the surrealistic fog covering the field ...

Overall Wins Against Opponents (1974-2017) [Random Stat]

Overall Wins Against Opponents (1974-2017) [Random Stat]
Overall Wins Against Opponents (1974-2017) Nooksack Valley 55 Lynden Christian 50 Blaine 37 Mt. Baker 34 Friday Harbor 16 Granite Falls 11 Lakewood 10 Lynden 10 Sultan 7 King’s 7 South Whidbey 6 Sehome 5 Montesano 5 Coupeville 3 Concrete 3 Orting 3 La Center 3 Hoquiam 3 Ocosta 2 Steilacoom 2 Castle Rock 2 ...

AP 1A All-State Team: Simon Burkett POY, 11 Total Meridian Positions on First Team & Hon. Mention

AP 1A All-State Team: Simon Burkett POY, 11 Total Meridian Positions on First Team & Hon. Mention
The 2017 AP All-State Team was released just this afternoon. Simon Burkett is the 1A Player of the Year as well as First Team QB. Bryce Vandenhaak is first team WR, and honorable mention DB and all-purpose. Tony Schleimer is first team TE. Adam Kruzich, first team OL and honorable mention DL. Manny Sbalza, first ...

Final: Meridian 27 – Royal 33

Final: Meridian 27 - Royal 33
Really, a helluva game. Meridian was in the game to the very end. Ultimately, mistakes—3 turnovers, penalties, and dropped passes—were the differences in the game. You can’t make mistakes against a superior team like Royal. Sometimes you can get away with them. Not today, and not against an opponent like that. Royal is every bit ...

Know Thy Opponent: Royal

Know Thy Opponent: Royal
For those who labored through the Royale Review series, a question: Which is your favorite touchdown allowed by the Royal defense? The one by Connell or Columbia-Burbank in the regular season? Or perhaps the one by La Salle or Newport in the playoffs? I’ll go with recency-bias and pick the fourth touchdown given up by ...

Royale Review: Week 13, Royal 35 – Newport 7

Royale Review: Week 13, Royal 35 - Newport 7
Catching up to present, Royal runs their winning streak to 40 while blowing out Newport in the semifinals. In 13 games, they’ve scored 663 points. For reference, the Meridian 1999 team scored 686 in 13 games, but that was before the days of running clock rules. It is much, much harder to break 50 now. ...

Royale Review: Week 12, Royal 49 – Okanogan 0

Royale Review: Week 12, Royal 49 - Okanogan 0
Royal running clocks previously undefeated Okanogan in the quarterfinals. Royal Throttles Okanogan To Move One Step Closer To Tacoma Dome The two-time defending state champion Royal Knights took another step on their journey back to the Tacoma Dome with a 49-0 dismantling of previously unbeaten Okanogan in the 1A quarterfinal game Saturday night at the ...

Royale Review: The Streak

After Royal beat Freeman in the first round of the playoffs, we take some time to reflect on where Royal stands in the record books. Royal football’s current winning streak 10th best in nation; best in the state The Royal Knights have consistently been one of the most dominate teams in Washington State high school ...

Royale Review: Week 11, Royal 35 – Freeman 0

Royale Review: Week 11, Royal 35 - Freeman 0
Royal cruises through the first round playoff game with ease. Angel Farrias gets his sixth punt return for a touchdown in the season. Farias Returns Sixth Punt Of Season For A Touchdown, Knights Roll Over Freeman In 1A State Tournament Freeman punter Desmond Parisotto had seen enough film to know who he was kicking to ...