Know Thy Opponent: Connell

Know Thy Opponent: Connell
Good morning, Trohahn fans. When last we saw Connell, it was a fantastic finish to a tremendous game to close out an amazing championship season. Connell comes out of the mists of memory into the present as a 10-1 team, losing only to top-ranked Royal. They’re tough, mean, and multiple. The Herald previews the game thusly: ...

Know Thy Opponent: Cascade Christian

Know Thy Opponent: Cascade Christian
The woods are lovely Dark & Deep But I have Promises to Keep And Miles to go before I sleep Road trip first round playoff games are tough. The nerves and anticipation have the kids ready to go now. Instead, they got to load on the bus with all that bubbling adrenaline and stew in it ...

Know Thy Opponent: King’s

Know Thy Opponent: King's
If enjoying a bucolic bus tour of Sedro Woolley wasn’t reward enough for surviving Tuesday’s qualifying tiebreaker, Meridian is now bestowed the honor of playing the class of Northwest Washington 1A football, the King’s Knights. In the truly bizarre Cascade Conference season, King’s might be most notable for being the last league team with gumption to play Archbishop ...

Know Thy Tiebreaker: Nooksack

Know Thy Tiebreaker: Nooksack
For a second time in five days, the Mighty Trohans have fate in their hands. By virtue of a head to head tie with Nooksack, Meridian will play Nooksack tonight at Sedro Woolley in a Kansas City tiebreaker, with the winner moving on to play Kings. It’s another weird scenario. Both teams will likely spend several ...

Know Thy Opponent: Mt. Baker

What we all look forward to, no?. Games late in the season that are meaningful. The suspense of not knowing your team’s fate until the final whistle. Hanging on every snap, dying just a little on each opponent achievement only to live again on a first down. Truth be told, that sounds terrible to me. Better ...

Know Thy Opponent: Nooksack

It’s Homecoming tonight, after all. After the quick Monday turnaround, The Mighty, yet fewer, Trohahns lace up the cleats again for tonight’s Homecoming game against Nooksack. The question is, should we be wearing spikes? Game one against the Pioneers was much more a track meet, so much so that I expected someone to come over the ...

Know Thy Opponent: Storm Watch ’16!!¡¡¡!1 & LC

Pummeled by two teams in a row only to be buffeted by two successive storms? The Mighty Trohahns can’t catch a break. Should Lynden remain safe from storm surge this evening, there is actually a contest against a non-metrological foe. Lynden Christian lost narrowly last week against the Sack, the difference in the game being missed PATs. ...

Know Thy Opponent: Nooksack

Know Thy Opponent: Nooksack
First things first on this September-The-Thirtieth. In a pregame interview, Coach Ames was asked what he expected for his birthday. “A box full of purple bruises.” So there’s that. This birthday express hits the road for Nooksack International Airport this evening. The world-famous Abbotsford Air Show, just across the DMZ from Nooksack, blushes at the aerial displays ...

Know Thy Opponent: Lynden Christian

Know Thy Opponent: Lynden Christian
Turn that frown upside down, The Mighty Trohahns now enter a brand new world of league play, tabla rasa at 0-0. In this topsy-turvy world, Lynden Christian’s under-center power run offense had been an immutable touchstone of constancy. That, and the sand under what used to be the Mt. Baker grass. Now even that has ...

Know Thy Opponent: Cascade Christian

Know Thy Opponent: Cascade Christian
Good morning, Trojan fans. When we last left Cascade Christian, it was the 2010 semis in the Tacoma Dome. After shutting us out 21-0, they beat Connell for the 2010 1A state title. From 2011 to 2015, CCS is 50-9 with another state title and a second place finish. Good work if you can get it. ...