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 ...

Know Thy Opponent: LaCenter

Know Thy Opponent: LaCenter
The first most of us ever heard of La Center football was the lead-up to what proved to be an unforgettable 2003 semifinals game. Not too many years before that, La Center was one of the worst football teams in the state, once losing 37 games in a row, considered to be a national record ...

Johnny Murphy Gets His Cover Story

Johnny Murphy gets the player profile treatment in today’s Herald. Meridian senior John Murphy is well aware that he is one of the smaller running backs in the Northwest Conference. But even he chuckles at being listed at 5-foot-6, 140 pounds on the Trojans’ football roster, which is notorious for substantially “underestimating” the physical stature ...

Underneath Brett Gunderson’s Knee Braces Comments

Underneath Brett Gunderson's Knee Braces
The Herald’s “Behind the Facemask” series profiled Brett Gunderson this morning. Even allowing for hometeam bias, I think this is best one they’ve done.  Some highlights: Q: What is your favorite play to run on game night and why? A: I like to run screens, because trying to block the corners is like trying to catch ...

Game Day vs. Sequim

Game Day vs. Sequim
It’s going to be a beautiful, early night for football. Kickoff is 5:00PM in Laurel this evening. Keep in mind the changes to the ticket booth at Trojan Field. Also check out our Know Thy… for the Sequim Ducks. Frankly, we beat these guys up pretty good last year, and they are going to be ...

KPUG/KGMI Season Broadcast Schedule Comments

KPUG/KGMI has updated their 2011 prep football broadcast schedule, and the Mighty Troh-hahns make the big time four times this season, all on KGMI. KGMI Prep Football Schedule 2011 9/3 Ferndale at Squalicum 6:35pm 9/9 Bellingham at Lynden 6:35pm 9/10 Sequim at Meridian 4:35pm  9/16 Nooksack Valley at Lynden Christian 6:35pm 9/23 Lynden Christian at ...

Herald: “Mounties, Trojans ink up for common cause”

  The Herald’s preps notebook today has a nice bit on the support both teams showed for Steve Auld Friday night. The Mount Baker and Meridian football teams had more in common than the black and blue bruises they wore after a physical season opener on Friday, Sept. 2. Both teams’ players and coaches chose ...

Here We Go…


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Here We Go...
Practice opens today for Meridian and the rest of Washington high school football. Today we see just how much smaller, slower and weaker our guys have gotten in the off-season, if further diminution is even possible under the laws of Newtonian physics.  With any luck, we’ll have some practice pictures posted at some point this ...

Two 2011 Opponents Ranked in TNT Preseason Poll

With the season starting tomorrow with the first day of practices, the Tacoma News Tribune has posted their first “official” 2011 preseason rankings.  Meridian will be playing the #8 ranked 2A team in Week 2, Sequim.  And Nooksack comes in at #9 in 1A.

First TNT Rankings

First TNT Rankings
Doug Pacey at the Tacoma News Tribune has broken the seal on 2011 polls with his  Way-too-early 2011 state rankings.  The Trojans get the cursed kiss at #4. Class 1A 1. Cascade Christian Hard to go against three consecutive championship game appearances, especially when the teams have been very different. Coach Randy Davis and the ...