Know Thy Opponent: Blaine

Another abbreviated report this evening. Work is way overrated. Blaine got pretty well worked by D1-sensation Casey Bauman and associates last week, 6-45. Nooksack threw, ran, and any other such ball conveyance against the Borderites. Blaine was able to rush the ball—when they had it—against NV, with sophomore Oscar Caridad averaging just under 9 yard per carry. All ...

Random Recap: 2000 Game #3, Meridian 39-Blaine 14 Comments

Random Recap:  2000 Game #3:  Meridian 39, Blaine 14 The state-title-defense campaign of the year 2000 hit the road in week 3 to provide the Trojans a chance to avenge their loss in the last trip to Blaine in 1998. The game started out competitively, as All-state QB Eli Slesk was intercepted on the Trojans’ ...

Random Recap: 1976 Game #5, Meridian 35-Blaine 0 Comments

Random Recap: 1976 Game #5:  Meridian 35, Blaine 0 From The Bellingham Herald: Meridian Stays atop WCL with 35-0 Win over Blaine When Bob Ames accepted the head coaching job at Meridian his friends told him he was nuts.  They told him Meridian would never win. Guess who is having the last laugh? “Yeah, it’s ...

Game Day: Blaine at Meridian Comments

Game Day: Blaine at Meridian
Another absolutely ideal night for high school football: Clear, cool and crisp. It’s tough to imagine much better weather for Friday Night Lights.  Kickoff is at 7:00. The Herald previews tonight game thusly—  Strike that, there’s no preview available online as of Friday afternoon. No radio coverage tonight either.  Game updates will be posted on ...

Know Thy Opponent: Blaine Comments

Know Thy Opponent: Blaine
Remember Mario Gobbato?  I’m sure every facilities manager in the county does.  Mario trampled every blade of grass between H Street Road and Chuckanut Drive in his three years as a Borderite starter.  He carried the ball 790 times in his career, and accounted for more than 60% Blaine’s total attempts from scrimmage in 2012 ...

More Photos Added

Again, I’m running a few steps behind Laurine Tilbury, but she’s added two new photo galleries.   NWC Blaine/Nooksack/Meridian Tiebreaker   Coupeville/Blaine/Meridian District 1 Tiebreaker

Mini-Playoff Redux — Video & More

I’m sure no one minds another post about last night’s games. Here’s the Herald story: Sam Chambers found Relijah McMillen on a 12-yard double-pass-play touchdown to pull the Trojans within one point, before Max McGuinn hit Trevin Todd over the middle for the 2-point conversion in an epic 15-14 victory that packed 48 minutes worth ...

Final(s): Meridian 34-Coupeville 6 / Meridian 15-Blaine 14

What an irregular end to the regular season.  Tonight Meridian was the survivor out of the three-way kumite, just ever so barely.  Meridian made quick work of Coupeville in the first half/double-quarter of the game tonight before starting with Blaine around 7:45. We’ll have more of the details tomorrow, but it was a helluva finish. ...

Game (Tues)Day: District 1 Miniplayoff

Game (Tues)Day: District 1 Miniplayoff
Once more unto the huddle, dear friends, once more. One quick update before moving to the business at hand, Laurine Tilbury posted her Lynden Christian photo set over the weekend. The Herald previews tonight’s action thusly: MERIDIAN VS. COUPEVILLE Time: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 Site: Blaine High School Wolves update: Coupeville (2-7) enters at ...

A Tie-Breaker Every Other Day, Whether You Need It or Not

A Tie-Breaker Every Other Day, Whether You Need It or Not
Football players and football fans crave football.  This much football?  I don’t know.  This is ain’t Peoria, AZ and certainly isn’t split-squad spring training games. Still, Meridian will be playing it’s third contest—game might be an overstatement—in five days tomorrow night at Blaine.  I’m not even sure exactly what to call it, but the Trojans ...