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: ...

The Other Games

Three other 1A quarterfinals games were played tonight.  Who knew there was a world outside of Laurel? On the westside, Cascade Christian beat Nooksack 32-20.  On one side of things, the score really wasn’t reflective of the game.  Two of Nooksack’s scores came after the Cougars began subbing, and following a CCS punt on 4th ...

Looking Back: 2006 State Championship Game

Looking Back: 2006 State Championship Game
A very generous coach to whom I am related gave me a Christmas present of a DVD set of the 2006 season.  While on a little vacation over President’s Day weekend, I was able to watch the championship again. Wow, what a game. The newspaper headlines were mostly about Spencer Hadley’s catch & run to ...

Final: Meridian 27/Connell 22

Terrific game that went literally to the last play, with Andrei Lintz and other Trojans tackling Spencer Hadley out of bounds at the 2 yard line as time expired. Congratulations Meridian, 1A State Champions. Update: Tri City Herald columnist Rene Ferran has some of the first press coverage on the game, “Eagles come up 5 ...

Championship Preview: “Way Better”

The Times also has two stories on Connell and the game today. The first, “Connell star sprints by his early troubles,” is on Connell’s starting running back, Adam Orozco. But on that August day 16 months ago, there were no smiles. Orozco sat with his parents, John and Guadalupe, Connell coach Wayne Riner and offensive ...

Championship Preview: Tri City Herald

The Tri City Herald has two articles related to the game today. First, they have a capsule preview of the championship games. Plus the Eagles have the added motivation of having lost the past two seasons in the state semifinals to the eventual champion — Othello in 2004, Pullman last year. As offensive coordinator Clint ...

Championship Preview: Lynden Tribune’s Pregame

After not updating its sports website for two weeks, the Meridian Lynden Tribune today has three articles on Meridian: “Pro-style defense worries Meridian,” “Overtime heroics send Meridian to state final,” and “PERSONAL FOUL: Getting defensive.” Some highlights: “They [Connell] are a college zone team and they do some rather unique things,” he said. “Their linemen ...

Championship Preview: Snow Job

With more than a foot of snow in Whatcom County, temperatures below 20 degrees, and a wind chill below 0, Meridian goes a second day without school and without practice. The weather is not likely to improve for Wednesday, leaving Meridian the possibility of facing Connell with just two full practices. The Bellingham Herald even ...

Championship Preview: Meridian vs. Connell

The game is scheduled for 10:00AM Saturday in the Tacoma Dome. Connell beat Montesano tonight 28-21. Connell also dealt Royal it’s only previous defeat.