Know Thy Opponent: Montesano

Know Thy Opponent: Montesano
Of non-league opponents over the years, Meridian has only played Kings (8) more times than Montesano (7). We do kinda know them. The first meeting was in the 1984 semifinals, and then another 3 times in the next 12 years of playoffs. But I was surprised to see we haven’t played them now since 2009 ...

Meridian 63, Hoquiam 21; Monte next in Quarters

Meridian beat Hoquiam tonight 63-21 in a game that wasn’t that close. The Griz had no quit in them but never really got anything going offensively. Defensively they were opportunistic to force 2 pick-sixes, but one came late in the game on a 4th-and-long. Next is Monte in the quarterfinals at Civic Saturday, 1PM.

TrojanTV Channel Surfing: Montesano 1992

This is the fourth & final part of the full game film of the first-round playoff win over Montesano in 1992.  Click for parts one, two and three, or the full playlist.

Kings vs. Monte Live Video & Radio Online

For those so inclined to see what Stevenson might be up against next week, the Kings/Monte game is streaming live on video at and streaming radio at KXRO AM.  Kickoff is tonight (Friday) at 7PM.

More 1992 Full Game Films

1992 Aldergrove Non-League Game 1992 Mini-Playoff with Lynden Christian First Round Playoff Game with Montesano Quarterfinal Game vs. Steilacoom

Interview with Monte Coach Terry Jensen

Back to the present day now. Joe Sunnen this morning posts this link to an interview with Coach Terry Jensen from, apparently from this morning.  To Coach Jensen’s credit, he unravels the Slesk family ties and properly pegs Zach and Tait as cousins, versus the various combinations of brothers, uncles and godparents we’ve heard ...

Know Thy Opponent: Montesano

Of non-league opponents, we have played only Kings and Eatonville (6 each) more than Montesano, with five meetings. And unlike Kings and Eatonville, each game against the Bulldogs has been in the playoffs, starting with the 1984 semifinals. The Trojans took the next three from Monte—1992 first-round, 1995 first-round, and 1996 first-round. We had a ...