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2013 ECKC Scoreboard

Seattle Prep 0 Stats
Roosevelt 7
King's 6 Stats
Lynden 14
Coeur d'Alene (ID) 43 Stats
Bothell 44
Skyline 7 Stats
Bellevue 45

Couldn't make it to Husky Stadium to watch this year's Emerald City Kickoff Classic?  All four games have an archived webcast available for on-demand viewing for free on the WIAA Network.
Game Recaps

Roosevelt Defeats Seattle Prep 7-0 in First Game at ECKC


The first game of the Emerald City Kickoff Classic presented by Farmers Insurance ended with a 7-0 victory by the Roosevelt Rough Riders over the Seattle Prep Panthers. In the first half, Roosevelt’s defense shut down Seattle Prep’s offense, limiting the Panthers to 46 total yards.  The Rough Riders scored the only touchdown of the game in the second quarter on a Bereket Anshebo rush of 22 yards.

Roosevelt was led by Anshebo’s game-high 150 yards rushing.  Fellow running back Starling Tate had nine carries for 46 yards for the Rough Riders as a team finished with 225 total yards.  The Panthers were led by Nathaniel Post’s 135 yards on 13 carries.  Clayton Cmiskie followed with 39 yards on nine carries. Seattle Prep finished with 191 yards of total offense.  Both teams had three red zone chances, but couldn’t capitalize on any of the opportunities.  Each team also threw one interception.  Roosevelt continues its season on Sept. 14 on the road at Kennedy, while Seattle Prep hosts West Seattle on Sept. 13.

Lynden Tops King's, 14-6 at ECKC


The Lynden Lions used a 14 point first half advantage to hold off the King’s Knights, 14-6 in the second game of the Emerald City Kickoff Classic presented by Farmers Insurance at Husky Stadium, Saturday.

In the first half, the Lions used their potent passing game to gain an edge as Lucas Peterson was 9-for-15 for 149 yards and a touchdown.  Wide receiver Jalani Phelps was Peterson’s favorite target as the pair connected four times for 39 yards and a touchdown in the first half. Running back Trent Postma scored the other touchdown on the ground and finished the half with 46 yards on seven carries.  The Knights were held to 118 yards of total offense in the first half, but responded in the second half when they racked up 180 yards.

Trailing 14-0 for most of the game, the Knights got on the scoreboard late when Corey Kispert connected with Jordan Turner for a 10-yard touchdown with under a minute remaining.  After a failed onside kick, Lynden secured the win.  Peterson finished with 170 yards passing and receiver Scooter Hasting finished with a game-high 84 yards receiving for Lynden.  The Knight’s Koa Wilkins was 13-for-28 with a 131 yards.  Wide receiver Ryan Fransen led all receivers with five catches and tallied 79 yards.

King’s and Lynden return to action on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.  Lynden hosts Anacortes, while King’s plays Port Angeles at home.

Bothell Comes Back to Beat Coeur d'Alene 44-43 at ECKC


The Bothell Cougars mounted an impressive second half comeback to stun the Coeur d'Alene Vikings 44-43 in the third game of the 2013 Emerald City Kickoff Classic presented by Farmers Insurance.  Down 30-14 at the half, Bothell capped its second half surge with a 39-yard touchdown pass with just under two minutes to play on what would ultimately prove to be the game-winning score.

The Cougars made an early statement when junior Sam Mcpherson took the opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown.  After that, the first half belonged to the Vikings, who scored the next three touchdowns and three-straight two-point conversions to go up 24-7.  Of the three scores, the Vikings' Chase Blakely caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Gunnar Amos.  Both teams would tack on one more touchdown each before they headed to the locker room for halftime.

Bothell started the second half on the offensive, scoring twice in the third quarter to tie up the game 30-30.  Their momentum was quickly halted as Coeur d'Alene scored once before the end of the quarter, and then again at the start of the fourth quarter on a Drew Berger six-yard run.  Berger finished with 54 yards on eight carries, and two rushing touchdowns.

Down 43-30 with six minutes to play, the Cougars started their comeback by recovering a Coeur d'Alene fumble and driving 88 yards down the field, eventually scoring on a one-yard run by Damani St. Johns.  After a Coeur d'Alene punt, Bothell scored on its first play from scrimmage with the 39-yard touchdown pass from Ross Bowers to Colton Sather to take the lead 44-43.  Bowers finished the game 20-41 for 274 yards and four touchdowns, with Sather on the receiving end of two Bowers touchdown passes.

Bothell put the exclamation on its comeback with an interception and then a fumble recovery, both by McPherson, on Coeur d' Alene's last two posessions.  McPherson finished the game with 73 rushing yards on 13 carries, an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and two crucial takeaways down the stretch.

Coeur d'Alene plays the Skyline Spartans at 7:00 p.m. on September 13th in its third game of the season, while Bothell will take on the Bellevue Wolverines, also at 7:00 p.m. on the 13th, in a tough week two test.

Bellevue Runs Away from Skyline, 45-7


The fourth and final game of the 2013 Emerald City Kickoff Classic presented by Farmers Insurance featured the highly anticipated match-up between two-time defending 4A champion Skyline and five-time defending 3A champion Bellevue.  Wolverines running back Budda Baker ran it in from 12 yards out for the first score of the game with 5:34 to play in the first quarter, and Bellevue never looked back.

By halftime, Bellevue had built its lead to 35-0 over the Spartans, which included four rushing touchdowns and one 66-yard touchdown pass from Wolverine quarterback Timmy Haehl to Marek Spooner-Leduff.  Bellevue had 287 yards of total offense in the first half, while Skyline was held to 71.

The Wolverines carried their momentum into the second half, tacking on a field goal and another touchdown before Skyline got on the board with a 45-yard touchdown run by Kilton Anderson that made it 45-7 Bellevue.  With the running clock in effect, the fourth quarter quickly came to an end without any more scoring.

Bellevue continues their quest for a sixth straight 3A championship with a week two match-up at home against the Bothell Cougars on Saturday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m.  Skyline looks to bounce back in an away game against the Coeur d'Alene Vikings, also at 7:00 p.m. on September 13th.

Ticket Information

Tickets for the Emerald City Kickoff Classic can be purchased through participating schools or at the gate the day of the event. 

Adults are $15, students (with valid ASB card) and seniors (62 and over) are $10 each, and children under the age of five are free.  All tickets are general admission and are valid for all four games.
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