11/19/10 State prep tournament preview capsules

November 19, 2010 by  


Prosser (10-1) vs. East Valley-Spokane (6-5)

What: Class 2A state quarterfinal.

When: Saturday, 4 p.m.

Where: Lampson Stadium, Kennewick.

What’s next: State semifinal vs. Burlington-Tumwater winner on Nov. 26 or 27.

Notable: The fifth-ranked Mustangs have won 10 in a row, giving the storied program a 16th appearance in the state quarterfinals since 1991. EV is in the quarters for the fifth time, going 1-3 in previous appearances. … Prosser’s defense has been especially tough on the run, allowing just 63 yards per game on the ground. … The Mustangs have outscored teams 423-103 overall and 153-16 in the first quarter. … EV’s playmakers are both sophomores — RB Adam Talley and QB Taylor Watkins. Talley has games of 173 and 171 yards in the postseason while Watkins has gone 17-for-27 for 333 yards. … Since a 1-5 start, the Knights have won five straight, including a 32-14 regional win over Ellensburg.


Riverside Christian (10-4) vs. Shoreline Christian (13-7)

What: Class 2B-1B state semifinal.

When: Today, 8 p.m.

Where: Sunset Chev Stadium, Sumner.

What’s next: State finals on Saturday. Third-fourth place at noon, championship at 4 p.m.

Notable: Both teams are the Crusaders. … RC is riding a five-match win streak while outscoring opponents 24-6. … RC’s scoring leaders are senior Derek Byrne (13 goals), freshman Kirk Gartrell (7), sophomore Isaiah Tranch (6) and freshman Daniel Catton (5). Byrne has scored 60 goals in three seasons. … SC’s Travis Hudson scored his 29th goal of the season in last week’s 2-1 win over previously undefeated Waitsburg-Prescott. Teammate Keith Jacobs has 10 goals and 11 assists. … SC is 0-4 against Providence Christian and La Conner, who play in today’s first semifinal at 6 p.m.

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