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Game Recap – Skyview 38 Lake Stevens 14 | Greater St. Helens League Football

Game Recap – Skyview 38 Lake Stevens 14

Written by Bryan Levesque on November 27, 2011

Skyview DL Riley Bockmier had a pair of sacks and recovered a fumble helping the Storm to a 38-14 victory over #8 Lake Stevens at the Tacoma Dome in the 4A Semifinals.

Skyview DL Riley Bockmier had a pair of sacks and recovered a fumble helping the Storm to a 38-14 victory over #8 Lake Stevens at the Tacoma Dome in the 4A Semifinals.

Unlike last week, the Skyview Storm did not need a gigantic second half comeback to capture a playoff victory. No, Saturday night inside the Tacoma Dome it was all Skyview as the Storm rolled to a 38-14 4A Semifinals victory over previously unbeaten Lake Stevens.

Skyview displayed a complete team effort in dismantling the #8 ranked Vikings. The defense made the first big play of the night when DL Dylan Bratlie recovered a fumble setting up Skyview on the Vikings side of the 50. It did not take long for Skyview to move down the short field and get on the scoreboard with a Parker Henry 1 yard touchdown run, his 31st rushing touchdown of the season. Later in the quarter the Storm looked to go up 14-0 when Reiley Henderson took a screen pass from QB Kieran McDonagh in for a score, however the play was called back on a very questionable holding call. Still, Skyview led 7-0 after 1 quarter and appeared to be in complete control of the game. In the second quarter McDonagh continued his surgical like precision as he carved up the Vikings defense with perfect passes to WR’s Forrest Russell, Mo Morrision and Reiley Henderson. McDonagh also made several plays with his legs, rushing for big gains as well as avoiding pressure and keeping pass plays alive, plays he then turned into big gains down the field. Henderson got his touchdown in the second quarter on a 7 yard pass from McDonagh, when the Storm lined up in their jumbo set and faked the run to Henry, only to have McDonagh hit Henderson on a fade in the left corner of the end zone. On their next possession McDonagh scored his first of 2 rushing touchdowns, this one a 26 yard run in which he made several Vikings defenders miss him along the way. Up 21-0 Skyview looked like they were going to go up four scored before the half when Russell took a pass from McDonagh up the right sidelines, however Lake Stevens stripped the ball from Russell and returned it out near mid field, then drove the short distance and got on the board with when QB Jake Nelson threw a 14 yard pass to WR  Brady Pahukoa. Despite the Strom’s turnover, they still appeared fully in control up 21-7 at halftime.

In the second half, Skyview’s defense continued to shine. LB Jabari Marshall either made, or was in on just about every tackle and the unit as a whole just always appeared to have someone in position to make the play to force a Vikings punt. Then, the McDonagh-led offense keep their  foot on the gas, adding two more scores in the third quarter, a 1 yard McDonagh run and a 16 yard pass from McDonagh to Russell. Taking the 35-7 lead into the forth quarter, Skyview looked to RB Parker Henry to run out the clock and secure their spot in next weekends 4A State Championship game. Henry, who was obviously the Vikings number one priority, finished the night with 77 yards rushing on 19 carries and the one touchdown. McDonagh passed for 339 yards and two scores and added 65 yards rushing and two more touchdowns, for a total of  404 yards of total offense and 4 touchdowns. Russell finished the game with 10 catches for 144 yards and a touchdown, while Henderson 5 of his own for 60 yards. Mo Morrison only had 2 grabs on the night, but both were huge plays that added up to 84 yards. Hayden Schuh, added the final points of the night for Skyview when he kicked a 31 yard field goal, giving Skyview the 38-14 victory.

Skyview improves their record to 11-2 on the season with the win. The Storm will play Skyline (10-3) at The Tacoma Dome Saturday, 7:30 p.m. in the Finals of the WIAA 4A State Playoffs.

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Skyview Storm
Lake Stevens Vikings

#9 Skyview (10-2) at #8 Lake Stevens (12-0)

first quarter
Sky – Parker Herny 1 run (Hayden Schuh kick)
second quarter
Sky –
Reiley Henderson 7 pass from Kieran McDonagh (Schuh kick)
Sky – McDonagh 26 run (Schuh kick)
LS – Brady Pahukoa 14 pass from Jake Nelson (Tanner Sellers kick)

third quarter
Sky – McDonagh 1 run (Schuh kick)

Sky – Forrest Russell 16 pass from McDonagh (Schuh kick)

forth quarter
LS – Christian Gasca 9 pass from Nelson (Sellers kick)

Sky – Schuh 31 field goal

Individual statistics

RUSHING — Skyview: Henry 19-77, McDonagh 9-65, Jabari Marshall 1-2, C.J. Vernon 2-(-3). Lake Stevens: Nelson 16-37, Shae Giddens 6-23, Gasca 1-8, Brad Barry 1-4.

PASSING — Skyview: McDonagh 22-31-1-339. Lake Stevens: Nelson 26-41-2-224.

RECEIVING — Skyview: Russell 10-144, Mo Morrison 2-84, Henderson 5-60, Schuh 1-21, Gabe Manske 1-14, Spencer Miles 2-9, Henry 1-7. Lake Stevens: Gasca 8-97, Pahukoa 9-74, Giddens 7-32, Quincy Carroll 2-21.

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24 Responses to “Game Recap – Skyview 38 Lake Stevens 14”

  1. stormy on the run on November 27th, 2011 10:11 am

    Wow what a game boys, you rocked the house and brought the STORM…..despite having to play against many questionable calls by the referees, way to keep your heads in the game and your eye’s on the PRIZE!!!!
    One more game, Bring the Storm!!!!

  2. nitroloser on November 27th, 2011 11:29 am

    3 TDs called back or it coulda been real ugly

  3. Storm from EWU on November 27th, 2011 11:41 am

    Way to go boys. We’ve believed in you all season and you are doing us proud by playing your best football in the playoffs. Can’t wait to celebrate a complete season next week!

  4. stormy on the run on November 27th, 2011 12:21 pm

    @ nitroloser, Storm had 5TD’s called back!

  5. osborn on November 27th, 2011 12:22 pm

    2min 12sec this is where Russel fumbles the ball correct me if im wrong in high school football if you have a knee down while you have to ball you are down the play is over right?

    That means the ball should be down at the 12 yard line and not returned to the 50.

  6. ex-ref on November 27th, 2011 1:09 pm

    The officiating was horrible. Particularly from the Side Judge. Time for the officiating associations to put the qualified officials on the field for the play-offs. Last night showed that. All you have to do is watch the film, and you will be able to tell that Skyview could easily have put 63 on the board. It felt like last nights crew was there to try and keep it close.

  7. Ro' on November 27th, 2011 1:18 pm

    OMG Nitro!!! First, you cant spell NOW you cant count??? Just Joking you…I think it was only three! I was at the game and it wasn’t five thats a gross exaggeration.
    Bottom line it doesn’t matter because if you win by 1 you still advance and thats what its all about this time of the year.

  8. Y'All Funny on November 27th, 2011 1:55 pm

    BTW since instant replay does not exist…this is totally a judgement call; looks simultaneous to me. However, a HS player cannot advance a fumble from a position in which that player is down by contact with the ground!

    Not to sound whinny but the officiating crew was worst than normal in HS school sports. It looked really bad for the WIAA and the head of officials that a guy from Snohommish was allowed to do this game, let alone be on the Lake Stevens sideline. That official threw an unoffcial 70-75% of the penalties in the first half that went against SHS…looked really biased.

    Hope it wasn’t…what most important is that SHS overcame the adversity of these penalties and the TDs that were called back. Stand up and support our last GSHL team left in the playoffs!

  9. skypa on November 27th, 2011 3:10 pm

    No love up North from the media or the refs. They kept this game close and you can bet your a** they are going to do the same next week.!!! Time to drop the 9 off of the 129 motto and start saying NBLC 12. The storm are always playing against 12 men on the field. 11 with different colored jerseys and 1 with a yellow flag in his hand……

  10. stormy on the run on November 27th, 2011 3:25 pm

    @Ro’ you can’t read… it’s was Stormy that said 5 TD’s were called back, watch the film. I was at the game and I can count extremely well.

  11. Ro' on November 27th, 2011 3:35 pm

    Actually I was there too and I was working off an earlier friendly jab between me and Nitro from late last week. Relax dude! LMAO

  12. wsumj on November 27th, 2011 4:04 pm

    Great football game, Storm. Making the GSHL proud!

  13. ex-coach, official, scoreboard operator on November 27th, 2011 6:01 pm

    Ex ref callled it. Check the video to be sure, but the players knee looks down. Many of us thought something was up with the ref crew. They may have been gathered from around the state and the crews shuffled, but it looked like a rookie official made the cut.

  14. stormy on the run on November 27th, 2011 7:13 pm

    Kieran, Player of the Week!!!!

  15. nitroloser on November 27th, 2011 8:29 pm

    @stormy,, maybe even share it with the o-line they were pretty awesome too

  16. Thunder fan on November 27th, 2011 9:15 pm

    Great job storm!! Ur makin the GSHL proud! Good luck at state

  17. What You Talkin' Bout Willis? on November 28th, 2011 12:47 am

    Bryan, no slow mo of Kieran’s stiff arm at 5:49? that thing was vicious. Great game by McDonagh and the rest of the Storm. I think we have a great chance against the big mighty Skyline and Max Browne

  18. ex-ref on November 28th, 2011 7:42 am

    Ex Coach, I’ve been told that the side judge is from Sammamish. If that’s the case, there is no way he should be on the side lines of the team his association represents. I personally thought that the whole crew did a below par job given the level of game.

  19. PastUfan on November 28th, 2011 6:38 pm


    You guys are an excellent football team and you can come away with the 2011 4A State Championship. Stay focused, trust your teammates and your coaches and great things will happen this week. Great effort and gameplan and I can’t wait for the game this weekend. You guys will succeed and make this region of Washington State proud. Go for it gentlemen and play physical the way you know how. The title is within your grasp. We all know you can accomplish your goal. Go STORM!

  20. why can't we all just get along? ;) on November 28th, 2011 10:21 pm

    I agree! Storm you are an amazing group of football players. You always leave it all out on the field. Watching you guys play this season has been the highlight of my year. I am rooting for you all the way and will continue to root for you for years to come.
    But, why do we feel the need to put other GSHL teams down? These kids play their hearts out, they don’t deserve to be ridiculed.
    Camas, you had a great season this year. Let no one take that away from you. You made it to the Semi-finals, You can’t be soft and make it that far. Most would agree that you were and will most likely continue to be a good football team.
    We have some powerhouses in the GSHL. Let’s support them as a community rather than bring them down. Cheer your team on!

  21. osborn on November 29th, 2011 4:44 pm

    Congrats on making it to the state championship game skyview. Seniors NO matter what the outcome is this is your very last high school football game, for some of you not your last football game overall because you are going on to play college ball but for the rest of you seniors your last game make this your best game you dont want to look back and think man i wish i would have done this or that you have to go for gold and dont settle for anything less than the best.

    Under classmates after this game its time for you to take another step up and become leaders of the team take a little time to recover from the season then its back in the weight room, going out to the field, doing drills on the basketball court and continue getting bigger faster and stronger. What we have started many thought we were just a fluke oh you had one good team wait till next year. A fluke i dont think so what we have now is a tradition. 5 out of the last 6 years GSHL Champs just becuase you have made it this far this year doesnt mean next year teams are going to hand you the wins they are going to want to beat you even more.

    Continue the TRADITION of GSHL Champs and making it far in state dont let any one take away what we have started.

  22. Thunder Warrior! on November 29th, 2011 8:20 pm

    Way to represent GSHL STORMS. Stay humble, stay blessed and bring out your best in the State CHAMPIONSHIP game. TO THE TOP!

  23. Y'All Funny on November 30th, 2011 11:11 am

    @why can’t we all just get along? Im confused I didn’t see where anyone was “putting down other GSHL Teams” however I do see other supporters on the SKYVIEW thread regularly running it about Skyview. If anything, I think the Skyview supporters are defending their brood and the have every right to do so! My dad told me, “son we dont start fights…but we sure as heck finish ’em!”

  24. why can't we all just get along? ;) on November 30th, 2011 9:15 pm

    @Y’all Funny. The comment above me by th ePastUFan previously said that Camas was too soft to make it to the finals. It was nothing about the Storm. I was just trying to make a point that we should support our teams and not bring others down. But, it looks like that part of his comment was deleted ;). Anyways….Go Storm! Kill it on Saturday!

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