Game Recap – Skyview 44 Union 27

Written by Bryan Levesque on October 29, 2011

The game almost all of Clark County had been waiting for all season did not disappoint. Skyview captured it’s forth straight 4A Greater St. Helens League Championship with a 44-27 home victory over Union. After both teams scored on their opening drive, on runs by each teams star running back (5 yard run for Skyview’s Parker Henry and 8 yard run for Union’s Brandon Bordy-Heim), the Storm scored the next 16 points, a pair of Henry rushing touchdowns and a safety, to take a 23-7 lead in the second quarter. Union scored just before the half and then early in the third quarter, both Brody-Heim rushing touchdowns (19 and 2 yard runs) to cut the lead to 23-21 but Skyview answered that with a pair of their own scores, a 1 yard run by QB Kieran McDonagh, then a 67 yard screen pass from McDonagh to Henry, to extend their lead back to 16 points at 37-21. Union RB Gabe Rego cut the lead to 10 no a 2 yard run in the 4th, but the Titans would not score again. Skyview however would tack on one more McDonagh QB sneak to seal the win. Parker Henry finished the night with 180 rushing yards on 23 carries and 3 rushing touchdowns and had the one 67 yard reception for a forth score. McDonagh threw for 152 yards on 8 of 15 passing. Union’s Brandon Brody-Heim ran for 104 yards on 22 carries and scored 3 rushing touchdowns in the loss. Titans QB Tanner Nelson passed for 149, while WR and backup QB Tanner Nelson added 72 rushing yards on 9 attempts from the Wildtitan.

Skyview improves their record to 7-2 on the season and 4-0 in league play with the win. Skyview wins the 4A GSHL Title. The Storm will host Issaquah (7-2) Friday or Saturday at Kiggins Bowl, time TBD in the preliminary round of the WIAA State Playoffs. Union falls to 7-2 on the season and 3-1 in league play with the loss. The Titans will host Tahoma (6-3) Friday or Saturday at McKenzie Stadium, time TBD in the preliminary round of the WIAA State Playoffs.

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first quarter
Sky – Parker Henry 6 run (Hayden Schuh kick)
Uni – Brandon Brody-Heim 8 run (Trent Cowam kick)
Sky – Henry 3 run (Schuh kick)
second quarter
Sky – safety, Union kicked ball out of end zone
Sky – Henry 6 run (Schuh kick)
Uni – Brody-Heim 19 run (Cowam kick)
third quarter
Uni – Brody-Heim 2 run (Cowam kick)
Sky – Kieran McDonagh 1 run (Schuh kick)
Sky – Henry 67 pass from McDonagh (Schuh kick)
forth quarter
Uni – Gabe Rego 2 run (run failed)
Sky – McDonagh 5 run (Schuh kick)

Individual statistics

Rushing — Union — Brody-Heim 22-104, Tanner Nelson 9-72, Kaben Humphrey-Butler 10-21, Rego 3-19, A.J. Anderson 1-12, Cowan 1-5, Team 1-(minus 33). Skyview: Henry 23-180, McDonagh 10-25, Forrest Russell 1-(minus 10), Team 4-(minus 8).

Passing — Union — Humphrey-Butler 9-15-0-149. Nelson 0-1-0-0. Skyview — McDonagh 8-15-0-152.

Receiving — Union — Anderson 3-83, Cowan 1-26, Nelson 1-21, Rego 2-16, Brody-Heim 2-3. Skyview — Henry 1-67, Russell 3-48, Spencer Miles 2-26, Mo Morrison 2-11.

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37 Responses to “Game Recap – Skyview 44 Union 27”

  1. Pingutrump on October 29th, 2011 7:06 am

    Wait.. Did reiley Henderson not play tonight?

  2. Friday Night Fan on October 29th, 2011 9:03 am

    Here are the Issaquah Skyline highlights from this year..

  3. $Dog Ret. on October 29th, 2011 11:43 am

    No he has a concussion if he did the game would have been a blowout and embarrassing for union

  4. Skyview on October 29th, 2011 12:36 pm

    Henderson was injured last night

  5. The Storm Radar on October 29th, 2011 1:32 pm

    NBLC . ISSAQUAH will lose by forty. They are bad like union.

  6. football fan on October 29th, 2011 1:58 pm

    Clearly none of you bashing on union went to the game because union ran all over skyview on offense. That’s not a blowout if you ask me. The game was a lot closer than the score indicates

  7. UHS23 on October 29th, 2011 2:20 pm

    I find it funny no union fans are complaining about injurys but a skyview fan says it would be a blowout if we had henderson. Come on man, you must be a freshman

  8. Chaser on October 29th, 2011 2:25 pm

    Dude, Union’s not bad, that was easily THE best game all year. It’d be awesome to see them meet again at the end of the championship, since they’re on opposite brackets, haha!

  9. K-nute' on October 29th, 2011 4:02 pm

    Thank you Mr. Referee – Head Honcho, White Hat… best referee’d game I’ve been to this year. You all take a beating on here, so it should also be noted when you get it right, so thank you.

    Fun to watch football played at a high level! Skyview has a very strong team and they should be congratulated for earning the conference championship. Time to strap it up for the playoffs!

  10. GSHL Football Fan 2011 on October 29th, 2011 5:31 pm

    Thanks for the highlights Bryan!

  11. Stormfan on October 29th, 2011 6:35 pm

    Union played an ok game..The game should not have been as close as it was. Skyview never really got there O going

  12. Uniongreenfan on October 29th, 2011 8:48 pm

    Lot of bright people on these boards that don’t seem to watch football carefully. No. 1 – you’re mixed up. Skyview is lucky isn’t wasn’t a lot closer. Game was equal with the turnovers the difference. Union ran all night. Skyview still can’t stop the run and that’s why they will lose in playoffs eventually.
    2. The reason the skyview offense didn’t get it going was because Union hasn’t a pretty sharp coachig staff like skyview does and the Union defense and scheme obviously caused some problems at times. Plus Union chewed clock. But im probably arguing with a 16 yr old. I hope.

  13. gshllover on October 29th, 2011 8:53 pm

    I was at the game and as a former head coach I saw some offensive and defensive linemen for skyview who had d-1 size and had the speed too. #68 was making blocks everywhere and was disruptive on defense

  14. GSHL Fan on October 29th, 2011 9:49 pm

    The Skyview Offense never really got going because the Union defense was making critical stops. The critical errors in ball handling that Union made which resulted in turnovers lost them the game.

  15. tb on October 30th, 2011 10:39 am

    i think that both teams did great. there were some critical mistakes on unions offense that had they not had they could have made the game closer or won… I do think however even though skyview played a great game the real champions are those who don’t complain about injured players. in my mind union played better but skyview capitalized on their mistakes. good game, tough loss.

  16. Storm from EWU on October 30th, 2011 12:02 pm

    I’m not sure many people are complaining about injured players, those few that are would be silly. There were a couple of players missing but both these teams are deep enough to survive missing a player. I think the only two that might truly hamper either team might be Parker and Kaben. Union has proven the depth they have at RB and SHS has shown their depth at receiver and Jordan B showed quality week after week backing up Kieran.
    I will be glad to see Mr Henderson back out on the field. He is fun to watch.

  17. dc on October 30th, 2011 7:14 pm

    Unfortunately for Skyview it looks like they will be Playing a harder team then Union. Kind of sucks that it would work out that way! Hopefully Skyview is as good as they seem to be. Union will have an easier time this week.

  18. Friday Night Fan on October 31st, 2011 6:26 am

    Here is a Link to the Issaquah 2011 Roster. The game is Friday night 7:00 PM.

    Good passing game good team speed, with a D1 tight end / D End. 255lbs.

  19. Y'All Funny on October 31st, 2011 7:22 pm

    I been watchin this league since I came here from Texas about seven yrs ago…its like every other place. “Playmakers” make a difference. They are few and far between in this league.

    UNION – you all lucky no Henderson to go with Parker Henry or they would have scored another couple TDs. CAMAS has the best shoot to go deep because they’re a 4A team playing in a 3A division and should give people fits. UNION will be a quick exit as Skyview & Bothel have totally exposed them. SKYVIEW should play for a couple wks…they need to catch lightining in a bottle to make it Tacoma. No one else is worth mentioning here in the “feel good” conference – Good Luck to All!

  20. interesting on November 1st, 2011 11:02 pm

    after watching this game there is no way this skyview offense is even close to being the best in gshl history… thats a monster joke. not even top 5 in the last 5 years.

  21. ChrisH on November 1st, 2011 11:34 pm

    Interesting, you need to consider the facts. Skyview scored 44 points against a pretty good defense without their best receiver. This game didn’t prove them to be the best offense ever in GSHL history, but it hardly disproves it.

  22. look on November 2nd, 2011 8:21 am

    how was skyveiw not completely the better team? yes union did a great job but skyview outscored union every quarter.

  23. Storm Guy on November 2nd, 2011 9:32 am

    Considering the fact that Skyview was without their best reciever, Union should be glad it was that close… isn’t like Skyview played thier best game either. Being without Henderson let Unions defense not play the pass as much.

  24. SKYVIEWFAN on November 2nd, 2011 2:09 pm


  25. daryl on November 2nd, 2011 6:28 pm

    Skyview is not tough enough or good enough to ever hold a championship trophy. The nblc crap is really getting old. Skyview wins an easy league year after year, but they can never advance in the playoffs. It will be the same this year. If they get very lucky and beat Issaquah, they will lose in the next round. Guaranteed.

  26. STORM IS COMING on November 2nd, 2011 6:43 pm

    What you heard is right. He past the test today and will be playing friday night!

  27. coolblu2 on November 2nd, 2011 6:54 pm

    The Titans had more offensive yardage then the storm. this showing that turnovers win games and short field in playoff situations is key

  28. stormfan on November 2nd, 2011 7:44 pm

    You seem a little jealous daryl. I am assuming either your team did not make the playoffs or the storm beat your team year after year after year

  29. ChrisH on November 2nd, 2011 7:55 pm

    Skyview made it to the semifinals just 2 years ago. And have won their crossover playoff game each of the last 3 years. This year would be 4 consecutive years in the round of 16 state playoffs, and 5th out of the last 6 years. The rest of the league may have been down recently, but Skyview didn’t win anything until they started saying ‘NBLC’ 6 years ago. So I would say that it’s been successful. I think if the defense can start playing better Skyview has the potential to go all the way. 4A is somewhat weak across the state this year, so anything can happen.

  30. skyview on November 2nd, 2011 8:26 pm

    @daryl. Really? The league is easy compared to others but there are still good teams in it. Also, skyview has made it far in the playoffs, been to quarters a couple of times and to the semis two years ago. For the amount of time this school has been open, now the program is starting to come around. I give even more props to union because they are a even newer school and are still good. Obviously you know nothing about the league and the potential teams have that could get them far in the playoffs. Well see friday what happens

  31. Storm from EWU on November 2nd, 2011 11:00 pm

    NBLC NBLC NBLC, After four years its starting to look a bit worn and weathered. But the Storm will keep dusting season and keep making it look good.
    NBLC, take pride in your sacrifice Guys. Do us proud in the post season.

  32. Storm from EWU on November 2nd, 2011 11:01 pm

    “dusting it off each season” that is. Strange error.

  33. John on November 3rd, 2011 12:49 am

    There isn’t a league in 4A,3A,or 2A that is solid top to bottom. Every league has really good teams, a few playoff capable teams, and some down right terrible teams that never make the playoffs. The 3A Metro league has 14 teams but only 2 are ranked and the rest really are not that good. So the GSHL isn’t much different than the rest of the state.

  34. fan on November 3rd, 2011 10:29 am

    Probably what upsets people about skyview football is that their fans think they and their team are better than others. they are wrong.

  35. Storm from EWU on November 3rd, 2011 11:31 am

    I think what bothers people about gross generalizations is that they are often unfair and wrong. Storm fans have paid our dues, we watched for years while the team struggled to perform. Say what you will, but shs fans are going to celebrate this season, and for good reason. As of this season the Storm is finally even 7-7 with its rivals across the way. We are also even with UHS at 2-2. But that meant a long 13 years of trailing behind River. So yes we are good, and yes we know what its like to lose. It’s our turn to celebrate and we will while it lasts. Don’t pretend that the program didnt earn it.

  36. skypa on November 3rd, 2011 12:02 pm


  37. Storm Swarm on November 3rd, 2011 1:35 pm

    Fan, we are the best team in clark county.. so why not celebrate? Union certainly has!

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