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Skyview Remains 4A GSHL Champs With 37-34 Win At Union | Greater St. Helens League Football

Skyview Remains 4A GSHL Champs With 37-34 Win At Union

Written by Bryan Levesque on October 30, 2010


Nothing But League Champs!

That is what the Skyview football program lives by, and Friday night, for a third year in a row, that is just what they accomplished, the 4A Greater St. Helens League Championship.

To do so, the Storm had to go into McKenzie Stadium and take on the 2x defending 3A GSHL Champions, the #8 ranked Union Titans.

Skyview struck early and often to jump out to a 17-0 lead after 1 quarter of play.

Storm DL William Lopez picked off a Kaben Humphry-Butler screen pass and ran it in 19 yards for the score on the 3rd play of the game. On the Titans next drive, Skyview DL Albert Chon recovered a fumble at the Titans 14, setting up Nick Phillips 1st of 3 field goals on the night, form 22 yards out. Union again fumbled the ball on their next possession, which Alex Mangin recovered at the Storm 48. Just 3 plays later Skyview QB Kieran McDonagh threw the ball out to WR Ellis Henderson who scooted down the sideline for a 33 yard touchdown and the early 17-0 lead with 2:50 to go in the 1st quarter.

Early in the 2nd quarter, Union started to claw their way back into the game. Humphrey-Butler capped off a 6 play 70 yard drive with a 5 yard touchdown run. Union DB Zach Nelson picked off McDonagh on Skyview’s next play setting up the Titans at the Storm 31. 4 plays later, on 4th and 9, Humphry-Butler found Tanner Nelson in the end zone for a 30 yard touchdown pass, cutting the Skyview lead to 4, at 17-13.

Over the next 4 minutes only 8 plays were ran, but each team scored another touchdown.

Skyview went 71 yards in just 5 plays following the Titnas score, and McDonagh hit Mo Morrison on a 17 yard touchdown pass to push the lead back up to 24-13.

Union only needed 3 plays to answer. Humphry-Butler went deep to Ray Burney on the first play, a 41 yard hookup. 2 plays later Zak Browning powered his way into the end zone from 13 yards out, and just like that it was 24-20.

Skyview struck first again in the 2nd half. On the Storm’s second possession they drove 43 yards in 11 plays down to the 8 before backing up and kicking another field goal. Phillips second on the night, form 37 yards out put Skyview up 27-20.

Union only needed 3 plays to go 80 yards and tie the game up at 27-27 when Brandon Bordy-Heim broke loose on a 35 yard touchdown run.

Then the fog really settled in and made things very difficult to see.

Skyview answered again, the theme of the night, with another Nick Phillips field gaol, this one from 31 yards put the Storm up 30-27 with 9:39 remaining in the game.

The Titans then drove 38 yards in 8 plays, including a fake punt that picked up 22 yards, down to the Storm 38 taking 5:03 off the clock but stalled and turned the ball over on downs.

Skyview now up 3 with 4:39 to go in the game was looking to run off some clock with Parker Henry runs. Henry moved the Storm down to the Titans 43 in just a few plays. Then McDonagh hit Reiley Henderson on a screen pass to the left and looked as though he was bout to go out of bounds. However, Henderson just hit the sidelines and was gone, sprinting the rest of the way untouched for the 43 yard touchdown to put Skyview up 37-27 with just 2:14 to go in the game.

The excitement was not done however. Union drove 78 yards in just 6 plays to cut the lead to 37-34. On first and goal from the 5, Humphry-Butler appeared to be sacked, but managed to keep his balance and got the pass off to Zak Browning, who did the rest and scored from 5 yards out with 1:15 in the game.

While my mind flashed back to the old Doc Harris Stadium last season when Jed Barnett’s onside kick was recovered by T.J. Boatright to set up the Titans game winning drive against Camas, this year’s onside kick was uneventful and went about 15 yards right to a waiting Storm player who fell on the ball at their 46, sealing the victory. NBLC!

Overall this was the most exciting GHSL game since last years Union/Camas game and had the same feel as the 2007 Evergreen at Mountain View game when the Plainsmen won 28-27.

With the win Skyview improves to 7-2 on the season and 4-0 in league play. The Storm will host Todd Beamer (4-5) for the preliminary round of the playoffs at Kiggins Bowl next weekend, date and time TBD. Union falls to 7-2 on the season with the loss and 3-1 in league play. The Titnas will travel to #4 Bothell (7-2) Friday for the preliminary round of the playoffs at Pop Keeney Stadium time TBD.

Experts Picks

Bryan – Union x
Mike – Skyview √
Cody – Union x

Skyview photographer Dave Scott’s game pictures

View all 29 of Daves’s photos from the Skyview v Union game.

Union photographer Miller Lowe’s game pictures

View all 78 of Miller’s photos from the Union v Skyview game.

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Skyview Storm

Union Titans

first quarter

SKY – William Lopez 19 interception return (Nick Phillips kick)

SKY Phillips 22 FG

SKY – Ellis Henderson 33 pass from Kieran McDonagh (Phillips kick)

second quarter

UNI – Kaben Humphrey-Butler 5 run (kick good)

UNI – Tanner Nelson 30 pass from Humphrey-Butler (kick blocked)

SKY – Mo Morrison 17 pass from McDonagh (Phillips kick)

UNI – Zak Browning 13 run (kick good)

third quarter

SKY – Phillips 37 FG

UNI – Brandon Brody-Heim 35 run (kick good)

forth quarter

SKY – Phillips 31 FG

SKY – Reiley Henderson 43 pass from McDonagh (Phillips kick)

UNI – Browning 5 pass from Humphrey-Butler (kick good)


Rushing — Skyview: Parker Henry 17-39, McDonagh 9-27; Union: Browning 16-103, Brody-Heim 13-80, Humphrey-Butler 7-29.

Passing — Skyview; McDonagh 17-22-1-235; Union: Humphrey-Butler 12-17-1-177.

Receiving — Skyview: R. Henderson 3-71, E. Henderson 6-70, Forrest Russell 4-47, Morrison 3-40, Henry 1-7; Union: Ray Burney 2-64, Nelson 2-49, T.J. Boatright 2-22, Tre Christensen 2-17, Browning 3-14, Brody-Heim 1-11.

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145 Responses to “Skyview Remains 4A GSHL Champs With 37-34 Win At Union”

  1. GoGSHL on October 30th, 2010 6:09 am

    Great job Skyview!

    best of wishes to you guys up North!


  2. Tiannam on October 30th, 2010 8:52 am

    After I witnessed Camas beat kelso and become league champs I got in my car and headed to mckenzie only to see skyview fans cheering after they recovered the onside kick then ran out the clock to beat Union at Union. Great night. Thankyou Skyview.

    Go Camas.

  3. SKYVIEW FOOTBALL on October 30th, 2010 9:30 am


  4. victory on October 30th, 2010 9:54 am

    I went to see two very good teams play a football game; I was reward with just that and more. I believe that the Season is not over for either team, both teams will get pass the Crossover game. Union does need to cut down on the errors, while playing the way they have been up to now. There were some very questionable calls, but that is part of the game. Both teams will move on to the next level. I would like to see them play again in the Dome. Good Luck All !

  5. wsumj on October 30th, 2010 10:10 am

    Last year at this very same moment, we all were talking about Union/Camas classic at Doc Harris.
    Congrats to Skyview. Another league championship.

    Union football: You have had a target on your backs for 3+ years and no one in this county has been able to hit it. To be disliked by so many outside of your circle (hey you’ve beat up on my team)….it’s because you have been winners. Good luck in the playoffs.

  6. gametime! on October 30th, 2010 10:27 am

    Wow that was a great game!!! Both teams played well! This game was exactly what I came to watch. The biggest surprise to me was how good the union running backs were at breaking wimpy tackles. Also that skyview punter has a huge foot! He was big for skyview!

  7. sophstorm fan on October 30th, 2010 10:34 am

    GSHL let me introduce you to WILLIE LOPEZ!!!

  8. DCGardner on October 30th, 2010 10:52 am

    Said it before but apparently I have to say it again.

    Union didn’t lose, they just ran out of time.

    Skyview beat Union during what I believe was one of their most mistake ridden performances of the year.

    Congrats. Have fun in the bracket with the #1 and #2 teams in it.

  9. wsumj on October 30th, 2010 11:10 am

    DCGardener….said “Union didnt lose, they just ran out of time”

    You could say that Skyview won because they didnt need extra time to score more points then the other team.

  10. DCGardner on October 30th, 2010 11:19 am

    Skyview won because of poor mistakes in the 1st Qtr

    Union should have had one plan the entire game. Give it to B #1 or B #2.

    After that debacle of a 1st Qtr Union came back and tied it up (Surprisingly enough on a bunch of long passes).

    Titans were scoring touchdowns, Skyview had to settle for field goals.

    They ran out of time, they dug themselves into a hole they couldn’t climb out quick enough.

  11. SWWaFootballFan on October 30th, 2010 11:19 am

    Is that the secret to Unions success?

    They get more time than the other team?

    Neither team has an good road to the finals.

  12. High School Football Fan I on October 30th, 2010 11:30 am

    About the playoffs. There will be no Union in them after next week. They, being the GSHL #2, have to play a very good team in Bothell that won’t let there “Killer B’s” run all over them. I only see Skyview and MAYBE Heritage if Kentwood plays bad and Heritage plays well, making it past the opening round.

  13. Skyview football rocks on October 30th, 2010 11:37 am

    Union ran out of time? Ya I heard this year in the playoffs if your only ahead by 3 points when time runs out they are going to start the game over. You lost, it’s ok it happens. Good luck Union go up north and handle buisness.

  14. PopPrep on October 30th, 2010 11:39 am

    Ok well then if that’s the case have fun losing to Curtis, and if not them Skyline. Another semi-final season for the Storm. That is if they get by Curtis…

    Both are better than Bothell btw.

  15. MeanMachineBleacherCreature on October 30th, 2010 11:45 am

    Thats why theres a time limit on the game…

    In the 3Q, Skyview scored 13. Union scored 14. So by your “they only needed more time theory would mean they would have needed another 4 halves to win this game. Excellent insight there.

  16. hardhitter on October 30th, 2010 11:57 am

    be careful high school football fan…Bothell lost their starting qb last night for what I’m being told is the rest of the season….Union will not embarass themselves anywhere they play…

  17. Skyview Fan on October 30th, 2010 12:29 pm

    Both teams did good but Skyview came out on top. I hope to see Union beat Bothel and keep going on after that, that also goes with Skyview. Good game Union and i cant wait till next year.

  18. GSHLFanatIIc on October 30th, 2010 12:39 pm

    Skyview won. it doesn’t matter if there was more time. Football is about making mistakes if no teams dont make any then the game would be boring because it would be a tie every game. With that said union fans quit your crying and move on to the next game GOOD LUCK. Skyview is the undisputed league champs. thank you, HAVE A NICE DAY.

  19. johnnywho on October 30th, 2010 1:11 pm

    DCGardner… You and all union people are upset you didn’t win, which is reasonable. But you y’all don’t have to make up excuses on why you lost. Mistakes are part of the game and it happens, and unfortunately it happened to Union, and Skyview capitalized on these mistakes. Goodluck to both teams in the playoffs and make clark county proud!

  20. High School Football Fan I on October 30th, 2010 1:14 pm


    You are right, injuries can change things pretty quick. Good luck to the U!

  21. twolfan2 on October 30th, 2010 1:32 pm

    You make more excuses- its called losing with class, if you had any you would know. No wonder everyone and I mean everyone hates your team and your fans. I had the experience of sitting on the Union side last night. What a nightmare, parents calling out players, cussing about coaches calls, cussing at officials- real classy. I thought our T-wolf fans were a handful at times, these crazies made us look like the brady bunch. Yelling at Piland and staff as if they had not won 7 games and lost two close games to Bellevue and Skyview with an totally inexperienced team. I now realize I just hate the Union fans, the kids can’t help it- these are their arrogant, demanding, classless parents.

  22. K-nute on October 30th, 2010 2:15 pm

    total croc – been to nearly every game over the past 3 years & have never, and I mean NEVER heard anything that remotely sounds anything at all like what twolfan2 has described..and if you think that Union doesn’t lose with class well, maybe it’s because we haven’t had as much practice at it as your team has.

  23. Stormparent44 on October 30th, 2010 2:39 pm

    I had predicted the game would be a high scoring affair since both defenses couldn’t handle each other’s offense. I believe a very smart Union fan attempted to teach me about the finer points in football and how that could never happen. Union put up 390 yards, and Skyview 300 yards and a couple turnovers made the difference. I live in Seattle, and will be going to see Bothel game, and I will be rooting for Union. Lets test your theory for this next game.

  24. Chaser on October 30th, 2010 2:42 pm

    Unfortunately, twolfan2 is correct. I meandered over to the Union stands because my normal posse of Skyview fans wasn’t able to make it tonight, and I heard the exact same things.

    The cocky and arrogant comments on this site by fans of the U time and time again were nothing compared to what I heard at the actual game. I respect the players and coaches more than anything, but with the complete lack of class demonstrated by the ADULTS at the game, I’m glad that Union will most likely not be making it past the preliminary. Maybe it will teach those of you without any respect for the game how to have some.

    Best of luck to the players.

  25. K-nute on October 30th, 2010 3:19 pm

    sure seems odd that I have not missed many games in years and have had nothing but positive experiences. Yet, all these people swing by for 1 game and then go on a public forum and call an entire group of people classless.

    Listen, I don’t know what goes on in the huddle or at practice but I dang sure do know what goes on in the stands, and I’m tellin’ ya it’s nothing but a supportive atmosphere and a lot of terrific folks there to cheer their team.

    If something happens that is negative, are we suppose to just sit there like church mice? If an official misses say…a super obvious P.I. call that absolutely buries your team am I classless if I boo? If Union lays the ball on the carpet, am I gonna yell at the kid? Absolutely! Does that mean I’m an out of control fan? C’mon, really? classless, huh?

    There was a guy who came over wearing a Skyview cap and someone in a joking manner gave him the business for it. So what! It was in a joking manner. But, the Skyview guy shot back ‘it’s high school football’ all serious-like. Clearly, he was wrapped a little too tight. Yeah, pal we all get that it’s high school football why can’t you get that it was a joke?

    Union has great support, it’s a positive crowd. I think when someone says something small minded like ‘everyone hates you’ like twolfan says, that clearly there is a bias and that person is looking for something – anything to confirm his/her beliefs. Also, both of these anti-union fan posts are short on specifics. So, it’s kinda more what you want to believe rather than forming an opinion based on actual experiences.

  26. Camtown on October 30th, 2010 3:36 pm

    At the Camas v Liberty game last year, a Union student wearing a Union sweatshirt came up into the student section, inciting a “go home Union” chant. The result was K-nute calling out every Camas student as classless.

    Yesterday, according to K-nute, a guy wearing a Skyview hat came into the Union stands and riled up some fans, who were of course joking and meant no disrespect and the guy in the Skyview hat was of course taking it too seriously. The guy who called Union classless is clearly biased and has no right to do so.

    Making the connection?

  27. twolfan2 on October 30th, 2010 3:38 pm

    K-nute your right I was making it all up. Like I said your team has done a good job being better than most expected. But what I heard was a bunch of arrogant parents who were blaming everyone in else and not admitting the truth- you just got beat and it happens. “Union did not lose, they just ran out of time” Nope you just loss and did it with no class.

  28. Camtown on October 30th, 2010 3:54 pm

    My fault K-nute, it wasn’t you who called us out, but Union fans definitely did. Sorry about that.

    But as long as I’m here, I’d like to point out how Union falls flat on their face and gives up a ton of turnovers whenever they play a big game. Bellevue, Camas, and now Skyview. It’s pretty fun to watch.

  29. Main on October 30th, 2010 4:04 pm

    Theres a reason game’s are 48 minutes.
    It’s the time elotted for teams to score.

    But im sure a referee would understand if you asked for just a few more minutes, right?
    I mean.. that happens all the time.

    However, the teams who score more points in the time given USUALLY win the game.

    Ran out of time?
    Thats a joke. And a dumb one.

  30. May Day the Hilander on October 30th, 2010 4:12 pm

    Camtown I haven’t heard such babble from you since your off base comments about Kelso’s supposed cheap shot on Grindy last night. Who are you to be talking smack about Union? Camas has beaten Union once. That was Union’s first year as a varsity team. They’ve made it to the championship game two years in a row if I’m not mistaken. I saw Kelso play both teams play . Union is a better football team without a doubt. When was the last time Camas made it deep into the state playoffs? I only ask you that to keep you occupied for a while and not making ridiculous statements and accusations on here.lol

  31. K-nute on October 30th, 2010 4:18 pm

    Yeah, I remember that cold, rainy night. There were a bunch of Union parents & supporters at Doc Harris to root FOR Camas, and yeah I thought it was innappropriate for the students to tell us to go home. We were only there to support you, you don’t want our support – FINE! I said at the time that was the last time I would ever make that mistake again. Pretty sure I didn’t call out every single Camas student. How arrogant of us to root for Camas, we’re all just a bunch of horrible people. The guy in the Skyview hat didn’t handle the moment in the manner in which it was intended – sorry, he was a jerk about it.

    Twolfan – the mood at the game was despair. Don’t confuse that with arrogance. Discern. I also disagree with DC’s comments.

  32. UnionFAN on October 30th, 2010 4:25 pm

    Take it easy everyone! It was a great game last night. Union made mistakes….Skyview did not. I am a Union fan…my son plays for Union. My son has friends and we know families we consider friends at both Skyview and Camas.

    Now that league play is over…I will cheer on all the Clark county teams in the state playoffs. Go Union……..Go Skyview…..Go Camas…..Go Heritage….

    Let us all cheer these teams on……..

  33. May Day the Hilander on October 30th, 2010 4:25 pm

    I couldn’t take it Camtown. I did your research for you. My question was when was the last time Camas went deep into the playoffs? I’m not sure it’s too far back in history. I do know that Camas hasn’t won more than a single playoff game in any year this decade.lol You’re sure arrogant for a team that hasn’t done anything to speak of in the playoffs since…Lord only knows. I have a feeling after watching them last night that this year will be no different.

  34. victory on October 30th, 2010 4:47 pm

    I sat on the Union side last night and did not hear any of the things that non-Union fans are saying about the Union parents. I for one saw the union fans show great respect for everyone, at or in the game, from where I sat. I will never understand what some people have to gain by saying the thing they say on this site. Do they believe that it makes themselves look better by trying to make others look bad?
    I had a chance to see High School Football at its best last night and that is all that I want to take away from the game.

  35. wsumj on October 30th, 2010 5:13 pm

    May Day what’s your deal dude? You got this site bookmarked on your phone? Calm down man. I understand you played high school football ( for the legend Laulianen too) Go to Porkys, have a beer. And hang out with the grown ups. Geez man, your letting a high school kid get your goat.

  36. wsumj on October 30th, 2010 5:19 pm

    UnionFAN… Agreed! Geez this is the worst I’ve seen this site in years…

    I hope the GSHL represents… Lets go Skyview, Camas, Union, Kelso, Mt. View, Heritage, RA Long, and Mark Morris!

  37. ejthomp on October 30th, 2010 5:46 pm

    I was a Skyview fan and I stood in the Union fan area last night. I didn’t have a bit of problem with anyone. Sure they were disappointed by their team’s poor start. Sure they moaned a bit about some of the calls. What fans don’t? I cheered Skyview’s good plays (not being obnoxious about it of course) and no one gave me any gruff.

    I’ve looked at the critical PI non-call and I agree with it. Skyview’s Henderson had his eyes on the ball the entire way. He had as much right to the ball as the Union receiver. Tough play for Union…..but they were in 4th and what? 19?…. When you are in the position of needing a reverse option for a long gain to keep a drive alive in the 4th quarter…. a lot of things have already gone wrong…. Then Skyview made several nice plays and scored a touchdown! The officials didn’t give them that score!

    When you lose, you remember the calls that went against your team and forget about the calls that went the other way. That’s just human nature. There were several calls that went against Skyview and stopped drives too.

    All in all though it was just a GREAT HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME. Best of luck to both teams!

  38. Classic on October 30th, 2010 5:56 pm

    From what I saw the Titans lost the game in the first half of the first quarter. They pretty much handed the game to Skyview at that point. They gave away to much momentum and more importantly points. It was just mistakes that Skyview was able to capitalize on.

    Don’t get to hyped up with the win though Skyview. It was impressive, there is no doubt about that considering you were the first team from around here in 35 games to do it. But maintain focus because Curtis and Skyline aren’t going to throw the ball to your linemen. (Sorry for that cruddy draw)

    And what the heck is with that weak student section? When I went to school when dinosaurs roamed the earth, we would go crazy just for getting a first down. Those kids were quiet as the grave most of the game.

  39. K-nute on October 30th, 2010 6:50 pm

    Ejthomp – thank you for your honest account of what really goes on at a Union game. Excellent point about being in a 4th & 19 situation, things didn’t go so well at times for the Titans. However, just because a DB is locked in on the ball doesn’t mean he can make contact with the receiver prior to ball arriving. There was clearly contact on the play and pass interference should have been the call. Someone mentioned that the tv coverage replayed the shot multiple times and they determined it was PI.

    That call or no call was really pivotal. If the Union receiver catches the ball they are at the doorstep with momentum and in position to go ahead. Instead, all the air went out of the stadium and then Skyview made big plays to ice things.

    I just want to know how I could see it from 37 rows up & through the fog, but the ref that was 3-5 feet away missed it?

    btw…I wasn’t aware the game was being broadcast live. Is this the ch29 crew? Anyone know? if so, is there a replay schedule??

  40. Really? on October 30th, 2010 7:11 pm

    ” I just want to know how I could see it from 37 rows up & through the fog, but the ref that was 3-5 feet away missed it?” – K- nute

    You might want to reread what you just wrote! HE WAS 3 TO 5 FEET AWAY! lol Im pretty sure he had a litttttttle bit better of an angle then you sitting “37 rows up & through the fog”. Grow up.

    – NBLC… again

  41. white lightning on October 30th, 2010 7:45 pm

    great win for skyview. Union has been overated all year and Skyview proved that.

  42. dog breath on October 30th, 2010 7:48 pm

    Knute, maybe you and DC could get together and have a good cry. Quit being such a poor loser, your team lost, get over it and quit making excuses. time to face reality, your team is just not that good anymore. can you say payback time.

  43. Storm from EWU on October 30th, 2010 7:56 pm

    They gave a replay schedule for the HHS EHS game before hand but not for the later game that I heard. The earlier game is being replayed on the Evergreen SD channel.

  44. SHSfootball212 on October 30th, 2010 10:23 pm

    PopPrep and DC Gardner- Stop trying to downplay Skyview’s big win. I would rather have number one seed over number two seed anyday, regardless of how the bracket is setup. Skyline, Curtis WHO CARES? Union will have to play some tough teams too (IF they get past bothel) Bitter union fans and players should keep their mouths shut and accept the fact that you got outplayed! Time to forget about it and handle your buisness next week. Good luck to both teams in the tournament, GO GSHL!! But mostly GO STORM!!

  45. wshsfootball on October 30th, 2010 11:18 pm

    its a common practice in high school football that teams will look deep into the playoff brackets and then will often lose games on purpose in order to get a more favorable draw. happens all the time. Union was a fine example of this on Friday, they could have easily beat Skyview, but chose to make the smart move and lose the game, thus getting a better bracket in the playoffs. excellent startegic move.

  46. MVHS Athlete on October 31st, 2010 1:18 am

    K-nute…if the DB and the reciever are both looking up at the ball and going after it and the run into each other its a no call because they both have equal right to the ball

  47. twolfan2 on October 31st, 2010 7:54 am

    K-nutes wife?, just stay off here OK. They lost on on purpose now? Get real.

  48. UnionMom on October 31st, 2010 9:04 am

    Dear wshsfootball, get a grip! Honestly, it’s nuts to think that our coaches/players would have traded the #1 seed, home-field advantage for what you refer to as a “favorable draw.” Have you looked at the bracket? As long as Union wins they travel, every week for the next 5 weeks! There is NO WAY that was/is the intention of the Titans. I’ll be there cheering for them every step of the way. GO TITANS!

  49. Union dad on October 31st, 2010 9:11 am

    Brian, do you have the video of that reverse option, please help everyone here and all us armchair refs by showing it and slowing the questionable calls down like you do on big hits. I t is hard for me to believe that a kid crawling up the receivers back not even turn back to the ball, that the ref could miss that, not saying The Titans would have scored but that and the phantom face mask, I wonder if both calls were made by the same official. Maybe, if there is video, maybe the defender did turn towards the ball, does not matter if the ref blew the call, the Storm played well and are GSHL 4A champs, congrats.
    tough go Camas, hate to see any kid get hurt, Logan has been a warrior ever since I first saw him in his freshman year, did see his back up play in camp, good athlete, but you sure want your leader in the play off, good luck.

  50. Storm Fan! on October 31st, 2010 9:32 am

    So happy for the Storm! They played a great game. My biggest disappointment was the Union coach or coaching staff member who would not shake our players hands after the game and told them “you can thank the refs for that win”. CLASSY.

  51. turnaround on October 31st, 2010 9:41 am

    yes, lets review the film, then maybe we can replay the game?

  52. K-nute on October 31st, 2010 9:55 am

    listen dumb-dumbs, stop telling me that it’s ok to make contact with the receiver before the ball arrives. It’s not legal, never has been and as soon as a play like that becomes legal football becomes a very different game. Everyone there knew it was a bad no-call. Skyview folks said so at the game and on here. Was the outcome of the game changed? I would have to say yes. Is there any way we can go back and undo the ref’s mistake? No. Skyview won, they are the champs, I’m over it.

    Please not that WSHSfootball is not a Union supporter. I think it stands for Washington St. High School football, which would make sense ‘cuz the Cougs continue to struggle playing the college version.

  53. Union dad on October 31st, 2010 10:08 am

    Storm fan,
    Do you know what coach did that? At least have the gumption to describe him if your going to make such a serious claim. If it did happen, I agree, no room for that regardless who you are!
    Titans, great job, (except that first 4or5 minutes) you will be fine.
    Look forward to next week,maybe this is what the doctor ordered to take that next step.

  54. wsumj on October 31st, 2010 10:31 am

    wshsfootball. That totally make sense now. Thank you for the clarification. We all thought Union lost because they ran out of time.

  55. high school football fan on October 31st, 2010 11:07 am

    both teams werent getting all the calls made for them. if all the calls that werent made againscalled then skyview would have been ahead by more than just 3 points. It wasnt just union not getting calls so stop complaining. Great job both teams, especially to the fact that union never gave up and i hope to both teams make far in the paoffs.

  56. No Cal Homer on October 31st, 2010 2:14 pm

    Instant Classic Friday Night at Mckenzie…GSHL has four quality teams that with a break or two could play in the Semis in Tacoma!

    The focus here needs to get back to the celebration of “success” no the myopicism & spite that I am seeing far too often in some of the strings. Take a deep breath and enjoy the ride (ladies) or you might miss out on something important!

    I dont have kids so I live vicariously through the few I am associated with and its been great to watch…


  57. Good Luck To All GSHL Teams! on October 31st, 2010 2:19 pm

    “Instant Classic Friday Night at Mckenzie…GSHL has four quality teams that with a break or two could play in the Semis in Tacoma”!

    Last time I checked, more than 4 GSHL teams were in the playoffs. I will be pulling for All of them. Maybe you should as well Homer.

  58. Ubeliever on October 31st, 2010 6:59 pm

    Skyview did a nice job and deserved to win but what a rush watching Browning blow up so many SHS defenders. Must suck on Saturday morning after getting biffed repeatedly. HA. I still do not get all the hype about SHS #7. Very fast but so soft on defense. D-1 not even close. # 3 might be something though.

  59. wshsfootball on October 31st, 2010 7:24 pm

    I wasn’t being serious, just trying to out do the Union faithful in making up the lamest excuses possible.

  60. Storm1 on October 31st, 2010 7:57 pm

    Ubeliever……..It must suck waking up Saturday morning knowing that your turnovers and mental mistakes allowed Skyview to thump you on your own field for their 3rd League Championship in a row!!!!

    There’s no U in the word TEAM. We’ll be playing at Kiggins Saturday at home. Enjoy that trip up North and welcome to 4A.


  61. Storm1 on October 31st, 2010 7:59 pm

    Ubeliever….Also you question #7…..If you don’t get all the hype how come your team wouldn’t kick him the ball….Or do you always squib and pooch kick????

  62. Burn on October 31st, 2010 8:12 pm

    Ubeliever, who is browning? What number was he? was he number 43? that guy ran pretty hard. The other Union running back (I think it was # 21) did absolutely squat. Had one td run I remember but the ref missed the most obvious block in the back. Other than that he was worthless…..

  63. Storm from EWU on October 31st, 2010 8:17 pm

    Perhaps Ellis wont play defense in D-1, perhaps he might find a place that likes the fact that he can catch the ball and find the endzone before the other team figures out where the ball is.

  64. skyviewtitans on October 31st, 2010 8:17 pm

    Browning is a beast, he smashed on #11 for skyview two clips in a row. The Henderson’s are both pretty good. #3 has a lot of potential, i think he might become better than #7 in the future. I didn’t see #7 makin plays like that when he was a sophomore.

  65. Storm from EWU on October 31st, 2010 8:29 pm

    And yes, it was kind of fun to watch Z Browning. I mean some of those hits were pretty stunning. I almost felt bad for the skyview kids getting hit on O and D. But they won a league title, so I dont feel that bad.

    Im excited to see what the GSHL can do in the play offs this year. I know that U and Sky could POTENTIALLY meet in the finals (with a HUGE upset over Skyline). But does anyone know if Camas/MV could possibly do the same?

  66. Storm from EWU on October 31st, 2010 8:34 pm

    Nope, never mind. It would be semis. That is unfortunate.

  67. DCGardner on October 31st, 2010 8:39 pm

    A 34-37 win after one team trailing by 17 isn’t what I would consider a thumping Storm1.

    Whatever floats your boat I guess.

  68. DCGardner on October 31st, 2010 8:41 pm

    I think they can do it (Make it far in the playoffs). I just think that if we play with as little mistakes as possible those 4 teams can beat anybody in the state. Just got to get good field position and lose the mistakes. The talent is there, coaching is there, desire is there. It all comes down to mistakes and turnovers and field position.

  69. Evergreenfan/Unionfan on October 31st, 2010 8:55 pm


    YOu may be playing at home, but that’s not going to help you any when the likes of Curtis comes down there. You couldn’t run the ball at all on Union or stop the run. 200+ yards rushing you gave up, NOT includiing the Brody-Heim long run down to the 3 or 4 that would’ve probably been punched in for another TD. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Union the last local team playing if they beat Bothell.

  70. Evergreenfan/Unionfan on October 31st, 2010 8:56 pm

    You couldn’t stop the Union pass for that matter either. Skyview has a lot of work to do to have another Cinderella run.

  71. Storm1 on October 31st, 2010 9:07 pm

    Evergreen Fan……..Union did a great job stopping the run……Maybe should have focused on the pass as well???

    Anyway you look at it it was two great Teams going toe to toe. I was happy to see Union muster up enough game to get back in to it. At first it seemed like the climb to 4A was just to much. But it wasn’t and at the end of the night Union earned some respect back.

    Did anyone ever figure out why the Union kicker was kicking the ball so short, on the ground and towards the sidelines?

    Friday night was a great example of a team that plays all four quarters wins the game.

  72. No Cal Homer on October 31st, 2010 9:16 pm

    There’s one player in GSHL Football with D-1 numerous (I believe 7 or 8 now) offers…one kid and he wears #7 for the Conference Champs! I believe nearly ever WAC team and multiple Pac-10 teams are on Ellis Henderson.

    None of the other guys that get mentioned as “D-1” prospects are recognized by any national recruiting programs…not one…only #7! Where will your favorite prospect have offers from and where will they sign in February.

    Mr. Henderson will be signing with a FBS school…believe it!


  73. K-nute on October 31st, 2010 9:18 pm

    Union kicker has kicked the ball short all year. What I can’t figure out was why didn’t Skyview put like Mo Morrison or one of the Hendu’s there. 44 even fair caught it once. I don’t think it was a strategy to keep the ball out of the hands of any particular player. Like I said, they have kicked it short all year. Seems like that should have been scouted.

  74. CamasFan2 on October 31st, 2010 9:21 pm

    Well from the looks of it, i doubt Camas will be making it deep into the playoffs. Grindy broke his leg and is a vital player to the team’s success. I’m sure all the union parents like DCGardner and Knute will laugh and say how they called Camas out on never being able to make the playoffs. And why? Stupid injuries like this. I for one, wish the best of luck to all 3A and 4A teams, they all bring recognition to the vancouver, camas area and don’t think it is right to bash on teams after a loss. Go gshl!!

  75. Storm from EWU on October 31st, 2010 9:40 pm

    I would disagree Evergreenfan/Unionfan. I think friday showed why Skyview has the potential to do really well. Union has one of the best defenses in the state (they held bellevue to their lowest score of the season) keeping people out of the end zone for quite a stretch of time (some ridiculous amount of time, Bryan had the stat I believe). Skyview showed that they have the tools to find a way around it, the offense put it in the end zone 3 times. That effort was equaled only by bellevue in week 1. All 7of Unions other opponents combined for just 2 offensive TDs.
    And our pass defense could have been a bit better, but it showed up at some key times… like 1 min into the game for example. And considering how good the boys have been with pass D this season I don’t think it is a sign of anything too crippling, but rather that they may have focused a bit too much on Run D this week (I could be wrong but it would seem like a good possibility considering the danger of U’s run game).

  76. Really? on October 31st, 2010 9:45 pm

    K-nute have you ever once played football at a high level? Some of the comments you make honestly make you sound like your missing a few screws. Unions kicker has kicked the ball to the right side of the feild ( the side E. Henderson was on) about 65 % of the time this year, yes short, but to that side. If you were at the game you should have noticed not once did they kick it to the right but constantly to the left and actually kicked it deep 2 or 3 times on purpose. I’m pretty sure the special teams coach for skyview had a pretty good plan for the return team you are probably just to dense to realize that…

  77. Really? on October 31st, 2010 9:45 pm

    K-nute have you ever once played football at a high level? Some of the comments you make honestly make you sound like your missing a few screws. Unions kicker has kicked the ball to the right side of the feild ( the side E. Henderson was on) about 65 % of the time this year, yes short, but to that side. If you were at the game you should have noticed not once did they kick it to the right but constantly to the left and actually kicked it deep 2 or 3 times on purpose. I’m pretty sure the special teams coach for skyview had a pretty good plan for the return team you are probably just to dense to realize that…

  78. SHS Fan on November 1st, 2010 11:18 am

    This was the most anticipated game of the season for both teams and exeeded all expecations from a fan perspective.

    I wish all GSHL teams luck in the post season.

    GO STOTRM!!!

  79. Ro' on November 1st, 2010 1:44 pm

    FANS: Thanks for supporting all of the players this year…
    PLAYERS: Thanks for playing your arses off…

    All the best to every GSHL team in the post-season…
    BTW thx 4 ur support Greg…you are a true friend!!!

  80. Chaser on November 1st, 2010 2:27 pm

    Correct me if I’m wrong, and maybe this is old news, but couldn’t Skyview and Union potentially meet again in the finals??

    If Skyview Beats Todd Beamer, they will be the District 4, #1 seed (Game #2, in the upper bracket)
    If Union beats Bothell, they will be the District 2, #2 seed (Game #5, in the lower bracket)

    Those two don’t meet until the finals!
    THAT would be awesome.

  81. larry on November 1st, 2010 3:50 pm

    skyview goes to the championship game last year, wins the league this year. who’s the top dog now? I’ll give you hint, its not Union.

  82. K-nute on November 1st, 2010 3:51 pm

    Feel better Really?

    What you so angry about? Relax, li’l bro..I didn’t mean anything offensive by what I said. You really didn’t have much of a point in your comments, other than to just yell at me.

    Here’s a thought, instead of thinking once & posting twice. Try thinking twice & NOT posting. Thank you, Goodnight

  83. K-nute on November 1st, 2010 3:59 pm

    What championship game was that, larry?

  84. Storm from EWU on November 1st, 2010 4:08 pm

    Skyview fell after a close struggle in the Semi-finals last season. It was most unfortunate that they did not actually go to the Title game last year. Union still has the advantage over Skyview w/ 1 semifinal appearance and 1 Title appearance as well as a 2-1 record against the Storm.
    Dont get me wrong, I love my Storm. But we will only be top dog if we can pounce on Curtis and Skyline and get to the Title game this season. Which is the goal, but is weeks hard work and colossal effort away.
    We still have to earn the bragging rights, but we believe in the Storm!

  85. Union Dad on November 1st, 2010 6:51 pm

    Any one at that game (if you know football at all) had to be excited that 4A is well represented, heritage even showed in the early game, hopefully both go deep into the playoffs.
    Piland has to get the holding under control, that has killed more long runs this year than I have ever seen. It looked like the boy’s were a little nervous to start (to say the least) I think all should agree you play these teams ten times your gonna have a split neither team whooped the other.
    Camas Fans, no one is excited about Grindy going down, the young man that backs him up is a good athlete, but will have his hand full, it will show your TEAMS true color, kinda like Saylor being injured, Meyers having a severely sprained ankle, Knotts dislocating his shoulder, every one just has to go to a higher level, good luck this week.
    Alright now, GSHL go represent, got the teams to go deep, just have to do it!

  86. Really? on November 1st, 2010 9:38 pm

    That must have taken you all day to think of huh nute? You still never answered my question… hahaha

  87. informed on November 2nd, 2010 2:51 pm

    I’m a union alumni.. played for Cale since the opening year and had the best 3 years of football with that team and that staff. I’d go to war for anybody in that program. we dealt with ppl from the county TRASHING everything we did.. win or lose we couldn’t get the support from the putter cirlce. but the thing is Cale taught us to be better than that. he taught us all we needed was the inner circle and our brothers on the team. and that worked out pretty well for us I’d say.

    this site was started for ppl to follow and talk about their favorite teams.. but many ppl have turned it into a place to just bashhhh everyone who isn’t their favorite team and or jump on the “hate union team” I let it slide over the years cuz as a player I couldn’t get on here. but no longer can I just sit back. those boys are like littl le brothers to me and I’m so proud of what they’ve accomplished this year. especially after everyone doubted them. “they’ll win 3 or 4 games tops” or “the u will be nothing without the all-star class they’ve had” but look at them now… and for the parents there… our parents would go to the end of the earth for us and support us in what we do so just because u don’t like what goes on in the stands while OUR fans cheer for OUR team… maybe think about not sittin there next time? but I do know our fans
    are welcoming and will have no problem tLkin ball with some visitors before game at the tailgate. it’s all in the spirit of the game!!!

    disappointed that we didn’t get the 3peat but congrats skyview in the win. knew you’d be tough. best of luck to all gshl teams this week!

    parents and fans please stop taking away from the game we all love with this mindless crap talk and constant thrashing of players fans and coaches. Bryan ur doiin a great job with the site!

    union I love you boys and good luck Friday night “ooo-ahhh yeahhhh it’s on babyy!!” do work!!

  88. spainwa on November 2nd, 2010 3:28 pm

    Can someone please comment on what the strategy is with the U punting plays ? Are they just hoping to get the kicker 5 yds closer with the rugby deal he does or is that the only way he can kick ? Seems like they’d be better off just punting like normal.

  89. Friday Night Fan on November 2nd, 2010 5:28 pm

    It gives the punt coverage more time to get down field and not allow the return. I have seen several teams do it. Ferris punted that way in the state Semis last year. They don’t want the return man to have any chance of a return. The punter also tries to put top spin on the ball so it will bounce down field.

  90. Ubeliever on November 2nd, 2010 6:02 pm

    Duh! No Jed Barnett.

  91. Ubeliever on November 2nd, 2010 6:55 pm


    We have all observed how high you have been on EH. What, exactly, do you attribute your opinion too other than you are a family friend. He is not a dominate player. He has good speed but is soft at corner. At receiver, he has speed but not size. I mean, I’m just not seeing it like you, especially since his litlle brother is a better player. I think he’s the one that might have the kind of potential you are all hyped up about. Keep looking around, there are plenty of other athletes as good or better than EH.

  92. union/skyview on November 2nd, 2010 7:44 pm

    Yeah Ellis sucks. That’s why he has full rides to six schools including Hawaii and Washington state.

  93. Storm Swarm on November 2nd, 2010 8:31 pm

    you ellis haters need to go back and watch some film from this year and last year. hes not the greatest receiver but no doubt a shutdown corner and excellent playmaker. and he has 6 D-1 scholarship offers.

  94. MVHS Athlete on November 2nd, 2010 8:39 pm

    The reason why his brother is having such a good year and ellis is not is because other teams would rather stop ellis and contain him and see what they can do with reilly than the other way around. ellis is proven. reilly isnt…yet.

  95. skyviewtitans on November 2nd, 2010 8:58 pm

    o ya, i forgot that Hawaii and Washington State were top notch football teams. my bad. good high school football players will still find a way to the endzone if their bein keyed on or not. and the reason why ellis seems like a shutdown corner is because the best reciever in the league is on his team, there are ZERO good recievers in the 4A GSHL right now…. cept for Reily Henderson… i like watching skyview play cuz they have a good balanced attack, on the ground and in the air. but it felt good to smash on them my senior year.

  96. SWWaFootballFan on November 2nd, 2010 9:06 pm

    Well Hawaii and Washington State might not be in the top 100 of division 1 teams…

    but if Ellis is truly getting offers from those schools then he is “big time”

    Last season we had one football player accept a big conference D1 school. ( Grayson)

    We had one other that I know of ( Barnett ) playing at another ( Cal)

    Then we had the usual handful go to the 1-AA, and lower schools.

    I respect die hard fans of each school, but I can’t stress enough if you are a true football fan you should be praising the success of the top athletes and hoping that more kids work hard to emulate them to raise the quality of play in our leagues.

  97. No Cal Homer on November 2nd, 2010 9:23 pm

    Keep foolin’ yourself…it’s not even close! Ellis could potentially receive the most scholarship offers to FBS schools than any athlete in GSHL history. The best skill position player in the area…top three in the state for his class!

    It so funny to me how you so called talent evaluators keep running the weak line “…he’s fast, very fast but thats about all!” Last time I checked speed cant be bought or taught. Boise State, WSU, Hawaii, SMU, UW, OSU, Idaho, Arizona, UCLA wouldn’t be interested in those type of skills. They would rather have someone slow and not as talented

    SPEED is a premium tool and asset for any elite athlete! If you DOT have it you cant really be “ELITE” can you know!?! There are other quality GSHL players but none of them compare to his ability and potential!

    He has been asked to play either OFF or DEF at every school that has offered…anyone else in the GSHL that can say that.

    Guess y’all best get some Henderson DNA for your boy, too!


  98. No Cal Homer on November 2nd, 2010 9:34 pm


    There’s one player in GSHL Football with numerous D-1 offers. One kid and he wears #7 for the Conference Champs! None of the other guys that get mentioned as “D-1″ prospects are recognized by any national recruiting programs…not a single one other than Ellis Henderson!

    Where will your favorite GSHL college football prospect have offers from and most importantly; where will they sign in February? Mr. Henderson will be signing with a FBS school…believe it!


  99. Ro' on November 2nd, 2010 10:03 pm

    Here’s the BEST scribe I have seen on here in months:

    “…if he (“Ellis”) is truly getting offers from those schools then he is “big time”; last season we had one football player accept a big conference D1 school…We had one other that I know of playing at another ( Cal)…Then we had the USUAL handful go to the 1-AA, and lower schools…I respect die hard fans of each school, but I can’t stress enough if you are a true football fan you should be praising the success of the top athletes…”

    – SWWaFootballFan on November 2nd, 2010 9:06 pm

    True That!
    (btw – PJ Jones for POTW)

  100. 40 on November 2nd, 2010 10:37 pm

    Dont let the idiots get ya too riled up NCH. Anyone who knows anything about football knows that Ellis is a stud.

    The worst thing about this site is that most people on here have zero objectivity. They don’t see the strengths of other teams and players and dont see the warts on their teams.

  101. 40 on November 2nd, 2010 10:38 pm

    *I shouldnt say most, but a healthy %.

  102. SWWaFootballFan on November 2nd, 2010 10:49 pm


    Ellis is a great high school player, with D1 Talent. That being said…he is not even going to come into the same stadium as the player I am guessing had the “most D1 offers ever in GSHL history”

    There was this man playing a boy’s sport for Fort back in the mid 90’s.

    Was the top rated player at his position in the country.

  103. spainwa on November 2nd, 2010 10:58 pm

    Friday Night Fan, thanks for the explanation.

  104. May Day the Hilander on November 2nd, 2010 11:39 pm

    SWWA , You’re speaking of Travis Claridge. He played for Fort and then USC and then in the NFL. I was told from a Forth booster that he unfortunately died of a pain killer overdose several years ago at 28 years old.

  105. FALCONMAN on November 3rd, 2010 9:43 am

    How about Jeff Bockert from Prairie. Wasn’t he a two time all-american in HS.

  106. No Cal Homer on November 3rd, 2010 11:18 am

    SWWa Football Fan – You are correct. I had forgotten about Claridge (God rest him) huge prospect and the biggest that the area has ever seen!

    Spoke to Poppa Henderson this morning…the University of Miami is seeking transcripts and footage on #7. Thakns for your insight!

    GO GSHL FOOTBALL (represent)

  107. Things That Make You Go Hmmm on November 3rd, 2010 1:35 pm

    No Cal Homer – Henderson DNA? I think they may need some of his “Moms” DNA. Little Bro is an athlete, but doesn’t have the speed of Ellis and they’re both a little vertically challenged. (maybe not for Hawaii) Don’t get me wrong, love to watch EH on the field, he is awesome, just don’t beat your chest so hard you have a heart attack!

  108. Evergreenfan/Unionfan on November 3rd, 2010 1:50 pm

    Miami is not interested in Ellis. Why would they be? He’s a good athlete and pretty big time talent for GSHL, but there are tons of guys like him in Florida alone. That’s not even counting Alabama, Georgia, texas.. Why would they look all the way over here at Ellis? Good grades?

  109. GSHLFanatIIc on November 3rd, 2010 1:53 pm


  110. gshlboy on November 3rd, 2010 2:10 pm

    Bockert was a two-time All-American in High School. Got a full ride to UW, then transferred to Portland State, where he was (again) a two-time All-American.

  111. safetyblitz on November 3rd, 2010 2:30 pm

    If there’s going to be debate about PI at least be able to reference the rules.

    4. It is pass interference by either team when any player movement beyond the line of scrimmage significantly hinders the progress of an eligible player of such player�s opportunity to catch the ball. Offensive pass interference rules apply from the time the ball is snapped until the ball is touched. Defensive pass interference rules apply from the time the ball is thrown until the ball is touched.

    Actions that constitute defensive pass interference include but are not limited to:

    (a) Contact by a defender who is not playing the ball and such contact restricts the receiver�s opportunity to make the catch.

    (b) Playing through the back of a receiver in an attempt to make a play on the ball.

    (c) Grabbing a receiver�s arm(s) in such a manner that restricts his opportunity to catch a pass.

    (d) Extending an arm across the body of a receiver thus restricting his ability to catch a pass, regardless of whether the defender is playing the ball.

    (e) Cutting off the path of a receiver by making contact with him without playing the ball.

    (f) Hooking a receiver in an attempt to get to the ball in such a manner that it causes the receiver�s body to turn prior to the ball arriving.

    Actions that do not constitute pass interference include but are not limited to:

    (a) Incidental contact by a defender�s hands, arms, or body when both players are competing for the ball, or neither player is looking for the ball. If there is any question whether contact is incidental, the ruling shall be no interference.

    (b) Inadvertent tangling of feet when both players are playing the ball or neither player is playing the ball.

    (c) Contact that would normally be considered pass interference, but the pass is clearly uncatchable by the involved players.

    (d) Laying a hand on a receiver that does not restrict the receiver in an attempt to make a play on the ball.

    (e) Contact by a defender who has gained position on a receiver in an attempt to catch the ball.

  112. backfromthegrave on November 3rd, 2010 4:01 pm

    safetyblitz…. Is this out of the HS rulebook? I’ve been told that an uncatchable ball is not a rule in HS. Am I getting poor intel? Shed some light….

    C) Contact that would normally be considered pass interference, but the pass is clearly uncatchable by the involved players.

  113. Things That Make You Go Hmmm on November 3rd, 2010 4:07 pm

    GSHLFanatllc: We’ll wait and see if we’re “SUPRISED”…..
    A lot can happen in 5-6 years. Hopefully, his dream will
    come to fruition.

  114. backfromthegrave on November 3rd, 2010 4:10 pm

    Don’t be surprised when his little bro is holding a state championship trophy in 2 years….

  115. Things That Make You Go Hmmm on November 3rd, 2010 4:19 pm

    R H is an athlete, no doubt about it. But, he’s not Ellis. Not even close.
    2 years from now? The leadership isn’t there.

  116. K-nute on November 3rd, 2010 4:20 pm

    Thanks for doing that research, Safety Blitz;. IMO, b) & to a lesser extent d) applied to the call in question. Nice to have the textbook definition.

    At the moment that play went off it was sort of like when they asked the old congressman to describe what is tasteless material. He said ‘I can’t describe it, but I know it when I see it’. I guess that ref just likes tasteless material.

  117. backfromthegrave on November 3rd, 2010 4:48 pm

    Things that make you go hmmmm…. I beg to differ. They’ll have great leadership and great talent. Henderson, Russell, Berni, Ponciano, Norman….. the list goes on.

  118. Ubeliever on November 3rd, 2010 5:43 pm


    Skyview High School Overhype! Noone hates anyone at SHS. Who said that? Who also said that EH was not a good athlete but the overhype gives me the creeps. EH and RH are capable athletes and we wish them well but it does not end there. There are plenty of other gshl athletes that will move on and even surprise folks like NCH (ultimate EH authority). Relax dude, it’s not you but the kids that will determine their future. Leave them alone and quit putting pressure on them. Let them be young men so they can make their own decisions that work for them. Don’t be disappointed if he/she does not make the decision you would have made for them while conducting your overhype. The school (academics) should be equally important as any athletic decision. Give them their space.

  119. Things That Make You Go Hmmm on November 3rd, 2010 6:09 pm

    backfromthegrave: Correct me if I’m wrong here, but, didn’t most of those players transfer to Skyview from other school(s)? Leadership would require them to have dedication, humility, fairness, integrity and OPENNESS to name a few qualities of a leader – not to mention academic achievement THEN athletic ability comes into the mix. As Ubeliever stated, academics should be equally as important. But, who knows, may a couple of these players (or some new transfers?) will step up and develop into leaders in the next 2 years – you never know……

  120. backfromthegrave on November 3rd, 2010 7:07 pm

    things that make you go hmmm… I can only speak about what I’ve seen on the football field and I see leadership at skyview next year and years to come… I do know that there ARE perfectly legal ways, and legitimate reasons for students to transfer schools.

  121. Trapper Fan on November 3rd, 2010 7:13 pm

    Gong back to speaking of great GSHL athletes how about the quarterback Steve Dils? A Fort graduate back in ’73 I believe. He got a full ride to Stanford and played under the great Bill Walsh, was a 4th round NFL pick in 1979 and played for 10 years for a couple of NFL teams including the Vikings, Falcons and Rams.

  122. May Day the Hilander on November 3rd, 2010 7:40 pm

    There was also Joe Phillips from Columbia River that played line for quite a few years on the San Diego Chargers. There was also David Ritchie from Kelso. He played for the Huskies and did quite well. He then played three years in the NFL for Denver and San Francisco. We’ve had great athletes pass through gshl over the years.

  123. backfromthegrave on November 3rd, 2010 7:52 pm

    how about “Big Suke” Jason Scukanec? He palyed at Mt View before BYU and then a number of NFL teams.

  124. GoCards on November 3rd, 2010 7:54 pm

    Trapper Fan,

    I was there with Steve. He was a great player. Also there was, Elway, Schonert, Benjamin, Cordova, T. Hill, D. Nelson, James Lofton, Phil Francis (Beaverton), Saylor (Albany, OR), Bill Kellar (Hillsboro), J. Pyle (Grants Pass), Singler (Medford), Gordon King, etc., etc., etc. There were so many more that were there then. Excellent flashback!

  125. GSHL Football Fan 2010 on November 3rd, 2010 8:19 pm

    Also Current Bills P/K Ryan Lindell

  126. GSHL Football Fan 2010 on November 3rd, 2010 8:20 pm

    Lindell was a Mt View graduate – played for the Seahawks before the Bills

  127. MVHS Athlete on November 3rd, 2010 8:34 pm

    Michael Roos played at mtn view as well

  128. Things That Make You Go Hmmm on November 3rd, 2010 9:24 pm

    backfromthegrave: That’s the problem, you have to look farther than the field! Yes, there absolutely are “perfectly legal ways to transfer” schools, but, to transfer for sports….not so much….OF COURSE, that would never be written on the boundary exception documentation, would it? Nope. Didn’t think so. Hardship, SMT Program, IB Program, Custody change, Etc… are all valid, legal and accepted reasons for transfer. Oh well….I’m getting off my soapbox on this subject. Don’t want or need to go down this road and open a new can of worms!
    From the looks of the list, MV has produced quite a number of NFL athletes. Go MV!

  129. Ro' on November 3rd, 2010 10:28 pm

    OK for the record…I am Mr. Henderson. Lot of talk here about me, mine and ours…
    Which is perfectly fine in our households as long as you spell the name(s) right!

    You should know that IF its not accurate regarding Ellis or Reiley regarding their recruitment, opportunities and college promise i will be the first to let you know!

    As far as the negative statements about either of my sons…

    No problem you are entitled to your opinions…every engine needs fuel!
    All the RIGHT people know what and who these guys are and the promise that they have as “people” not just athletes.

    All the kids who provide you with the material to discuss GSHL Football work their tails off to achieve something that obviously MANY of you have no clue about.
    All of them!!!

    So, try to be adult enough to congratulate them for those efforts.

    Remember: “Haters make you famous…if you don’t have anyone to hate on feel free to hate on me!” There’s plenty of collegiate talent in the GSHL and to play at any level after high school is a tremendous accomplishment!

    I thank each player for the commitment and dedication that WE know it takes to achieve even the most minimal amount of success on and off the field!

    My focus for my sons is to trade their athletic abilities for academic pursuit. I have been incredibly blessed to have played & worked in or around professional sports my entire adult life and the BEST part of it all was getting there…via college!

    I look forward to the day when my children achieve their academic goal of graduating from college…they are destined to go pro at something! It doesn’t have to be a sport…

    Petty jealously is unemployed in the Henderson camp!

    Stay Healthy & God’s Blessing to you all….

  130. back from the grave on November 3rd, 2010 10:43 pm

    Things That Make You Go Hmmm…… i wouldn’t know what is listed on boundary exception documentation as I have never seen boundary exception paperwork. I don’t know that any of the mentioned players have an exception but I know they all were at skyview their freshman year.

  131. back from the grave on November 3rd, 2010 10:45 pm

    Well said Ro.

  132. SWWFan on November 3rd, 2010 11:25 pm

    River has had the most NFL players in GSHL history. First, Joe Phillips was an ’81 grad who started at Chemeketa Community College then went on to play at Southern Methodist. Spent 13yrs in the NFL with his best years being in Kansas City. Didn’t play football until his senior year at River!

    Dean Kirkland who was an ’86 grad. Had a stellar career at UW on the OL (held the Pac-10 squat record, probably still does) before playing with the Bills and Broncos, where he got a Superbowl ring.

    Dan Frantz was a ’96 grad who was a place kicker at Portland State. Played briefly with the Redskins but most of his time was in the Arena League.

    Brett Pierce was a ’99 grad and an amazing H.S. tight end. Had a great career at Stanford before playing with the Cowboys and Broncos.

  133. Dave Scott on November 3rd, 2010 11:30 pm

    Well said Ron!

    — Dave

  134. safetyblitz on November 4th, 2010 6:57 am

    Thank you Ro’. Couldn’t have been better said.

  135. Unionmom on November 4th, 2010 8:03 am

    Thank you Ro’. Certainly the best comment I’ve ever read on this site! GO GSHL Teams, best of luck to all of you this weekend. Let’s make Clark County proud.

  136. gun right slot orbit 4 on November 4th, 2010 8:36 am

    Mr. Henderson, your kids are pretty talented. and its good that you have a big emphasis on academics, not just athletics. ive seen so many kids who were very talented on the football feild but didn’t put in the work in the classroom, and now i dont even know where they are.

    haters will hate, players will play. i remember in 08 when two evergreen kids were suspended, and everyone was trash talking about it. they made huge mistakes but now are both pretty successful.

    i also remember a kid by the name of taylor rank who was all-state and also lead his team to a state championship. had a ton of offers, and went to USC. he didn’t do much there because he was in a big boys playground. i hope to see the henderson kids go somewhere nice, and i hope to see them perform like they are now.

  137. weareone on November 4th, 2010 9:29 am

    bftg, heritage and union would be better teams if theyd stayed there. good for you guys. make the move so they can play.
    ro, nice words.

  138. backfromthegrave on November 4th, 2010 11:10 am

    weareone…. How could they STAY somewhere that they were never at?

  139. weareone on November 4th, 2010 11:55 am

    bftg…funny….memory loss I prezume…..

  140. backfromthegrave on November 4th, 2010 12:19 pm

    weareone, u seem to know something or think you know something, but won’t say it cuz you know that you really don’t know ….

  141. weareone on November 4th, 2010 1:34 pm

    bftg, speaking in tongues? the move worked out for them, that’s all. no use in airing dirty laundry, dude. move on. Next!

  142. Storm1 on November 4th, 2010 2:44 pm

    HENDU…….We’re all greatfull that your kids look like their mothers….Cause you’re hard on the eye’s!

  143. UnionFAN on November 4th, 2010 8:09 pm

    Well said Mr. Henderson. I’ve long suspected that those who like to hate and tear down others, probably never competed themselves. For if they did, they would know the sacrifices that are made.

    Ted Roosevelt had a speech long ago that is still applicable to all aspects in life…especially sports.

    It starts, “It is not the critic that counts..” for those who know it, great. For the haters and pundits……google it and read it.

    Regardless of school loyalties, we should encourage all our student athletes. Good luck to ALL GSHL teams this week.

    Go Union!

  144. MVHS Athlete on November 4th, 2010 9:19 pm

    backfromthegrave…Reilly henderson went to shahala middle school…the feeder school into union high school. Ellis im not really sure where he went i know that he played baseball at cascade little league though which is where a lot of Mtn and union kids played ball when they were little squirts. he may be talking about that

  145. SHERLOCKER SHOCKER on June 6th, 2011 7:44 am

    yeah but reiley didnt wanna go to union cuz he doesnt like second place

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