As we have said before this year’s Washington state 4A football playoffs are wide open! So today we take a look at a couple of serious contenders with top flight running backs spearheading their charge.
The #3 ranked Eastlake Wolves travel to Federal Way Memorial Stadium on Saturday night to battle the unbeaten and #6 ranked Eagles from Federal Way High School. The Eastlake Wolfpack roll down South behind their cheetah quick running back Ryan Lewis, who has an offer to play D-1 football from Colorado.
Lewis, a 6’0″ 185 pound Senior, put it in high gear last week against Jefferson High. Lewis gashed the Jefferson defense for 146 yards and 3 touchdowns in a convincing 48-0 win. Ryan has now rumbled for 1445 yards and 23 scores on the campaign.
The Wolves also showcase a talented fire balling quarterback in senior Keegan Kemp, son of former Seahawk signal caller, Jeff Kemp. Keegan is a 6’1″ 185 pound dual threat quarterback, who totaled 3 touchdowns himself last weekend.
Eastlake’s rock solid line is led by their all-league brick house blocker Gino Bresolin, a 6’2″ 265 pound senior. Adding to that is Kepa Hughes who has an unstoppable motor and nasty disposition every down and this Seniors attitude sets the standard you want in a playoff team.
The 10-0 Federal Way Eagles also like to ride their own exhilarating running back DJ May. DJ is a 5’11” 190 pound Senior, he and his flock of Eagles had their way last week with Snohomish. May packed the pill 20 times for 220 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 41-14 thrashing of the Panthers.
The Eagles lost their bone crushing linebacker Jordan Pulu in the 1st quarter with an ankle injury. Pulu, a 6’1″ 235 pounder is a Washington State commit and hopes to be back for this war.
The Eagles will also hope to get back their bludgeoning lineman Uso Olive, a 6’1″ 290 pound Portland State commit. He missed last weeks contest with a knee injury.
Federal Way, who likes to do their damage on the ground, has another explosive back in Freshman Chico McClatcher who is joined by the Juniors and multi-positional talents Jeremiah and Ezekial McNeal.
The ring leader of the Eagles offense is their steady quarterback Evan Elliott. If you like the running game, then is the game for you! With two of the top running backs in the state going head to head, this one should be a gem dandy.
We wish them both the very best as the Playoffs get ready to commence!
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