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NorthwestPrepReport Hires Grid Iron Ghost

NorthwestPrepReport Hires Grid Iron Ghost

August 27, 2011

Dirk Knudsen Editor

Gridiron Ghost recently sent out some calls for help as we look for coverage of the best kids in the Pacific Northwest. Some have applied and we are still looking for more writers. But we recently came across a very unusual guy who we are really excited to have on the staff because he is a ghost.

Known only as the Grid Iron Ghost we have reviewed some of his analysis and and have decided to hire him. Now we explained to him that times are tough and that our work is for the most part unpaid. He was fine with that as he explained ghosts do not have many needs. But he does have one thing that he can not get enough of and that is High School football.

As the story goes Gridiron Ghost played in the Seattle area and left all he had to give out on that field. To this day he has never forgotten what High School Football is all about and has been waiting for his chance to shine again.

He said in his cryptic message by email, “All I want is a chance to help. For years I have returned to the fields of Friday Night to watch the games. I will hit several games a night often as travel is easy up here above the lights. But I have been in torment for years as I know I can’t materialize and play.

So we returned a message to his email address and asked him to send us a sample of his writing.  So he did and we loved it.  Simple and to the point and the Ghost has a great demeanor and positive attitude.

So we sent him back a message, had him submit his bio and picture and we are pleased to announce that the Grid Iron Ghost is now on board as a Pacific Northwest Rivals Analyst. Here is his first short but on target written analysis he sent to our Editor Dirk Knudsen:

Hello Dirk;

As a Ghost I have spent every Friday Night in the fall at High School Football fields.  When the lights go on a static electrical charge develops directly over the 50 yard line which gives me enough juice to manifest and move around above the field.  From there I have seen some of the greatest games the Pacific Northwest has ever witnessed.  Watching has its advantages but also it can be a tough thing to do.

It makes me want to jump into their skin and play.  Now while I can do that I don’t.  I had my time and got my shot.  Looking back I feel I made the most of it.  So they say you can’t go back and I am happy where I am.  But if you give me this opportunity I will commit to work every Friday Night and make the rounds catching a game or three.   I will always do my best to bring kids to light for your readers who make a difference for their team and deserve a real shot.

Many of the kids I see are deserving athletes and from my view, which is just above the lights, I see them busting their butts and making every down count. As a ghost I am able to travel quickly and so today I want to reflect upon three athletes that I enjoyed watching in recent months.

Calvin Chandler ’13: A WR/ DB from  Bellarmine Prep High School.  He had a breakout game in the Semis vs Ferris.  He is a hard working solid hitter with good hands. This kid can flat out play.  His dad played at UW Jeff Chandler as well.  Ghost’s Report: Look for a Huge year from Calvin Chandler.

Dirk Knudsen;
Tatum Taylor is tabbed by the Grid Iron Ghost as a leader and 2 way star

Tatum Taylor ’13: RB/WR/DB/ Returner. Dirk this kid is fast and hard working.  Tatum is an athlete that can play many positions and can help his team in multiple ways.  He is getting stronger and is showing some signs of being a leader to his teammate by working hard.  I saw him break off some big plays last year and I heard over the GSPN (Ghost Sports Network) that he ran a 10.6 100 meters.  This kid is a tremendous athlete but also a really good student.  I never worked hard enough in the classroom so I respect the heck out of anyone that does. Ghost’s Report: Tatum is a 2 way impact player that earns all he gets.

Pierre LeDorze ’14: QB/LB  O’Dea HS   6’2″ 220 pounds. A kid with a Strong arm he is also a brusing runner.  He has good vision and I saw that he might be competing for the starting job as a Sophomore.  That makes the Ghost report for me to.  Ghost’s Report: This is one big kid with the potential to do big things!

Well back to “the other side” as we call it but with games starting this week I will be making the rounds and plan to keep reporting to you as long as you will have me.  Thanks to you guys at and  This Ghost as been waiting for a chance like this for a long time.

Out for now… G.I.G.

Welcome to the Ghost Report and we appreciate you sending any of your feedback and ideas of what the Ghost can cover next to

What do you all think?  We love the guy so far but trying to get him to sit down for a meeting seems to be next to impossible.

Stand by for the next appearance of the Grid Iron Ghost and if your at a game Friday Night look up and you just might see him there above the lights.


I am the Founder of the Northwest Prep Report. For 17 years I have led the way to the best of my ability to promote the best talent from the Pacific NW free of charge. It is my pleasure to continue to serve High School athletes from all over the Pacific NW and beyond. Formerly with my sites have now crossed over 8,000 stories, 7 MILLION Video Views, and 15,000 regular followers. Together with the best football people in the USA we pursue excellence for our NW athletes.

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