There is a lot of talk about how good the South, Florida, California, or Texas is when it comes to not only college football but high school ball is well. This year the Pacific Northwest has once again shown it is a region capable from besting the best. This can be said for a number of reasons this year more then ever.
From our Coaches to our athletes the NW brand has risen to the very top making Oregon and Washington not only a hotbed but a Mecca of football excellence.
Yes. Let's review the evidence.
Teams and Players at the Top-
Linfield Wildcats Football
A perennial powerhouse in the Division 3 - the Wildcats are in the Final Four today taking on Wisconsin-Whitewater; a team that has beaten them multiple times. Today could be the day they get over the top and make the National Championship. No matter- making it to the Final Four out of hundreds of teams in the Division. Watch them Live today and cheer them on.
Linfield at Wisconsin-Whitewater
NCAA Division III football semifinal, 12:30 p.m. Saturday
KPDQ-AM 800, ESPN3 (video)
Viewing party at Buffalo Wild Wings, Lloyd Center, 1200 NE Broadway
Southern Oregon University
NAIA National Championship Game - December 19th Daytona Beach -
Catch the Raiders as they play to win it all for their Division. Austin Dodge of Skyview High School in Vancouver, WA is a record setting Quarterback and a kid that can play in the NFL. We covered him, like all NW kids, out of high school. Dylan Young 6'3"- 197 lbs out of North Salem was an un-recruited athlete and now with almost 1,631 yards and 21 TD's to lead the NAIA. He too is being courted by the NFL.
Southern Oregon (12-2) plays Marian (11-2), in the NAIA Football National Championship game at noon Friday, Dec. 19 at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach, Fla. Game is on ESPN-U
EWU is making another run for the National Championship.
Eastern Washington University
The Eagles have made this run before and they are at it again. The Division 1-AA power is in the FBS and beat Montana last week to advance to to the next round against the ISU Red Birds. There is not enough we can say about Beau Baldwin and the team. They are loaded with talent; again much of it NW players. Among those are the amazing Cooper Kupp out of the Yakima area. In 27 career games, Kupp has 187 catches for 2,937 yards and 35 receiving touchdowns. He is one of the best in the Nation and is catching footballs from All American QB Vernon Adams.
Saturday: Illinois State at Eastern Washington, 1 p.m.
High School And Other Evidence of NW Football Power
Marcus Mariota Will Win the Heisman Today
Nolan Henry Of Union High School - Camas, Washington
WINNER OF THE 2014 HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN!!!!
Nolan Henry of Union HS in Camas, WA has won the HIgh School Heisman from Wendy's and is #1 in the Nation.
BOTHELL (WA) and Eastside Catholic (WA)
Ranked # 24 and 20 in the Nation by Max Preps
Both Teams are Playing in the football team will play in the first annual
Burger King State Champions Bowl Series on Dec. 27 in Boca Raton, Fla.
Central Cathoilc (OR) Finished 14-1 and won their second State title in as many years-
They are also a Nationally Ranked Powerhouse team
The Evidence is in and this is only part of it.
If you have a better Region with more Football Prestige Top to Bottom-
BRING IT ON!!!
NW Football Is The Best!
We give back 25% to the school or team of your choosing! 503-799-8383 Cell. For 30 Years he has been a top Agent and a supporter of High school athletes and their families. Call Dirk Knudsen for Oregon Residential and Commercial Real Estate Brokerage.