It has been about 10 days since the WIAA State 2A Title went down and people are still talking about the amazing performance of two Lynden kids who ran the tables and set records as their Lions beat Tumwater 41-7.
Josh Kraght and Zach Vis. QB and WR. And these guys can hook it up like no others. Regardless of the level there is not a better 1-2 bunch in the State of Washington on the football field.
We have covered Vis and Kraght for a couple years now as they have led Lynden to the Dome before. Kraght is the do it all athlete who has been an MVP at camps and clinics almost every where he has gone. And the speedy QB can be a star on Defense and at the Slot position too next year.
Coming into the Tacoma Dome the Lions were firing on all pistons. Tumwater just never knew what hit them and even though they battled and moved the ball they could not stop Kraght and Vis and their pride of Lions.
Kraght was stunning. The kid set the all time WIAA State Championship record throwing 16 for 27 for 376 Yards and 4 TD's. Her rushed for another 54 and a Touchdown. That folks is a major effort.
Vis was on the receiving end of a lot of those passes and in his 6'4"- 210 pound frame that can flat out motor he went for 276 yards on 9 catches and had 3 TD's. That is 31 yards per catch. He set the record for most yards and a tie for the most TD's in a game.
5 Championships in the last 7 years for the Lynden squad! Wow. With kids like these it is no wonder.
Now Kraght is being looked at by a number of schools and can no doubt play that QB spot at a smaller college. At 5'11"- 175 he is not a prototype for size but his speed, arm strength, and skill are not an issue. It is easy to see him just being recruited as an athlete. He is one of the top 2 way players on our 2013 Prospect Watch list.
Vis is getting calls and hearing from some colleges with serious interest. And while you can sure see this guy can be a real threat at the Wide receiver spot he says he loves to hit!
"I love that. Nothing better then getting to fly around and hit out there," said Zach.
His ability there was best shown during the game when he absolutely blasted #22 from Tumwater. Zach closes him down out of the Safety spot and load his hips and then unloads on the kid. It is the best hit we saw this year fundamentally and made the highlight real.
"University of Montana, Humboldt State University, Wayne State University, Eastern Washington University, and Washington State University have all been in touch and are recruiting me. No offers yet," said Zach.
In his career he had 157 Catches, 28 Touchdowns, and 2,579 yards. Not too shabby. And he missed most of this season with an injury coming back for a few games at the end of the year just before the historical showing at the Dome.
We will continue to cover the progress of these guys and their team mates in the coming weeks and congratulate them on all they have accomplished.