Inglemoor senior Willie Augustavo said he wanted to make his final punt a good one, and he did, sending it 93 yards.
From the back of his end zone in the fourth quarter of a 57-7 loss to Newport on Saturday, Inglemoor senior Willie Augustavo prepared to punt the ball away.
“I knew it was going to be the last punt of my high school career,” he said, “so I was trying to put as much as I had into it.”
The end result: A 93-yard punt that, according to Augustavo, sailed a good 60 yards in the air before rolling the rest of the way. There are no official state or national records for punting.
Skyline’s Browne nearing state records
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Max Browne will have a chance to move up in the state’s passing record book when his top-ranked Skyline Spartans take on Puyallup Saturday night.
Browne needs six completions to pass Kellen Moore, former Prosser and Boise State quarterback, as the career leader in completions, according to state historian David Maley. Browne has 782 in 47 games; Moore had 787 in 44 games.
Browne needs 245 yards to pass Moore for second in career yards. He has 11,123 yards.
He is also seven touchdown passes from moving past Eatonville’s Bobby Lucht for third on the state list. Browne has 126. Moore ranks first with 173 TD passes.
Nu’u and improved at Kentlake
The return of Nu’u Vaifale at midseason has been instrumental in Kentlake’s run to the playoffs.
Vaifale sat out the first four games of the season for a violation of team rules before playing sparingly on offense (one carry) in a 28-24 loss to Auburn. But in the past four games, he has averaged just under 100 yards rushing, with five touchdowns. And he’s become the team leader in tackles.
Their only loss in that stretch was last week to sixth-ranked Kentwood, 31-21.
Coach Chris Paulson said Vaifale’s biggest impact has been allowing the team to use more of a rotation at running back. Riley Higgins, Jordan Laurencio and Caleb Mathena all average better than 50 yards a game. Higgins, who has battled a knee sprain, had 132 yards and two TDs last week.
Issaquah rides Gellatly to playoffs
Issaquah faced an unpleasant scenario last Friday against Woodinville: Lose and the Eagles’ season was over.
Instead, behind two Jack Gellatly touchdowns and two Alex Shane field goals, Issaquah beat Woodinville 20-13 to grab the fifth and final playoff spot out of KingCo 4A.
The Eagles (5-4) play at second-ranked Federal Way on Friday in the round of 32.
“They didn’t want to be that group that didn’t make the playoffs because it’s been a long time since that’s happened here,” Issaquah coach Chris Bennett said. “There was a lot of pride on the line. I thought we probably played our best game of the season.”
Gellatly had 170 yards on 26 carries, shouldering the same workload he’s carried much of the season. Gellatly leads KingCo 4A with 1,543 rushing yards, and leads the conference’s running backs with 19 touchdowns.
“He’s tough as nails,” Bennett said. “We’ve probably relied on him way too much, but he’s brought us through. He’s a huge reason why we’re still playing.”
Foster coach Sutrick resigns
Jim Sutrick has resigned as head coach at Foster after four seasons. The Bulldogs finished 1-5 in the Seamount League, 2-7 overall.
In an email statement sent to other head coaches in the league, as well as The Seattle Times, Sutrick said he resigned “Due to a lack of vision, leadership and support of athletics and activities from our Superintendant, School Board and Principal at the district level and Foster high school itself.”
He commended the coaches for the “amazing transformation” the league has made in terms of sportsmanship.
“I am proud to say I coached at Foster and in the Seamount league,” he wrote.
• Kentwood coach Rex Norris said his unbeaten team may limp into Friday’s playoff game with Arlington. Six starters sat out Tuesday’s practice. Right tackle Tyler Brown is done for the season.
• Junior QB Shane Nelson enjoyed his fourth 300-yard passing game of the season last week to lead Tahoma past Jefferson, 36-14, and into the playoffs. He threw for a career-best 349 yards, bringing his season total to 1,958 despite missing nearly two full games with a knee injury.
• Auburn coach Gordon Elliott said QB Brier Atkinson will play Saturday against Olympia and that RB/DB Harold Lee “probably” will be ready to go. Both sat out last week’s game with injuries.
• Federal Way coach John Meagher was still waiting Wednesday to hear if Chico McClatcher will be medically cleared to play Friday. McClatcher, a speedy sophomore who has scored 14 TDs and averages nearly 150 all-purpose yards, was ill and missed last week’s game.
• Rainier Beach’s Keiwuan Miller has seven returns for touchdowns — four on kickoffs, three on punts.
• Seattle Prep’s Charlie Brennan rushed for four TDs in Prep’s 51-8 win against Chief Sealth. Prep RB Teré Calloway will return Friday against Glacier Peak after missing last week’s game with an injury.
• Bellevue has won 35 straight games, continuing to extend its record for a KingCo school.
• King’s QB Billy Green has 44 total touchdowns this season and just two interceptions.
Times staff reporter Sandy Ringer contributed to this report.
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Source: State historian Dave Maley