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TACOMA AREA PREP SCORES

FOOTBALL

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28

TUMWATER – 48, STEILACOOM – 12

FRIDAY, SEPT. 29

LINCOLN – 44, WILSON – 0

STADIUM – 20, BONNEY LAKE – 17

LAKES – 58, MT. TAHOMA – 14

BETHEL – 49, SPANAWAY LAKE – 15

BELLARMINE – 34, CURTIS – 25

GRAHAM KAPOWSIN – 35, ARLINGTON – 21

OLYMPIA – 45, SOUTH KITSAP – 13

PUYALLUP – 45, SUMNER – 24

ROGERS – 44, EMERALD RIDGE – 7

GIG HARBOR – 39, CENTRAL KITSAP – 13

PENINSULA – 28, CAPITAL – 6

FIFE – 55, FRANKLIN PIERCE – 7

FOSTER – 31, HENRY FOSS – 14

ORTING – 32, CLOVER PARK – 24

WHITE RIVER – 35, WASHINGTON – 7

MORTON WP – 60, CHIEF LESCHI – 0

SATURDAY, SEPT. 30

CASCADE CHRISTIAN – 62, KLAHOWYA – 0

CHARLES WRIGHT – 30, BELL. CHRISTIAN – 6

LIFE CHRISTIAN – 44, DARRINGTON – 8

TACOMA BAPTIST – 62, EVERGREEN LUTH. – 0

VOLLEYBALL

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

LINCOLN – 3, BETHEL – 2

WILSON – 3, STADIUM – 0

BONNEY LAKE – 3, LAKES – 1

SPANAWAY LAKE – 3, MT. TAHOMA – 0

FIFE – 3, EVERGREEN – 0

FRANKLIN PIERCE – 3, FOSTER – 0

RIVER RIDGE – 3, CLOVER PARK – 0

STEILACOOM – 3, HIGHLINE – 0

WASHINGTON – 3, LINDBERGH – 0

LIFE CHRISTIAN – 3, CHIEF LESCHI – 0

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28

CURTIS – 3, ROGERS – 0

GRAHAM KAPOWSIN – 3, BELLARMINE – 1

OLYMPIA – 3, SUMNER – 0

PUYALLUP – 3, EMERALD RIDGE – 1

CASCADE CHRISTIAN – 3, KLAHOWYA – 0

CHRISTIAN FAITH – 3, TACOMA BAPTIST – 0

EVERGREEN LUTHERAN – 3, SEATTLE LUTH. – 0

RAINIER LUTH – 3, AUB. ADVENTIST – 0

MONDAY, OCT. 2

CURTIS – 3, PUYALLUP – 1

EMERALD RIDGE – 3, OLYMPIA – 0

GRAHAM KAPOWSIN – 3, ROGERS – 0

SUMNER – 3, SOUTH KITSAP – 0

BONNEY LAKE – 3, STADIUM – 1

LAKES – 3, LINCOLN – 1

WILSON – 3, MT. TAHOMA – 0

SPANAWAY LAKE – 3, BETHEL – 0

TUESDAY, OCT. 3

HENRY FOSS – 3, LINDBERGH – 0

WASHINGTON – 3, FRANKLIN PIERCE – 2

FIFE – 3, FOSTER – 0 (FORFEIT)

CLOVER PARK – 3, STEILACOOM – 1

WHITE RIVER – 3, EVERGREEN – 0

LIFE CHRISTIAN – 3, WILLAPA VALLEY – 0

NORTH BEACH – 3, CHIEF LESCHI – 0

RAINIER LUTHERAN – 3, CROSSPOINT – 0

TACOMA BAPTIST – 3, NW YESHIVA – 2

GIRLS SOCCER

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

STEILACOOM – 5, CLOVER PARK – 0

ADNA – 3, LIFE CHRISTIAN – 2

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28

STADIUM – 3, WILSON – 1

LINCOLN – 3, MT. TAHOMA – 1

BETHEL – 2, LAKES – 1

BONNEY LAKE – 8, SPANAWAY LAKE – 2

CURTIS – 3, SOUTH KITSAP – 2

EMERALD RIDGE – 1, SUMNER – 1

PUYALLUP – 2, BELLARMINE – 0

ROGERS – 1, GRAHAM KAPOWSIN -1

FIFE – 7, FOSTER – 0

FRANKLIN PIERCE – 3, WASHINGTON – 1

LINDBERGH – 5, HENRY FOSS – 0

SATURDAY, SEPT. 30

KLAHOWYA – 2, CASCADE CHRISTIAN – 0

OCOSTA – 4, MT. RAINIER LUTHERAN – 0

MONDAY, OCT. 1

LIFE CHRISTIAN – 6, MT. RAINIER LUTHERAN – 1

TUESDAY, OCT. 3

STADIUM – 1, BETHEL – 0

WILSON – 4, LINCOLN – 0

BONNEY LAKE – 4, LAKES – 0

SPANAWAY LAKE – 3, MT. TAHOMA – 0

BELLARMINE – 2, ROGERS – 0

PUYALLUP – 3, CURTIS – 0

GRAHAM KAPOWSIN – 1, SOUTH KITSAP – 1

FIFE – 5, WASHINGTON – 0

FRANKLIN PIERCE – 5, HENRY FOSS – 0

RENTON – 2, CLOVER PARK – 0

STEILACOOM – 1, RIVER RIDGE – 1

VASHON – 4, CHARLES WRIGHT – 1

BOYS SOCCER

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28

LIFE CHRISTIAN – 4, EVERGREEN LUTH. – 3

MONDAY, OCT. 2

EVERGREEN LUTH. – 13, TAC. BAPTIST – 0

LIFE CHRISTIAN – 6, MT. RAINIER LUTH. – 1

BOYS WATER POLO

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27

PUYALLUP – 13, ROGERS – 8

THURSDAY, SEPT. 28

CURTIS – 19, MARK MORRIS – 2

MONDAY, OCT. 2

PUYALLUP – 16, LAKES – 7

BAINBRIDGE – 23, STADIUM – 5

TUESDAY, OCT. 3

CURTIS – 19, ROGERS – 2

TANNER DIEBOLD
UPS quarterback Tanner Diebold launches one downfield – Photo by Rocky Ross

UPS TO CELEBRATE 1967 FOOTBALL SQUAD AT HOMECOMING

The University of Puget Sound will honor their 1967 football team with a 50th anniversary celebration during the Loggers’ Homecoming game against Lewis and Clark on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. The anniversary will mark Puget Sound’s initial foray into the ranks of NCAA Div. II football, after leaving the NAIA and the Evergreen Conference. There will also be a gathering following the game at Joeseppi’s Restaurant to celebrate with the players and staff in attendance. All supporters of the Loggers are invited and are required to make reservations.

The remarkable success of Logger athletics during the NCAA Division II era, from 1967 to 1983, brought national attention to the University and to the city of Tacoma.

As an example of what a difference it made to compete as an NCAA school, in 1967 the Logger football team logged some 4,400 miles on the road, compared to about 1,100 miles in the previous season. The Loggers’ travels in the fall of 1967 included a game against Cal Western (later “U.S. International University”) in the original Balboa Stadium, which had been until that year, the home of the San Diego Chargers.

The 1967 Loggers set or tied 41 school records. Among the new records was a national collegiate record, one never before accomplished, which has since been tied eight times at the various levels of collegiate football, but never broken. In a single game, Jerome Crawford returned three punts for touchdowns. Jerome’s dashes to the end zone of 97, 59, and 84 yards came in the Loggers’ first game as an NCAA school, a 41-0 victory at Whitworth, on Sept. 16, 1967. Crawford was the first recorded collegiate player to accomplish the feat.

As of this past week, Crawford’s achievement had been missing from the NCAA record book. A UPS alum, Brian Thelkeld (class of 1983), did some research and made contact with the NCAA, and it looks as though the omission is going to finally be corrected, per the NCAA’s response.

Players from every school in the Tacoma City League were represented on the 1967 Loggers’ roster, and it had the highest number of African-American students on the football team in the school’s history. Among the 1967 Loggers were Mike Price, later inducted to Washington State University’s Hall of Fame, for his accomplishments as the Cougars’ head coach, and Al Roberts, who went on to a distinguished 18-year coaching career in the National Football League.

Possibly the most remarkable accomplishment by the 1967 squad was the complete manhandling of their four Washington state foes. UPS defeated Whitworth 41-0, Pacific Lutheran 37-0, Western Washington 20-0 and Central Washington by a score of 21-3. Combined, the Loggers outscored their statewide rivals by an incredible 119-3. This feat had never happened before, and has not happened since.

Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland issued a proclamation recognizing the outstanding achievements of the 1967 team on Sept. 21, including the special efforts of team captain Don Pulisevich in organizing this special occasion.

CARSON KETTER
Carson Better returns a UPS fumble 100 yards for a touchdown – Photo by Rocky Ross

PLU’S KETTER NAMED TO NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK

D3Football.com released its Team of the Week for week five of the college football season on Tuesday, Oct. 3, with Pacific Lutheran University safety Carson Ketter among the 11 defensive players to be recognized for their outstanding play on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Ketter led the Lutes (1-1) with 11 tackles, including seven solo, in the squad’s 23-13 victory over crosstown rival University of Puget Sound on Saturday at Sparks Stadium. The Ocean Shores, native additionally recovered a fumble and ran it back 100-yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, giving PLU the 14-7 lead while also providing a key fourth down tackle in the fourth quarter.

The D3football.com Team of the Week, presented by Scoutware, features 11 offensive, 11 defensive, and four specialists every week for their exploits on the gridiron. This week Ketter was one of four Northwest Conference players to be recognized, joining defensive end Stephen Jahn of Willamette University, along with linebackers Jason Farlow of Linfield College, and Charles Riga of George Fox University.

An Honorable Mention All-Northwest Conference selection in 2016, Ketter becomes the first Lute to earn a spot on the D3Football Team of the Week since defensive lineman Robert Thomsen earned the accolade in week two of the 2007 campaign and is just the 11th Lute all-time to land the weekly honor since the award began 19 years ago.

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