Xavier Blue – NW FACTS HS Sports
For good reason the Timberline Blazers are off to a hot (10-0) start behind Head Coach Nick Mullen. The Blazers
open their 2017 push for the dome at home vs Stadium High Tigers (4-6). The crowd was loud on both sides of South Sound Stadium. The Blazers even brought out the band to raise the noise meter another notch in their favor.
For many high school football players, the postseason brings with it a serve case of nerves. #44 Mason
Simeta is not one of them. Nothing, including the cold weather was going to keep Simeta from leading his team to victory. Simeta found the end zone on both sides of the ball with runs of 4 and 5 yards, and a 55 interception return for touchdown which would cap Timberlines scoring late in 3 rd quarter.
The Blazers kickoff to Tigers to open the game. It didn’t take the Blazers long to establish momentum early in the game with #15 Colton Steepy picking off the Tigers QB #1 Hunter Wendling just five plays into the game. Steepy return down to the 2-yard line, which would set up a QB sneak by #10 Hunter Campau to put the first points on the board for either team. Tigers would find the end zone early behind RB #3 Nazje Briscoe after great starting field position from midfield with the short kickoff from the Blazers. The tigers would struggle to recover from turnovers and penalties. The game would go into a
running clock with 9:45 left in the 3 rd quarter. Senior QB #1 Hunter Wendling would find the end zone through the air late in the game for 65 and 5-yard passes to end Tigers scoring at 20 points. The Blazers would find the end zone seven more times after and converting on all PATs to remain undefeated, beating Tigers, 56-20!
Next up for the Blazers is Saturday, Nov 11 at 5 PM vs Kamiakin Braves at home.