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Pirates Are On Fire — Scoring Their Third 50-Point Game
September 23rd, 2022
Type your new text here. Rashad Carriere of the Eyes Wolverine Fumble before Taking it into the end zone.By Martin Barrett.Thursday night saw the Highline Pirates host the Evergreen Wolverines in another KingCo 2A matchup. The game was decided early, with the Pirates taking a 30-0 lead by the end of the 1st quarter. The final score was 58-0. The Pirates executed precisely what they had scripted as...
A Tangible Measure of Growth — Pirate JV Football Team Brings Home the Win
September 22nd, 2022
By Marin Barrett.A Tangible Measure Measure of Growth Highline Pirate football continues to drive towards excellence under Head Coach Deontae Cooper. In 2A class ball, they are 2-0 and have outscored their opponents 108 - 0. This clearly speaks to the current team. But what about the future of the program? Monday night marked another critical element to the Pirates becoming a perennial contender —...
Anthony Berg: Pirate Quarterback Coach and Offensive Coordinator
September 19th, 2022
By Martin Barrett.Anthony Berg is a coach for the "little guy." Growing up, Anthony loved the game of football because of his dad's love for the Washington Huskies. Berg grew up in Mukilteo and played quarterback at Kamiak High School. He went on to play for Saddleback Junior College before coming to the University of Washington as a "walk-on ." Though Berg made the team, he never expected to see ...
Kennedy Kentwood Game Recap - 9/19/2022
September 19th, 2022
By Joe Slye.The Kennedy Catholic Lancers visited the Kentwood Conquerors on Thursday, September 15; it was the first conference game of the season for both teams. Kennedy Catholic opened the season by splitting non-conference games with a 26-14 loss to Eastside Catholic and a 41-6 win over Highline. Kentwood opened with two non-conference losses to Lakes 50-23 and Peninsula 31-7. Based on the open...
Pirates Right The Ship In Last Night's Game vs. Interlake Saints
September 16th, 2022
Highline vs. Interlake Sept 15, 2022 One minute and 25 seconds into the game, Running Back Jamaine Matthews scored a touchdown in a 16-yard run. It was Matthews's first of 3 touchdowns and a total of 4 Pirate touchdowns in the first quarter. With a 27-0 lead over the visiting Interlake Saints at the end of the first 12 minutes, it was clear that Coach Deontae Cooper had his team back in stride aft...
Recap of Battle For Burien
September 14th, 2022
By Joe Slye.The Kennedy Catholic Lancer football team put a pretty good whipping on the Highline Pirates last Friday night, with the final score of 41-6. The Battle for Burien was highly anticipated by both teams. Highline, the team with the most to prove, allowed the game to slip away and get out of hand. Kennedy Catholic, the much more seasoned and experienced team, forced multiple turnovers and...
JT Jackson: Highline Pirate Receivers Coach
September 12th, 2022
What is it like to lose the state championship game? JT Jackson knows that feeling. As a senior at O'Dea, he helped the team make it to the year's final contest, only to lose to Bellevue High School. "It is heartbreaking," said Coach Jackson. And yet, for Jackson, the opportunity to play for a storied program changed his life. "I experienced a quality of coaching from men who became mentors and li...
Kennedy Continues Dominance of Burien Football
September 10th, 2022
By Martin Barrett.The Lancer line dominated the first Battle for Burien game. On both sides, they owned the blocks. They opened holes for the run game on offense and gave their QB Payton Faker time to find receivers downfield. On defense, the Lancers forced three turnovers on downs in the first half alone, shutting down the Pirate run game and keeping the fleet Pirate receivers off balance.The Pir...
Meet Highline's Defensive Line Coach - Morgan Rosoborough - "House"
September 9th, 2022
By Martin Barrett.Meet Morgan, “The House” Rosoborough — Offensive Line Coach, Defensive Coordinator, and a huge man.When I first came on the field to begin interviewing the coaches, I asked one of them, “What is House’s real name?” I received a puzzled look. Then the response, “House.”Weighing in at 370 pounds during his playing days as an offensive tackle at University Washington (2005 to 2009),...
The Battle for Burien - Coach Cross (part 2)
September 7th, 2022
By Joseph Slye.Sheldon Cross was a quarterback who graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma and headed to tiny NAIA Iowa Wesleyan (less than 1000 students). He started for the Tigers for two seasons, had some success, and set a few Mid-State Conference passing records. He also had a brief professional career in Germany and Austria and won an EFAF Cup European Championship. Maybe not the big ti...
The Battle for Burien - Kennedy versus Highline
September 7th, 2022
This Friday, September 9th, at 7 PM, the established Kennedy Lancers and the long defeated underdogs, the Highline Pirates face off — this is why Head Coach Deontae Cooper came to Highline High School. He believed that this City and the kids at Highline could be something special, capable of great things. It has taken four years and incredible work; building a first-rate coaching staff, raising th...
The Battle for Burien - Coach Cooper (part 1)
September 6th, 2022
By Joe Slye.Head football coaches Deontae Cooper at Highline High School, and Sheldon Cross at Kennedy Catholic High School work less than a mile apart. The route each took to get to their respective school is hundreds of miles apart. Back then, much was different, but today a lot is similar — they are passionate about their roles in Burien and doing great things with their teams. The 2022 footbal...
Kennedy vs. Eastside Catholic Postgame - September 2, 2022
September 5th, 2022
By Joe Slye.The Kennedy Catholic Lancers opened the 2022 football season as the home team at Seattle's Memorial Stadium against the Eastside Catholic Crusaders on Friday night September 2nd. Off to a slow start, the Lancers worked their way back to within a field goal of taking the lead; however, a stout Eastside Catholic defense was able to put a stop to the Lancer spurt. By adding a late third-q...
Pirates Win Kickoff — 51 Point Shut Out
September 2nd, 2022
By Martin Barrett.With a stunning 51 to 0 shut out of the Steilacoom Sentinels, the Pirates sent a clear message — they are a serious team to contend with.From the first, the Pirate offensive line established its dominance. With only 45 seconds ticked off the clock, they opened up a seam for Senior Rico Jerez-Sosa to scamper 70 yards to the Sentinels 8-yard line. A few plays later, Quarterback Ron...
Gem of the Sound — Kennedy Catholic Football 2022 Outlook
September 2nd, 2022
By Joe Slye.The Kennedy Catholic football team makes Score Book Live Washington's Top 50 high school teams in 2022 and the Top 10 4A Preseason Ranking!  Last season, after a third straight 4A NPSL conference title (6-0 record), Kennedy Catholic was ready for a deep run into the playoffs. However, upstart North Creek had other plans. A last play of the game score gave North Creek a 43-42 victory. T...
Highline Pirates Kickoff Game
September 1st, 2022
By Martin Barrett.Today, September 1st, kicks off not just the first game of the Highline High School Football season but also the start of a new era for the Pirates. It has been decades since the Pirates began a season with the coaching, talent, discipline, and confidence required to make a run at the championship. Tonight against the Steilacoom Sentinels, the Pirates will get an opportunity to s...
Meet The Kennedy Catholic Athletic Director - Don Hoffman
August 31st, 2022
Meet Don Hoffman, the Kennedy Catholic High School Athletic Director. As a 1983 Lancer graduate who played football, basketball, and track during his high school career, he has a rich history with Kennedy Catholic.Don attended Wenatchee Valley College from 1983 to 1985 and played football. He continued his football career at the University of Puget Sound from 1985 to 1987 and received his BA degre...
Meet the Highline High School Athletic Director - Lori Box
August 30th, 2022
It starts at the top! The Athletic Directors at Highline High School and Kennedy Catholic High School set the stage for dedicated players, coaches, and fans. Did you know that the Athletic Directors are both graduates of the high schools they now represent? Not only that, but they each played on sports teams while attending their schools, and both have had long and successful careers at their scho...
Pirates Shine at 2022 Jamboree
August 29th, 2022
By Martin Barrett.It was a slow start, but once in gear, the speed of the Highline High School Pirates Football team took over, and what a show!Four teams participated in the Jamboree; Auburn Riverside Ravens, Federal Way Eagles, Rainier Beach Vikings, and Highline Pirates. The format is simple. Each team's offense receives an allotment of 10 plays against all three of the other teams' defenses. T...
Senior Games Results: Don Galvanin
August 11th, 2022
By Joe Slye The Washington State Senior Games is an Olympic-style multi-sport event in Washington held in July and August 2022. Competition wraps up this week in events that have been played since July 9th …… games from Archery to Volleyball, and all sorts in between. We reported a few weeks ago on local Burien resident Don Galvanin who participated in several track and field events.  Don complete...