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University of Southern California-bound quarterback Max Browne operated with the precision of a surgeon in the first half. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder completed 24 of 31 attempts for 380 yards and six touchdowns – all in the first half as the Spartans built a 50-13 lead. He played into the third quarter before finishing with 446 yards passing. Skyline (3-0) scored four TDs before CdA (3-1) could respond. The Vikings watched as their 24-game winning streak was snapped. Nine receivers divided up Browne’s passes in the first half, with Matt Sinatro leading the way with three TD receptions and eight catches for 126 yards. Skyline amassed 432 yards total offense in the first half/Greg Lee, SR. More here. (Skyline quarterback Max Browne passed for six touchdowns in the first half Saturday and finished with 446 passing yards. (Derek Harrison photo special to the SR: Skyline quarterback Max Browne passed for six touchdowns in the first half Saturday)
Question: Can Coeur d'Alene Viks take anything positive out of the shellacking handed them by Skyline?
Unique is a word journalists are encouraged to avoid like the plague. But unique is the single-best word to describe a prep football showdown Saturday at the Kibbie Dome. That’s when No. 1-ranked and two-time defending Idaho 5A state champ Coeur d’Alene faces off with No. 1-ranked and defending Washington State 4A champ Skyline of Sammamish. Kickoff is at 8. When have defending state champs of the biggest classifications from neighboring states played? They haven’t in my 29 years here. Something similar occurred, though, Sept. 10, 1982. CdA squared off against Gonzaga Prep at Spokane Falls Community College. Both teams would go on and capture state titles. G-Prep led 14-6 at halftime, but the Vikings, behind 5-foot-10 junior quarterback Scott Wellman and a host of other contributors, rallied for a 23-17 win. It would be the Vikings’ most competitive game in a 12-0 season/Greg Lee, SR. More here.
Question: Have you seen the CHS Viks play during their 24-game winning streak that brought back-to-back state titles?
At VarsityCDA.com, all three prognosticators predict that Skyline of Washington will end Coeur d'Alene's 24-game winning streak at the Kibbie Dome this weekend:
Greg Lee: As much as I’d like to pick the Vikings, I must go with the Spartans. USC-bound quarterback Max Browne is the real deal and if the Spartans protect him, it could be a long night for CdA. Skyline 37, CdA 28
Michelle Dapper: Max Browne and the Spartans are fresh off their 57-25 win over Cottonwood on national television. Browne finished with 387 yards and five scores in the rout. Coeur d’Alene’s 24-game win streak may just come to an end at the Kibbie Dome. Skyline 57, CdA 35
Ryan Collingwood: The Vikings’ offense has the means to put up yards on just about anyone, but going up against one of the top offenses in the country with a savvy 6’5 quarterback — one capable of seeing over the Vikings’ smaller defensive backs — will be a chore. No doubt CdA is the best in Idaho but it is too inconsistent to best Spartans. Skyline 34, CdA 21.
The Coeur d’Alene football team’s 2012 schedule already was going to be the toughest in school history. Now it’s been amped up another notch. It will be a clash of the Idaho and Washington big-school state champions when the Skyline Spartans of Sammamish take on the Coeur d’Alene Vikings as part of a quadrupleheader at the Kibbie Dome on Sept. 15. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Skyline originally was scheduled to play host to Manatee of Bradenton, Fla., in a matchup between two of the nation’s top quarterbacks. But the game was scrapped when the marketing company that helped arrange the game couldn’t afford to fly Manatee to Washington. CdA athletic director Todd Gilkey received an email from Skyline’s administration Wednesday confirming it planned to play CdA pending final approval from its school board. Skyline is led by senior-to-be, 6-foot-5 Max Browne, who has given an oral commitment to the University of Southern California. Browne is rated the nation’s No. 2 recruit/Greg Lee, SR.
Question: Do you think you might see this dream matchup between the 2011 Idaho & Washington state high school champion football teams?