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Intermountain League: Timberlake Tigers still the team to chase

If anyone is synonymous with Intermountain League football championships it’s Timberlake coach Roy Albertson. Entering his 13th season after “retiring” from a similar position at Chewelah, Albertson has directed Timberlake to 10 league titles, including the last six, and 12 straight trips to the playoffs.

Greg Lee: Coaching helps Roy Albertson stay forever young

In education parlance they’re called double dippers. They’re the coaches or administrators who retire from teaching in Washington and head to Idaho seeking similar jobs because they’re not ready to walk off into the sunset.

Tigers want more

Year in and year out talk about football in the Intermountain League begins and ends with one school – Timberlake. If seven straight league championships and nine straight playoff appearances don’t make Timberlake king of the IML what would?

Timberlake will be favored again in IML

In his first nine seasons as head football coach at Timberlake, coach Roy Albertson’s teams have made the State 3A playoffs each year. That isn’t about to change this fall. In fact, the Tigers are heavily favored to captured a seventh straight Intermountain League championship.

Slimmed-down Foote hopes to lead Timberlake deep into playoffs

Intermountain League opponents will see a lot less of Timberlake High’s Allen Foote this fall but a lot more to his game. Foote, at 6-feet-2 and 315 pounds, was an All-IML lineman last season, but he dropped 40 pounds by turning out for the wrestling team last winter and he’s kept it off as the Tigers prepare to defend their 2010 IML football championship.

Tigers boasts veteran lineup

The good news for the Timberlake High football team is it returns nine two-way starters. The bad new is the Tigers’ depth is razor thin.