The Bears have finished second behind Curtis in the Class 4A SPSL the past two seasons. Olympia heads into Saturday’s league meet at Rogers with nine swimmers already qualified for the 4A West Central District meet and hopes of expanding that total to 18 in their attempt to overtake Curtis.
In a pivotal game for both squads, Timberline (5-2) put the defensive clamps down on the visiting Cougars (5-2) in the second half, and turned a tie game at the intermission into a convincing 34-14 win at South Sound Stadium.
The Tornados enter Friday’s showdown with SSC-leading Peninsula featuring an offense that’s led by its dynamic receiving duo Kodee Gifford and Austen Osso and quarterback Kyle Robinson. It’s a passing attack that has its roots in middle school.
It took a 28-yard field goal with 44 seconds left by a guy playing his first season of tackle football, Mexican exchange student Diego Luna, for the Cruisers (5-1) to finally secure a 23-20 win in the Class 2A South Puget Sound League contest.