7-on-7 Passing Camp News and Notes

SEATTLE - Skyline High School won both the Friday night and Saturday afternoon sessions of the Washington 7-on-7 Passing League, as sophomore-to-be QB Max Browne combined for eight touchdowns in both title games - half of them to 2011 top receiving target Kasen Williams.

In Friday's action, Lakewood upended Liberty, Burlington-Edison defeated Mercer Island, Skyline beat Meadowdale and Timberline took home a win over Blaine in the tournament quarterfinals.

In the semis, Burlington-Edison upset a red-hot Lakewood, led by 2011 quarterback Justin Lane, who arguably had the best weekend of any quarterback. The Spartans took care of Timberline, to set up a matchup of David versus Goliath.

Skyline didn't disappoint in the final, as the 6-foot-5 inch Browne tossed four scores - two to Williams, Scout.com's No. 1 receiver prospect for the class of 2011 - and two to senior-to-be Teran Togia. The Spartans added a pick to comfortably beat the Tigers to take Friday's title. In the consolation final, Newport beat Clover Park.

After a night's rest, the Spartans came back to take care of some unfinished business. "We almost won both last year," Skyline Head Coach Mat Taylor said Saturday, but Taylor didn't have to worry about that this year.

In the quarterfinals, the Spartans defeated Tanoa, a Polynesian-based 7-on-7 team put together by Ultimate Edge's Simi Strickland and featuring Clover Park QB Tana Pritchard and Curtis ATH Rahmel Dockery. Bonney Lake defeated Earl Marriott Secondary of British Columbia; Issaquah defeated Kings and Graham-Kapowsin took care of Enumclaw.

Skyline and Issaquah defeated Bonney Lake and Graham-Kapowsin to make it an all-eastside final. The Spartans again relied on Browne - who came up with four more TD strikes - to add to their hardware in an obviously emotional game against their Plateau neighbors. Williams caught two more scores for Skyline, while Jordan Simone and Michael Ford tallied one touchdown apiece as Browne was more than happy to spread the wealth. 2012 tight end Eric Lemke scored once for Issaquah. In the consolation final, Mission Secondary of British Columbia defeated Kamiak.

In speaking with a number of high school coaches during the two days, we were able to compile notes on some of the top 2011 prospects in the region. We were also able to watch who we believe might emerge as some of the top prospects for 2012 and 2013, including Browne, Lemke, Graham-Kapowsin QB Drew Austin, Mercer Island QB Jeff Lindquist, Kamiak QB Anthony Berg, Kamiak RB/LB Tyler Self, Blaine TE/DE Andrew Price and Timberline RB/S Quinton Sison,

2011 QB Justin Lane (Lakewood) - Illinois State is still Lane's only offer, but a few schools are definitely turning up the heat on the 6-foot-1.5, 200-pound Lane. Washington and Washington State are right there, but the Cougars telling Lane that he's one of two QB's they are closely monitoring for an offer. He camped at Central Washington with his team Saturday, and will camp at Washington State Tuesday and at Washington's Rising Stars camp Wednesday. It sounds like a trip to Idaho may happen the following week, but that's not set in stone yet.

2011 ATH Rahmel Dockery (Curtis) - Stories of Dockery's head-to-head battles against Kasen Williams during Skyline's Skills and Drills on the Hill last weekend were still percolating around the UW campus, and Dockery came to show that his work was no fluke. Unfortunately he still wasn't fully healed from what appeared to be a hip flexor that kept him out of most of the Tanoa game against Skyline. Either way, recruiting attention is definitely bumping up, as the 5-foot-9 athlete has already been offered by Washington State, Idaho, Hawaii and Oregon State, and it sounds as if Oregon and Washington may be close to adding their names to that list. Boise State and UCLA have started to step up interest too. It appears that all the schools are looking at Dockery as a receiver or return specialist.

2011 TE/DE Jake Bainton - Bainton has gotten bigger since the end of the 2009 season; he must be around 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds. It's always been a mystery to us why he hadn't been receiving a lot more attention, and after talking to some sources close to Liberty High School, we may have figured it out. It appears as if Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State and Idaho have all given Bainton assurances that they have a scholarship offer at the ready if he's able to get his schoolwork in order. Bainton has time, so we'll see if he's able to take care of his business off the field so he can continue to excel on the field.

2011 QB/ATH Tana Pritchard - The Warriors could have used the 6-foot-3.5, 205-pound Pritchard on Friday, but he was the Air Force Academy, attending a camp there. And like Lane, even though Pritchard only has one offer (UNLV), he's amassing quite a bit of interest. Washington State and Boise State apparently are interested in Tana as an athlete, Oregon State likes him as a defensive back, while Idaho, Washington and Air Force like him as a QB. His versatility should help him become one of the more coveted uncommitted players from in-state come the fall, and there's no question Pritchard is an athlete; at the AFA camp he ran a 4.7 40, ran a sub-4.3 shuttle and jumped 35 inches in the vertical jump.


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