Sumner High School’s football season had just ended in the 4A state semifinals. Luke Ross was in tears as the quarterback approached his father and coach after the final seconds trickled off the clock. “He came up to me and he was crying and he says, ‘I’m sorry, Dad. I couldn’t get you a state championship,’” Sumner coach Keith Ross said, his own eyes glossy as he recalled that moment. Keith was coach, but more importantly a father. And Luke was quarterback, but more so, a son.
Remember them when they were in high school? Some are still producing plenty at the college level. And some might just be the next to go from the South Sound to starting in the NFL — just like Wilson graduate Desmond Trufant (Atlanta Falcons), Timberline’s Jonathan Stewart (Carolina Panthers), Lakes graduate Jermaine Kearse (New York Jets), Auburn’s Danny Shelton (Cleveland Browns) or Gig Harbor’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins (New York Jets) this year.
THE NEWS TRIBUNE’S PRESEASON ALL-STATE TEAM OFFENSE Quarterback – Jacob Sirmon, Bothell, 6-5, 225, sr.: Prototypical size and arm for a Pac-12 quarterback. UW commit hoping to make his final season a big one. Second-team 4A KingCo selection last year after completing 167 of 290 passes (57.6 percent) for 2,498 yards, 18 TDs and 2 INTs. Running back – Jamyn Patu, O’Dea, sr.: He’s still haunting Lincoln’s dreams.
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Selecting a term
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