Cruisers, Eagles and Braves open football seasons

" Eatonville at Orting, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. Scouting report: This is the 2015 non-league season-opener for both teams. In 2014, Eatonville had one of its best seasons in school history. The Cruisers won the Evergreen League 1A regular-season title and rolled undefeated into the semifinals of the state tournament before losing to eventual champion Cascade Christian. Among the victories in Eatonville's final record of 11-1 was a 30-26 decision over Orting to start the season. Orting, a member of the 2A South Puget Sound League, was 4-5 last year but won three of its final four games and scored an average of 37 points in the victories. " Graham-Kapowsin at Kentlake, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. Scouting report: Teams from opposite ends of the 4A South Puget Sound League GÇô Graham-Kapowsin of the South Division and Kentlake of the Northeast Division GÇô meet in their season-opener at French Field in Kent. G-K was a state powerhouse in 2014, advancing to the state tournament semifinals before losing to Chiawanah, the then-defending state champion. Chiawanah went on to lose to Bothell in the title game. Untl losing to Chiawanah, Graham-Kapowsin was on a 10-game winning streak. The Eagles finished the season 11-2 and finished second in their division in the regular-season. Kentlake's Falcons were 5-5 last year. " Bethel at Kentridge, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. Scouting report: French Field in Kent will be the scene of the season-opener for these teams that are in separate divisions of the 4A South Puget Sound League GÇô Bethel's in the South Division, Kentridge in the Northeast. Last season, Bethel won its first five games in Mark Iddings' first season as the Braves' coach, then lost the final five, including a first-round defeat at the hands of Bothell (the eventual state champion) in the district playoffs. It was still a dramatic turnaround for Bethel, which won only twice a year earlier. Kentridge posted a 1-9 record in 2014.


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