May 15, 2013
Skyline may have found its new quarterback, Florida all-state quarterback Kilton Anderson.
That’s according to several recent news reports, including a May 6 piece by Tom Hanson, a local reporter in Marco, Fla., who wrote that the Naples High School junior is moving this summer to Sammamish and looking forward to throwing for the Skyline Spartans. Anderson told Hanson that he is hoping to be settled in time to join Skyline for its spring practice. Read more
May 7, 2013
Former Skyline High School football player Luke Marquardt signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent April 27.
The 6-foot-8.5-inch, 317-pound left tackle played 30 games for Azusa Pacific University before a foot injury caused him to sit out his senior season and limited his participation at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this year.
Marquardt was named to the 2013 Senior Bowl Watch List and, according to NFL.com, had coaches from several pro teams, include the 49ers, attend his pro day workout.
December 26, 2012
By Larry Stone
Seattle Times staff reporter
At midmorning Tuesday, Skyline High School quarterback Max Browne was called out of class by his football coach, Mat Taylor, on the pretense that he was needed at an emergency captain’s meeting.
Browne fell for it hook, line and sinker. What awaited him in the upstairs classroom stunned him — his parents, a gaggle of cameras, a crowd of friends and, emerging from a hidden spot, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Read more
December 1, 2012
Updated: Dec. 5, 9:58 a.m.
Jubilant only begins to describe Skyline and its fans Dec. 1 at the Tacoma Dome, where the Spartans grabbed their fifth state title in eight years. Skyline beat Bellarmine Prep 49-24 to win the 4A football state championship.
“This is the most special…I’ve grown up with all these guys,” said Max Browne, who completed 21 of 28 passing attempts for 384 yards and four touchdowns. “Nic Sblendorio has been my best friend, Andrew Giese, Matt Sinatro, Peyton Pelluer – all those guys. This is what we dreamed of when we were 5 years old. We worked. We worked hard, and it’s awesome to sit here and know that we got the state title our senior year and are going out the right way.”
November 21, 2012
Skyline quarterback Max Browne is among the 16 high school seniors from across the country that were nominated Nov. 14 for 2013 U.S. Army Player of the Year.
According to a prepared statement by the Army, the award is given to the nation’s most outstanding senior high school football player. Read more
November 21, 2012
The last time the Skyline football team played under the Space Needle at Memorial Stadium, it had already wrapped up the win by the end of the second quarter, beating Roosevelt 43-7 at the half.
Eight weeks later, that wasn’t the case.
November 14, 2012
To say that the Skyline High School football squad is above reproach isn’t quite accurate. Every team has its Achilles heel, but the Spartans are a perfect ten — 10-0 that is.
The relentless gridiron machine that is the Skyline football contingent, currently No. 1 in the state at the Class 4A level, kept its untarnished accounting intact when it hosted Lake Stevens Nov. 9 at Skyline Stadium, annihilating its visitors from the north, 42-0.
November 7, 2012
Max Browne sets state record for completions
In typical Skyline Spartans fashion, the first quarter of Nov. 3 state playoff game was awash in touchdowns, leading the Spartans to a 59-17 win over the Puyallup Vikings.
On its first drive, the Skyline football team scored with a touchdown by Nate Gibson. Puyallup quickly answered back with a touchdown of their own and for two-and-a-half minutes of the game it looked like the Spartans may have met their match. Read more
November 1, 2012
After plowing through the regular season undefeated, the Skyline football team kicked off what it calls the “second season” Oct. 25 with a blowout over Bothell for the KingCo 4A title.
“To win a league championship and put another banner up in the gym is something these kids will never forget,” said Mat Taylor.
October 24, 2012
Whatever Skyline heard during halftime of their Oct. 19 game against Issaquah, must have gotten their attention.
After scoring only a single touchdown during the first half, the gritty green and white warriors of Skyline returned to their usual dominating selves, bringing the partisan crowd to its feet on more than one occasion.