Skyline High School and Selah High School head football coaches Mat Taylor and Jeff Jamieson are the week seven recipients of the Seattle Seahawks/NFL High School Coach of the Week award for the 3A/4A and B/1A/2A classifications respectively.
Head Coach Mat Taylor has led the Skyline High School Spartans to one of the most dominate seasons in Washington State high school football history. The undefeated 7-0 Spartans have outscored their opponents 296-8 during the 2008 season including a 38-0 shutout victory over previously undefeated Issaquah High School on October 17. The Spartans amassed 510 yards of offense while only surrendering 57 yards on defense to the Issaquah Eagles. Skyline is ranked No. 8 in the latest USA Today Super 25 National High School Football Poll and is the top ranked team in Washington State.
Selah High School Head Football Coach Jeff Jamieson led the Vikings to a 26-21 win over Ellensburg High School in a 2A Central Washington league match-up on October 17. The victory preserved Selah's perfect 7-0 season record. Coach Jamieson and the Vikings travel to Prosser to take on the top ranked 2A team in the state, the Prosser Mustangs on October 24. The winner of the game will sit atop the 2A Central Washing league and control their own destiny for the league championship heading in to the final two weeks of the regular season.
The Seattle Seahawks High School Coach of the Week award winners in Washington State are selected by members of the Washington State Football Coaches Association. Recipients of the award receive a $500 donation for their football program from the Seattle Seahawks and a $100 savings bond from Sterling Savings Bank. At the conclusion of the high school football season one coach will be selected as the NFL High School Coach of the Year for the state of Washington. The NFL High School Coach of the Year receives a $2,000 grant
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