Posts Tagged ‘EHS Football


Football Played In The Mud

10-16-09 Andrew vs Bonney lake

Hornets improve to 6-1. Friday night did not start out the way Hornet fans anticipated.  The week preparing for Bonney Lake the weather did not always cooperate.  On Tuesday a huge rain storm came rolling into Enumclaw causing I guess you would describe as flash floods on the streets.

We were anticipating rain for Friday nights contest but were not expecting the inch of rain in 1 hour like we got.  The rain really started to fall about 20 minutes prior kick off and by the opening kick off it had turned Pete’s Field in a huge mud pit.

The Hornets kicked off and watched BL return the opening kick off for 6 points.  Everything that could go wrong in the first quarter it seemed to for the Hornets as they quickly fell behind 20 to 0.  The Hornets kept their composure and rallied back to score 33 unanswered.

The Hornet offense produced close to 500 total yards and the Hornet Defense really put the clamps down on the Panthers from Bonney Lake.  The Panther offense had roughly 75 passing yards and 85 rushing.  The Defense forced 3 turnovers.  My brother Andrew had a successful night as he rushed for over 165 yards on 26 carries.

The win set up an exciting match up this coming week as the Hornets take on Peninsula for a battle of 2nd place and home field advantage week 1 into the state playoffs.

Andrew Gamblin EHS


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Influenza A – Swine Flu

So I turned 25 in September.  My birthday is September 23.  I was so excited because about a week before my birthday rolled around Sophia surprised me with the news that she got 2 tickets to see Wicked in Seattle for my birthday.  Of course this was too good to be true as I love the production Wicked.  I saw it in London a couple of summers ago with good friend Ryan Ward.  I think Sophia has listened to the soundtrack numerous times as it is always a favorite of mine to listen to at work and in the car.

Wicked Logo

The first problem we had with Wicked was the football conflict.  Wednesday night for football Varsity and JV practice under the lights up at Pete’s Pool at 7:00 PM.  This was not going to be any other Wednesday practice either, it was the Wednesday night practice before we took on #1 Lakes. The tickets were for Wednesday night, but I made the sacrifice and made the arrangements to miss practice to go on a date with my wife.

As Wednesday was approaching things did not get good in the Gamblin home.  I missed work on Tuesday because I was sick and I joined Sophia on the couch as we both where under the weather.  Sophia continued to bother me through out the day that our thermometer was broken and she wanted to know what her fever was up to.  Late Tuesday night I went to the store to get Sophia a thermometer.  Sophia had a temperature of over 103 degrees which freaked us both out.  So we went to the Emergency Room.  While we were in the hospital Sophia’s temperature dropped and they did some tests.  To the excitement of the nurses at the hospital that Sophia was the first case of Swine Flu the hospital had seen!  I have never been so proud, haha!  As the nurses were excited, Sophia was not to thrilled nor was I.

Swine Flu

OK, I think everyone in the world knows what swine flu is.  People have gone crazy about this flu, acting like it is the black plague.  While at the hospital they gave us a sheet on what Swine Flu is all about.  Swine Flu is really just Influenza A.  Influenza A is a contagious respiratory illness affecting pigs, but is now being spread from person to person. Symptoms are similar to regular human flu.  The flu spreads in respiratory droplets that are propelled through the air by coughing or sneezing.  A person may become infected by touching something with a virus on it and then touching their mouth or nose.

Here are some of the symptoms:

Fever, Headache, Tiredness, Cough, Sore Throat, Runny Nose, Body Aches.

I thought you would like the Wikipedia or complete copy of the form the hospital gave us.   The This flu was nasty and it kicked our butts here in the Gamblin house.  As my birthday rolled around Sophia and I were left paralyzed on the coach feeling miserable.  We were unable to go see Wicked that night, so we passed along the tickets to Sophia’s sister and boyfriend.  My birthday and the days after were spent with both of us with no energy and laying on the couch watching ESPN and HBO on demand.

We are finally back to health but man that flu really sucked!


Hornets Win 9 to 6 vs Franklin Pierce

Enumclaw Football

The Enumclaw High School Hornets traveled to Franklin Pierce High School this past Saturday night to take on the Cardinals. Although it was a low scoring affair there was plenty of offense. Coach Patterson and I were pleased as our defense scored for the first time this year causing a safety. That is two games thus far this year where we have had a safety in the game, this week we were on the better end.

In efforts to get the kids excited for the big game we put together a highlight tape of big plays from the week before and big plays from last years battle with Franklin Pierce up at Pete’s Pool. Saturday’s game did not showcase a last second goaline stand like last year but did feature the Hornets putting together a time consuming drive to hold onto the win late in the 4th quarter.  The Hornets won 9 to 6.  Definitely in an interesting score for a High School game but a Win is a Win!

The Hornets are 2 and 0 and are heading into this week’s game against Sumner High School who are 0 and 2. This will be the Hornets first home game of the year up at Pets’s Pool. Playing on natural grass will be nice for the boys and having a home cheering section will add to the excitement. The Hornets only get 4 home games this year which includes Homecoming. Hopefully the Hornets can put themselves in a good position after this week.  If the Hornets win they will be 3 and 0 and roll into Tacoma to take on Lakes who are ranked #3 in the state.

Go Hornets

Sport Articles on the Hornets Win

Courier Herald
Tacoma News Tribune
Seattle Times


EHS vs Wilson

Saturday September 4, 2009 The Enumclaw High School Hornets traveled to the Stadium Bowl in Tacoma to play the Wilson High School Rams.  My wife Sophia and my mom were waiting during the game for Heath Ledger to come out on the stands and start singing “You’re to good to be be true, can’t take my eyes off of you…”  (Stadium High School is where they filmed the movie 10 Thing I Hate About You)

This was a rematch from last year as the Rams came up to Pete’s Pool and walked away with the win 14-13.  The Hornets came out ready to play with its opening drive taking almost the whole length of the 1st quarter.

The Wilson Rams were only allowed 3 plays on offense in the 1st quarter due to the Hornets offense.  The game definitely heated up as Wilson Rams forced a couple of fumbles and converted those turnovers into scores throughout the game.  The Hornets forced the Rams into 3 interceptions and 1 sack which set up the offense to convert.

Down late in the contest 16 to 14 the Hornets made a late drive to put themselves into FG position.  They kicked a game winning FG with a few seconds left on the clock and pulled ahead for the victory 17 to 16.   The Youtube video is Defensive Highlights from the game.   The Hornets are preparing this week to take on Franklin Pierce Saturday Night.

Stadium Bowl

Stadium Bowl

Courier Herald Article

Tacoma News Tribune Article

Seattle Times Score


Enumclaw High School Football Camp

Enumclaw High School Football

Enumclaw High School Football

I spent the past week at University of Puget Sound Football Camp.  Enumclaw High School Football Team took 75 players to the week long camp.  We brought three teams, a varsity squad, Junior Varsity and Freshman team.  It was a great opportunity for our players to stay in the dorms, get to know each other and come together as a team.

One of the great things about camp is the chance to compete. This was EHS Football 2nd year in a row to come to UPS to camp.  This year there were 10 teams at camp: Skyline High School, Bothell High School, Puyallup High School, Orting High School, Auburn Riverside High School, Kentwood High School, Tahoma High School, Eastlake High School, Bonney Lake High School, Timberline High School and Sprague High School from Oregon.

The Hornets had the opportunity to scrimmage against Orting, Bothell, and Puyallup.  We had the chance to play against Auburn Riverside, Timberline and Skyline on the final day where parents and friends had the opportunity to watch!


Enumclaw High School Football Car Wash

The Enumclaw High School Football team had their second annual car wash at Art Gamblin Motors Truck Center in Enumclaw.   The car wash was in effort to raise money for the EHS Football players for their upcoming camp at University Puget Sound this summer.   Each player pre-sold tickets for $10 to help pay for their own way to the camp.  Every ticket a EHS Football player sold it went to his own balance towards camp.   We had a huge turn out of family, friends, neighbors, local community members and the occasional passer by who wanted their vehicle washed.

Having the car wash this year at Art Gamblin Motors Truck Center offered a great location for the car wash.   There were two car wash lines in front of the Gamblin Truck Center showroom with 4 stations.   The first station was the wet station where one of our football players operated a hose and got the vehicle wet.   The vehicle then rolled forward to station 2 where linebackers/quarterbacks/receiver/etc turned into a professional car washer.  After being washed the driver would pull up to station 3 which was the rinse station. Then the final station was the dry station.

Coaching did not stop for most the EHS Football coaches as you heard a constant theme, “start from the top and work your way down” or “you missed this spot.”

The car washed was broken down into 4 shifts.   The seniors washed cars from 8:00AM to 10:00AM followed by the Sophomores who washed cars from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.   The Juniors started the afternoon shift which was from 12:00PM to 2:00PM and the incoming freshman had their first taste of High School football by washing cars from 2:00PM to 4:00PM.   For pure numbers of who did the most, I think the Junior class pushed the most vehicles out.   For the best wash job, the incoming Freshman did the best job.

Overall it was a successful day.  The Football team projected that 250 vehicles where washed!  There was a steady flow of 8 vehicles being washed at once, next year we might have to go to 3 lanes.  The players raised over $4,000 to help to pay for their own way to camp!

It was great to see such a huge turn out and to see the support that Enumclaw has for Enumclaw Hornet Football.  I can not wait till the Fall when Hornets make another attempt at the playoffs.

Tyson Gamblin
Art Gamblin Motors
Enumclaw, WA 98022

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