Here are three don’t-miss summer high school passing-league football tournaments in Washington

Need a high school football fix? Over the next couple of weeks, three of the most prominent passing-league team tournaments are taking place in Washington’s South Sound.

ATAVUS WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL 7v7 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sunday, June 2, Robinswood Community Park, Bellevue

Schedule: Pool play is from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., with winner’s bracket games from 3-6 p.m. (championship game set for 5:30 p.m.).

Participating schools: Archbishop Murphy, Bethel, Graham-Kapowsin, Eastside Catholic, Enumclaw, Kennedy Catholic, Kentwood, Lincoln, Monroe, Mountain View, Rainier Beach, Steilacoom, Sumner, Timberline, Union, Yelm.

Player to watch: In the biggest event of the summer, why not come out and see Kennedy Catholic quarterback and University of Washington commit Sam Huard sling it all over the field. He is the top-rated pro-style quarterback recruit nationally in the 2021 class.

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PASSING CAMP
Sunday, June 9 at Husky Stadium (and surrounding fields)

Schedule: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Participating schools: Archbishop Murphy, Bellevue, Bethel, Blanchet, Bothell, Cascade, Eastlake, Enumclaw, Everett, Garfield, Graham-Kapowsin, Hazen, Hockinson, Issaquah, Juanita, Kamiak, Kennedy Catholic, Kentridge, Kentwood, Lake Stevens, Lakewood, Liberty, Lincoln, Mead, Mount Si, Mountain View, Olympia, Port Angeles, Rainier Beach, Skyline.

Players to watch: Hockinson senior wide receiver Sawyer Racanelli will play a passing-league game for the first time on the field he will someday call home – Husky Stadium. He just gave the Huskies an oral commitment two weeks ago.

RISE FOOTBALL 11v11 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT AND SHOWCASE
Saturday, June 15, Pacific Lutheran University practice fields, Parkland

Schedule: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Participating schools: Auburn Riverside, Beamer, Bethel, Bonney Lake, Clover Park, Enumclaw, Fife, Foster, Graham-Kapowsin, Hudson’s Bay, Issaquah, Jefferson, Kennedy Catholic, Kentlake, Lincoln, Meadowdale, Monroe, Peninsula, Prairie, Puyallup, Rogers, Spanaway Lake, Stadium, Steilacoom, Sumner, Timberline, White River, Wilson, Yelm.

Player to watch: This tournament is set up differently, allowing pass rushers to impact the action. And that means lots of big plays from five-star outside linebacker/defensive end Sav’ell Smalls, the former Garfield standout who will play his final season at Kennedy Catholic. He is the consensus top recruit in the state in the 2020 class – and top-10 prospect nationally.

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