Seattle Prep’s Braeden Smith joins, referee shortages, Shantay Legans’ recruiting footprint: SBLive Washington podcast

Braeden Smith is a standout slot receiver who proved he can do anything the coaching staff asks him. When QB Jake Sype went down with an injury, Smith stepped in and quarterbacked the Panthers to two historic wins over O’Dea and Eastside Catholic in consecutive weeks — a milestone moment for the program. The junior joined (12:15 minute mark) to talk about the Panthers’ season, whether his future is on the basketball court or football field and more.

Also discussed on the show are the efforts one basketball referee association is undergoing to boost recruitment into the field with a 40% drop in referees in the pandemic, whether Shantay Legans’ recruiting footprint in Washington will continue at University of Portland and a new Past & Present segment.

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What we learned in Week 3 of the football season SBLive Washington podcast

SBLive reporters Andy Buhler and Todd Milles talk about where they were for Week 3 of the high school football season (1:46 minute mark) as well as looks at Lake Stevens' impressive win over O'Dea (22:30), Henry Mercado and Kamiakin stamp as a state contender (27:06), Toppenish QB Josh Perez's record-tying night (32:06) and Peninsula's epic 28-point Fish Bowl OT comeback win over Gig Harbor (35:12). Download the SBLive Sports app on iPhone and Android, your national home for high school sports news and information. Coverage of the state of Washington: LINKS! • How SBLive's all-class Top 25 fared in Week 3:
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