Decatur shoots past Federal Way, 4-1


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The Decatur Gators won their third game in a row last Saturday afternoon over their crosstown rivals, downing Federal Way’s Eagles 4-1 at Federal Way Memorial Field.

“We just didn’t show up to play,” said Federal Way coach Jerrod Fleury. “We just played a very poor game. They are definitely a very good team.”

The Gators opened the scoring against the Eagles with a goal by Brad Reid.

Freshman Ciaran O’Brien continued his solid year with a pair of goals for Decatur. Kyle Colbath tallied the other goal for the Gators.

Federal Way’s only goal came off the foot of Brian Koo. Koo’s goal in the 35th minute cut the Decatur lead to 2-1, but that was as close as they would get.

“That goal got us back into it,” said Fleury. “I thought that we would start picking it up, but we didn’t.”

The win improved the Gators to 3-1-1 in South Puget Sound League South Division play and dropped the Eagles to 1-1-1.

“I thought we were going to be a good team,” Fleury said. “But we took a huge step backward against Decatur.”

Decatur 5, Rogers 0

The Gators got their second win of the season in a blowout victory over the Rogers Rams last Thursday night in a 5-0 shutout.

Decatur tallied two quick goals to take the wind out of the Rams’ sails. Josh Norwood put the Gators’ first goal in the net in the 15th minute on a pass from James Craig and scored again less than a minute later on a pass from Reid.

O’Brien also scored a pair of goals for the Gators. The first came in the 35th minute on a pass from Craig and the second came in the 60th minute on a feed from Colbath. Jmaar Aina scored the final goal on Craig’s third assist of the game.

Junior Kyle Bressler and sophomore Taylor McCluskey combined on the shutout.


The Thomas Jefferson Raiders remained unbeaten in South Puget Sound League South Division play with a 3-1 victory over the Emerald Ridge Jaguars last Thursday night and a 2-0 shutout of the Spanaway Lake Sentinels Saturday.

The Raiders got a pair of goals from Ricky Getchell and a strong performance in goal from Matt Anderson and Taylor Landrud. Gethell’s first goal came on a pass from Jeremy Hennings in the 20th minute. Gethell’s second came on a pass from Steve Mohn in the 52nd minute.

The Raiders took the early lead in the game against a strong Jaguars team Thursday, which has tied Federal Way and Decatur in the early going. Brandon Sprague tallied an unassisted goal just two minutes into the game.

But the Jaguars tied the game 15 minutes later with a goal from Josh Robinson.

Senior star Chris Sanders put the Raiders on top for good in the 21st minute with a goal on a pass from Lamar Neagle. Neagle picked up an insurance goal in the 69th minute on a pass from Mike Montgomery.

Federal Way

The Federal Way Eagles got back on the winning track with a 3-0 shutout of the Rogers Rams Thursday night in South Puget Sound League South action.

The Eagles got a pair of goals from Darin Loughlin. The first came just two minutes into the game. Federal Way’s other goal came from Matt Young.

Seth Grisham picked up the shutout in goal for the Eagles.

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