Northwest Notes Aug. 20, 2019

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High school soccer jamboree

set Wednesday at Lake City

COEUR d’ALENE — Lake City High will host Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Sandpoint in high school boys and girls soccer jamborees Wednesday on the two fields at the Irma Anderl Soccer Complex at Lake City.

Each “game” will consist of a 40-minute half.

As the jamboree is a fundraiser for Idaho’s Youth Endowment for Activities, a $5 admission will be charged.

Boys and girls games will be played at the same time, on adjoining fields.

Here’s the schedule for both boys and girls games:

Lake City vs. Sandpoint, 2 p.m.; Coeur d’Alene vs. Sandpoint, 2:50; Lake City vs. Post Falls, 3:40; Coeur d’Alene vs. Post Falls, 4:30.

EWU picked third in AFCA

FCS preseason poll

Picking the Eagles one spot higher than the media did, the Eastern Washington University football team was selected third in the American Football Coaches Association NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Top 25 Poll released on Monday.

Two weeks earlier, EWU was ranked fourth in the STATS preseason media poll.

North Dakota State, which has won seven of eight NCAA Division I titles since EWU won it in 2010, was a unanimous No. 1 pick by the coaches. James Madison was ranked second, followed by EWU in third. South Dakota State was fourth, a year after JMU bowed out of the FCS Playoffs in the second round and SDSU advanced to the semifinals where is lost to NDSU. Eastern fell to the Bison 38-24 in the NCAA Division I Championship Game.

Other ranked teams from the Big Sky include No. 5 UC Davis, No. 9 Weber State and No. 15 Montana State. The Eagles shared the league title a year ago with the Aggies and Wildcats. Other notable ranked teams include Maine (No. 7) and Nicholls (No. 11), a pair of teams EWU beat in the 2018 playoffs, along with UC Davis.

Montana, Northern Arizona and Idaho also received votes.

WSU’s Gubrud named to Golden Arm Award watch list

BALTIMORE, Md. — Washington State graduate quarterback Gage Gubrud was named to the 2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation announced Monday.

Gubrud is one of 49 quarterbacks named to the watch list for the award presented annually to the top senior or fourth-year junior quarterback. Former Cougar quarterback Gardner Minshew II won the award last season and ex-Coug QB Luke Falk was a finalist for the award in 2016.

Gubrud arrived at WSU as a graduate transfer this past spring after a record-setting four years at Eastern Washington. The McMinnville, Ore. native set three career, 11 season and seven single-game school records at EWU, posted a 21-7 record as a starter and threw for 9,984 yards and 86 touchdowns and won the 2016 FCS Player of the Year Award.

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