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CURTIS-FEDERAL WAY: Vikings Fall To No. 2 Eagles

The Vikings, the No. 3 seed out of the SPSL South, will face Bothell in a play-in game to the state playoffs.

UPDATE 10:30 p.m., 10/26/12

Too much.

Federal Way was too much for Curtis on Friday, pulling away for 35-6 victory and a second consecutive SPSL South title.

Curtis' EJ Deveaux scored the team's lone touchdown in the second quarter on a 29-yard pass from Scott Wismer, but it wasn't enough. The Eagles' defense was stout and opportunistic in the second half, collecting three interceptions.

The Eagles' Evan Elliott threw four touchdown passes, including a 67-yard pass to Marcel Morris.

(For a recap of the game, read the comments from Patch users Dan and Howard below)

The Vikings (7-2 overall, 6-2 league) will face Bothell for a play-in game to the state playoffs.

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ORIGINAL

The Curtis football team controls its own destiny, sort of.

The Vikings host No. 2 Federal Way tonight, and the boys from University Place are coming in with momentum. Only thing is, so are the Eagles, who have weapons on both sides of the ball.

The teams are playing for seeding in the SPSL 4A playoffs, but it isn't as easy as one-two-three, according to Todd Milles of The News Tribune. Here's how tonight's game will decide seeding:

1, If Federal Way loses by 13 or fewer points, the Eagles would remain the No. 1 seed, followed by Graham-Kapowsin at No. 2 and Curtis at No. 3.

2, If Federal Way loses by 14 or more points, a mini-playoff is expected to take place Tuesday.

But even the latter scenario according to Milles, could be a moot point, as at least one of three coaches atop the SPSL has suggested deciding seeding via a coin flip.

Yeah, none of this is confusing.

First thing is first. To make this all happen, Curtis needs to win, and win big. Follow the comment stream below to follow the game, as Patch users Dan and Howard will be providing updates.

Of course, we want to hear from you too, so feel free to give updates or share you Curtis pride.

Good luck tonight, guys, and Go Viks!

Howard and Barbara Lee October 27, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Viks defense keeping Curtis in the game. Viks offense needs some crisp blocking and they may gain needed momentum
Dan October 27, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Eagles start drive on their own 28 It took a quarter and a half, but the Viking defense has finally showed up. Eagles forced to punt after three nice stops. Curtis ball on their own 46
Dan October 27, 2012 at 03:08 AM
This Curtis drive is nothing but exciting plays...and penalties... Forced to punt on 4th and 31 Eagles take over on their own 48
Dan October 27, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Curtis intercepts! Ball on FW 41. :25 left in half
Howard and Barbara Lee October 27, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Viks defense keeping Curtis in the game. Our offensive blocking needs to improve so I am sure Coach Engel with introduce them to some inspirational words at halftime.
Dan October 27, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Final play... Curtis ball on the 19 FG attempt...blocked. Halftime 14-6 Eagles
Dan October 27, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Vikings are right in this. Score is close and it's been pretty even since the start of the second quarter.
Dan October 27, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Side note: The boys basketball team is hawking food in the stands and Coach Kelly is with some big guy I don't remember from last year. #excited
Dan October 27, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Howard is right. The Vikings running game needs to step it up. Credit this close score to the vikings defense. Although, the Wismer to Williams connection is clicking and will be a great thing to watch all next year too.
Dan October 27, 2012 at 03:27 AM
The little Viks cheerleaders are entertaining the crowd at halftime.
Dan October 27, 2012 at 03:41 AM
Eagles with a nice drive going to start the 2nd half. Helped by a couple of huge Curtis penalties. Eagles first and goal at the 10
Dan October 27, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Eagles TD! Kick is good. 21-6 eagles 8:19 left in 3rd
Brent Champaco October 27, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Ugh. So difficult for a defense to keep up when the offense is struggling.
Dan October 27, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Curtis starts drive at their own 26. Wow, they just cannot move the ball on the ground. Wismer sacked gets up slowly and is limping. Another pitiful running attempt and Curtis forced to punt. Eagles begin their next drive on their own 30
Dan October 27, 2012 at 03:56 AM
Eagles with a 58yrd TD pass! Kick is good 28-6 eagles 4:33 left in 3rd. Vikings look lifeless in this 2nd half.
Dan October 27, 2012 at 03:59 AM
EJ Deveaux hurt in last series, not in this current viking drive. Curtis begins on their own 37. Time for Hersey to step up like he did last week
Dan October 27, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Curtis punts - beautiful play stopping the ball on the 1.
Dan October 27, 2012 at 04:07 AM
Deveaux back in the game on defense. Eagles grinding the ball down the field, using up the clock as the 3rd qtr ends. 28-6 eagles, with the ball at Curtis' 40
Dan October 27, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Eagles forced to punt and the Vikings take over on the 13.
Dan October 27, 2012 at 04:12 AM
Wismer throws a tipped interception. Eagles ball on the Curtis 10 Not looking good Viking fans...(and Graham Kapowsin fans)
Dan October 27, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Eagles TD called back on holding penalty. Next... 32yd TD pass. Kick is good 35-6 eagles 9:37 left in game
Dan October 27, 2012 at 04:18 AM
The score is scary close to the score czars prediction. #scoreczar Curtis begins drive on their 27.
Dan October 27, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Eagles intercept! Viking fans begin mass exit..
Dan October 27, 2012 at 04:26 AM
I'm told we will be playing up in Bothell next week. Hopefully it's on Saturday because that will be an ugly Friday commute.
Dan October 27, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Eagles punt. Curtis ball on their 6 4:30 left in game.
Dan October 27, 2012 at 04:33 AM
All of a sudden we have a ground game. #2ndstringdefense 3:03 left Curtis on Eagles 31.
Dan October 27, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Eagles intercept! :25 second left
Dan October 27, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Final score Federal Way 35 Curtis 6 Congrats to Eagles. SPSL South Champs
Brent Champaco October 27, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Curtis played hard, but Federal Way truly is a top-tier team. Congrats to them and the Vikings.
Brent Champaco October 27, 2012 at 05:07 AM
Thanks, Dan and Howard, for once again providing users with great, play-by-play coverage.

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