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Photos from Bellevue's 45-7 win over Skyline in the Emerald City Kickoff Classic | Prep sports photos
Since the matchup was announced by the WIAA months ago, prep football fans around the state have been waiting for the defending 4A and 3A state champions from Skyline and Bellevue to meet on the gridiron.
On Saturday at renovated Husky Stadium they got their wish in the finale of the 2013 Emerald City Kickoff Classic, which returned from a stint in Eastern Washington, as the Wolverines rolled to a 45-7 win over the Spartans.
Senior running back Budda Baker got things going with a first quarter touchdown run and Bellevue pushed its lead to 35-0 before the break, keeping Skyline and transfer quarterback Kilton Anderson out of the end zone until late in the fourth quarter.
Bellevue junior running back Sam Richmond ran for a first half score to push his team's lead. JOSH SUMAN, BELLEVUE REPORTER
Skyline quarterback Kilton Anderson had little time to operate in the passing game, as the Wolverines applied pressure throughout the evening. JOSH SUMAN, BELLEVUE REPORTER
Baker and the Wolverines now turn to Bothell, which erased a two-touchdown deficit in the final minutes of its game in the ECKC, for a Week 2 showdown. JOSH SUMAN, BELLEVUE REPORTER
The Bellevue offense was mostly unstoppable in building a 35-0 first half lead. JOSH SUMAN, BELLEVUE REPORTER
The view from the top of Husky Stadium. JOSH SUMAN, BELLEVUE REPORTER
Bellevue prepares for an offensive snap in the first half. JOSH SUMAN, BELLEVUE REPORTER
Bellevue alum and Sports Radio KJR host Dave "Softy" Mahler (right) was one of many recognizable faces on the sideline. JOSH SUMAN, BELLEVUE REPORTER
Sean Constantine (fourth from left), a 2013 Bellevue graduate, was one of several current Washington Huskies on the sideline for the game. JOSH SUMAN, BELLEVUE REPORTER