The amazing high school career for Georgia-bound quarterback Jacob Eason at Lake Stevens (Wash.) ended Saturday night when his team lost in a Washington 4A state semifinal.
Eason threw for 390 yards and two touchdowns in Lake Stevens’ 37-34 loss to Skyline, which was led by its own star passer in Blake Gregory, who threw for 436 yards and three touchdowns.
Skyline will make its first trip to the state title game since 2012 when it plays Gonzaga Prep.
“We wanted it so bad,” Eason told the Seattle Times. “We just fell short. … Everything comes to an end, and it did.”
“We did all we could. It just wasn’t our game. … Hats off to Skyline and I hope they go take it to Gonzaga Prep and go get themselves a title.”
Lake Stevens was driving for a potential winning touchdown when the defense got to Eason on a first-down play and he fumbled with less than two minutes to play.
“I feel really bad for Jake because he’s carried us all year,” coach Tom Tri told The Times. “He carried us tonight. He had a hell of a game. I’m a dummy and call a run play out of quads. He’s got to take care of the ball, but that’s his first fumble.”
Eason finished his senior year with 3,585 and 43 passing touchdowns. He already has signed his financial aid papers and will enroll in Georgia this winter after he plays in the Army All-American Game on Jan. 9 in San Antonio.