Posted On: 12/6/18 11:52 AM

Eastside Catholic has become a contender in the 3A classification, and it sort of happened overnight. Prior to 2014, when they made it all the way to the state championship before losing to Rainier Beach, they had never made the 3A state tournament. Eastside went on to finish 3rd the following year before failing to qualify the next two seasons. Last season, the Crusaders returned to the postseason where they took 6th. Losing to eventual champions Garfield High School in the semis. Even with a disappointing finish last season, the Crusaders are just getting started.

The culture at Eastside has always been about hard work and team first. Third year head coach, Brent Merritt is determined to build on the already rich culture. Coac

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