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Here's Sam Huard, his two pass-catching pals - and the offense that simultaneously made them all stars at Kennedy Catholic

Huard has thrown for 12,712 yards and 145 touchdowns in his career - and Tinae and Alexander have been his favorite targets, combining for nearly 55 percent of his overall production as pass catchers.
Kennedy Catholic High School quarterback Sam Huard throws a pass as coach Sheldon Cross looks on during practice on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Wash.

Kennedy Catholic High School quarterback Sam Huard throws a pass as coach Sheldon Cross looks on during practice on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien, Wash.

(Featured photo by Lauren Smith/The News Tribune)

Sheldon Cross views it all as a serendipitous stroke of genius.

An Air Raid disciple from his college football-playing days, Cross happened to take over the head-coaching job at Kennedy Catholic at just the right moment.

A year into it, he happened to come across three classmates - quarterback Sam Huard, and wide receivers Junior Alexander and Jabez Tinae - at the most opportune time as ninth graders.