Lake Stevens vs. Skyline

When: Tonight, 7 p.m.

Where: Skyline Stadium, Sammamish

Records: Skyline 5-0 Kingco Crown, 10-0 overall, No. 1 AP poll; Lake Stevens 3-1 Wesco 4A North, 8-2 overall.

Twitter: @krueger_david

Scouting report: Skyline

How they got here: Skyline easily beat Puyallup in a quad-district playoff game.

Player to watch: Max Browne, QB: The Southern Cal commit is the No. 1-ranked QB in Washington and No. 2 in the western United States. The pocket passer just set the career completions state record with his 805th completion in the playoff win over Puyallup. Browne has thrown for 2,693 yards, 29 TDs and just three interceptions in leading the defending champions back to the state playoffs.

Biggest win: Skyline 34, Bothell 7. With the Cougars looking for revenge after losing to Skyline in the season opener, the Spartans quieted those ideas by jumping out to a 34-0 lead en route to a victory that cemented the Kingco title for Skyline.

Key to the game: If Lake Stevens defensive backs don’t stick with Skyline wide receivers and the defensive line doesn’t get any pressure on Browne this is going to be a long night. Conversely, Austin Otis and the Vikings offensive line must pound the rock and wear the clock down to keep the ball out of Browne’s hands.

Pick: Skyline 45, Lake Stevens 27

To listen to Herald staffers and friends pick this week’s games in the State Playoff Podcast, click here.

More in Sports

Mountlake Terrance’s Brendan Hayes gathers rebound with Edmonds-Wooway’s Noah Becker (left) and Kameron Eck Tuesday night at Mountlake Terrace High School on January 23, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Terrace boys ride defense to 64-43 win over E-W (VIDEO)

Brendan Hayes scores 25 points and blocks eight shots to lead the Hawks to their 11th straight win.

Edgar rockets up Hall of Fame ballot as DHs gain respect

Boosted by new-age analysis, the M’s legend has risen from an afterthought to the brink of election.

Tuesday’s prep stars of the night

Matthew King, Glacier Peak swimming & diving King, a sophomore, posted 4A… Continue reading

Results of Cortez Kennedy’s autopsy released

Medical examiner: Former Seahawk and Pro Football Hall of Famer died of ‘congestive heart failure’

Tuesday’s prep results, links to recaps (Video)

Plus, see highlights from the crosstown rivalry Edmonds-Woodway/Mountlake Terrace boys hoops game.

Silvertips notebook: Players enjoy team bonding experience

Carter Hart is named WHL Goaltender of the Week and Matt Fonteyne is named Player of the Week.

NHL wants Seattle, but is the Emerald City a hockey town?

Seattle is the biggest market in the country without a winter sports team.

Police will not release suicide note in Hilinski’s death

Police say the WSU quarterback shot himself last week in his apartment

Sounders loan midfielder Aaron Kover to Los Angeles FC

The Garfield High School graduate appeared in 44 games over four season with Seattle

Most Read