Football

The Herald’s 2017 prep football All-Area defense

The list includes first- and second-team selections.

 

Matt Sevao of Lake Stevens is The Herald’s All-Area Defensive Player of the Year. Sevao set the school record with 18 sacks. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens’ Sevao is The Herald’s Defensive Player of the Year

The senior defensive end wreaked havoc on opposing offenses on his way to a school-record 17 sacks.

 

The Herald’s 2017 prep football All-Area Offense

First- and second-team selections and Coach of the Year

 

Monroe’s Lewis is The Herald’s 2017 Offensive Player of the Year

The senior running back piled up huge numbers as a breakout star for the Bearcats.

Noah Becker, defensive back, eyes the ball held by Jack Kramer during drills Wednesday afternoon at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds on October 11th, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Q&A with Edmonds-Woodway’s Noah Becker

The Warriors senior has excelled on the football field and the basketball court.

Noah Becker, defensive back, eyes the ball held by Jack Kramer during drills Wednesday afternoon at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds on October 11th, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

These national gridiron contenders are 9 years old

A youth football team from Marysville will compete in a California tournament this weekend.

Huskies receive commitment from 3-star running back

Washington adds the 14th member of their 2018 recruiting class.

Prep athletes of the week for 11/20-11/25

Football Ben Hines, Archbishop Murphy Hines, a senior, returned a fumble 12 yards for a touchdown Saturday in the Wildcats’ 10-6 loss to Tumwater in… Continue reading

Washington Huskies defensive back Ezekiel Turner holds the Apple Cup trophy after the Washington State Cougars lost to the Washington Huskies 41-14 at Husky Stadium in the 110th Apple Cup on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 in Seattle, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Gallery: The Apple Cup

The Washington State Cougars invaded Husky Stadium at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Washington Huskies defensive back Ezekiel Turner holds the Apple Cup trophy after the Washington State Cougars lost to the Washington Huskies 41-14 at Husky Stadium in the 110th Apple Cup on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 in Seattle, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Archbishop Murphy succumbs to Tumwater’s stifling defense

The Wildcats’ reign atop the 2A classification ends with a 10-6 state semifinal loss to the Thunderbirds.

Tumwater football team relies on dominant rushing attack

With the Archbishop Murphy and Tumwater football teams set to meet Saturday in a Class 2A state semifinal, Herald reporter Cameron Van Til asked Lauren… Continue reading

Prep football at a glance: Tumwater vs. Archbishop Murphy

The two traditional powers will match up in a 2A state tournament semifinal game Saturday.

Resurgent season for Archbishop Murphy senior running back

After missing most of last season injured, Ray Pimentel returned with a bang and hasn’t let up since.

Prep athletes of the week for 11/13-11/18

Football Dillon Halpin, Archbishop Murphy Halpin, a junior, returned a fumble 80 yards for a touchdown Friday in the Wildcats’ 28-21 win over North Kitsap… Continue reading

Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch

He sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before a game in Mexico City.

Monroe football’s historic season ends with loss to Sumner

The Spartans’ big second half hands the Bearcats a 56-14 4A state quarterfinals loss.

Archbishop Murphy’s Ray Pimentel, right, attempts a stiff arm on North Kitsap’s Kyle Green Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on November 17, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Archbishop Murphy fends off North Kitsap in state matchup

Top-ranked Wildcats ride big plays, timely defense to beat Vikings 28-21 in football playoff. (Video)

Archbishop Murphy’s Ray Pimentel, right, attempts a stiff arm on North Kitsap’s Kyle Green Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on November 17, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Members of the offensive line look over a play during practice Wednesday afternoon at Monroe High in Monroe on November 15, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

After historic win, Monroe football sets sights on Sumner

The Bearcats advanced to the quarterfinals after their first-ever state-playoff win last week.

Members of the offensive line look over a play during practice Wednesday afternoon at Monroe High in Monroe on November 15, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Friday/Saturday’s state football preview capsules

Archbishop Murphy (2A) and Monroe (4A) will play in the state quarterfinals this weekend.