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Monroe’s Iseah Canizales attempts a reception over Snohomish’s Joshua Vandergriend Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

3 takeaways from Week 8 of prep football in Snohomish County

Monroe-Snohomish may’ve been the game of the year. Also, Kamiak proved doubters wrong in a close loss.

 

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Alex Highsmith (56), defensive end Henry Mondeaux (99), left, and defensive end Chris Wormley (95), right, during the second half an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Seahawks by the numbers: A weekly numerical look at the Hawks

Looking to avoid its first 2-5 start since 2011, Seattle faces a virtual must-win game vs. the Saints.

 

Monroe's Iseah Canizales attempts a reception over Snohomish's Joshua Vandergriend Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Monroe tops Snohomish in OT for share of Wesco 3A South title

The Bearcats stop a 2-point attempt in OT and earn a share of the league crown with a wild 42-40 win.

 

Monroe High School senior quarterback Evan Leggett gets teased by coaches Shane Zey (left) and Scott Darrow (right) at a recent practice. With help from the football program and community, Leggett and his family have persevered after losing their house to a fire in June. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A fire took his family’s home, but Monroe QB has persevered

Evan Leggett and his family lost their home to a fire. But “I’ve still got what I love,” he says.

Monroe High School senior quarterback Evan Leggett gets teased by coaches Shane Zey (left) and Scott Darrow (right) at a recent practice. With help from the football program and community, Leggett and his family have persevered after losing their house to a fire in June. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar races for additional yardage after a reception with O'Dea's Trey Stokes trailing Friday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on September 17, 2021. The Vikings defeated the Irish, 20-3. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A look at this week’s top local high school football matchups

The key Lake Stevens-Kamiak and Snohomish-Monroe league matchups highlight the Week 8 action.

Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar races for additional yardage after a reception with O'Dea's Trey Stokes trailing Friday at Memorial Stadium in Seattle on September 17, 2021. The Vikings defeated the Irish, 20-3. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak and Snohomish swimmers cheer on their teammates on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GP beats Snohomish in first swimming meet between the programs

The closely knit teams, who for years practiced together, compete against each other for the first time.

Glacier Peak and Snohomish swimmers cheer on their teammates on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington's Holden Erken escapes a tackle and runs down the sideline during the game against Marysville-Pilchuck on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

3 takeaways from Week 7 of prep football in Snohomish County

Arlington made a massive statement in its upset of MP. Also, a look at where league races stand.

Arlington's Holden Erken escapes a tackle and runs down the sideline during the game against Marysville-Pilchuck on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington's Levi Younger reaches out for a pass during the game against Marysville-Pilchuck on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington stuns Marysville Pilchuck in Wesco 3A North showdown

The Eagles shut down 3A No. 3-ranked Marysville Pilchuck’s high-powered ground attack in a 28-14 win.

Arlington's Levi Younger reaches out for a pass during the game against Marysville-Pilchuck on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jelani Guerrero returns an interception during practice Thursday afternoon at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett on October 14, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Switch to wide receiver pays off for Archbishop Murphy senior

Jelani Guerrero moved from running back to wideout and is now the area’s leading receiver.

Jelani Guerrero returns an interception during practice Thursday afternoon at Archbishop Murphy High School in Everett on October 14, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck's Dylan Carson breaks through the Arlington defense to run the ball in for a touchdown during the game on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A look at this week’s top local high school football matchups

A Wesco 3A North showdown between Marysville Pilchuck and Arlington highlights the Week 7 action.

Marysville-Pilchuck's Dylan Carson breaks through the Arlington defense to run the ball in for a touchdown during the game on Friday, March 19, 2021 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks to pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Seahawks by the numbers: A weekly numerical look at the Hawks

With Russell Wilson injured and the defense struggling mightily, Seattle is in a world of trouble.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson looks to pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Lynnwood's Anthony Hooker runs the ball during the game against Everett on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

3 takeaways from Week 6 of prep football in Snohomish County

Lopsided scores have been commonplace this year. Plus, a look at the NWC 2A and Emerald Sound races.

Lynnwood's Anthony Hooker runs the ball during the game against Everett on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The boys elite division is off the races Saturday afternoon during the annual Hole in the Wall cross country meet at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The boys elite division is off the races Saturday afternoon during the annual Hole in the Wall cross country meet at Lakewood High School in Arlington on October 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Cooper Jensen makes a touchdown reception against Lake Stevens’ Alexander Davis Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Glacier Peak football standout commits to Oregon State

Cooper Jensen, a 3-star junior who’s projected to play tight end in college, chooses the Beavers.

Glacier Peak’s Cooper Jensen makes a touchdown reception against Lake Stevens’ Alexander Davis Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Justice Taylor during practice Tuesday afternoon at Lakewood High School in Arlington on August 31, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Justice Taylor during practice Tuesday afternoon at Lakewood High School in Arlington on August 31, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Seattle Seahawks' Quandre Diggs (6) breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers Brandon Aiyuk (11) during an NFL football game, Sunday, October 3, 2021, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Scot Tucker)

Seahawks by the numbers: A weekly numerical look at the Hawks

Did the much-maligned defense turn a corner Sunday? At the very least, there were encouraging signs.

Seattle Seahawks' Quandre Diggs (6) breaks up a pass intended for San Francisco 49ers Brandon Aiyuk (11) during an NFL football game, Sunday, October 3, 2021, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Scot Tucker)
Edmonds-Woodway's George Quintans, left to right, Major Gradwohl and  John Morales celebrates an interception Friday night at Monroe High School on October 1, 2021.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway outlasts Monroe in key Wesco 3A South clash

Aaron Barraza runs for 4 TDs — including a pair of long 4th-quarter scores — in the Warriors’ 33-28 win.

Edmonds-Woodway's George Quintans, left to right, Major Gradwohl and  John Morales celebrates an interception Friday night at Monroe High School on October 1, 2021.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bryant Thomas, head coach, calls the play Wednesday afternoon during practice at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on September 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Resurgent Kamiak football team out to prove doubters wrong

After a 3-25 stretch from 2017-19, the Knights have won eight straight games in dominant fashion.

Bryant Thomas, head coach, calls the play Wednesday afternoon during practice at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo on September 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Ashton Olson yells while celebrating a touchdown during the game against Glacier Peak on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Ashton Olson yells while celebrating a touchdown during the game against Glacier Peak on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) reacts to a play during the second half an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 30-17. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Seahawks by the numbers: A weekly numerical look at the Hawks

Between a struggling defense and a hot-and-cold offense, things are getting concerning for Seattle.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) reacts to a play during the second half an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021 in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 30-17. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)