Lake Stevens is one of 13 local high school football teams playing winner-to-state games this weekend. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens is one of 13 local high school football teams playing winner-to-state games this weekend. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

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A look at prep football’s Week 10 winner-to-state playoffs

Capsules for every winner-to-state matchup this week involving local high school football teams.

Below are capsules for the Week 10 winner-to-state high school football playoff games involving local teams.

The winners advance to their respective 16-team state playoffs. The losers are eliminated. After the field of state qualifiers is set, committees will meet Sunday to determine state-playoff seedings.

CLASS 4A

No. 1 LAKE STEVENS vs. TAHOMA

Top-ranked Lake Stevens has outscored opponents by 51.1 points per game. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Top-ranked Lake Stevens has outscored opponents by 51.1 points per game. (Kevin Clark / The Herald) Purchase Photo

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Lake Stevens H.S.

Lake Stevens: 9-0 overall, 7-0 conference; Wesco 4A No. 1 seed

About the Vikings: Lake Stevens, the 2018 Class 4A state runner-up, cruised to its seventh consecutive Wesco 4A title and has outscored opponents by an average of 51.1 points per game. Quarterback Tanner Jellison (32 touchdown passes to just three interceptions), tailback Dallas Landeros (9.3 yards per carry), receiver Kasen Kinchen (11 total TDs) and a powerful line lead a juggernaut offense that piles up 521 yards per contest. The Vikings’ defense has allowed just nine points over its past six games.

Tahoma: 5-4 overall, 1-4 conference; North Puget Sound League No. 6 seed

About the Bears: Tahoma went 1-4 in the NPSL Mountain Division — the upper division of the three-tiered, 16-team league. The Bears snapped a three-game losing skid last week, beating Kentridge to reach the winner-to-state round. Tahoma is seeking its first state berth since 2006.

Herald pick: Lake Stevens

MONROE vs. MOUNT SI

Monroe is set to face its third KingCo 4A opponent this season in a rematch of a dramatic Week 10 playoff game from two years ago. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Monroe is set to face its third KingCo 4A opponent this season in a rematch of a dramatic Week 10 playoff game from two years ago. (Kevin Clark / The Herald) Purchase Photo

When: 7 p.m., Saturday

Where: Monroe H.S.

Recent history: These teams squared off in the same round two years ago, with Monroe rallying for a dramatic 44-40 win. The Bearcats recoverd a late fumble in that contest and drove downfield for the game-winning TD with 17 seconds remaining to punch their ticket to state.

Monroe: 6-3 overall, 6-1 conference; Wesco 4A No. 2 seed

About the Bearcats: Since a 73-28 loss to Lake Stevens in Week 3, Monroe has won six straight by an average margin of 42.2 points. Eastern Washington-bound receiver and versatile playmaker Efton Chism III has 915 yards from scrimmage and 11 total TDs, headlining an explosive offense that averages 43 points per game. The Bearcats already have faced two KingCo 4A teams this year, with both contests going down to the wire. They opened the season by beating 4A 10th-ranked Eastlake 42-41 in overtime, but later forfeited the game because of an ineligible player. They then fell to seventh-ranked Woodinville 21-20 the following week.

Mount Si: 7-2 overall, 3-1 conference; KingCo 4A No. 3 seed

About the Wildcats: Mount Si allows just 12.7 points per game and has held all but two opponents to 20 points or less. The Wildcats also have a three-star quarterback in Clay Millen, who has scholarship offers from Oregon and Arizona. Millen, the son of former Washington Husky quarterback Hugh Millen, has thrown 23 TD passes and no interceptions. The Wildcats’ two losses were a pair of one-possession defeats to 4A top-10 teams Eastlake and Woodinville.

Herald pick: Monroe

GLACIER PEAK vs. KENTWOOD

Glacier Peak will travel south to face Kentwood. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Glacier Peak will travel south to face Kentwood. (Andy Bronson / The Herald) Purchase Photo

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: French Field (Kent)

Glacier Peak: 7-2 overall, 5-2 conference; Wesco 4A No. 3 seed

About the Grizzlies: Glacier Peak beat Mount Vernon 17-14 last week on a game-winning field goal as time expired to earn Wesco 4A’s No. 3 seed. The Grizzlies allow just 17.1 points per game and have held six opponents to 14 points or less. Glacier Peak’s defense forced two key fourth-quarter turnovers in its comeback win over Mariner three weeks ago and came up with a pivotal fourth-quarter red-zone stop last week.

Kentwood: 7-2 overall, 4-1 conference; North Puget Sound League No. 2 seed

About the Conquerors: Gabriel Johnson rushed for 239 yards and two TDs last week to lead Kentwood past Decatur and into the winner-to-state round. The Conks have an elite talent in Arizona commit Alphonse Oywak, the 62nd-ranked senior cornerback in the nation according to 247Sports. Kentwood’s two losses were to No. 2-ranked Kennedy Catholic and Mount Si.

Herald pick: Kentwood

CLASS 3A

No. 5 MARYSVILLE PILCHUCK vs. BALLARD

Fifth-ranked Marysville Pilchuck is coming off a 52-3 rout of Snohomish in the Wesco 3A title game. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Fifth-ranked Marysville Pilchuck is coming off a 52-3 rout of Snohomish in the Wesco 3A title game. (Kevin Clark / The Herald) Purchase Photo

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Quil Ceda Stadium

Marysville Pilchuck: 9-0 overall, 6-0 conference; Wesco 3A No. 1 seed

About the Tomahawks: Marysville Pilchuck has outscored opponents by an average of 30 points per contest and is coming off a 52-3 rout of Snohomish in the Wesco 3A title game. Dylan Carson and Jordan Justice have combined to rush for 2,248 yards and 30 TDs, leading a high-powered Slot-T ground attack that’s averaging 8.3 yards per carry and 331 yards per game. The Tomahawks allow just 10.6 points per contest and have held all but one opponent to 14 points or less.

Ballard: 9-0 overall, 5-0 conference; Metro League No. 7 seed

About the Beavers: Ballard finished atop the Metro League’s Sound Division — the middle division of the three-tiered, 17-team league. The Beavers allow just 11.1 points per game and have held every opponent to 20 points or less. Ballard has posted its highest win total in at least 15 years and is seeking just its third-ever state berth.

Herald pick: Marysville Pilchuck

SNOHOMISH vs. No. 9 LAKES

Snohomish is seeking its second consecutive state berth. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish is seeking its second consecutive state berth. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Veterans Memorial Stadium

Snohomish: 5-4 overall, 5-1 conference; Wesco 3A No. 2 seed

About the Panthers: Snohomish is coming off a 52-3 loss to fifth-ranked Marysville Pilchuck in the Wesco 3A title game. Tyler Larson and Joshua Vandergriend lead the Panthers’ rushing attack, having combined for 1,434 yards and 20 TDs. After ending an 11-year state-playoff drought last season, Snohomish is seeking its second consecutive state berth.

Lakes: 6-2 overall, 5-2 conference; Pierce County League No. 3 seed

About the Lancers: Lakes has outscored opponents by 27.5 points per game, with its only losses coming to 3A third-ranked Lincoln and sixth-ranked Bethel. Running back Devon Nofoa-Masoe averages 10.2 yards per carry and has 802 yards from scrimmage and 10 total TDs. The Lancers have held five of their eight opponents to eight points or less.

Herald pick: Lakes

EDMONDS-WOODWAY vs. YELM

Edmonds-Woodway will travel south to face Yelm. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway will travel south to face Yelm. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Yelm H.S.

Edmonds-Woodway: 5-4 overall, 5-1 conference; Wesco 3A No. 4 seed

About the Warriors: Edmonds-Woodway finished tied with Snohomish atop the Wesco 3A South standings, taking second place in the league by virtue of its head-to-head loss to the Panthers. The Warriors have held five opponents to 14 points or less, but they’ve struggled offensively at times, including last week when their offense was shut out in a 28-7 loss to Squalicum.

Yelm: 6-3 overall, 6-1 conference, South Sound Conference No. 2 seed

About the Tornados: Yelm finished second in the South Sound Conference after suffering a three-point loss to league champion Peninsula last month. The Tornados’ other two losses were to 4A ninth-ranked Skyview and 2A top-ranked Tumwater. Yelm is seeking its second consecutive state berth and just its third in program history.

Herald pick: Yelm

ARLINGTON vs. PENINSULA

Arlington will face South Sound Conference champion Peninsula. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Arlington will face South Sound Conference champion Peninsula. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald) Purchase Photo

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Where: Roy Anderson Field (Gig Harbor)

Arlington: 7-2 overall, 4-2 conference; Wesco 3A No. 5 seed

About the Eagles: Arlington finished in a three-way tie for second place in the Wesco 3A North. The Eagles have held six opponents to 13 points or less, but allowed at least 42 points to their other three opponents. Trent Nobach threw seven TD passes to six different receivers in last week’s 63-42 win over Meadowdale.

Peninsula: 7-2 overall, 7-0 conference; South Sound Conference No. 1 seed

About the Seahawks: After opening with non-league losses to O’Dea, the top-ranked 3A team in the state, and Skyline, Peninsula won seven straight games to claim the South Sound Conference title. The Seahawks allow just 13.8 points per contest and haven’t surrendered more than 28 points all season. Peninsula is seeking its seventh state berth in eight years.

Herald pick: Peninsula

MEADOWDALE vs. No. 4 BELLEVUE

Meadowdale will face perennial powerhouse Bellevue. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Meadowdale will face perennial powerhouse Bellevue. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald) Purchase Photo

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Bellevue H.S.

Meadowdale: 5-4 overall, 4-2 conference; Wesco 3A No. 6 seed

About the Mavericks: After allowing an average of 19.9 points per game over its first seven contests, Meadowdale has surrendered a combined 121 points over the past two weeks in losses to Snohomish and Arlington. Big-play receiver Mason Vaughn has 573 yards receiving and seven TD catches and averages 31.8 yards per catch.

Bellevue: 7-2 overall, 5-0 conference; KingCo 3A No. 1 seed

About the Wolverines: Joby Schneider and Alex Reid lead Bellevue’s high-powered Wing-T rushing attack, which averages 7.2 yards per carry and 316 yards per game. The perennial powerhouse Wolverines allow just 14.3 points per contest and have held every opponent to 27 points or less. Bellevue’s two losses were to a pair of 4A teams —top-ranked Camas and Central Valley.

Herald pick: Bellevue

CLASS 2A

No. 6 LAKEWOOD vs. No. 10 LIBERTY-ISSAQUAH

Lakewood will host Liberty-Issaquah in a 2A top-10 showdown. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lakewood will host Liberty-Issaquah in a 2A top-10 showdown. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald) Purchase Photo

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Lakewood H.S.

Lakewood: 7-1 overall, 4-1 conference; 2A Northwest/Sea-King Bi-District No. 2 seed

About the Cougars: Lakewood finished second in the talent-laden Northwest 2A Sky Division, resulting in a bye for last week’s opening round of the bi-district playoffs. The Cougars own wins over fifth-ranked Archbishop Murphy and ninth-ranked Sedro-Woolley, with their only loss being to fourth-ranked Lynden. Dual-threat quarterback Jared Taylor has accounted for 1,915 yards and 27 TDs, with just three interceptions. Lakewood allows just 14.6 points per game and is seeking its first state berth since 2012.

Liberty: 7-2 overall, 3-2 conference; 2A Northwest/Sea-King Bi-District No. 7 seed

About the Patriots: Liberty is coming off a 57-6 rout of Blaine last week in the opening round of the bi-district playoffs. The Patriots’ two losses were to a pair of 3A teams — fourth-ranked Bellevue and Lake Washington. In its seven victories, Liberty held each opponent to 14 points or less.

Herald pick: Lakewood

No. 5 ARCHBISHOP MURPHY vs. No. 9 SEDRO-WOOLLEY

Archbishop Murphy will host Sedro-Woolley in a 2A top-10 rematch of the Wildcats’ victory two weeks ago. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Archbishop Murphy will host Sedro-Woolley in a 2A top-10 rematch of the Wildcats’ victory two weeks ago. (Kevin Clark / The Herald) Purchase Photo

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Archbishop Murphy H.S.

Recent history: Archbishop Murphy beat Sedro-Woolley 27-14 two weeks ago in the teams’ regular-season finale.

Archbishop Murphy: 6-2 overall, 3-2 conference; 2A Northwest/Sea-King Bi-District No. 3 seed

About the Wildcats: Archbishop Murphy finished third in the Northwest 2A Sky Division, resulting in a bye for last week’s opening round of the bi-district playoffs. Two weeks ago, Josiah Santiago caught five passes for 139 yards and two TDs in the first meeting of the season between these 2A top-10 teams. Archbishop Murphy also beat 2A second-ranked Hockinson — the two-time defending state champion — in Week 2. The Wildcats’ two losses are to 2A fourth-ranked Lynden and sixth-ranked Lakewood. Archbishop Murphy allows just 13.3 points per game.

Sedro-Woolley: 7-2 overall, 3-2 conference; 2A Northwest/Sea-King Bi-District No. 4 seed

About the Cubs: After finishing fourth in the Northwest 2A Sky Division, Sedro-Woolley pulled away for a 24-7 win over Cedarcrest last week in the opening round of the bi-district playoffs. The Cubs beat Wesco 4A’s Mount Vernon in non-league play and handed 2A fourth-ranked Lynden its only Sky Division loss. Sedro-Woolley’s two losses were to 2A top-10 teams Lakewood and Archbishop Murphy. The Cubs allow just 14.1 points per game.

Herald pick: Archbishop Murphy

CLASS 1A

KING’S vs. MERIDIAN

When: 7 p.m., Saturday

Where: King’s H.S.

King’s: 4-5 overall, 3-1 conference; North Sound Conference No. 1 seed

About the Knights: After falling to Granite Falls in its league opener and dropping to 1-5, King’s won three straight games to claim the North Sound Conference title. The win streak included a 52-6 rout of defending league champion Cedar Park Christian. Dual-threat quarterback Hayden Teeter leads the Knights with 1,570 total yards and 18 TDs. His favorite target is Davis Campbell, who has 706 yards receiving and 12 TD catches.

Meridian: 3-7 overall, 2-4 conference; Northwest Conference 1A No. 3 seed

About the Trojans: Meridian routed Granite Falls 44-8 in a play-in game Tuesday to reach the winner-to-state round. The Trojans coupled a challenging non-league schedule with their rugged double-round-robin slate in the Northwest Conference 1A, where they lost two games apiece to 1A third-ranked Lynden Christian and fourth-ranked Mount Baker.

Herald pick: Meridian

CEDAR PARK CHRISTIAN vs. No. 3 LYNDEN CHRISTIAN

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Lynden Christian H.S.

Cedar Park Christian: 7-2 overall, 3-1 conference; North Sound Conference No. 2 seed

About the Eagles: Zach Wilkins leads CPC’s rushing attack with 983 yards and 11 TDs, averaging 8.6 yards per carry. The Eagles’ only in-state loss was a 52-6 defeat to King’s three weeks ago that ultimately decided the North Sound Conference title. CPC is seeking its first state berth since 2011 and just its second in program history.

Lynden Christian: 7-1 overall, 5-1 conference; Northwest Conference 1A No. 2 seed

About the Lyncs: Lynden Christian split the Northwest Conference 1A title with fourth-ranked Mount Baker. After falling to the Mountaineers in their league opener, the Lyncs have won five straight games by at least 19 points — including a victory over Mount Baker in the teams’ second meeting. Lynden Christian allows just 7.4 points per game and has surrendered 14 points or less in all but one contest.

Herald pick: Lynden Christian

SOUTH WHIDBEY vs. No. 4 MOUNT BAKER

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Where: Sedro-Woolley H.S.

South Whidbey: 6-3 overall, 2-2 conference; North Sound Conference No. 3 seed

About the Falcons: After playing an independent schedule in 2017 in an effort to combat low participation numbers and rebuild a struggling program, South Whidbey has reached six wins for the second straight season. The Falcons are seeking their first state berth since 1992

Mount Baker: 8-1 overall, 5-1 conference; Northwest Conference 1A No. 1 seed

About the Mountaineers: Mount Baker beat 2A fourth-ranked Lynden in its season opener and shared the Northwest Conference 1A title with Lynden Christian after splitting the regular-season series with the third-ranked Lyncs. The Mountaineers allow just 11.4 points per game.

Herald pick: Mount Baker

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