In the eighth week of the local prep football season, conference championship races came into focus and teams clinched postseason berths.
Monroe and Lake Stevens preceded their Oct. 27 matchup in what will be a defacto Wesco 4A title game with decisive wins on Friday. The Bearcats, ranked fourth in the latest Associated Press 4A state poll, defeated Jackson 52-20, and the Vikings beat Cascade 55-7.
In Wesco 3A action, ninth-ranked Oak Harbor kept its hopes of winning a conference championship alive with a 13-7 triple-overtime win over Arlington, and Everett clinched a playoff berth with a 56-21 win over Meadowdale.
Lakewood, ranked 10 in the latest AP 2A poll, fell to Sedro-Woolley 41-0 and fell into a three-way tie atop the Northwest Conference.
And Sultan picked up a big win, defeating King’s 19-6. The Turks clinched a No. 1 seed in the 1A District 1 tournament with the victory and will take on Granite Falls next week in a game that will determine the second-place finisher in the Cascade Conference.
Here are scores and recaps from all of Friday’s local games:
Lake Stevens 55, Cascade 7
Lake Stevens wasn’t caught looking ahead to next week’s showdown with Monroe as the Vikings put up 21 points in the first quarter and went on to beat host Cascade.
Running backs Tom Lewis and Kayshawn Mounarath each had a rushing touchdown in the first quarter; the Vikings duo combined for five touchdowns overall. Lewis finished with 145 yards on seven carries.
Lake Stevens’ Anthony Hutchinson caught five passes for 102 yards and one touchdown for Lake Stevens (7-1 overall, 6-0 Wesco 4A).
CJ Wade had a receiving touchdown and Davanta Murphy ran for 91 yards to lead the Bruins (4-4, 2-4).
Glacier Peak 35, Kamiak 14
Glacier Peak’s Ayden Ziomas threw for four touchdowns, including two to Connor Stroup, and the visiting Grizzlies stayed in the hunt for a district playoff spot with a victory over Kamiak.
Glacier Peak (5-3 overall, 4-2 Wesco 4A) held a seven-point lead heading into the fourth quarter and pulled away on a 7-yard Evan Mannes touchdown reception.
Ben Barton led the way for Kamiak (1-7, 0-6) with 89 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.
Mount Vernon 21, Mariner 14
Reilly Olmsted recorded one passing touchdown and another score on the ground to lead host Mount Vernon to a Wesco 4A win over Mariner.
Seth Tercero added a rushing touchdown for the Bulldogs (3-5 overall, 2-4 conference). The Marauders fell to 2-6 (1-5).
Monroe 52, Jackson 20
Monroe continued its dominant season behind 156 yards and four touchdowns on the ground from Isaiah Lewis in a win over visiting Jackson.
Jaedyn Prewitt threw for three touchdowns and 275 yards for the Bearcats (8-0 overall, 6-0 Wesco 4A).
Daniel Arias caught two touchdown passes and returned an interception for a score for the Timberwolves (3-4, 3-3).
Mt. Si 41, North Creek 6 (statistics not reported)
Stanwood 34, Marysville Pilchuck 0
Tyler Rich rumbled for 166 yards and two scores on 20 carries in Stanwood’s shutout of host Marysville Pilchuck.
Brock Wilfong and Nick Deline added scores on the ground for the Spartans (3-5 overall, 3-3 Wesco 3A North).
Jeremy Anderson and Jalen Velasquez each had an interception to help Stanwood’s defense record its first shutout of the season.
The Tomahawks dropped to 2-6 (1-4).
Edmonds-Woodway 38, Shorecrest 7
Edmonds-Woodway’s Capassio Cherry carried 24 times for 205 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns as the Warriors (7-1 overall, 5-0 Wesco 3A South), ranked eighth in the latest Associated Press 3A state poll, defeated host Shorecrest.
E-W quarterback Reilly Chappell scored his team’s other two touchdowns on the ground against the Scots, who dropped to 4-4 overall and 1-4 in conference.
Shorecrest quarterback Eladio Fountain hooked up with Rico Dellaguardia on a 65-yard scoring strike in the first quarter, but that was all the Scots could muster against the Warriors’ stingy defense.
Snohomish 47, Mountlake Terrace 6
Snohomish’s Keegan Stich scored the first three touchdowns of the game en route to a 21-carry, 281-yard rushing performance as the visiting Panthers rolled to a Wesco 3A South win over Mountlake Terrace.
The senior running back scored on runs of 7, 8 and 64 yards in the first half, giving the Panthers a 19-0 lead. Stich added a 58-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Tyler Massena also had a strong game running the ball for Snohomish (5-3 overall, 4-1 conference). The sophomore had 127 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown.
Moussa Traore had a rushing touchdown for the Hawks (4-4, 1-4).
Sultan 19, King’s 6
Sultan scored the game’s first 19 points and held host King’s to just 70 yards in a defensive struggle.
Aiden Fleming, Zane Sailor and Alex Perrigo each had rushing touchdowns for the Turks (3-5 overall, 3-1 Cascade Conference), who play rival Granite Falls next week with the winner claiming second place in the conference.
Johnny Chen had 13 tackles for King’s (3-5, 2-3).
Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 21, Cedarcrest 10
Cedar Park Christian grabbed its first Cascade Conference victory as Zach Wilkins ran for 220 yards and three touchdowns.
The Eagles improved to 3-5 overall, 1-4 conference. The Red Wolves fell to 0-8 (0-4).
Neah Bay 44, Tulalip Heritage 18 (statistics not reported)
Lynnwood 30, Marysville Getchell 13 (statistics not reported)
South Whidbey 27, Concrete 17 (statistics not reported)
Sehome 46, Granite Falls 28
Granite Falls quarterback Camden Landrum had 340 yards of total offense and accounted for four touchdowns, but the visiting Tigers (4-4 overall) could not stop the Sehome duo of Michael Mindnich and Dylan Roberts in a nonconference game.
Landrum threw for 223 yards and two scores and also ran for 117 yards and another two touchdowns. The Tigers’ quarterback connected with Garrett Brown on a 77-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 14-14 in the second quarter. But Sehome (2-6) answered with four straight touchdowns, including three rushing touchdowns by Mindnich, to blow the contest open. Mindnich and Roberts finished with three scores each on the ground.
Archbishop Murphy 56, Olympic 21
Kyler Gordon totaled 205 yards and four touchdowns on just 11 touches, and Archbishop Murphy cruised past host Olympic in non-conference action.
After allowing a 71-yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter, the Wildcats (7-1 overall) reeled off 28 straight points to take control of the game.
Ray Pimental added 156 yards on the ground and two scores for Archbishop Murphy.
Blaine 31, Shorewood 26 (statistics not reported)