WINNER-TO-STATE WEEK 10 PLAYOFFS
Lake Stevens 49, Tahoma 14
Lake Stevens advanced to the Class 4A state playoffs for the sixth straight season with a home victory over Tahoma.
The Vikings improved to 10-0 on the season.
Kentwood 41, Glacier Peak 31
Glacier Peak’s hopes for a state playoff berth fell just short in a Week 10 playoff loss to Kentwood at French Field.
The Grizzlies finish the season at 7-3.
Marysville Pilchuck 28, Ballard 25
Marysville Pilchuck secured its first state playoff berth since 2013 with a home victory over Ballard.
The Tomahawks improved to 10-0 on the season.
Lakes 31, Snohomish 7
Snohomish had no answer for Devon Nofoa-Masoe and Lakes’ rushing attack in a winner-to-state Week 10 playoff loss at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Nofoa-Masoe led the Lancers (7-2) with three rushing touchdowns and 182 yards on 19 carries, ripping off big runs throughout the game to guide Lakes’ offense to 31 unanswered points.
The Panthers (5-5) opened the scoring in the first quarter when Joshua Vandergriend lined up at quarterback and took a keeper to the right side for an 16-yard TD run. The score was set up when freshman Kale Hammer — starting in place of injured starting quarterback — Silas Strehle booted left — on a well-timed play-action pass and found Jacob Brandvold on a 35-yard strike down to the Lancers’ 1-yard line. A chop block on the next play set Snohomish back 15 yards before Vandergriend’s run.
Nofoa-Masoe scored his first TD at the 9:29 mark of the second quarter, but the Lakes missed the ensuing extra point and trailed 7-6.
After a Snohomish punt, Lakes took over at its own 8-yard line. Two plays later, Snohomish’s Grady Kentch came up with the Panthers’ second interception of the night as Vandergriend pressured the quarterback into an errant pass, giving Snohomish great field position at the Lancers’ 16. But the Panthers couldn’t capitalize as Hammer’s second-down pass into the end zone was intercepted.
The Lancers answered with a five-play, 80-yard drive capped by Nofoa-Masoe’s 40-yard touchdown run to put Lakes up 12-7. The Lancers’ attempt at a 2-point conversion following the score went unsuccessful.
Lakes got the ball back with under two minutes remaining in the first half, and Nofoa-Masoe ripped off a 49-yard run to put the Lancers inside Snohomish’s 5-yard line. Nofoa-Masoe punched in his third TD from two yards out and gave Lakes an 18-7 lead heading into halftime.
Howard Golden added to the Lancers’ lead with a 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and Justin Brennan’s 9-yard strike to Rafi Mbuja in the fourth quarter put Lakes up 31-7.
The loss ends Snohomish’s season.
Yelm 27, Edmonds-Woodway 17
Behind a big day from quarterback Ben Hoffman, who accounted for three total touchdowns, the Yelm Tornados were able to secure a state playoff berth for the second straight year, topping the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors 27-17.
Edmonds-Woodway (5-5) went into the half trailing 14-10 after Read Carr’s 29-yard touchdown connection with Nathan Tesfatsion cut into the Tornados’ 14-3 lead.
The Warriors took the lead in the fourth quarter on Steele Swinton’s 5-yard TD run, but the Tornadoes put the game away with two fourth-quarter touchdowns, including a 44-yard TD run from Hoffman for the go-ahead score.
Edmonds-Wooday’s season is over with the loss.
Peninsula 35, Arlington 0
Arlington’s run at a state playoff berth came to an end with a shutout road loss against Peninsula.
The Eagles end the season at 7-3.
Bellevue 57, Meadowdale 21
Meadowdale fell to hosting Bellevue in a winner-to-state Week 10 playoff game.
The Mavericks finish the season at 5-5.
Lakewood 14, Liberty 10
Archbishop Murphy 23, Sedro-Woolley 6
Mount Baker 54, South Whidbey 7
South Whidbey’s season came to an end with a road loss to Mount Baker.
The Falcons end the season at 6-4.
Lynden Christian 56, Cedar Park Christian 7
Cedar Park Christian’s season came to an end with a 56-7 loss to Lynden Christian.
Daniel Rickma’s 1-yard TD run kept the Eagles from being shutout.
Cedar Park Christian finishes the season at 7-3.
Shorecrest 24, Cascade 13
Nooksack Valley 41, Oak Harbor 13
Oak Harbor scored a pair of late touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough in a non-league loss to Nooksack Valley that ended the Wildcats’ season at 2-8.
The Pioneers (3-7) jumped out to a 35-0 lead at halftime and didn’t look back.
Sultan 68, Port Townsend 18