The Herald's prep football roundup. (Photo by Elaine Thompson)

Prep football roundup for April 1

The final week of the abbreviated five-game Wesco season brought some intriguing matchups.

Here’s a roundup of the local high school football games from Week 5, the final week of the abbreviated season:

Lake Stevens 63, Glacier Peak 35

SNOHOMISH — Lake Stevens is still the king of Snohomish County high school football.

Even in this abbreviated season, the Vikings weren’t about to surrender their spot atop the throne.

Jayden Limar scored five total touchdowns and Lake Stevens rattled off 28 straight fourth-quarter points to pull away for a 63-35 win over Glacier Peak in a season-finale showdown of unbeatens Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

With the victory, the Vikings extended their win streak over Wesco 4A opponents to 46 games. Lake Stevens improved to 40-1 against Snohomish County teams over the last six seasons.

The action-packed contest was highlighted by a big-play duel between two of the area’s most dynamic playmakers.

Limar, a sophomore who already has Pac-12 offers from Utah and Oregon State, returned the game’s opening kickoff for a touchdown and added scoring runs of 21, 21, 58 and 18 yards for the Vikings (5-0). He finished with 164 yards from scrimmage, including 141 yards rushing on 16 carries.

On the other side was Glacier Peak running back Ryan Black, who rushed for 348 yards and three touchdowns on 32 carries. The standout senior broke long touchdown runs of 87, 67 and 49 yards.

Black’s first two touchdowns gave the Grizzlies a 21-14 lead in the opening minute of the second quarter. Glacier Peak (4-1) trailed by just seven points both at halftime and at the end of the third quarter. But the Vikings poured it on in the fourth, exploding for 28 straight points in a span of less than eight minutes to pull away.

Lake Stevens junior Drew Carter intercepted two passes on defense and had six catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. Senior receiver Gabe Ramsey added 147 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown reception for the Vikings, who scored 63 points on a Glacier Peak team that had allowed just 44 points combined in its previous four games.

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Edmonds-Woodway 27, Meadowdale 0

EDMONDS — Steele Swinton scored three rushing touchdowns and the Edmonds-Woodway defense held its opponent scoreless for the third time this season in a win over rival Meadowdale.

Cruze Colwill threw a 19-yard touchdown to Forrest Newton for the other score as the Warriors wrapped up an undefeated season.

Swinton finished the season with 14 touchdowns in just five games for Edmonds-Woodway (5-0).

Meadowdale finished the season 2-2 after having last week’s game against Shorecrest canceled.

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Union 53, Marysville Pilchuck 22

MARYSVILLE — Playing a high-caliber team on short notice, Marysville Pilchuck fell to Union on Thursday evening to wrap up the regular season.

The Tomahawks were originally scheduled to face Stanwood, but the Spartans’ final two games were canceled due to COVID-19 protocols.

Dylan Carson had 134 yards and scored two rushing touchdown for Marysville Pilchuck and Gaylen Gray added 103 yards and another score on the ground. Jordan Velasquez also eclipsed 100-yards rushing with 139 for the Tomahawks.

The Tomahawks finished a very difficult schedule with a 2-3 record. Marysville Pilchuck’s three losses all came to top 4A teams (Glacier Peak, Lake Stevens, Union).

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Jackson 36, Everett 34

EVERETT — James Yoon made a 44-yard field goal as time expired to give a Jackson its first win of the season in exciting fashion.

Jackson finished the abbreviated season 1-4.

Jeremy Reed totaled 89 yards and a touchdown and Jemyre Reed scored twice for Everett (1-4).

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Shorecrest 50, Shorewood 6

SHORELINE — Carson Christensen tossed two touchdown passes and ran for another score as Shorecrest topped crosstown rival Shorewood.

Daryl Scott added two rushing touchdowns and Desmond Fox hauled in three passes for 80 yards and a touchdown for Shorecrest.

The Scots (4-1), whose only loss on the year came in a hard-fought game against undefeated Edmonds-Woodway, outscored opponents by over 27 points per game on the season.

Shorewood (1-4) earned a 6-0 win over Mountlake Terrace in Week 4, but only scored in double-digits in one game.

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Monroe 42, Snohomish 22

MONROE — Brycen Blankenship threw for 337 yards and five touchdowns and Monroe finished off a roller-coaster season with a quality win over Snohomish.

Gavin Newton added 93 yards rushing and two total touchdowns and Riley Rudolfo caught 10 passes for 100 yards and a score on a big night from the Monroe offense.

Joshua Vandergriend had 115 yards on just 13 carries and Kayden Gaffney caught a 68 yard score and returned a kick 99 yards for a touchdown for Snohomish.

The Bearcats alternated wins and losses on the year, the defeats coming to former Wesco 4A rivals Lake Stevens and Glacier Peak.

Monroe (3-2), which dropped down to the 3A classification this season, also had wins against Arlington and Mariner.

Snohomish (2-3) also lost to Lake Stevens and Glacier Peak with wins over Arlington and Mariner.

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Kamiak 44, Cascade 14

EVERETT — Coming off three consecutive one-win seasons, Kamiak capped an impressive undefeated campaign with a blowout win over previously unbeaten Cascade.

Nick Laman scored three rushing touchdown and threw two more as the Knights’ offense raced up and down the field.

Chance Loudenback rushed for a score and caught another and Wesley Garret also caught a touchdown for Kamiak (4-0), which had last week’s game against Stanwood canceled due to COVID-19 concerns with the Spartans.

Cascade finished a quality season with a 4-1 record.

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Lakewood 50, Cedarcrest 0

DUVALL — A step up in competition this season turned out to be a showcase for how powerful the Lakewood football program has become.

The Cougars, normally a member of the Northwest 2A Conference, capped an absolutely dominating season in Wesco with a shutout win over Cedarcrest.

Quarterback Justice Taylor completed 17 of 24 passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns, and running back Malik Dotson caught a pair of touchdown passes, ran for another score and nabbed an interception on defense for Lakewood.

Cougars senior Carson Chrisman added a pair of touchdowns, including a 74-yard score on a punt return.

Lakewood finished the season 5-0 with a point differential of 46.8 points per contest, including three shutouts.

Cedarcrest finished the season 1-4.

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Archbishop Murphy 28, Marysville Getchell 7

MARYSVILLE — Joe Ennis Rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns as Archbishop Murphy capped its season on a high note with a win over Marysville Getchell.

Josh McCarron, a University of Virginia signee, caught five passes for 110 yards and a touchdown, and Kai Lewis threw for 207 yards and two scores for the Wildcats.

Playing football in Wesco for the first time, Archbishop Murphy finished the season with a 2-3 record.

Landyn Olson had 109 total yards and Aiden Verdugo scored a rushing touchdown for Marysville Getchell (1-4).

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Arlington 50, Mariner 21

ARLINGTON — Arlington finished a frustrating season in which it lost its standout quarterback to injury in Week 1 with a blowout win over Mariner.

Trent Nobach broke his collarbone in the Eagles’ loss to Monroe to open the season, but Arlington was able to earn wins over Stanwood and Mariner and finished the season 2-3.

Mariner finished the season 1-4 with its lone win coming in Week 4 against Jackson.

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Mountlake Terrace 20, Lynnwood 19

EDMONDS — Down by one point after an Ethan Dunne touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Zaveon Jones ran for a two-point conversion and Mountlake Terrace held on for its first win the season in the final game against Lynnwood.

Lynnwood drove back down the field with time running out, but a sack from Jai Nath forced a fumble that was recovered by Adam Wells as the Hawks sealed the win.

Jones rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns and Dunne added 80 yards on the ground for Mountlake Terrace (1-4), which scored a season-high 20 points.

Lynnwood finished the season 1-4.

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