Stanwood running back Ryder Bumgarner breaks away for a touchdown during 3A state quarterfinal game against O’Dea on Nov. 19, 2022 in Seattle. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Stanwood running back Ryder Bumgarner breaks away for a touchdown during 3A state quarterfinal game against O’Dea on Nov. 19, 2022 in Seattle. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Prep notebook: Bumgarner (UW), Williams (WSU) commit as PWOs

Plus, the 4A and 3A state baseball championships are coming to Funko Field in Everett and more.

Two of the area’s top high school running backs have committed to Pac-12 schools as preferred walk-ons. 

Stanwood senior Ryder Bumgarner announced his commitment to the University of Washington on Twitter Jan. 25. Mariner senior Cartez Williams announced his commitment to Washington State University on Twitter Jan. 29.

Bumgarner, a two-star recruit according to 247sports, averaged 10.2 yards per carry and ran for a school-record 2,486 yards and 25 TDs while leading the Spartans to the Class 3A state quarterfinals last season. He also recorded 56 tackles, two tackles for loss and two interceptions on defense. Bumgarner was named to The Herald’s 2022 All-Area first team at running back and defensive back.

Williams, a two-star recruit, churned out 9.8 yards per carry while compiling 1,152 yards and 17 TDs on the ground last season. He also had 168 yards and two TDs receiving. Williams was selected to The Herald’s 2022 All-Area first team at running back.

Funko Field named site of Class 4A, 3A state baseball championships

Two state high school baseball championships are coming to Everett.

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association approved Funko Field as the host site for the Class 4A and 3A state championships this spring.

The field will host the semifinals, title game and third-place game for each classification. The semifinals are scheduled for May 26 with the finals and third-place games following May 27.

This is the first time the 4A and 3A championships will be held on the west side of the state since T-Mobile Park hosted the events in 2017.

Everett wrestling coach notches milestone

Everett wrestling coach Brien Elliot earned his 200th career victory with the program during the Seagulls’ 51-27 dual-meet victory over rival Cascade on Jan. 24.

Elliot, a 1985 Everett graduate, has guided the Seagulls for nearly two decades, which includes league titles in 2005, 2011 and 2012. He also served as Everett’s head football coach for four seasons from 2019-22.

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