‘Press Coverage’: Week 8 prep football preview

The Herald’s staff breaks down the key games from Week 8 and their implications on the postseason.

League championships were earned and postseason positioning secured during Week 8 of the prep football season.

Join Herald writers Cameron Van Til, Zac Hereth and Josh Horton as they highlight the key games from Friday night and their impact on the postseason.

In Wesco 4A, Lake Stevens earned its seventh consecutive league title, and Monroe topped Glacier Peak to clinch the league’s No. 2 seed and home game during the winner-to-state Week 10 playoff round.

Marysville Pilchuck and Snohomish each laid claims to league titles with victories Friday, and Week 9 crossover games between Wesco 3A’s North and South Divisions were set.

In Northwest 2A action, Archbishop Murphy secured a Week 9 bye with Lakewood and Lynden, and Cedarcrest edged Mountlake Terrace to move on to the opening round Class 2A Northwest/Sea-King Bi-District playoffs.

And South Whidbey set up a Week 9 showdown with King’s after routing Granite Falls.

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