Football

Glacier Peak's Ashton Olson and Reggie Valmonte signal a turnover against Skyline Friday night at Veterans' Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on November 5, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Glacier Peak rolls to 4A state football tournament for 1st time

The Grizzlies score two defensive touchdowns and thump Skyline 49-21 to finally reach state as a 4A school.

Glacier Peak's Ashton Olson and Reggie Valmonte signal a turnover against Skyline Friday night at Veterans' Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on November 5, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Levi Younger escapes a tackle by Auburn Mountainview's Elijah January during the game on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)P

Arlington rides defense to first state football berth since 2012

The Eagles get three takeaways and score a defensive TD in a 35-0 playoff win over Auburn Mountainview.

Arlington's Levi Younger escapes a tackle by Auburn Mountainview's Elijah January during the game on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)P
Clockwise from top left: Zac Hereth, Cameron Van Til, Tom Lafferty and Steve Willits.

Prep football picks for Week 10

Local experts take a crack at picking the winners for this week’s games.

Clockwise from top left: Zac Hereth, Cameron Van Til, Tom Lafferty and Steve Willits.
Glacier Peak's Trey Leckner rushes with Snohomish's Brayden Ulrich attempting a tackle Friday night at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Snohomish September 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A look at prep football’s Week 10 winner-to-state playoffs

A preview of every winner-to-state matchup this week involving local high school football teams.

Glacier Peak's Trey Leckner rushes with Snohomish's Brayden Ulrich attempting a tackle Friday night at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Snohomish September 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Kamiak's Wesley Garrett (1) grabs a pass and runs in for a touchdown Kamiak beat Mariner 41-14  in a football game at Goddard Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Associated Press high school football poll for Week 10

The final statewide poll of the season has five local teams ranked.

Kamiak's Wesley Garrett (1) grabs a pass and runs in for a touchdown Kamiak beat Mariner 41-14  in a football game at Goddard Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Snohomish's Joshua Vandergriend rushes with Monroe's Wahi Emmsley closing Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Week 10 prep football leaderboard

The top passers, rushers and receivers in the area.

Snohomish's Joshua Vandergriend rushes with Monroe's Wahi Emmsley closing Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Gavin Steidle rushes with Glacier Peak's Rider Wilkinson closing at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Gavin Steidle rushes with Glacier Peak's Rider Wilkinson closing at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Andrew Bryant hangs onto the jersey Marysville-Pilchuck's Dylan Carson as he runs with the football during the game on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Week 10 playoff games announced for Class 4A, 3A football teams

Nine Snohomish County teams had their round-of-32 opponents determined Sunday.

Arlington's Andrew Bryant hangs onto the jersey Marysville-Pilchuck's Dylan Carson as he runs with the football during the game on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Arlington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Herald's prep football roundup. (Photo by Elaine Thompson)

Prep football roundup for Friday, Oct. 29

Prep football roundup for Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) WESCO 4A Lake Stevens… Continue reading

The Herald's prep football roundup. (Photo by Elaine Thompson)
Granite Falls' Gio Gonzalez grabs the face mask of South Whidbey's Prince Browne as he tries to escape a tackle during the game on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Granite Falls clinches first state football berth since 1990

The Tigers rally to beat South Whidbey 13-12 to secure the final state berth from the Emerald Sound Conference.

Granite Falls' Gio Gonzalez grabs the face mask of South Whidbey's Prince Browne as he tries to escape a tackle during the game on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar celebrates a touchdown at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Minus QB, Lake Stevens tops GP for 8th straight Wesco 4A title

The No. 2 Vikings ride a Wildcat attack past No. 8 Glacier Peak 34-28 in the de facto league title game.

Lake Stevens' Jayden Limar celebrates a touchdown at Veterans Memorial Stadium Friday night in Snohomish on October 29, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Duo of two-way senior standouts Drew Carter, left, and Trayce Hanks Thursday evening during practice at Lake Stevens on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens pair are ‘game-changers on both sides of the ball’

Two-way senior standouts Drew Carter and Trayce Hanks have been a huge part of the No. 2 Vikings’ success.

Duo of two-way senior standouts Drew Carter, left, and Trayce Hanks Thursday evening during practice at Lake Stevens on October 28, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lake Stevens' Bryce Moser rushes with Glacier Peak's Hunter Morrison Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A look at this week’s top local high school football matchups

Lake Stevens and GP square off for the Wesco 4A title. And playoff berths are at stake in Wesco 3A.

Lake Stevens' Bryce Moser rushes with Glacier Peak's Hunter Morrison Thursday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on April 1, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Jadon Claps celebrates a defensive stop against Snohomish Friday night at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Snohomish September 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Associated Press high school football poll for Week 9

Lake Stevens, Glacier Peak, Marysville Pilchuck and Arlington remain the local teams ranked.

Glacier Peak's Jadon Claps celebrates a defensive stop against Snohomish Friday night at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Snohomish September 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Clockwise from top left: Zac Hereth, Cameron Van Til, Tom Lafferty and Steve Willits.

Prep football picks for Week 9

Local experts take a crack at picking the winners for this week’s games.

Clockwise from top left: Zac Hereth, Cameron Van Til, Tom Lafferty and Steve Willits.
Stanwood's Ryder Bumgarner rushes with yardage with Arlington's Trenton Lamie, left, closing in the third quarter Friday night at Stanwood High School on September 24, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Week 9 prep football leaderboard

The top passers, rushers and receivers in the area.

Stanwood's Ryder Bumgarner rushes with yardage with Arlington's Trenton Lamie, left, closing in the third quarter Friday night at Stanwood High School on September 24, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Monroe’s Iseah Canizales attempts a reception over Snohomish’s Joshua Vandergriend Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

3 takeaways from Week 8 of prep football in Snohomish County

Monroe-Snohomish may’ve been the game of the year. Also, Kamiak proved doubters wrong in a close loss.

Monroe’s Iseah Canizales attempts a reception over Snohomish’s Joshua Vandergriend Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Herald's prep football roundup. (Photo by Elaine Thompson)

Prep football roundup for Friday, Oct. 22

Prep football roundup for Friday, Oct. 22: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) WESCO 4A Lake Stevens 35, Kamiak 28 LAKE… Continue reading

The Herald's prep football roundup. (Photo by Elaine Thompson)
Monroe's Iseah Canizales attempts a reception over Snohomish's Joshua Vandergriend Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Monroe tops Snohomish in OT for share of Wesco 3A South title

The Bearcats stop a 2-point attempt in OT and earn a share of the league crown with a wild 42-40 win.

Monroe's Iseah Canizales attempts a reception over Snohomish's Joshua Vandergriend Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Monroe High School senior quarterback Evan Leggett gets teased by coaches Shane Zey (left) and Scott Darrow (right) at a recent practice. With help from the football program and community, Leggett and his family have persevered after losing their house to a fire in June. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A fire took his family’s home, but Monroe QB has persevered

Evan Leggett and his family lost their home to a fire. But “I’ve still got what I love,” he says.

Monroe High School senior quarterback Evan Leggett gets teased by coaches Shane Zey (left) and Scott Darrow (right) at a recent practice. With help from the football program and community, Leggett and his family have persevered after losing their house to a fire in June. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)