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Prep roundup for Thursday, Sept. 8

Prep roundup for Thursday, Sept. 8: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) BOYS TENNIS Edmonds-Woodway 7, Arlington 0 At Edmonds-Woodway Singles—Russell… Continue reading

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Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar carries the ball with two Richland defenders trying to bring him down during a 4A state playoff game on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 in Lake Stevens. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)

Lake Stevens set to face Bellevue in colossal clash of state powers

The reigning 4A state runner-up Vikings host the defending 3A state champs in a massive non-league showdown Friday night.

Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar carries the ball with two Richland defenders trying to bring him down during a 4A state playoff game on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 in Lake Stevens. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)
Lake Stevens tight end Cole Becker tip-toes down the sideline after a catch during a 4A state quarterfinal game against Gonzaga Prep on Nov. 20, 2021, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)

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

Three Snohomish County squads face tough non-league challenges, and a Wesco 3A North clash holds early standings implications.

Lake Stevens tight end Cole Becker tip-toes down the sideline after a catch during a 4A state quarterfinal game against Gonzaga Prep on Nov. 20, 2021, at Lake Stevens High School. (John Gardner / Pro Action Image)
Stanwood's Michael Mascotti relays the next play to his teammates during football practice on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Prep football picks for Week 2

Local experts take a crack at picking the winners for the second week of games.

Stanwood's Michael Mascotti relays the next play to his teammates during football practice on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Prep roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 6

Prep roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 6: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) BOYS TENNIS Edmonds-Woodway 7, Stanwood 0 At Stanwood. H.S.… Continue reading

White line on Green grass sport field for sport concept
White line on Green grass sport field for sport concept

Prep roundup for Wednesday, Sept. 7

Prep roundup for Wednesday, Sept. 7: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) BOYS TENNIS Snohomish 5, Monroe 2 At Snohomish H.S.… Continue reading

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The Lake Stevens bench cheer for the start of a timeout by the Eagles in the second set Tuesday evening at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on September 6, 2022.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Lake Stevens bench cheer for the start of a timeout by the Eagles in the second set Tuesday evening at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on September 6, 2022.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Graham Kapowsin's Zack Lee escapes a tackle attempt by Lake Stevens during the 4A State Championship game Saturday evening at Mt.Tahoma High School in Tacoma on December 4, 2021. The Viking lost 44-7. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

WIAA sticking with H.S. venues for state football title games

Director Mick Hoffman says the organization is eyeing larger venues, such as Husky Stadium, for potential use in the future.

Graham Kapowsin's Zack Lee escapes a tackle attempt by Lake Stevens during the 4A State Championship game Saturday evening at Mt.Tahoma High School in Tacoma on December 4, 2021. The Viking lost 44-7. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Marysville-Pilchuck’s Darren Johnson-Jones, left, tries to block a pass to Miguel Chavez, right, during football practice on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 in Marysville, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Vote for The Herald’s Prep Football Game of the Week

Pick one of the high school football games we’ll cover Friday night. Voting closes at noon Wednesday. Bellevue at Lake Stevens, 7 p.m. Defending Class… Continue reading

Marysville-Pilchuck’s Darren Johnson-Jones, left, tries to block a pass to Miguel Chavez, right, during football practice on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021 in Marysville, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Sept. 1-4

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Sept. 1-4. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced with next week’s poll and in… Continue reading

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

Prep football roundup for Friday, Sept. 2

Prep football roundup for Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 2: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results and statistics, email sports@heraldnet.com) NON-LEAGUE Friday’s games Glacier… Continue reading

The Herald's prep football roundup. (Photo by Elaine Thompson)
Glacier Peak’s Christian Bonshe rushes for yardage with Snohomish’s defense closing Friday night at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on September 2, 2022.  Glacier Peak led 28-0 at the half. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Glacier Peak pummels Snohomish, continues rivalry dominance

The Grizzlies remain perfect in the Dick Armstrong Cup and overpower the crosstown rival Panthers 42-13.

Glacier Peak’s Christian Bonshe rushes for yardage with Snohomish’s defense closing Friday night at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on September 2, 2022.  Glacier Peak led 28-0 at the half. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Michael Mascotti tries a deep ball against Lakewood on Friday, Sep. 2, 2022, at Lakewood High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Stanwood steamrolls Lakewood in season opener

The Spartans score on their first six drives on the way to a 42-0 victory.

Stanwood’s Michael Mascotti tries a deep ball against Lakewood on Friday, Sep. 2, 2022, at Lakewood High School in Arlington, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Glacier Peak's Logan Szarzec outruns the Snohomish defense for a touchdown at the top of the second quarter Friday night at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Snohomish September 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

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

A rivalry game, a talent-stocked clash and a pair of local non-league matchups highlight Week 1.

Glacier Peak's Logan Szarzec outruns the Snohomish defense for a touchdown at the top of the second quarter Friday night at Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Snohomish September 3, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stanwood's Michael Mascotti relays the next play to his teammates during football practice on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Prep football picks for Week 1

Local experts take a crack at picking the winners for the first week of games.

Stanwood's Michael Mascotti relays the next play to his teammates during football practice on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Joe Johnson, front, pushes the sled during practice Thursday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on August 25, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Prep football season preview: In-depth looks at each local league

Get ready for kickoff with stories, team capsules and league-by-league looks at the top teams, players, storylines and games.

Glacier Peak’s Joe Johnson, front, pushes the sled during practice Thursday afternoon at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington on August 25, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Kai Lewis, Archbishop Murphy quarterback, returns this season after suffering a broken leg in Week 2 of last year. Lewis had just won the starting quarterback job before his injury. Photographed in Everett, Washington on August 31, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Murphy aims to rebound with return of QB Lewis from injury

The dual-threat senior missed the majority of the Wildcats’ down season in 2021 with a broken leg.

Kai Lewis, Archbishop Murphy quarterback, returns this season after suffering a broken leg in Week 2 of last year. Lewis had just won the starting quarterback job before his injury. Photographed in Everett, Washington on August 31, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Granite Falls' Riley Hoople celebrates his touchdown with his teammates during the game against South Whidbey on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Granite Falls' Riley Hoople celebrates his touchdown with his teammates during the game against South Whidbey on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Blake Springer draws back for a pass during practice at Monroe High School Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, Washington on August 30, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Led by talented 3-star QB, Monroe ready to ride high-octane offense

With talented quarterback Blake Springer and a slew of potential playmakers, the Bearcats feature a dangerous spread attack.

Blake Springer draws back for a pass during practice at Monroe High School Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, Washington on August 30, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish's Kaden Alexander gathers a loose ball from a punt Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish's Kaden Alexander gathers a loose ball from a punt Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)