King’s wins District 1 tournament
King’s, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, defeated Lynden Christian and Coupeville, both 3-0, to become District 1 champions and clinch a state berth. The Knights move on to the tri-district tournament as the district’s No. 1 seed and play in the title game at 4 p.m. at Mike Martin Gym. Dionna Kirton had 29 kills and six aces in the tournament, Jordan Irish had 17 kills and three blocks and Laura Friar finished the day with 19 kills for King’s. Setter Anna Cesari had 71 assists on the day.
Archbishop Murphy whips King’s
Archbishop Murphy improved to 7-0 in the Cascade Conference and 9-0 overall with a 37-12 win over King’s Thursday, Oct. 30 at Terry Ennis Stadium. The Wildcats scored their first touchdown on an 18-yard run by senior Brad Clark but King’s answered with a 65-yard touchdown pass from Thomas Vincent to Nick Swanson to cut the lead to 7-6. But Archbishop scored 30 unanswered points to take control of the game.
King’s started seven sophomores and it was hard-hitting, well-played game, coach Jim Shapiro said.
“At the end I told the kids you have to play the best to be the best,” he said.
Swanson led the offense with four catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns and senior Ryan McCallister led the defense with nine tackles.
Clark led the Wildcats with 91 yards on seven carries. Archbishop Murphy racked up 368 yards rushing on 39 carries.
King’s fell to 2-5 in the conference and 4-5 overall.
King’s hosts Lynden Christian in a crossover playoff game Thursday, Nov. 6 at Woolsey Stadium.
“They run the ball very effectively,” Shapiro said of the Lyncs. “They also have a pretty effective play action passing game.”
King’s aimed to be a .500 team this year and the Knights are close to that goal.
Wide receiver John Burley is questionable with an ankle injury and linebacker Paul Lutgen is questionable with an arm injury for the Lynden Christian game.
Edmonds-Woodway buries Shorewood
Edmonds-Woodway quarterback Andy Willcock completed 8-of-17 passes for 122 yards including three touchdowns to Din Kuses as the Warriors beat Shorewood 41-17.
The game was tied 7-7 in the second quarter after Shorewood receiver Luke Nelson caught a 37-yard pass from Nathan Jeannot. But the Warriors answered with 27 unanswered points off four Shorewood turnovers before the half to take command.
“They did a great job of capitalizing on our mistakes,” Hershey said.
Dorian Lair scored on a 31-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and kicked a 26-yard field goal in the fourth for Shorewood’s other points. The third quarter touchdown came after Shorewood forced E-W into a three-and-out. Lair finished with 127 yards rushing on 22 carries.
All of Shorewood’s points were scored against E-W’s starters. E-W brought its second string in midway through the fourth quarter. Last year, the Warriors shut out Shorewood 35-0.
“We executed better. We kind of took a step forward,” Hershey said. “We made a lot of physical mistakes on Friday night but we cut down on our mental mistakes.”
Shorewood (0-6 Wesco South, 0-9 overall) ends its season against winless Lynnwood at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Edmonds Stadium.
“Obviously a win would help the offseason greatly but you know what? Lynnwood is thinking the same thing,” Hershey said. “The thing I need to stress to my team is we need to focus on our execution our blocking and tackling. If we do there’s a good chance the scoreboard will favor us.”
Shoreline Christian boys lose in 2OT
North Sound Christian beat Shoreline Christian 1-0 in two overtimes in the 2B/1B District Championship game at Everett Memorial Stadium Nov. 1 on a goal by Daron Otis.
The Crusaders opened tri-district tournament play with a loser-out game against King’s West Nov. 4 at Shoreline Center.