Ferndale falls out of 3A poll despite comeback victory

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDOctober 2, 2013 

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Ferndale beat Burlington-Edison 35-28 in football on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 in Ferndale.

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Despite an impressive 14-point second-half comeback and a last-second goal-line stand in its 35-28 victory over Burlington-Edison on Friday, Sept. 27, the Ferndale football team dropped out of the Associated Press' Class 3A state football poll this week.

Blanchet (4-0) replaced the Golden Eagles at No. 10 in the poll behind unanimous No. 1 Bellevue, while Ferndale didn't even receive enough votes from a statewide panel of sports writers and editors to be listed among the "others receiving 6 or more points."

Ferndale (4-0) will attempt to sway voters its way once again on Friday, Oct. 4, when the Golden Eagles face Squalicum in a Class 2A/3A Northwest Conference battle at Civic Stadium.

Burlington-Edison (2-2) also was bounced from the 2A poll after suffering its second-straight loss. The Tigers entered last week ranked No. 9 and host Anacortes on Friday.

Lynden (4-0) remained atop to 2A poll, receiving 11 of 13 first-place votes. Unbeaten Tumwater, which received the other two, sits seven points back. The Lions, who beat Sedro-Woolley 21-7 last week, host Sehome on Friday in an NWC 2A/3A game.

Mount Baker (3-1) moved up two spots to No. 6 in the Class 1A poll following a 56-0 win at Cedarcrest last week. The Mountaineers will open NWC 1A play on Friday when they travel to Nooksack Valley.

Zillah was a unanimous selection as No. 1 in the 1A poll after it beat Royal 45-14 last week.

Lummi (3-1) remained at No. 3 in the 1B poll after is 67-6 win over Evergreen Lutheran last week. The Blackhawks open Northwest Football League 1B play at top-ranked Neah Bay on Friday. The Red Devils, who were idle last week, received seven first-place votes, while No. 2 Liberty Christian received the other two.

Camas continued to be a unanimous No. 1 in Class 4A after a 49-0 win over Lakes, while Morton/White Pass received seven of eight first-place votes to stay atop the 2B poll following a 46-0 win over Onalaska.

WASHINGTON STATE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POLL

By the Associated Press

Selected by a statewide panel of sports writers and editors:

Class 4A

1. Camas (12) 4-0 120

2. Skyline 3-1 99

3. Chiawana 4-0 85

4. Bellarmine Prep 4-0 84

5. Graham-Kapowsin 4-0 82

6. Ferris 3-1 51

7. Federal Way 3-1 48

8. Kentwood 4-0 32

9. Gonzaga Prep 3-1 21

10. Wenatchee 3-1 6

Class 3A

1. Bellevue (12) 4-0 120

2. O'Dea 4-0 107

3. Marysville-Pilchuck 4-0 89

4. Mount Si 4-0 85

5. Eastside Catholic 4-0 65

6. Glacier Peak 4-0 50

7. Kamiakin 4-0 46

8. Shadle Park 3-1 42

9. Lincoln 4-0 29

10. Blanchet 4-0 13

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11. Mt. Spokane 8.

Class 2A

1. Lynden (11) 4-0 126

2. Tumwater (2) 4-0 119

3. Sumner 4-0 96

4. Lakewood 4-0 81

5. Ellensburg 4-0 79

6. W. F. West 4-0 76

7. Prosser 3-1 53

8. Othello 3-1 41

9. R.A. Long 4-0 13

10. Fife 4-0 9

Class 1A

1. Zillah (12) 4-0 120

2. Cascade Christian 4-0 104

3. Woodland 4-0 98

4. River View 4-0 78

5. LaCenter 4-0 54

6. Mount Baker 3-1 52

7. Royal 3-1 51

8. Cashmere 3-1 38

9. Charles Wright Academy 3-0 31

10. Freeman 4-0 16

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11. King's 8.

Class 2B

1. Morton/White Pass (7) 4-0 79

2. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague (1) 4-0 73

3. Napavine 4-0 64

4. Wahkiakum 4-0 54

5. LaConner 3-1 42

6. North Beach 4-0 40

7. Waitsburg-Prescott 2-1 26

8. Reardan 2-1 23

9. Asotin 3-1 19

10. Raymond 3-1 17

Class 1B

1. Neah Bay (7) 3-0 88

2. Liberty Christian (2) 3-0 83

3. Lummi 3-1 69

4. Wilbur-Creston 3-1 41

5. Touchet 3-1 40

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11. Selkirk 21; 12. Colton 12.

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