High School football Week 10 football crossover caps

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDNovember 6, 2013 

BURLINGTON-EDISON AT ARCHBISHOP MURPHY

Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

Site: Archbishop Murphy High School

Tigers update: Burlington-Edison (4-5, 3-4 NWC 2A/3A) suffered a 49-10 loss to Sedro-Woolley last week. The Tigers struggled mightily running the ball, recording 88 yards on 31 carries. Jae Evans, who has 855 yards rushing and 12 TDs, was held to 6 yards on four carries. Quarterback Rudy Mataya was 8 of 15 for 83 yards and threw two interceptions. Burlington-Edison yielded 375 rushing yards.

Wildcats update: Archbishop Murphy (3-5, 2-4 CC) beat Granite Falls 52-10 last week. Running back Kerry Jackson scored four TDs, and Reagan Gordon ran for a team-high 112 yards. The Wildcats trailed 10-7 to the winless Tigers before scoring 45 straight.

Player to watch: Curtis Carlson has played well in Evans' absence. Before recording a team-high 44 yards last week, he posted game-highs of 118 and 129 yards rushing.

Herald's pick: Archbishop Murphy 35-21

SQUALICUM AT CEDARCREST

Time: 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8

Site: Cedarcrest High School

Storm update: Squalicum (3-5, 1-5 NWC 2A/3A) suffered a 26-7 loss to No. 2 Lynden last week. The Storm trailed 20-0 before scoring its first touchdown in the third quarter. Nick Manchester ran for a team-high 81 yards on nine carries, but Squalicum's defense allowed 343 rushing yards for a 9.3 yard per-carry average.

Red Wolves update: Cedarcrest (3-6, 2-4 CC) beat South Whidbey 48-13 last week. The Red Wolves lost their previous three games before beating the Falcons. Cedarcrest is averaging 23.3 points per game and is allowing an average of 25.3 points the past four games.

Player to watch: Blake Youtsey has recorded 13 catches for 184 yards the past two games. He could have another big game against Cedarcrest.

Herald's pick: Squalicum 28-21

BELLINGHAM AT GRANITE FALLS

Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

Site: Granite Falls High School

Red Raiders update: Bellingham (0-9, 0-7 NWC 2A/3A) lost to Sehome 57-12 last week. Melvin Deal ran for a team-best 88 yards on 15 carries, and Eric Thompson threw a touchdown pass to Kole Jorgenson. Kailen Hayes had three receptions. The Red Raiders' defense limited Sehome to 141 yards on 27 carries.

Tigers update: Granite Falls (0-9, 0-6 CC) lost 52-0 to Archbishop Murphy last week. The Tigers took a 10-7 lead before the Wildcats reeled off 45 unanswered points. Running back Matthew Hamilton led Granite Falls with 104 yards, including a 71-yard TD run.

Player to watch: Bellingham running back Tanner Aliff averaged 6 yards per carry last week. He'll be looking for more of the same while trying to prevent the Red Raiders from going 0-10.

Herald's pick: Granite Falls 35-20

ANACORTES AT SAMMAMISH

Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

Site: Sammamish High School

Seahawks update: Anacortes (5-4, 3-4 NWC 2A/3A) suffered a 38-0 loss to Ferndale last week, and then endured a heartbreaking 13-10 loss to Sehome during a Kansas City Tiebreaker. Quarterback Jared Douglas ran for 79 yards against the Golden Eagles but threw two interceptions. The Seahawks gave up 364 yards on the ground.

Totems update: Sammamish (1-8, 1-6 KingCo) suffered a 31-0 loss to Lake Washington last week. The Totems gave up 217 yards rushing and 132 yards through the air. Sammamish lost its first seven games of the year before beating Interlake 21-7 on Oct. 25.

Player to watch: Anacortes' leading pass catcher, Andrew Medalia, was held in check last week. Look for him to add to his catch total this week.

Herald's pick: Anacortes 30-7

BELLEVUE CHRISTIAN AT NOOKSACK VALLEY

Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9

Site: Nooksack Valley High School

Vikings update: Bellevue Christian (3-6, 1-4 Nisqually) beat Chimacum 56-0 last week, beating them for the second time this season. The Vikings' only other win was a 33-21 victory against Vashon Island. Running back Kemper McQuaid ran for a team-high 114 yards and three TDs on seven carries and also threw for 91 yards and two scores.

Pioneers update: Nooksack Valley (3-6, 2-3 NWC 1A) beat Blaine 40-26 last week. Quarterback Tanner Myhre threw for 337 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for 103 yards and a score. Connor Beard caught four balls for 159 yards and two touchdowns, but the Pioneers' defense still struggled against the run, giving up 238 yards.

Player to watch: Joshua Gimmaka gives Tanner Myhre another dangerous passing option. He's caught 35 passes for 401 yards and four TDs this season.

Herald's pick: Nooksack Valley 34-17

LIFE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY AT LYNDEN CHRISTIAN

Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8

Site: Lynden Christian

Eagles update: Life Christian Academy (3-5, 2-1 Nisqually) suffered a 38-6 loss to Port Townsend last week. Quarterback Taylor Roelofs completed 12 of 37 passes for 167 yards and a TD. He also threw two interceptions. Lionel Hampton ran for a team-high 61 yards on 12 carries.

Lyncs update: Lynden Christian (4-5, 2-3 NWC 1A) beat Friday Harbor 27-20 last week, and then beat South Whidbey 7-0 before losing 28-12 during a District 1 mini playoff. Jordan Jansen ran for a team-high 64 yards against Friday Harbor, and quarterback Lucas Roetcisoender threw for 155 yards and two scores.

Player to watch: Zach Roetcisoender had a big game against Meridian, hauling in a 76-yard TD pass and will look to end his season with another touchdown grab.

Herald's pick: Lynden Christian 35-28

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