High School Sports

WEEK 4: Football capsules

SQUALICUM AT SEHOME

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Civic Stadium

Storm update: Squalicum suffered its first loss of the season, falling 50-13 to Lynden. The Storm turned the ball over six times. RB Aldo LeVain had his third straight 100-yard game, totaling 140 yards.

Mariners update: Sehome dropped its second game in a row, losing 49-19 at Mount Baker. The Mariners allowed 658 yards of total offense, with 403 coming on the ground.

Key to the game: Sehome will have to find a way to stop LeVain. If the Mariners can’t, it will be another long evening.

MOUNT VERNON AT BLAINE

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Blaine High School

Bulldogs update: Mount Vernon fell 10-6 at Burlington-Edison last week. The Bulldogs let the Tigers complete 13 of 17 passes for 163 yards, including the game-winning touchdown.

Borderites update: Blaine gave Bellingham its first loss of the season last week, beating the Red Raiders 24-13. The Borderites rushed for 344 yards, getting 199 from RB Casey McCabe and 133 from RB Ben Bohnson. Blaine held Bellingham’s offense in check, allowing 258 total yards.

Key to the game: Blaine needs to grind out long drives, keeping the Bulldogs off the field. If the Borderites can limit Mount Vernon’s big plays, they should be fine.

MOUNT BAKER AT BURLINGTON-EDISON

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Burlington-Edison High School

Mountaineers update: Mount Baker rolled up 658 yards of total offense last week. The Mounties rushed for 403 yards, and QB Jon Raney threw for 255 more with four touchdowns and no picks.

Tigers update: Burlington-Edison squeaked past Mount Vernon 10-6 in the 104th “Battle of the Bridge.” The Tigers rushed for 2.6 yards per carry, but threw for 163 yards.

Key to the game: Which Mount Baker team will show up? The one that totaled 19 points through the first two weeks or the one that had an offensive explosion last week?

FRIDAY HARBOR AT NOOKSACK VALLEY

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Nooksack Valley High School

Wolverines update: Tenth-ranked Friday Harbor is playing as an independent. The Wolverines are 3-0 with wins over Orcas Island, King’s and La Conner. The Wolverines had nine fumbles against La Conner, but managed a 21-7 win.

Pioneers update: Darrington gave Nooksack Valley its first loss of the season, beating the Pioneers 27-7. Nooksack is sticking to the ground and has thrown only 10 passes this season.

Key to the game: It’s no secret that the Pioneers want to run the ball, so they’ll need to hang on to the football and keep good field position as much as possible.

LEWISTON (IDAHO) AT FERNDALE

Time: 6 p.m.

Site: Ferndale High School

Bengals update: Lewiston (2-1) beat Hermiston, Ore., 37-33 last week after falling 34-21 to Clarkston the week before.

Golden Eagles update: Ferndale had an off-night, totaling only 347 yards of offense in its 41-14 win over Anacortes. The Golden Eagles did have their first turnover-free game of the season.

Key to the game: When the Bellingham King Nissan Post 7 baseball team played in the regional tournament at Lewiston last month, Post 7 manager and Ferndale assistant coach Donnie Hennigs watched some of a Bengals’ practice. So the Golden Eagles have that going for them, plus the knowledge the won last year’s meeting in Idaho 34-19.

LYNDEN CHRISTIAN AT MERIDIAN

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Meridian High School

Lyncs update: Lynden Christian toppled Class 2A Ridgefield 28-6 last week on the road. RBs Niels Brisbane and David Kooiman each topped 100 yards and QB Kyle Kennaw rushed for 94 in the win.

Trojans update: Meridian easily dispatched with 3A Sedro-Woolley, winning 22-6 and allowing only 135 offensive yards. RB Sean Hurlbut leads the NWC in scoring with 64 points.

Key to the game: LC will have to find a way to contain Hurlbut, who has outscored the Lyncs 64-62 this season.

LUMMI AT LAKE QUINAULT

Time: 3 p.m. Saturday

Site: Lake Quinault High School

Blackhawks update: QB Dustin Tom threw four touchdowns and rushed for two more in fourth-ranked Lummi’s 62-23 win over Neah Bay. The Blackhawks totaled 346 passing yards, getting 227 from Tom and 119 from Isaac Finkbonner.

Elks update: Fifth-ranked Lake Quinault is 3-0 and coming off a 50-0 win over Oakville. The Elks have lost their last three meetings with Lummi.

Key to the game: The Blackhawks offense is clicking, but the Elks should provide Lummi’s biggest 8-man test yet.

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