High School Sports

WEEK 6: Football preview capusles

BURLINGTON-EDISON AT BLAINE

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Blaine High School

Tigers update: Burlington-Edison shut out Sedro-Woolley 35-0. QB Kolby Arendse has thrown for 402 yards and six TDs in his past two games. The Tigers have not lost to a NWC 2A team and a win over Blaine would go a long toward assuring them one of the confer-ence’s top two seeds.

Borderites update: Blaine aver-aged 10.3 yards per carry in its 35-19 win over Sehome. Turnovers, however, plagued the Borderites as they lost four fumbles and an interception. Blaine’s defense is allowing 3.0 yards per carry.

Key to the game: Both teams have won four in a row since dropping their season-openers. Blaine will need to keep a lid on the turnovers and contain the Tigers’ passing attack.

FERNDALE AT BEL-LINGHAM

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Civic Stadium

Golden Eagles update: Trailing Lynden 3-0 at halftime last week, the Golden Eagles scored 17 straight points, beating the Lions 17-3. Ferndale intercepted four passes and recovered a fumble in the win. Struggling to gain yards running the ball, the Golden Eagles turned to the air. QB Casey Locker completed 6 of 11 passes for 114 yards, nearly all coming in the second half.

Red Raiders update: Bellingham scored 20 unanswered second-half points against Squalicum last week, winning 20-13. It’s the second impressive performance in a row for the Red Raiders, who fell 7-0 to Lynden the previous week.

Key to the game: Bellingham’s defense must find a way to im-prove on its 4.6 yards-allowed-per-carry average. Ferndale’s speed might be too much for the Red Raiders.

SEHOME AT LYNDEN

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Lynden High School

Mariners update: Sehome led Blaine early before falling 35-19. The Mariners have had some success passing the ball this season, getting six touchdown passes from QB Scott Pelo.

Lions update: Lynden allowed 17 second-half points, falling 17-3 at Ferndale and losing its first game of the season. The Lions have scored only 10 points in their past two games after totaling 122 in their first three.

Key to the game: Lynden ought to be hungry for a win after losing at Ferndale last week, and that might be too much for Sehome to over-come.

NOOKSACK VALLEY AT MERIDIAN

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Meridian High School

Pioneers update: Nooksack Valley has lost three in a row since winning its first two games. The Pioneers fell 36-6 last week to Lynden Christian.

Trojans update: No. 2 Meridian won it’s state-best 19th straight game, beating No. 6 Friday Harbor 16-0. RB Sean Hurlbut rushed for 202 yards, increasing his season total to a Northwest Conference-best 825 yards.

Key to the game: Nooksack will have to find a way to slow down Hurlbut. This is a non-league game. The teams’ meeting on Oct. 26 will count toward postseason seeding.

MOUNT BAKER AT SE-DRO-WOOLLEY

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Sedro-Woolley High School

Mountaineers update: RB Robert Bumatay rushed for 180 yards in Mount Baker’s 21-6 loss to Ana-cortes. The Mounties have lost two in a row since beating Sehome.

Cubs update: Sedro-Woolley fell 35-0 to Burlington-Edison. RB Derek Garcia has rushed for 445 yards.

Key to the game: This NWC non-classification game gives both teams a chance to gear up for the important last three weeks of the season.

SQUALICUM AT STEILACOOM

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Steilacoom High School

Storm update: Squalicum gave up 20 unanswered second-half points last week, losing 20-13 to Belling-ham. The Storm begins its NWC 3A season next week.

Sentinels update: Steilacoom has won its past two games after losing the previous three. The Sentinels have allowed 136 points.

Key to the game: Squalicum won this game 39-35 last season, but it likely won’t be that close this time.

FRIDAY HARBOR AT LYNDEN CHRISTIAN

Time: 4 p.m. Saturday

Site: Lynden Christian High School

Wolverines update: Friday Harbor fell out of the Class 1A rankings after its 16-0 loss to Meridian. It was the Wolverines’ first loss of the season.

Lyncs update: New QB Daniel Ten Broek has thrown for 264 yards and three touchdowns in his two starts, including a 36-6 win over Nooksack Valley last week. Former QB Kyle Kennaw has moved to running back, bolstering an already tough Lyncs backfield.

Key to the game: Lynden Christian will want to grind out long, time-consuming drives, keeping the Wolverines’ offense off the field.

LUMMI AT WISHKAH VALLEY

Time: 1 p.m. Saturday

Site: Wish-kah Valley High School

Blackhawks update: Lummi scored 72 points in the first half of its 72-14 win over Taholah last week in a game that ended via the mercy rule.

Loggers update: Wishkah Valley won its second game in a row, defeating Crescent 42-20. Wishkah Valley is now 3-2, but both of its losses were to teams Lummi beat by a combined score of 126-52.

Key to the game: Lummi’s march toward the Class 1B state playoffs should continue.

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