High School Sports

WEEK 10: Football preview capsules

SOUTH WHIDBEY AT LYNDEN

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Lynden High School

Falcons update: South Whidbey committed seven turnovers in its 28-7 loss to Archbishop Murphy last week. The Falcons have lost two straight since starting 7-0.

Lions update: Lynden totaled 452 yards of offense in its 35-6 win over Mount Baker. WR Ryan Gaylord caught 12 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns and QB Tate Dallas threw for 329 yards and four scores.

Key to the game: If Lynden keeps its offensive attack moving, the Lions should find themselves back in the state playoffs, ready to defend their state title.

BLAINE AT CEDARCREST

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Cedarcrest High School, Duvall

Borderites update: Blaine held off a Lynden Christian rally, edging the Lyncs 20-18. QB Daniel Gorze threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns. Blaine has not been to the state playoffs since 1998.

Red Wolves update: Cedarcrest (8-1) scored all of its points in the fourth quarter, beating Class 1A Coupeville 16-7 last week. The Red Wolves allowed 155 rushing yards. Cedarcrest hasn’t advanced to state since 1996.

Key to the game: Cedarcrest has allowed only 25 first-half points this season, which means Blaine will have to take advantage of scoring opportunities.

LAKEWOOD AT SEHOME

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Civic Stadium

Cougars update: Lakewood fell 45-14 to Sultan, dropping its third straight game.

Mariners update: Already elimi-nated from postseason contention, Sehome lost 42-7 to Burlington-Edison.

Key to the game: This one is for pride and Sehome has too many athletes to not come out on top.

MOUNT BAKER AT SULTAN

Time: 7 p.m.

Site: Sultan High School

Mountaineers update: Mount Baker came up short in its playoff bid with a 35-6 loss at Lynden.

Turks update: Sultan beat Lake-wood 45-14, ending a four-game losing streak. The Turks (3-6) have allowed 387 points this season.

Key to the game: In a rematch of former North Cascades Conference foes, the Mountaineers have the edge with a defense that can make stops.

SQUALICUM AT LYNNWOOD

Time: 5 p.m.

Site: Edmonds Stadium

Storm update: Squalicum lost 27-14 to previously winless Sedro-Woolley.

Royals update: Lynnwood lost its sixth straight game, falling 33-27 to Stanwood.

Key to the game: A win would be a big boost heading into the offsea-son for a Squalicum team that has struggled in the final month.

PENINSULA AT FERNDALE

Time: 7 p.m. Saturday

Site: Civic Stadium

Seahawks update: Peninsula lost a state play-in game 42-14 last year to Issaquah. The Seahawks have an aggressive defense and run a two-back offense, with a tendency toward the ground game.

Golden Eagles update: Jake Dunn’s field goal in overtime gave Ferndale a 13-10 win over Mount Vernon and the NWC champion-ship. The Golden Eagles are 46-3 in four seasons under coach Jamie Plenkovich.

Key to the game: Peninsula hasn’t faced a team like Ferndale, but the Golden Eagles can’t go into the contest expecting a win like they did last week.

BELLINGHAM AT ARCHBISHOP MURPHY

Time: 1:30 p.m. Saturday

Site: Everett Memorial Stadium

Red Raiders update: Bellingham beat Anacortes 18-8 to claim its first postseason berth since 1987.

Wildcats update: Third-ranked ATM routed South Whidbey 28-7, capping an undefeated regular season. The Wildcats have given up only 27 first-half points.

Key to the game: Bellingham has executed game plans that slowed Lynden and Ferndale, and the Red Raiders will have to do the same against ATM.

LUMMI AT CRESCENT

Time: 2 p.m. Saturday

Site: Crescent High School

Blackhawks update: Second-ranked Lummi clinched the Pacific Coast 1B League title last week, throttling Neah Bay 58-8.

Loggers update: Winless Crescent lost its ninth straight game, falling 56-8 to Clallam Bay.

Key to the game: Making sure there’s enough gas in Lummi’s bus to get to the game.

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