The News Tribune’s annual presentation of the Northwest Nuggets features the top high school football recruits from the region, who are projected to make big impacts in college, and perhaps eventually the NFL.
Ferndale High School lineman Geirean Hatchett, who is projected as a Division I offensive guard, has scholarship offers from 26 FBS schools, which is more than the legendary Jake Locker had. And he’s just a junior.
Sawyer Racanelli rushed for five TDs — all in the second half — to break a 2A Gridiron Classic record for rushing touchdowns in a game, and rallied the top-seeded Hawks past Lynden in the 2A championship.
Lynden seniors Grant VanderYacht and Kobe Elsner have developed into big-play threats for the Lynden football team, which will play Hockinson in the Class 2A state championship game Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.
Strength and team building forged in the Lynden Christian weight room helped propel the Lyncs to a share of their first 1A NWC title since 2001 and a Northwest District playoff date with King’s on Friday.