High School Football

Lynden finally beats Sedro-Woolley; what does it mean for the Lions’ state ranking?

Lynden’s Brody Weinheimer scores during the second half against Ferndale Sept. 9 in Lynden.
Lynden’s Brody Weinheimer scores during the second half against Ferndale Sept. 9 in Lynden. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

The Lynden football team finally got the Sedro-Woolley monkey off its back last week, and as a reward, the Lions moved up one spot to No. 5 in the Associated Press’ Class 2A state poll for Week 5 released Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Lynden beat the Cubs 35-14 on Friday, Sept. 23, ending a three-game losing streak in the series that included losses in the 2014 2A state championship game and a bi-district playoff loss last year that ended the Lions’ nine-year streak of reaching the state playoffs. Lynden (3-1) claiming the rank previously occupied by Sedro-Woolley, which dropped to No. 10, in the statewide poll of sports writers and editors.

Archbishop Murphy and Tumwater are again tied atop the 2A poll, while the Northwest Conference’s Burlington-Edison is No. 8.

The Lions, who face Lakewood on Friday, Sept. 30, were the only Whatcom County team to move in this week’s poll.

Squalicum and Ferndale remained at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively, in the Class 3A poll behind unanimous No. 1 Eastside Catholic and second-ranked O’Dea. The Storm (4-0) beat Stanwood 47-14 last week and will host No. 7 Oak Harbor on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Civic Stadium. The Golden Eagles (4-0) beat Arlington 41-0 in their 3A Wesco North opener last week and will host Marysville-Pilchuck on Friday.

Mount Baker stayed at No. 3 in the Class 1A poll behind unanimous No. 1 Royal and second-ranked Connell, after the Mountaineers (4-0) beat Nooksack Valley 44-36 in their 1A NWC opener last week. They’ll travel to Lynden Christian on Friday.

Lummi once again received all 10 first-place votes in the Class 1B poll after beating Orcas Island 61-24 last weekend. The Blackhawks (4-0) head to Touchet for a nonleague game on Saturday.

Richland remained atop the Class 4A poll, while Napavine was a unanimous top pick in the Class 2B rankings.

Associated Press Washington state high school football poll

Class 4A

Record

Pts.

1. Richland (7)

4-0

105

2. Camas (4)

4-0

103

3. Sumner

4-0

86

4. Skyline

3-1

72

5. Gonzaga Prep

2-2

49

(tie) Graham-Kapowsin

3-1

49

7. Chiawana

4-0

45

8. Lake Stevens

4-0

37

9. Woodinville

4-0

22

10. Battle Ground

4-0

20

Others receiving six or more points: Olympia 7.

Class 3A

Record

Pts.

1. Eastside Catholic (11)

4-0

110

2. O’Dea

4-0

98

3. Squalicum

4-0

85

4. Ferndale

4-0

72

5. Peninsula

4-0

67

6. Kamiakin

3-1

51

7. Oak Harbor

4-0

35

8. Bellevue

0-1

32

9. Lincoln

3-1

29

10. Garfield

4-0

17

Others receiving six or more points: none.

Class 2A

Record

Pts.

1. Archbishop Murphy (6)

3-0

114

(tie) Tumwater (6)

4-0

114

3. River Ridge

4-0

80

4. Ellensburg

3-1

73

5. Lynden

3-1

63

6. Prosser

3-1

59

7. North Kitsap

4-0

52

8. Burlington-Edison

4-0

43

9. W. F. West

4-0

14

10. Sedro-Woolley

2-2

13

Others receiving six or more points: West Valley (Spokane) 12. Liberty (Issaquah) 9. Clarkston 8.

Class 1A

Record

Pts.

1. Royal (11)

4-0

110

2. Connell

4-0

99

3. Mount Baker

4-0

84

4. Montesano

4-0

76

5. Okanogan

4-0

57

6. Cascade Christian

4-0

50

7. Zillah

3-1

41

8. Freeman

4-0

27

9. King’s

2-2

22

10. LaCenter

3-1

19

Others receiving six or more points: 11, La Salle 9.

Class 2B

Record

Pts.

1. Napavine (11)

4-0

110

2. Northwest Christian (Colbert)

4-0

96

3. Liberty (Spangle)

4-0

88

4. Toledo

4-0

78

5. Asotin

3-1

65

6. LaConner

4-0

55

7. Adna

3-1

47

8. Rainier

4-0

21

9. Onalaska

3-1

13

10. Davenport

2-2

11

Others receiving six or more points: Pe Ell/Willapa Valley 9.

Class 1B

Record

Pts.

1. Lummi (10)

4-0

100

2. Almira/Coulee-Hartline

4-0

89

3. Neah Bay

3-1

71

4. Odessa-Harrington

3-0

70

5. Touchet

2-1

50

Others receiving six or more points: Tacoma Baptist 12. Odessa 8.

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