High School Football

Blaine’s Fritsch closes in on Baker’s Schleimer for rushing lead

Blaine’s Riley Fritsch turns the corner as he heads for the end zone to score the winning touchdown against Bellingham on Sept. 23. Fritsch has rushed for 551 yards this season – just 5 less than Whatcom County leader Jed Schleimer.
Blaine’s Riley Fritsch turns the corner as he heads for the end zone to score the winning touchdown against Bellingham on Sept. 23. Fritsch has rushed for 551 yards this season – just 5 less than Whatcom County leader Jed Schleimer. For The Bellingham Herald

3A WESCO NORTH STANDINGS

Overall

Conf.

Team

W-L

W-L

PF

PA

Squalicum

4-0

2-0

184

57

Ferndale

4-0

1-0

165

61

Oak Harbor

4-0

1-0

176

63

Arlington

2-2

1-1

81

130

Marysville-Pilchuck

1-3

1-1

73

160

Mayrsville-Getchell

1-3

0-2

82

123

Stanwood

1-3

0-2

58

174

Thursday’s game

Arlington at Graham Kapowsin (at Art Crate Stadium, Spanaway), late

Friday’s games

Marysville-Pilchuck at Ferndale, 7 p.m.*

Stanwood at Marysville-Getchell (at Quil Ceda Stadium), 7 p.m.*

Oak Harbor at Squalicum (at Civic Stadium), 7 p.m.*

*3A Wesco North game

2A NORTHWEST CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Overall

Conf.

Team

W-L

W-L

PF

PA

Lynden

3-1

2-0

131

76

Burlington-Edison

3-0

1-0

94

14

Lakewood

1-2

1-0

59

105

Blaine

3-1

1-1

124

125

Sedro-Woolley

2-2

1-1

111

79

Anacortes

1-3

1-1

49

115

Bellingham

2-2

0-2

73

81

Sehome

0-4

0-2

45

147

NOTE: Sept. 23 game between Lakewood and Burlington-Edison game was suspended for shooting at Cascade Mall. Game will resume Nov. 1 if it will impact postseason.

Friday’s games

Blaine at Anacortes, 7 p.m.*

Lynden at Lakewood, 7 p.m.*

Sehome at Sedro-Woolley, 7 p.m.*

Saturday’s game

Burlington-Edison at Bellingham (at Civic Stadium), 7 p.m.*

*2A NWC game

1A NORTHWEST CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Overall

Conf.

Team

W-L

W-L

PF

PA

Mount Baker

4-0

1-0

176

113

Meridian

2-2

1-0

135

116

Nooksack Valley

2-2

0-1

150

114

Lynden Christian

1-3

0-1

69

96

Friday’s games

Mount Baker at Lynden Christian, 7 p.m.*

Meridian at Nooksack Valley, 7 p.m.*

*1A NWC game

NORTHWEST 1B LEAGUE STANDINGS

Overall

Conf.

Team

W-L

W-L

PF

PA

Lummi

4-0

0-0

224

92

Neah Bay

3-1

0-0

178

96

Clallam Bay

2-1

0-0

140

107

Crescent

2-2

0-0

132

126

Tulalip Heritage

0-1

0-0

26

28

Friday’s games

Crescent at Neah Bay, 7 p.m.

Saturday’s games

Clallam Bay at Tulalip Heritage, 1 p.m.

Lummi at Touchet, 3 p.m.

WHATCOM COUNTY RUSHING LEADERS

Player, school

Att.

Yards

Avg.

TD

Jed Schleimer, MB

54

556

10.3

13

Riley Fritsch, Blaine

85

551

6.5

8

Triston Smith, Sq.

45

526

11.7

7

Jacob Hommes, Lyn.

71

477

6.7

6

Justice Powell, Fern.

44

414

9.4

6

Ben Broselle, Fern.

43

394

9.2

6

Cole Semu, Fern.

67

391

5.8

3

Carson Engholm, MB

49

366

7.5

5

Brody Weinheimer, Lyn.

37

358

9.7

4

Simon Burkett, Mer.

46

326

7.1

4

2015 WHATCOM COUNTY PASSING LEADERS

Player, school

Cmp.

Att.

Yards

TD

Int.

Casey Bauman, NV

76

113

1,090

10

1

Jalen Kortlever, Blaine

53

92

808

9

4

Kaleb Bass, MB

29

43

651

8

1

Simon Burkett, Mer.

55

98

635

8

2

Jacob Hommes, Lyn.

33

66

501

7

2

Colby Flint, LC

25

45

482

5

4

James Hinson, Fern.

36

55

445

8

3

Nick Knutson, Bel.

19

31

282

1

3

Garrett Sorenson, Sq.

20

33

230

2

3

Nic Roger, Seh.

21

50

191

2

3

2015 WHATCOM COUNTY RECEIVING LEADERS

Player, school

Rec.

Yards

Avg.

TD

Anthony Ball, Blaine

22

391

17.8

5

Marcus Montag, Seh.

17

305

17.9

3

Colton Kautz, NV

10

284

28.4

4

Tyson Cline, LC

20

242

12.1

0

Damek Mitchell, Sq.

11

229

20.8

2

Kyle Veldman, NV

17

226

13.3

1

Chase Abshere, Blaine

14

216

15.4

3

Thomas Barbo, MB

8

203

25.4

4

Landon DeBruin, Lyn.

13

191

14.7

4

Rylan Severson, Lyn.

13

189

14.5

2

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