High School Football

Which Whatcom football team dropped in the latest rankings despite winning last week?

Lynden’s Eric Martin-Mann is gang tackled by the Mount Baker defensive line during opening football jamboree on Saturday evening Aug. 27, at Civic Stadium in Bellingham. Both teams were ranked in the latest Associated Press State High School Football Poll released Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Lynden’s Eric Martin-Mann is gang tackled by the Mount Baker defensive line during opening football jamboree on Saturday evening Aug. 27, at Civic Stadium in Bellingham. Both teams were ranked in the latest Associated Press State High School Football Poll released Wednesday, Oct. 5. For The Bellingham Herald

Despite a 54-26 Class 2A Northwest Conference victory at Lakewood on Friday, Sept. 30, the Lynden football team dropped a spot in The Associated Press Class 2A Washington State High School Football Poll on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

The Lions (4-1) were ranked No. 5 last week by the same statewide panel of sports writers and editors that dropped them to No. 6 this week, as 4-1 Prosser leapfrogged them behind unanimous top-ranked Archbishop Murphy. Burlington-Edison moved up one spot to No. 7, right behind Lynden, which next hosts Blaine on Friday, Oct. 7.

The Lions were the only Whatcom County team to move in the poll as Squalicum and Ferndale stayed put at Nos. 3 and 4 in the Class 3A poll behind unanimous No. 1 Eastside Catholic and No. 2 O’Dea. The Storm (5-0) beat previous No. 7 Oak Harbor 47-20 on Friday and will travel to Puyallup to face Emerald Ridge in a nonleague game this week, while the Golden Eagles (5-0) beat Marysville-Pilchuck 49-7 last week and will travel to Stanwood for a 3A Wesco North game Friday. Squalicum and Ferndale were the only 3A Wesco teams to appear in the poll this week.

Mount Baker (5-0) remained No. 3 in the Class 1A poll behind unanimous No. 1 Royal and No. 2 Connell. The Mountaineers beat Lynden Christian 51-7 in 1A NWC play last week and will host Meridian this week.

Lummi also checked in at No. 1 in the Class 1B rankings for the sixth straight week as a unanimous top pick over Almira/Coulee/Hartline. The Blackhawks (6-0) have already picked up a win this week as Tulalip Hertitage had to forfeit the Northwest Football League 1B opener originally scheduled for Friday because of a lack of eligible players. Lummi hoped to schedule another game, but coach Jim Sandusky said Wednesday those efforts had not panned out.

Camas moved up to tie Richland atop the Class 4A rankings, while Napavine remained atop the Class 2B poll.

David Rasbach: 360-715-2286, @BhamSports

The Associated Press Washington State High School Football Poll

Class 4A

Rk. Team

Record

Pts.

1. Camas (4)

5-0

85

(tie) Richland (5)

5-0

85

3. Sumner

5-0

71

4. Skyline

4-1

57

5. Chiawana

5-0

40

6. Graham-Kapowsin

4-1

39

7. Gonzaga Prep

3-2

38

8. Lake Stevens

5-0

34

9. Woodinville

5-0

27

10. Monroe

5-0

8

Others receiving 6 or more points: Olympia 7.

Class 3A

Rk. Team

Record

Pts.

1. Eastside Catholic (9)

5-0

90

2. O’Dea

5-0

79

3. Squalicum

5-0

65

4. Ferndale

5-0

58

5. Peninsula

5-0

53

6. Kamiakin

4-1

48

7. Lincoln

4-1

26

(tie) Bellevue

1-1

26

9. Garfield

5-0

21

10. Bonney Lake

4-1

9

Others receiving 6 or more points: Spanaway Lake 8, Oak Harbor 7.

Class 2A

Rk. Team

Record

Pts.

1. Archbishop Murphy (11)

5-0

110

2. Tumwater

4-1

78

3. River Ridge

5-0

73

4. Ellensburg

4-1

64

5. Prosser

4-1

56

6. Lynden

4-1

52

7. Burlington-Edison

5-0

51

8. North Kitsap

4-1

48

9. W. F. West

5-0

21

10. Liberty (Issaquah)

5-0

20

Others receiving 6 or more points: West Valley (Spokane) 18.

Class 1A

Rk. Team

Record

Pts.

1. Royal (11)

5-0

110

2. Connell

5-0

97

3. Mount Baker

5-0

84

4. Montesano

5-0

81

5. Okanogan

5-0

56

(tie) Cascade Christian

5-0

56

7. Zillah

4-1

41

8. LaCenter

4-1

23

9. King’s

3-2

19

10. La Salle

5-0

15

Others receiving 6 or more points: Naches Valley 8.

Class 2B

Rk. Team

Record

Pts.

1. Napavine (8)

5-0

89

2. Northwest Christian (Colbert)

5-0

78

3. Liberty (Spangle) (1)

5-0

75

4. Toledo

5-0

63

5. Asotin

4-1

52

6. LaConner

4-0

44

7. Rainier

5-0

38

8. Lake Roosevelt

5-0

12

9. Davenport

3-2

11

10. Adna

3-2

10

Others receiving 6 or more points: Tonasket 8.

Class 1B

Rk. Team

Record

Pts.

1. Lummi (9)

5-0

90

2. Almira/Coulee-Hartline

5-0

80

3. Neah Bay

4-1

70

4. Odessa-Harrington

4-0

66

5. Tacoma Baptist

5-0

36

Others receiving 6 or more points: Touchet 12.

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