High School Football

Which Whatcom County football team dropped in the final state rankings?

Squalicum’s Triston Smith, center, runs past Ferndale’s Justice Powell, left, and James Hinson for a 38-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter on Oct. 22 at Civic Stadium in Bellingham.
Squalicum’s Triston Smith, center, runs past Ferndale’s Justice Powell, left, and James Hinson for a 38-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter on Oct. 22 at Civic Stadium in Bellingham. eabell@bhamherald.com

The Squalicum High School football team dropped a spot in the final version of The Associated Press Washington State High School Football Poll, released Wednesday, Nov. 2, while Ferndale and Lynden climbed.

Despite closing the regular season with a 55-27 win over Arlington on Thursday, Eastside Catholic edged ahead of the Storm for second place in the Class 3A rankings behind unanimous No. 1 O’Dea in the statewide poll of sports writers and editors. Squalicum (9-0), which now checks in at No. 3, hosts Rainier Beach in the 3A quad-district playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Civic Stadium.

Ferndale (8-1) ended the regular season with a 42-7 win over Marysville Getchell on Friday and jumped up two spots to No. 5 in the 3A poll. The Golden Eagles will host Capital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Civic Stadium in the 3A quad-district playoffs.

Lynden (8-1) also rose two spots in the Class 2A poll to No. 4 behind top-ranked Archbishop Murphy after beating Sehome 54-0 Friday in its regular-season finale. The Lions host Granite Falls in the 2A bi-district playoffs at 7 p.m. Saturday at Civic Stadium.

Mount Baker (9-0) stayed put at No. 2 in the Class 1A rankings behind unanimous No. 1 Royal after beating Meridian 49-7 Friday. The Mountaineers host Sultan in the 1A Northwest District playoffs at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Civic Stadium.

Lummi (8-0) remained No. 1 in the Class 1B poll after the Blackhawks’ game against Neah Bay last week was canceled. Lummi won a coin flip over Neah Bay for the top seed out of the bi-district and received a bye through the first round of the quad-district playoffs this week.

Camas (4A) and Napavine (2B) were the top-ranked teams in their divisions.

The Associated Press Washington State High School Football Poll

Class 4A

Pl. School (first-place votes)

Record

Points

1. Camas (6)

9-0

69

2. Sumner (1)

9-0

56

3. Richland

9-0

49

4. Graham-Kapowsin

8-1

44

5. Lake Stevens

9-0

41

6. Woodinville

9-0

37

7. Chiawana

8-1

28

(tie) Gonzaga Prep

7-2

28

9. Skyline

7-2

17

10. Todd Beamer

9-1

9

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.

Class 3A

Pl. School (first-place votes)

Record

Points

1. O’Dea (7)

9-0

70

2. Eastside Catholic

8-1

59

3. Squalicum

9-0

57

4. Kamiakin

7-2

50

5. Ferndale

8-1

41

6. Bonney Lake

7-2

22

7. Bellevue

5-1

21

8. Peninsula

8-1

20

9. Garfield

8-1

14

10. Timberline

9-1

13

Others receiving 6 or more points: Lincoln 10.

Class 2A

Pl. School (first-place votes)

Record

Points

1. Archbishop Murphy (6)

9-0

69

2. Tumwater (1)

8-1

61

3. Ellensburg

8-1

49

4. Lynden

8-1

47

5. Prosser

8-1

40

6. North Kitsap

9-0

31

7. River Ridge

7-1

26

8. Liberty (Issaquah)

8-0

24

9. Franklin Pierce

8-1

22

10. Sedro-Woolley

7-2

8

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.

Class 1A

Pl. School (first-place votes)

Record

Points

1. Royal (7)

9-0

70

2. Mount Baker

9-0

56

3. Connell

8-1

55

4. Montesano

9-0

50

5. Cascade Christian

9-0

42

6. LaCenter

8-1

33

7. Zillah

8-1

28

8. King’s

6-2

23

9. La Salle

8-1

12

10. Okanogan

8-1

10

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.

Class 2B

Pl. School (first-place votes)

Record

Points

1. Napavine (7)

9-0

70

2. Toledo

9-0

59

3. Asotin

8-1

56

4. Liberty (Spangle)

8-1

46

5. Northwest Christian (Colbert)

8-1

43

6. Adna

7-2

35

7. LaConner

7-1

30

8. Dayton

8-1

20

9. Tonasket

8-1

10

10. Pe Ell/Willapa Valley

7-2

7

(tie) Rainier

8-2

7

Others receiving 6 or more points: none.

Class 1B

Pl. School (first-place votes)

Record

Points

1. Lummi (5)

8-0

68

2. Odessa-Harrington (2)

8-0

64

3. Neah Bay

7-0

57

4. Tacoma Baptist

9-0

47

5. Almira/Coulee-Hartline

8-1

32

Others receiving 6 or more points: Sunnyside Christian 12.

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