High School Football

These two Whatcom schools fell slightly in latest prep football poll, but two others moved up

Lynden running back Eric Martin-Mann tries to avoid a tackle by Ferndale’s Jared Emmert during Friday’s game in Ferndale, won 19-16 by the Golden Eagles.
Lynden running back Eric Martin-Mann tries to avoid a tackle by Ferndale’s Jared Emmert during Friday’s game in Ferndale, won 19-16 by the Golden Eagles. eabell@bhamherald.com

The Squalicum and Lynden football teams dropped in the latest Associated Press Washington State High School Football Poll, released Wednesday, but not far, while Nooksack Valley and Meridian each moved up.

A statewide panel of sports writers and editors dropped the Storm (2-0) one spot in the Class 3A poll to No. 7 after Squalicum’s wild 85-70 victory over South Delta, B.C., Friday. Ferndale (2-0), meanwhile, stayed put at No. 4 behind top-ranked Eastside Catholic after the Golden Eagles’ 19-16 victory over Lynden last week. O’Dea and Kamiakin ranked second and third. The Storm opens 3A Wesco North play Friday at Marysville-Pilchuck, while Ferndale has one more non-league warmup at South Kitsap.

Lynden, which was tied for second with Tumwater in Class 2A last week, fell to fourth after its loss to Ferndale. The Lions (1-1) now sit behind unanimous No. 1 Archbishop Murphy, Tumwater and Issaquah Liberty as they prepare to open 2A Northwest Conference play against Bellingham Friday at Civic Stadium. Burlington-Edison (1-1) was the only other 2A NWC team ranked at No. 9.

While Mount Baker (2-0) stayed at No. 3 in the 1A poll behind unanimous No. 1 Royal and Connell, Nooksack Valley and Meridian each jumped up. The Pioneers (2-0) moved up two spots to No. 7 after a 56-34 win over Granite Falls, while the Trojans (2-0) moved up one spot to No. 9 after beating Blaine 50-44. The Mountaineers, who beat Fulton, B.C., 56-14 last week, wrap up non-league play at Port Townsend Friday, while Nooksack will host Coupeville and Meridian draws No. 4 Cascade Christian at home.

Lummi (2-0) also stayed put at No. 2 behind Odessa in the 1B rankings after a 28-0 win over Neah Bay. The Blackhawks, who received four of nine first-place votes cast, will host No. 5 Tacoma Baptist Friday.

Associated Press Washington State High School Football Poll

First-place votes in parenthesis:

Class 4A

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Camas (7)

2-0

105

2. Sumner (1)

2-0

95

3. Woodinville (2)

2-0

85

4. Richland (1)

2-0

84

5. Graham-Kapowsin

2-0

65

6. Gonzaga Prep

1-1

59

7. Chiawana

2-0

42

8. Bothell

1-1

21

9. Union

2-0

17

10. Skyview

2-0

10

Others receiving 6 or more points: Monroe 9.

Class 3A

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Eastside Catholic (9)

2-0

108

2. O'Dea (1)

2-0

95

3. Kamiakin (1)

2-0

92

4. Ferndale

2-0

69

5. Lincoln

1-1

64

6. Mt. Spokane

2-0

44

7. Squalicum

2-0

41

(tie) Timberline

2-0

41

9. Arlington

2-0

17

10. Bellevue

1-1

15

Others receiving 6 or more points: Oak Harbor 8.

Class 2A

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Archbishop Murphy (12)

2-0

120

2. Tumwater

2-0

103

3. Issaquah Liberty

2-0

94

4. Lynden

1-1

83

5. W. F. West

2-0

63

6. Hockinson

2-0

46

7. Prosser

1-0

44

8. Spokane West Valley

2-0

41

9. Burlington-Edison

1-1

21

10. North Kitsap

2-0

16

Others receiving 6 or more points: Fife 10. Ellensburg 8.

Class 1A

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Royal (12)

1-0

120

2. Connell

1-0

107

3. Mount Baker

2-0

97

4. Cascade Christian

2-0

79

5. Montesano

2-0

68

6. Deer Park

2-0

58

7. Nooksack Valley

2-0

45

8. Colville

1-1

28

9. Meridian

2-0

26

10. Zillah

1-0

9

Class 2B

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Kalama (11)

2-0

110

2. Spangle Liberty

2-0

91

3. Napavine

1-1

85

4. Adna

2-0

75

5. Asotin

1-0

74

6. Colbert Northwest Christian

2-0

50

7. Toledo

1-1

40

8. Pe Ell/Willapa Valley

1-1

24

9. Colfax

1-0

23

10. Rainier

2-0

15

Others receiving 6 or more points: Tri-Cities Prep 7.

Class 1B

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Odessa (5)

1-0

94

2. Lummi (4)

2-0

93

3. Sunnyside Christian (1)

1-0

81

4. Almira/Coulee-Hartline

1-1

55

5. Tacoma Baptist

2-0

45

Others receiving 6 or more points: Columbia (Hunters) 14.

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