High School Football

These three Whatcom County football teams moved up in the latest state rankings

Meridian quarter back Simon Burkett looks for an open man during the second quarter Sept. 8 at Blaine High School.
Meridian quarter back Simon Burkett looks for an open man during the second quarter Sept. 8 at Blaine High School. For The Bellingham Herald

Three Whatcom County football teams saw a bump up in the latest Associated Press Washington State High School Football Poll, released Wednesday, while the county’s other four ranked teams stayed where they were.

A statewide panel of sports writers and editors moved Meridian up four places to No. 5, after the Trojans (3-0) beat previous No. 4 Cascade Christian 34-29 Friday. Nooksack Valley (3-0) also moved up one place to No. 6 following a 55-14 victory over Coupeville last week. Mount Baker (3-0) stayed put at No. 3 behind unanimous No. 1 Royal, after the Mountaineers beat Port Townsend 48-7. The 1A Northwest Conference season kicks off Friday, with Mount Baker at Nooksack Valley and Meridian at Lynden Christian.

Lynden was the other Whatcom County team on the rise, as the Lions (2-1) moved up one spot to No. 3 after a 40-14 2A NWC win over Bellingham. Archbishop Murphy remained a unanimous top pick, while Burlington-Edison checked in at No. 9 and Sedro-Woolley just missed the top 10. Lynden will host the Cubs Friday night.

Ferndale and Squalicum remained at Nos. 4 and 7, respectively in the 3A poll behind top-ranked Eastside Catholic. The Golden Eagles (3-0) beat South Kitsap 55-21 last week and will open 3A Wesco North play when they host No. 10 Arlington Friday, while the Storm (3-0) beat Marysville-Pilchuck 38-28 in its league opener last week and will host Stanwood Saturday.

Lummi (3-0) also stayed at No. 2 in the 1B poll after beating No. 5 Tacoma Baptist 55-21 last week. Odessa received the No. 1 spot with eight first-place votes to the Blackhawks’ three.

Camas and Kalama remained atop the 4A and 2B polls, respectively.

Associated Press Washington State High School Football Poll

Compiled from statewide panel of sports writers and editors. (First-place votes in parenthesis):

Class 4A

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Camas (9)

3-0

116

2. Sumner (1)

3-0

103

3. Woodinville (2)

3-0

94

4. Richland

3-0

87

5. Graham-Kapowsin

3-0

72

6. Gonzaga Prep

2-1

68

7. Bothell

2-1

37

8. Monroe

3-0

31

9. Chiawana

2-1

26

10. Union

2-1

8

(tie) Olympia

3-0

8

Class 3A

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Eastside Catholic (11)

3-0

119

2. O'Dea (1)

3-0

106

3. Kamiakin

3-0

99

4. Ferndale

3-0

67

5. Mt. Spokane

3-0

61

6. Lincoln

2-1

60

7. Squalicum

3-0

43

8. Timberline

3-0

42

9. Bellevue

2-1

27

10. Arlington

3-0

25

Class 2A

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Archbishop Murphy (13)

3-0

130

2. Issaquah Liberty

3-0

111

3. Lynden

2-1

92

4. Tumwater

2-1

88

5. W. F. West

3-0

67

6. Spokane West Valley

3-0

64

7. Hockinson

3-0

61

8. North Kitsap

3-0

28

9. Burlington-Edison

2-1

26

10. Fife

3-0

20

Others receiving 6 or more points: Prosser 7. Sedro-Woolley 7.

Class 1A

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Royal (13)

2-0

130

2. Connell

2-0

117

3. Mount Baker

3-0

103

4. Montesano

3-0

80

5. Meridian

3-0

67

6. Nooksack Valley

3-0

65

7. Colville

2-1

52

8. Cascade Christian

2-1

39

9. Zillah

2-1

26

10. Okanogan

2-0

14

Others receiving 6 or more points: Deer Park 8.

Class 2B

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Kalama (11)

3-0

119

2. Spangle Liberty (1)

3-0

107

3. Napavine

2-1

97

4. Adna

3-0

83

5. Colbert Northwest Christian

3-0

65

6. Asotin

1-1

59

7. Pe Ell/Willapa Valley

2-1

42

8. Colfax

2-1

36

9. Rainier

3-0

23

10. Toledo

1-2 1

5

Class 1B

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Odessa (8)

2-0

106

2. Lummi (3)

3-0

102

3. Sunnyside Christian

3-0

86

4. Almira/Coulee-Hartline

2-1

72

5. Tacoma Baptist

2-1

24

Others receiving 6 or more points: Selkirk 18. Columbia (Hunters) 12. Quilcene 7. Republic 7.

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