High School Football

While 3 Whatcom County football teams dropped in the state rankings, this team moved to No. 2

Ferndale’s Gader Fox, center left, celebrates with teammates Conner Obergottsberger, left, Jared Emmert, center right, and Spencer Crosswhite, right, after catching the game-winning touchdown pass Sept. 8 against Lynden. The Golden Eagles are ranked No. 2 in the latest Class 3A state rankings.
Ferndale’s Gader Fox, center left, celebrates with teammates Conner Obergottsberger, left, Jared Emmert, center right, and Spencer Crosswhite, right, after catching the game-winning touchdown pass Sept. 8 against Lynden. The Golden Eagles are ranked No. 2 in the latest Class 3A state rankings. eabell@bhamherald.com

While three Whatcom County teams dropped in the latest Associated Press Washington State High School Football Poll, released Wednesday, Ferndale rose to No. 2 in the Class 3A rankings behind only unanimous No. 1 pick Eastside Catholic. The Golden Eagles (6-0) beat Stanwood 35-3 last week and will travel to face No. 8 Oak Harbor in a game that will likely decidethe 3A Wesco North Division title Friday.

Meridian (6-0), which now has wins over three teams currently ranked in the top 10 in Class 1A following Friday’s 26-15 win over Mount Baker, stayed at No. 3 behind top-ranked Royal and Connell, though the Trojans did receive a first-place vote. The Mountaineers (4-2) and Nooksack Valley (4-2), which lost 28-14 to Lynden Christian Friday, dropped to ninth and 10th, respecitively in the poll. Meridian hosts Lynden Christian Friday, while the Pioneers travel to Mount Baker in the ultra-competitive 1A Northwest Conference.

Lummi (5-2) also dropped a spot to No. 5 in Class 1B after splitting last week with Tulalip Heritage and Concrete. The Blackhawks host Crescent Friday.

Camas (4A), Archbishop Murphy (2A), Kalama (2B) and Odessa (1B) top their respective rankings.

Associated Press Washington State High School Football Poll

Selected by a statewide panel of sports writers and editors (with first-place votes in parenthesis):

Class 4A

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Camas (8)

6-0

98

2. Woodinville (2)

6-0

89

3. Richland

6-0

83

4. Puyallup

6-0

60

5. Monroe

6-0

56

6. Chiawana

5-1

50

7. Graham-Kapowsin

5-1

44

8. Union

5-1

21

9. Auburn Riverside

6-0

20

10. Gonzaga Prep

4-2

14

Others receiving 6 or more points: Central Valley 8.

Class 3A

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Eastside Catholic (10)

6-0

100

2. Ferndale

6-0

79

3. O’Dea

5-1

78

4. Kamiakin

5-1

61

5. Bellevue

5-1

59

6. Lincoln

5-1

58

7. Timberline

6-0

49

8. Oak Harbor

6-0

30

9. Edmonds-Woodway

5-1

18

10. Ballard

4-2

5

Class 2A

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Archbishop Murphy (10)

5-1

109

2. Hockinson

6-0

86

3. Spokane West Valley

6-0

85

4. Tumwater (1)

4-2

84

5. Fife

6-0

62

6. Issaquah Liberty

5-1

51

(tie) North Kitsap

6-0

51

8. W. F. West

5-1

33

9. Selah

5-0

25

10. Lakewood

5-1

18

Class 1A

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Royal (10)

6-0

109

2. Connell

5-0

96

3. Meridian (1)

6-0

84

4. Montesano

6-0

78

5. Colville

5-1

62

6. Cascade Christian

5-1

46

7. Zillah

5-1

36

8. Okanogan

5-0

35

9. Mount Baker

4-2

20

10. Nooksack Valley

4-2

18

Others receiving 6 or more points: LaCenter 11.

Class 2B

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Kalama (9)

6-0

99

2. Spangle Liberty (1)

6-0

89

3. Napavine

5-1

81

4. Adna

5-1

71

5. Toledo

4-2

48

6. Rainier

5-1

42

7. Pe Ell/Willapa Valley

4-2

30

8. Colfax

4-2

23

9. Manson

6-0

19

10. Concrete

5-1

10

(tie) Davenport

5-1

10

Others receiving 6 or more points: Tri-Cities Prep 9. Reardan 9.

Class 1B

Pl. School

Record

Pts.

1. Odessa (7)

5-0

88

2. Sunnyside Christian (2)

6-0

83

3. Almira/Coulee-Hartline

5-1

63

4. Cusick

5-1

60

5. Lummi

5-2

30

Others receiving 6 or more points: Quilcene 16. Tulalip Heritage 14.

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