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These two running backs and this receiver could surpass 1,000 yards in Week 9

While Squalicum's Triston Smith, left, leads all Whatcom Country rushers this year, Meridian's Simon Burkett, center, leads in passing and Bryce Vandenhaak leads in receiving yards.
While Squalicum's Triston Smith, left, leads all Whatcom Country rushers this year, Meridian's Simon Burkett, center, leads in passing and Bryce Vandenhaak leads in receiving yards. The Bellingham Herald

3A WESCO NORTH STANDINGS

Overall

Conf.

Team

W-L

W-L

PF

PA

Ferndale

8-0

5-0

322

101

Oak Harbor

7-1

4-1

247

103

Arlington

5-3

3-2

245

185

Stanwood

3-5

3-3

169

208

Squalicum

5-3

2-3

278

251

Marysville-Pilchuck

2-6

1-6

184

256

Marysville-Getchell

0-8

0-5

105

357

Thursday’s games

Marysville-Pilchuck at Oak Harbor, 7 p.m.*

Arlington at Squalicum (at Civic Stadium), 7 p.m.*

Friday’s games

King’s at Stanwood, 7 p.m.

Ferndale at Marysville-Getchell (at QuilCeda Stadium), 7 p.m.*

*3A Wesco North game

2A NORTHWEST CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Overall

Conf.

Team

W-L

W-L

PF

PA

Lakewood

6-2

4-1

240

162

Burlington-Edison

5-3

4-1

226

175

Sedro-Woolley

5-3

4-1

267

208

Lynden

4-4

3-3

232

165

Bellingham

4-4

2-3

181

219

Anacortes

3-5

1-4

179

260

Blaine

1-7

0-5

195

302

Sehome*

2-6

230

290

*Independent

Friday’s games

Sehome at Shorewood (at Shoreline Stadium), 5 p.m.

Anacortes at Sedro-Woolley, 7 p.m.*

Burlington-Edison at Blaine, 7 p.m.*

Lakewood at Bellingham (at Civic Stadium), 7 p.m.*

Lynden at Eastlake, 7 p.m.

*2A NWC game

1A NORTHWEST CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Overall

Conf.

Team

W-L

W-L

PF

PA

Meridian

8-0

5-0

269

192

Mount Baker

6-2

3-2

256

133

Nooksack Valley

4-4

1-4

271

203

Lynden Christian

3-5

1-4

152

178

Friday’s games

Meridian at Mount Baker, 7 p.m.*

Nooksack Valley at Lynden Christian, 7 p.m.*

*1A NWC game

NORTHWEST 1B LEAGUE STANDINGS

Overall

Conf.

Team

W-L

W-L

PF

PA

Neah Bay

4-4

2-0

186

209

Tulalip Heritage

5-1

1-1

178

58

Lummi

6-3

1-1

206

199

Crescent

4-4

0-2

441

364

Friday’s game

Lummi at Neah Bay (at Clallam Bay), 6 p.m.*

Saturday’s games

Tulalip Heritage at Crescent, 1 p.m.*

*NWFL 1B game

Smith
Squalicum running back Triston Smith tries to avoid Ferndale’s Cole Semu during an Oct. 20 game. Smith leads Whatcom County with 1,371 yards rushing this year. Paul Conrad For The Bellingham Herald

WHATCOM COUNTY RUSHING LEADERS

Player, school

Att.

Yards

Avg.

TD

Triston Smith, Sq.

126

1,371

10.9

14

Cole Semu, Fern.

134

1,197

8.9

25

Jordan Riddle, LC

167

931

5.6

7

Carson Engholm, MB

118

881

7.5

16

Austin O'Brien, NV

104

691

6.6

4

Connor Wallace, Bel.

106

667

6.3

9

Dylan Roberts, Seh.

111

554

5.0

10

Spencer Lloyd, Sq.

92

544

5.9

11

Eric Martin-Mann, Lyn.

76

527

6.9

2

Carson Brandland, MB

72

518

7.2

7

Burkett
Meridian quarter back Simon Burkett looks for an open man during a Sept. 8 game at Blaine. Burkett leads Whatcom County with 2,322 yards passing this season. Paul Conrad For The Bellingham Herald

WHATCOM COUNTY PASSING LEADERS

Player, school

Cmp.

Att.

Yards

TD

Int.

Simon Burkett, Mer.

142

239

2,322

24

6

Casey Bauman, NV

134

209

2,032

18

3

Cam Ellis, Blaine

120

235

1,784

15

13

Nick Knutson, Bel.

101

156

1,327

10

2

Michael Mindnich, Seh.

111

215

1,146

11

6

Spencer Lloyd, Sq.

79

143

1,001

7

2

Ty Van Dyken, LC

75

155

840

8

10

Kaleb Bass, MB

53

97

715

6

4

Brock Heppner, Lyn.

52

115

714

3

6

James Hinson, Fern.

45

75

707

11

3

Vandenhaak
Meridian’s Bryce Vandenhaak catches a touchdown pass during an Oct. 20 game against Nooksack Valley. Vandenhaak leads Whatcom County with 988 yards receiving this season. Evan Abell eabell@bhamherald.com

WHATCOM COUNTY RECEIVING LEADERS

Player, school

Rec.

Yards

Avg.

TD

Bryce Vandenhaak, Mer.

36

988

27.4

15

Spencer Lee, Bel.

41

660

16.1

5

Dalton Mouw, Blaine

38

640

16.8

4

Chase Abshere, Blaine

38

622

16.4

7

Thomas Barbo, MB

37

566

15.3

4

JaLique Martin, Sq.

37

529

14.3

5

Baylor Galley, NV

26

529

20.3

4

Kalai Jandoc, LC

28

501

17.9

6

Austin O'Brien, NV

29

460

15.9

4

Jordan Veening, NV

34

453

13.3

5

NOTE: Statistics compiled from staff and coach reports of games.

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