High School Football

LC, Baker rise in AP Poll, Lions stay No. 1 in 2A

The new Associated Press Washington State Prep Football Poll should add even more intrigue to this Friday’s Class 1A conference-opening matchups.

Last week all four Whatcom County 1As earned top-10 rankings. With Nooksack Valley’s loss to No. 2-ranked Cascade Christian on Saturday, only the Pioneers have dropped from this week’s AP poll.

Lynden Christian (3-0) and Mount Baker (2-1) each leapfrogged Meridian (2-1). The Lyncs rose three spots to No. 7, Mount Baker moved two spots to No. 6 and in spite of a 35-0 shutout over Chelan, Meridian fell one spot to No. 8.

The Lyncs, who travel to Meridian on Friday, beat Bellingham 41-0 last week and have outscored opponents 128-13 through the first three weeks of the season. Mount Baker has put together strong back-to-back performances, beating Cascade 42-6 a week ago.

The Mountaineers open their conference schedule at Nooksack Valley this Friday.

Lynden (3-0, 1-0 NWC 2A/3A), which beat Squalicum 49-24 on the road last week, remained No. 1, but the Lions weren’t unanimously voted first. No. 3-ranked Ellensburg received one of 16 first-place votes. The rest went to Lynden. The Lions host Anacortes this week.

Sedro-Woolley (3-0, 1-0 NWC 2A/3A), who plays Squalicum at home, moved up a spot to No. 7.

Lummi (1-2) earned its first win of the season last week, beating Seattle Lutheran 60-12, and the Blackhawks remained at No. 5 in the Class 1B rankings.

Bothell remained No. 1 in Class 4A, Bellevue earned all first-place votes in the 3As, Freeman was unanimously No. 1 in the 1As and Lind-Ritzville Sprague and Neah Bay were first in 2B and 1B, respectively.

Washington Football Prep Poll

Class 4A

1. Bothell (12) 3-0 146
2. Camas (2) 3-0 122
3. Skyline (1) 3-0 120
4. Union 3-0 109
5. Gonzaga Prep 3-0 85
6. Chiawana 2-1 83
7. Kentwood 3-0 47
8. Lake Stevens 2-1 45
9. Graham-Kapowsin 2-1 19
10. Skyview 2-1 9

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Federal Way 8.

Class 3A

1. Bellevue (15) 3-0 150
2. O’Dea 3-0 135
3. Eastside Catholic 2-1 113
4. Lakes 3-0 96
5. Marysville-Pilchuck 2-1 86
6. Shadle Park 2-1 68
7. Columbia River 3-0 55
8. Glacier Peak 3-0 51
9. Lincoln 3-0 36
10. Mt. Spokane 2-1 16

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Peninsula 12.

Class 2A

1. Lynden (15) 3-0 159
2. Tumwater 3-0 139
3. Ellensburg (1) 3-0 126
4. Prosser 3-0 117
5. Hockinson 3-0 85
6. Liberty (Renton) 3-0 77
7. Sedro-Woolley 3-0 56
8. North Kitsap 3-0 55
9. Ephrata 2-1 22
(tie)Woodland 3-0 22

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Lindbergh 8.

Class 1A

1. Freeman (16) 3-0 160
2. Cascade Christian 3-0 143
3. Royal 3-0 128
4. Zillah 3-0 96
5. Cashmere 2-1 75
6. Mount Baker 2-1 61
7. Lynden Christian 3-0 60
8. Meridian 2-1 55
9. Tenino 2-1 31
10. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 3-0 16

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Colville 15. 11, Eatonville 15. 13, Nooksack Valley 14.

Class 2B

1. Lind-Ritzville Sprague (9) 3-0 135
2. Napavine (5) 3-0 131
3. Colfax 3-0 107
4. Toledo 3-0 83
5. Adna 3-0 78
6. Raymond 3-0 59
7. Reardan 3-0 48
8. Okanogan 3-0 44
9. Waitsburg-Prescott 2-1 39
10. Morton1White Pass 2-1 18

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, North Beach 17. 12, LaConner 8.

Class 1B

1. Neah Bay (12) 3-0 129
2. Touchet 2-0 107
3. Liberty Christian (1) 3-0 102
4. Colton 3-0 85
5. Lummi 2-1 62

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Cusick 15. 12, Garfield-Palouse 7. 12, Lopez 7.

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