High School Football

Week 4 prep football capsules


Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26

Site: Lynden High School

Seahawks update: Anacortes (1-2, 0-1 NWC) fell behind early to Sehome last week and took a 38-7 Northwest Conference loss. The Seahawks managed only 236 yards of total offense and struggled mightily against the Mariners’ passing game. Sehome threw for 272 yards and four TDs. Julien Collins led the Seahawks with 54 rushing yards on 14 carries, and quarterback Camden McLaughlin completed 9 of 22 passes for 102 yards.

Lions update: The No. 1-ranked Lions (3-0, 1-0 NWC) used the ground game to pull away from Squalicum in the second half to earn a 49-24 Northwest Conference win last week. Lynden suffered myriad injuries last week, as Trent Postma, Scooter Hastings, Trey Shagren and Drew Krause each exited the game. Postma finished with 125 yards on 13 carries, and Sterling Somers added 73 yards rushing and two TDs on 16 carries.

Player to watch: Dalton Ohligschlager ranks fifth on the team in tackles, and he could also factor into the running game if Postma isn’t 100 percent.

Herald’s pick: Lynden 45-10


Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26

Site: Sedro-Woolley High School

Storm update: Squalicum (2-1, 0-1 NWC) hung with Lynden for most of the first half last week but couldn’t finish second-half drives and took a 49-24 loss. Quarterback Christian Jorgensen threw for 332 yards and three touchdowns but also threw two interceptions. Ben Peterson caught 10 balls for 159 yards and two touchdowns, and Josiah Westbrook added 97 yards on eight catches. Squalicum struggled on the ground, gaining 50 yards on 21 carries.

Cubs update: Sedro-Woolley (3-0, 1-0 NWC) and its wing-T offense was clicking again last week, as the Cubs earned a 28-10 Northwest Conference win over Burlington-Edison. Sedro-Woolley ran the ball 40 times for 254 yards. Quinn Carpenter led the rushing attack with 73 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, and Sedro-Woolley only threw the ball two times.

Player to watch: On both sides of the ball Jordan Campbell will be paramount against Sedro. The Storm will need him on defense to help solve the Cubs’ potent ground attack. And on offense, he gives Squalicum a nice, powerful back who can wear down an opposing defense.

Herald’s pick: Sedro-Woolley 28-21


Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26

Site: Civic Stadium

Borderites update: Blaine (2-1, 0-1 NWC) was shutout in the second half and took a 33-14 Northwest Conference loss to Ferndale last week. The Borderites were tied at halftime, but the Golden Eagles’ run game seemingly wore down Blaine. Riley Fritsch ran for a team-high 97 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, and Nate Kramme completed 9 of 21 passes for 101 yards, a TD and an interception. Blaine’s defense gave up 319 rushing yards.

Mariners update: Sehome (2-1, 1-0 NWC) wasted little time last week exerting itself against Anacortes and captured a 38-7 Northwest Conference win on the road. Taylor Rapp amassed a combined 199 yards (69 rush, 130 receiving) and a touchdown. QB Gavin Kaepernick threw for 272 yards and four touchdowns with one interception, and Gunnar Nelson caught TD passes of 25 and 65 yards.

Player to watch: Drew Norvell helps anchor Sehome’s big offensive line and also is a contributor on the defensive side of the ball. He’ll be relied on to make holes against a Blaine defense that struggled against the run last week.

Herald’s pick: Sehome 35-27


Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26

Site: Ferndale High School

Tigers update: Burlington-Edison (2-1, 0-1 NWC) fell victim to Sedro-Woolley’s run game and had trouble moving the ball during a 28-10 Northwest Conference loss to the Cubs last Friday. Lorenzo Mationg led the Tigers’ rushing attack, which was limited to 86 yards on 46 carries, with 62 yards. QB Mason Schwetz completed 10 of 21 passes for 100 yards, but Sedro-Woolley intercepted him three times.

Golden Eagles update: Ferndale (1-2, 1-0 NWC) went back to committing itself to the run game during its 33-14 Northwest Conference win against Blaine last Friday. The Golden Eagles ran the ball 51 times for 319 yards and only threw three times. Marcus Nightingale recorded 139 yards and two TDs on 23 carries, and Ben Broselle added 76 yards and two TDs on 10 carries.

Player to watch: Chris Hernandez helped pave the way for Ferndale’s backs last week. He’ll be key again this week against the Tigers.

Herald’s pick: Ferndale 31-14


Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26

Site: Meridian High School

Lyncs update: Lynden Christian (3-0) put together another dominant performance last week, beating non-conference Bellingham at home 41-0. The Lyncs took advantage of great field position and for the third straight week held an opponent to a touchdown or less. Jordan Jansen ran for 108 yards and three TDs on 18 carries, and LC’s defense, which ranks second in the NWC against the run, limited the Red Raiders to 119 total yards of offense.

Trojans update: Meridian (2-1) bounced back from a loss with a lopsided 35-0 win at home against non-conference Chelan. The Trojans started slow after early turnovers, but scored 29 points in the second half. Tanner Tutterrow, Isaiah Thompson and Kevin Castro each ran for TDs, and Tutterrow threw two touchdown passes. Dakota Jones ran for 90 yards on 17 carries.

Player to watch: Kyle Tiemersma has played a role in the Lyncs’ strong defensive start. LC will need a big game out of him as it begins conference play.

Herald’s pick: Meridian 24-20


Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26

Site: Nooksack Valley High School

Mountaineers update: Mount Baker (2-1) for the second straight week, earned a blowout win, this time beating Cascade 42-6 in a non-conference road game. The Mountaineers ran all over Cascade for 379 yards on 42 carries. Baker didn’t complete a pass, but running at a rate of 9.0 yards per carry, the Mountaineers didn’t need to. Liam Short ran for 120 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries, and Zach Yurchuk added 83 yards and a TD on six rushes.

Pioneers update: Nooksack Valley (2-1) struggled against Cascade Christian’s power running attack, suffering a 42-18 road loss last week to Class 1A’s No. 2-ranked team. The Pioneers gave up 358 rushing yards and six touchdowns, which amounted to 8.1 yards per carry. Tanner Myhre threw for 191 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Curtis Handy and Josh Gimmaka each caught TD passes. Willy Kingma caught seven balls for 74 yards.

Player to watch: Willy Kingma leads the Pioneers in receptions (14) and receiving yards (211). He’ll also be relied on at linebacker to slow down Mount Baker’s sturdy rushing attack.

Herald’s pick: Nooksack Valley 31-21



Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26

Site: Charles Wright Academy

Red Raiders update: Bellingham (0-3) was shutout for the first time this season, suffering a 41-0 defeat to Lynden Christian on the road last Friday. The Red Raiders’ offense was limited to 119 total yards and achieved six first downs. Quarterback Kalien Hayes finished with 53 yards on 14 carries, and Tanner Aliff chipped in 45 rushing yards on 14 carries. Bellingham struggled with field position throughout the contest.

Tarriers update: Charles Wright Academy (1-2) is coming off its first win of the season, earning a 30-8 win against Vashon Island last week. Workman Christian, Henry Cheney and Desmond Jones each ran for touchdowns. Cheney recorded a team-high 68 yards on 10 carries. He also completed 13 of 17 passes for 138 yards, a touchdown and an interceptions. The Tarriers’ first two losses were a 56-6 defeat to Eatonville and a 50-8 loss to Tenino.

Player to watch: The Red Raiders will rely on lineman Blair Bennett to help move of the ball on offense, and he’ll be needed on run defense to slow down Charles Wright’s backs.

Herald’s pick: Bellingham 30-28


Time: 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27

Site: Entiat High School

Blackhawks update: No. 5-ranked Lummi earned its first win of the season last week, beating Seattle Lutheran 60-12 at home. Hank Hoskins completed 9 of 16 passes for 253 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. He also carried the ball seven times for 101 yards and two scores. Enrique Medina, Jeffrey Cultee and Devin Cooper each caught touchdown passes, and Willie Jones and Dashaun Lawrence each ran for scores.

Tigers update: Entiat won its third straight game last week, beating Tulalip Heritage 62-30 at home. During the Tigers’ first two wins, they won 42-28 against Manson and 36-34 against Republic. Entiat has outscored opponents 140-92.

Player to watch: Hank Hoskins did a bit of everything during last week’s win. He accounted for 354 yards and five touchdowns, and the signal-caller will be counted on heavily to lead Lummi to a road win against unbeaten Entiat.

Herald’s pick: Lummi 48-32