High School Football

Week 10 prep football crossover game capsules

RAINIER CHRISTIAN AT LUMMI

Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7

Site: Lummi High School

Mustangs update: Rainier Christian (3-4) suffered a 48-8 home loss to Evergreen Lutheran last week. The Mustangs had won two straight before the 40-point defeat. Rainier Christian finished third in the Class 1B SeaTac Conference and has been outscored 216-178 this fall.

Blackhawks update: Lummi (6-3) scored 38 unanswered second-half points to earn a 66-28 Northwest 1B win over Lopez on the road last week. Blackhawks backup quarterback Austin Brockie threw five touchdown passes, and Hank Hoskins had two touchdown runs. Dino Williams also had a huge game, catching 10 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns. The Lummi senior also scored three two-point conversions, recorded seven tackles, had one fumble recovery and an interception.

Key to the game: The Blackhawks are seeking their 11th-straight trip to the Class 1B State Playoffs, and the winner of this play-in game will meet Southwest District No. 1 seed Lyle/Wishram in the first round of the new 16-team 1B state bracket.

Player to watch: Hank Hoskins has been a key player on both sides of the ball. Look for the Blackhawks to lean on their quarterback as the postseason gets underway

Herald’s pick: Lummi 60-18

SOUTH WHIDBEY

AT LYNDEN CHRISTIAN

Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7

Site: Lynden Christian High School

Falcons update: South Whidbey (2-7) scored 20 fourth-quarter points to earn a 27-13 road win against Sultan last week. The Falcons are led by running back Deven Damerau, who’s run for 1,299 yards and eight touchdowns. Quarterback Parker Collins has completed 56 percent of his passes for 1,283 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions.

Lyncs update: Lynden Christian (5-4) suffered its first shutout of the season during last week’s 20-0 road loss at Mount Baker. The Lyncs managed only 93 total yards of offense, including 25 rushing yards on 20 carries. Nathan Rusnak was LC’s leading rusher with 19 yards on one carry, and Lucas Roetcisoender completed 7 of 25 passes for 68 yards. Alex Vander Velden served as Lynden Christian’s leading receiver, catching three balls for 32 yards.

Player to watch: Alex Vander Velden has been solid the entire second half of the season. Look for the senior to have a big game in his final time suiting up for LC.

Herald’s pick: Lynden Christian 35-17

SEHOME AT MERCER ISLAND

Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7

Site: Mercer Island High School

Mariners update: Sehome (3-6) played outstanding on defense last week but couldn’t cash in on its offensive drives, falling to Burlington-Edison 21-13 at home. The Mariners held the Tigers to 141 total yards of offense, including just 14 passing yards. Sehome gave up a crippling kickoff return for touchdown, which ended up being the game-altering play. Running back Josh Slesk led Sehome with 36 yards on 14 carries, and quarterback Aaron Nichols completed 17 of 42 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown.

Islanders update: Mercer Island (4-5) earned a 35-13 home win against Sammamish last week. The Islanders have outscored opponents 280-244 this fall, and have scored 35 or more points during each of their four wins. Four of Mercer Island’s losses have come against teams with sub-.500 records.

Player to watch: Gabriel Weight accounted for all 13 of the Mariners’ points last week, and he could provide another spark for Sehome against the Kingco’s Mercer Island.

Herald’s pick: Mercer Island 30-21

SULTAN AT NOOKSACK VALLEY

Time: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7

Site: Nooksack Valley High School

Turks update: Sultan (2-7) lost its seventh straight game with a 27-13 loss to South Whidbey last week. The Turks entered the fourth quarter tied at 7, but they gave up 20 points in the final 12 minutes. Jamell Carroll and James McKenzie scored on touchdown runs during the game. The Turks’ only two wins of the season came against Granite Falls and winless Shorecrest.

Pioneers update: Nooksack Valley (4-5) pulled out a dramatic 22-20 home win against Meridian last week. Tanner Myhre had a huge game, running for 72 yards and a TD, passing for 89 yards and recording a defensive score. He also made a game-saving pass defense on an unsuccessful Meridian two-point try with no time remaining. Willy Kingma caught two passes for 62 yards and a TD, and Adam Mydland ran for 47 yards on 11 carries.

Player to watch: Expect Myhre to provide a nice encore to his career with one final strong showing against Sultan.

Herald’s pick: Nooksack Valley 45-7

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