High School Football

Lynden up to No. 6, Baker No. 5

Lynden’s Ben Colwell, left, celebrates scoring a touchdown with teammate Rylan Severson on Friday, Sept. 11, at Lynden High School in Lynden.
Lynden’s Ben Colwell, left, celebrates scoring a touchdown with teammate Rylan Severson on Friday, Sept. 11, at Lynden High School in Lynden. The Bellingham Herald

Lynden bounced back from a Week 1 loss with a dominating 53-0 non-league win over Lakewood last week, and with the victory the Lions jumped two spots to No. 6 in the latest Associated Press Washington State Prep Football Poll.

Quarterback Sterling Somers completed all nine of his pass attempts, threw for two touchdowns and ran for a TD in the win. His backup, Jacob Hommes, came in and picked up right where Somers left off, running for 79 yards on 10 carries and a pair of rushing scores.

The Lions now open Northwest Conference play with an intriguing matchup against Squalicum, which stayed put at No. 7 in Class 2A in this week’s poll. The Storm didn’t play last week, as Meridian forfeited the team’s scheduled game.

Squalicum is coming off a lopsided 41-14 win over Bellingham during Week 1.

Lynden wasn’t the only Whatcom County ranked team to bounce back from a loss. Mount Baker rebounded from its season-opening defeat to Sedro-Woolley with a 69-14 win over Oroville last week.

Running back Jed Schleimer, on nine carries, ran for 227 yards and three scores. The Mountaineers moved up from No. 7 to a tie with Cascade Christian at No. 5. Mount Baker hosts Cascade this week.

Lummi was forced to cancel its game last week against Neah Bay and fell from No. 3 to No. 5 in this week’s poll.

Ferndale was ranked No. 10 last week following an impressive win over Kamiakin, but a 31-28 loss to Oak Harbor last Friday dropped the Golden Eagles from the rankings.

Washington Football Prep Poll

Class 4A

1, Camas (12)

2-0

129

2, Lake Stevens (1)

2-0

113

3, Gig Harbor

2-0

105

4, Gonzaga Prep

2-0

78

5, Skyline

2-0

65

6, Graham-Kapowsin

2-0

57

7, Eastlake

2-0

49

8, Curtis

2-0

44

9, Chiawana

1-1

24

10, Union

1-1

21

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

Class 3A

1, Eastside Catholic (13)

2-0

130

2, O’Dea

2-0

110

3, Bellevue

0-1

103

4, Auburn Mountain View

2-0

95

5, Lincoln

2-0

76

6, Lakes

2-0

58

7, Mt. Spokane

2-0

44

8, Blanchet

2-0

22

9, Marysville-Pilchuck

1-1

21

10, Peninsula

1-1

17

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Columbia River 13. 12, Glacier Peak 11. 13, Mountlake Terrace 9.

Class 2A

1, Sedro-Woolley (8)

2-0

134

2, Tumwater (6)

2-0

132

3, Prosser

2-0

100

4, Ellensburg

2-0

89

5, Hockinson

2-0

87

6, Lynden

1-1

56

7, Squalicum

2-0

45

8, Clarkston

2-0

29

9, Archbishop Murphy

2-0

27

10, W. F. West

2-0

25

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Burlington-Edison 21. 12, Pullman 13. 13, North Kitsap 10.

Class 1A

1, Royal (10)

2-0

135

2, King’s (4)

2-0

130

3, Zillah

2-0

110

4, Connell

2-0

96

5, Cascade Christian

2-0

58

(tie) Mount Baker

1-1

58

7, Tenino

2-0

48

8, Freeman

1-1

42

9, Hoquiam

2-0

30

10, Port Townsend

2-0

22

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Colville 20. 12, Eatonville 9. 13, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 7.

Class 2B

1, Napavine (9)

2-0

126

2, Okanogan (3)

2-0

119

3, Lind-Ritzville Sprague

2-0

102

4, Pe Ell Willapa Valley (1)

2-0

86

5, North Beach

2-0

78

6, Raymond

2-0

55

7, Brewster

2-0

53

8, Toledo

1-1

36

9, LaConner

2-0

33

10, Adna

2-0

10

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

Class 1B

1, Liberty Christian (11)

2-0

119

2, Neah Bay (1)

1-0

108

3, Touchet

1-0

82

4, Cusick

2-0

75

5, Lummi

1-0

70

Others receiving 6 or more points: 11, Republic 13. 12, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 7.

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