How SBLive’s Top 25 Washington High School Soccer Teams Performed in Week 3: Graham-Kapowsin Strengthens First-Place Hold With Third Shutout Win – High School Sports News, Scores, Videos, Rankings
Every week, SBLive ranks the top 25 teams in Washington State, regardless of their ranking. Here’s a look at how these teams performed in matches played in Week 3 of the high school football season.
HOW THE TOP 25 IS FITTED – SEPT. 18
1. GRAHAM-KAPOWSIN EAGLES 3-0 (4A) defeated Bethel, 45-0
Never has a team coached by Eric Kurle – anywhere – opened a season with three straight shutout wins. The schedule is about to get more difficult.
2. O’DEA FIGHTS THE IRISH 2-1 (3A) loses to Lake Stevens, number 3, 20-3
How does talented RB Jason Brown rush for 209 yards and the Metro League champions score just three points? Turnover – the great equalizer.
3. THE VIKINGS OF LAKE STEVENS 1-0 (4A) defeated No. 2 O’Dea, 20-3
Talk about a nice surprise after a two-week COVID-19 quarantine – the Vikings are posting one of their biggest victories in the era of Coach Tom Tri.
4. SEATTLE PREPARATION PANTHERS 3-0 (3A) def. Mount Baker, 28-22
Quarterback Braeden Smith continues to do magic, and his 73-yard pass in the fourth quarter to the fourth quarter pushes the Mounties away. Coming up – a rematch with Eastside Catholic.
5. GONZAGA PREP BULLPUPS 3-0 (4A) defeated Cheney, 51-3
The Bullpups take a 37-0 lead in the first quarter and have the opportunity to rest the starters. Ryan McKenna and Matteo Saccommanno counts for two TDs each.
6. BELLEVUE JACKETS 3-0 (3A) defeated No. 22 Lincoln of Tacoma, 56-35
Dare we mention it – could this be the best team in 3A right now? Wing-T produces production and again shakes fear in opponents.
7. SPAIN LAKE SENTINELS 1-0 (3A) defeated Silas, 47-0
Worth the wait? QB Dempsy James (131 passing yards, 91 rushing yards, four total touchdowns) was magnificent on his second-season debut as a starter.
8. SUMMER SPARTANS 3-0 (4A) beats No.11 Puyallup, 26-21
The Spartans cross a big obstacle with a victory from behind; now an “epic” clash with Graham-Kapowsin looms in a month’s time with the 4A SPSL title on the line.
9. KENNEWICK LIONS 3-0 (3A) defeated West Valley of Yakima, 34-20
Behind RB Myles Mayovsky’s big game (288 yards rushing, four touchdowns; the interception set a winning score), the Lions are starting to ramp up their power.
ten. THE TWO COUGARS 3-0 (4A) defeated Kentwood, 21-7
Quarterback Logan Lacio had two touchdown passes, scoring a decisive rushing touchdown early in the fourth quarter as the Cougars finally fought off the understaffed Conks.
11. PUYALLUP VIKINGS 2-1 (4A) loses to No.8 Sumner, 26-21
We must not forget that QB Micah Balzarini has only three starts to his name. But his WR trio of Jordan Dwyer, Dane Parker and Donte Grant is special.
12. TITANS OF THE UNION 2-1 (4A) def. Legacy, 68-7
The attack scores a touchdown 30 seconds after the start of the match. Next, DB Tobias Merriweather returns one of the team’s four interceptions for a touchdown in the first set.
13. TORNADOES YELM 3-0 (3A) defeated Timberline, 38-20
Hanging on to a 16-14 lead, Yelm wakes up with three consecutive tackles for a defensive first-set second-half loss, a turnover on the next to establish scores.
14. GLACIER’S PIC GRIZZLIES 3-0 (4A) defeated Woodinville, 49-7
Winning statement? Whenever you can scold a formidable 4A KingCo defense with an unstoppable rush attack – which serves as a warning.
15. BOMBER RICHLAND 2-1 (4A) loses against 17th Kamiakin, 43-15
In the highly anticipated MCC showdown, the Bombers fell flat with penalties (12), turnovers (four) and little offense (both touchdowns occurred in catch-up time).
16. EASTERN WOLVES 3-0 (4A) defeated Kentridge, 56-7
More than 400 rushing yards – and no scathing results, unlike last week – delighted 4A KingCo contenders before facing Woodinville in the league opener.
17. THE BRAVES OF KAMIAKIN 3-0 (4A) defeated No.15 Richland, 43-15
It’s time to put QB Henry Mercado (219 passing yards, four TDs) squarely at the forefront of the Mid-Columbia Conference MVP discussion.
18. TUMWATER THUNDERBIRDS 2-1 (2A) loses to Central Catholic (Oregon), 42-35 in overtime
The Thunderbirds’ 22-game winning streak is over, but coach Bill Beattie said “we’re leaving with a sense of confidence” after a close loss to the No. 1 team in Oregon.
19. EASTERN CATHOLIC CROSSES 1-1 (3A) the week off
Not only have the Crusaders been given a week off to heal the wounds of the Colorado trip, they have plenty of time to prepare for Seattle’s very confident preparation next week.
20. RIDE THE WILD CATS OF SPOKANE 2-0 (3A) defeated Ridgeline, 41-0
Receiver Jordan Sands (six catches, 176 yards, two touchdowns) might have had the highlight of the night with his TD catch within reach of Randy Moss.
21. MARYSVILLE-PILCHUCK 3-0 (3A) defeated Marysville Getchell, 63-14
When you score in the first play (65-yard run from Michael Bejar) and later convert a third-and-a-half football field (46-yard TD from Dylan Carson), it’s your night.
22. TACOMA ABES LINCOLN 1-2 (3A) loses against no.6 Bellevue, 56-35
Plain and straightforward, QB Gabarri Johnson (353 passing yards, four TDs) is emerging as a talent of all states. Also obvious – the Abes need help defensively.
23. RIDE WILD CATS 2-1 (4A) defeated Post Falls (ID), 39-38
The Wildcats find the magic late in the game – first on Malichi Mayfield’s 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, then on two big throws from Avery Walker in overtime.
24. BEAR OF THE CENTRAL VALLEY 2-1 (4A) defeated Ferris, 41-0
After a shaky start to the season, the Bears’ defense calmed down with back-to-back shutouts – led by the top seven assets. Limit the Saxons to just 83 total yards
25. SKYVIEW STORM 3-0 (4A) defeated Sunnyside, 38-35
After taking a big lead, Storm was struggling late after throwing an interception, only to recoup a fumble on the return – and win over RB Jaydin Knapp’s TD.
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