2A State Rankings
Football Week #3




2A LIVE 5! Football Week #3
# School League Record
1 Archbishop Murphy Cascade 3-0
2 Tumwater Evergreen 3-0
3 Prosser CWAC 3-0
4 Burlington-Edison Northwest 3-0
5 Ellensburg CWAC 2-1

2A IN THE HUNT Football Week #3
# School League Record
6 Sedro-Woolley Northwest 2-1
7 Lynden Northwest 2-1
8 West Valley-Spokane Great Northern 3-0
9 River Ridge South Puget Sound 3-0
10 Franklin Pierce South Puget Sound 2-1

2A ON THE BUBBLE Football Week #3
# School League Record
- Fife South Puget Sound 3-0
- Clarkston Great Northern 2-1
- North Kitsap Olympic 3-0
- WF West Evergreen 3-0
- Liberty KingCo 3-0


2A State Rankings
Football Week #2



2A LIVE 5! Football Week #2
# School League Record
1 Archbishop Murphy Cascade 2-0
2 Tumwater Evergreen 2-0
3 Prosser CWAC 2-0
4 Clarkston Great Northern 2-0
5 Burlington-Edison Northwest 2-0

2A IN THE HUNT Football Week #2
# School League Record
6 WF West Evergreen 2-0
7 Lynden Northwest 1-1
8 Hockinson Greater St. Helens 2-0
9 West Valley-Spokane Great Northern 2-0
10 Ellensburg CWAC 1-1

2A ON THE BUBBLE Football Week #2
# School League Record
- Blaine Northwest 2-0
- River Ridge South Puget Sound 2-0
- Fife South Puget Sound 2-0
- North Kitsap Olympic 2-0
- Sedro-Woolley Northwest 1-1


2A State Rankings
Football Week #1



2A LIVE 5! Football Week #1
# School League Record
1 Archbishop Murphy Cascade 1-0
2 Prosser CWAC 1-0
3 Tumwater Evergreen 1-0
4 Lynden Northwest 1-0
5 Clarkston Great Northern 1-0

2A IN THE HUNT Football Week #1
# School League Record
6 Ellensburg CWAC 0-1
7 Sedro-Woolley Northwest 1-0
8 Hockinson Greater St. Helens 1-0
9 Burlington-Edison Northwest 1-0
10 North Kitsap Olympic 1-0

2A ON THE BUBBLE Football Week #1
# School League Record
- WF West Evergreen 1-0
- River Ridge South Puget Sound 1-0
- Franklin Pierce South Puget Sound 0-1
- Black Hills Evergreen 0-1
- West Valley-Spokane Great Northern 1-0


Hoops Preview: Evergreen League


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Evergreen League Hoops Preview with Daniel Hargrove from Fox 1490 KWOK

Hoops Preview: Evergreen League- Daniel Hargrove from Fox 1490 KWOK

Sedro-Woolley Faces off Against Lynden for 2A State Final


Sedro-Woolley Faces off Against Lynden for 2A State Final
By Steven Dion

The 2A final appears to have the best chance of becoming an instant classic. The interesting storylines heading into this game are seemingly endless. Lynden has won the last 3 titles including six of the previous 8 whereas Sedro-Woolley is in rare territory playing December football. Both teams hail from the highly competitive Northwest League that produce hotly contested games in the regular season. They squared off at Lynden on October 24th and the home team escaped with a 33-30 victory. I caught up with Dave Ward this week and he said Lynden’s ability to create a half-dozen big plays was a key factor in the first go-around and will be a point of emphasis on Saturday. Based on the quarterfinal and semifinal games, expect an enormous sea of blue in support of S-W and likewise for the Lions.

The playmakers that are bound to make a splash in this contest include Sterling Somers (QB) and his favorite targets Jordan Wittenberg and Scooter Hastings who stands 6’7”. The Lynden defense has been slightly more porous than in recent years allowing opponents to push them including a rare loss against Ferndale in mid-December. The Cubs boast a dynamic offensive weapon in Mason Elms who appears to play every position on the field. If he and fellow tailback Carter Crosby can tally over 80 yards on the ground and find the end zone, the Cubs have a good shot.

The strength of Sedro-Woolley is their linebacking corps. The speed and tenacity of Chad Wilburg, Jacob Farrell, and Jay Burger has the ability to hold talented offenses like Lynden, but will they put it together on Saturday to take down the champ? The action takes place on Saturday at 1pm at the Tacoma Dome.

Sedro-Woolley Marches to State Final


Saturday Nov. 29 2014 2A Boys Football
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Tumwater 0 7 14 6 27
Sedro-Woolley 7 7 7 7 28

Game Recap below


Sedro-Woolley Marches to State Final
By Colin Caruso

When taking on a Tumwater Thunderbird squad with Sid Otten at the helm, the winning-est coach in Washington state history, you know you need to bring your ‘A’ game in order to contend. Strangely enough in this game, it was the team with the fewer mistakes that was able to prevail. An unbelievable 7 turnovers in the first half, seemingly no one wanted the football, led to a 14-7 lead for the Sedro-Woolley Cubs going into the half.

Finally the teams settled down, took care of the football, and we saw some of the finest high school football of the season in the second half. Sid Otten called a fake punt early in the third quarter that led to a Ian Saner touchdown run on the next play, his second of three on the day, to tie the game up at 14. But the Cubs answered quckly. A 4 play march, topped off by a Quinn Carpenter 35 yard run, put the Cubs back on top, 21-14.

Ian Saner wouldn’t let it stay at that score, and punched in another touchdown late in the third to tie the game back up at 21. After a series of punts, Mason Elms, a quarterback/wide receiver/running back/wing back for the Cubs stormed down the far sideline for a 24 yard score. About the score, Elms mentioned, “I wasn’t planning on scoring.” But he did, and he put his team ahead midway through the fourth quarter.

Tumwater would answer with a Griffin Shea score, but the kick missed left, and Tumwater found themselves trailing 28-17 with under 3 minutes to play.

The T-birds forced a 3 and out and drove down to the Cubs 22 yard line. There they set up for a 39 yard field goal. The Cubs line broke through the Thunderbird line on the attempt, and Elijah Hill’s kick was blocked with less than 20 seconds remaining. The Cubs recovered, kneeled out the clock, and advanced to the state finals.

A GREAT game back and forth between two deserving teams. Congratulations to Sedro-Woolley for advancing to the Gridiron Classic.

The FinalScore – Sedro-Woolley 28, Tumwater 27.

Top Performers:
Ian Saner – 18 carries for 91 yards and 3 TD

Carter Crosby – 82 rush yards and 1 TD
Mason Elms – 80 rush yards and 1 TD

2013- Coach Interview with Tumwater’s Sid Otton



2013 Varsity Football Live Interview
Tumwater Thunderbirds – Head Football Coach
Sid Otton

Winningest Coach in State History

Join us as Dick Fain talks with legendary Coach Sid Otton about his winning streak – possibly leading to number 350 this week. The Tumwater T-Birds have 5 State Championships under Coach Otton’s reign, and are currently ranked #2 after starting the season 3-0.

In his 40th season, Coach Otton believes a positive approach, commitment and dedication are keys to a successful season.

“We’re off to a strong start … they’re gaining confidence … but our approach is to never look at the rankings … we’re just looking at the next game.”

As for the keys to preparing for another State Championship run, Coach Otton hopes the team will “stay healthy, stay focused on the next snap, respect their opponent, and try to get better and better and better.”


To catch the complete radio interview with Coach Otton,
simply click on the play button below.


W.F. West Bounds over Kangaroos in Rebel Challenge


Saturday Dec 28th 2013 3A-2A Girls Basketball
Juanita High 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
W.F. West 15 7 10 15 47
Lake Washington 4 9 10 15 38

See game recap below

W.F. West Bounds over Kangaroos in Rebel Challenge
By Steven Dion

Day two of the round robin format of the Rebel Classic at Juanita High School featured a 2A showdown between Lake Washington and the Lady Bearcats of W.F. West. The KingCo League Kangs would have their hands full in this matchup as their Evergreen League counterpart has two 6’3” posts in Nike McClure and Tiana Parker. If Lake Washington could tread water in the rebounding department and knock down shots consistently, they would be able to challenge W.F. West in this contest.

The Bearcats owned the first quarter on both sides of the ball. Scoring was dispersed among five players in the first eight minutes. Meanwhile, the Kangs stumbled out of the gate by going field goal-less in the first frame. Four free throws by Sydney Shepard culminated all of LW’s offense as they trailed 15-4 after quarter one. Kang head coach Corey Shepard was able to rally the troops after the slow start by outscoring the opposition in the second quarter. Carly Rataushk was strong on the boards for Lake Washington setting up scoring opportunities for her offense. A quarter filled with changes in possession led to a slim 9-7 scoring total in favor of the Kangs. At the half, W.F. West was ahead 22-13.

Playing catch up in the final sixteen minutes meant LWHS would have to push the tempo and finish at the hoop. Rataushk stayed tough among the tall trees on the Bearcat roster by netting seven points in the third quarter. Unfortunately, secondary scoring options were relatively absent for the Kangs. W.F. West protected their lead throughout the third and entered the final eight with their nine point lead. Lake Washington’s fifteen points in the fourth could have been enough to close the gap, but failure to get defensive stops hindered their ability to challenge the Bearcats. W.F. West also registered fifteen in the quarter to pick up the 47-38 victory.

Top Performer:
Lake Washington
Carly Rataushk – 13 points (3/5 FT’s)

Lynden Lions Win 3rd Straight 2A State Title; Fifth Title in Six Seasons


Saturday Dec 7th 2013 2A Boys Football
Tacoma Dome 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Lynden 14 14 7 3 38
Tumwater 7 6 0 15 28

See game recap below

Lynden Lions Win 3rd Straight 2A State Title; Fifth Title in Six Seasons
By Colin Caruso

You know you have a battle on your hands when you have the two time defending champion Lynden Lions playing last year’s runner up and 2010 champion, the Tumwater Thunderbirds. Both teams began the game undefeated and brought monstrous fan sections for support.

Lynden jumped all over the Thunderbirds early, as the Lions forced an early fumble, recovered by Blake Browning and returned for a 40 yard touchdown. The Lions also capitalized on a short punt on Tumwater’s next possession and two plays later scored on a 57 yard touchdown pass to Scooter Hastings to take a 14-0 lead.

Tumwater needed a response, and junior running back Trevor Davis answered with a beautiful cutback run for a 47 yard score to close the Lynden lead to 14-7 at the end of the first quarter.

The Davis touchdown didn’t slow the Lions one bit, they responded with an 11 play, 83 yard drive capped off by a Sterling Somers 1 yard run. Both teams would add another score before the half, and Lynden had a strong 28-13 lead going into the locker room.

After a punt from each team to start the second half, Lynden put together a five play 67 yard drive, finished off by another Jaremy Martin rushing TD. The Lions took a commanding 35-13 lead with five minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Following Martin’s touchdown, the Thunderbirds were able to put together a quality drive of their own to give some life to their team. The drive was capped off by a quarterback keeper that was fumbled but recovered by tight end Nick Foerstel for a one yard score. With a successful two point try, the lead was again just 14 for the Lions, 35-21.

After a snap that quarterback Lions quarterback Sterling Somers was not prepared for, the Thunderbirds jumped on the loose ball and took possession on their own 48 yard line, down 14 with under nine minutes to play. They turned that possession into a five minute scoring drive, to cut the Lion lead to just seven with 4:26 on the clock.

Tumwater lined up for the onside kick and they just missed recovering, and the Lions received possession and drove down for a game clinching Alex Otano-Guenther 30 yard field goal. Congratulations to the Lynden Lions for winning three straight 2A state finals!

Top Performers:
Sterling Somers – 16/21 263 yards and 1TD, 10 carries for 31 yards and 1TD
Jaremy Martin – 12 carries for 90 yards and 2TD

Jayden Croft – 11 carries for 24 yards and 2TD

theFinalScore.tv Rankings


theFinalScore.tv Football Pre-Playoff Rankings

1. Camas
2. Graham-Kapowsin
3. Skyline
4. Chiawana
5. Ferris
6. Union
7. Edmonds-Woodway
8. Curtis
9. Richland
10. Bothell

1. Bellevue
2. O’Dea
3. Marysville-Pilchuck
4. Mount Si
5. Shadle Park
6. Eastside Catholic
7. Lincoln
8. Mt. Spokane
9. Glacier Peak
10. Blanchet

1. Tumwater
2. Lynden
3. Sumner
4. Ellensburg
5. Lakewood
6. WF West
7. Lindbergh
8. Mark Morris
9. RA Long
10. Othello