After Marcel Smith, the area’s leading rusher, ran in the winning touchdown for Graham-Kapowsin last night, another undefeated team fell Saturday night. Puyallup dropped to 4-1 with its overtime loss to Graham-Kapowsin, and Smith can take some credit for that. He ran for 262 yards, somehow besting his 240-yard average. And he scored three touchdowns, including the 7-yarder in overtime.
Puyallup wasn’t the only team to take its first loss this week. In fact, it wasn’t even the only team in its conference to do so. Emerald Ridge lost 55-27 to Curtis on Friday night to take its first loss. And here’s a mention for Curtis’ A.J. Wilson, who probably should have made Saturday’s list of morning stars after a 409-yard, six-touchdown day.
Lake Stevens lost 20-13 to Marysville-Pilchuck, leaving Oak Harbor at least temporarily in control of the WesCo North. Bonney Lake lost 48-25 to Auburn, and North Thurston, No. 10 in 3A (likely not for long), lost 42-35 to Shelton. Lynden, the AP’s fourth-ranked team in Class 2A, lost 17-3 to Ferndale.
So that leaves these games left between undefeated teams: Edmonds-Woodway-Kamiak (Friday), O’Dea-Eastside Catholic (Saturday), Bothell-Eastlake (Oct. 12), Archbishop Murphy-South Whidbey (Oct. 26) and Cascade Christian-Life Christian (Nov. 1).
1. Brandon Turner, Kentridge, football. Ran for two scores, passed for two more and also scored on a 55-yard fumble return in Kentridge’s 35-6 win against Decatur. That sounds like the Kentridge team everyone anticipated this season.
2. Marcel Smith, Graham-Kapowsin, football. Ran for 121 yards — just on his three touchdowns. In total, 262 yards. Bold claim of the week: this guy’s looking pretty legit.
3. (Four-way tie) Tre Watson, Domonic Sheppard, Nolan Washington and Derrick Lewis, Kennedy, football. Each had two touchdowns in Kennedy’s 56-6 win against Tyee. Watson had a kick and punt return, Sheppard and Lewis each scored on a pair of runs, and Washington had a passing touchdown and returned a punt for a score. Kennedy’s back.