Here you have it: only 13 undefeated teams left in the area. Eastlake and Life Christian dropped off the list this week with close losses to Bothell and Orting. With only two weeks left in the season, I like the chances for most of the survivors to finish the season undefeated..
For instance, should Bothell and Oak Harbor hold onto the top spots in KingCo 4A and the WesCo North, we could get a rematch of last season’s state title game in the 4A quarterfinals. Edmonds-Woodway wouldn’t see either of those teams until the state championship game.
In Class 3A, there are some interesting scenarios. For instance, if Lakes and Skyline win the Western Cascade and KingCo 3A, they could meet in so-called “first round” (which is actually the second weekend) of the 3A playoffs. Ferndale and Franklin Pierce, if they hang onto the Northwest and the SPSL 3A, would meet in the quarterfinals.
But there’s a long way between now and then, not to mention the preliminary playoff games each of these teams would have to win. There’s still one potential regular-season game between area undefeated teams: Archbishop Murphy-South Whidbey on Oct. 26.
Area teams only. Ranking for 4A and 3A are by Seattle Times; 2A and lower are by The Associated Press.
No. 2 Bothell
No. 4 Edmonds-Woodway
No. 5 Oak Harbor
No. 1 Lakes
No. 3 Skyline
No. 4 O’Dea
No. 5 Franklin Pierce
No. 6 Ferndale
No. 3 Archbishop Murphy
No. 7 South Whidbey
No. 2 Meridian
No. 6 Cascade Christian
No. 3 Darrington
1. Stacey Luke, Inglemoor, girls diving. Luke was the top finisher and a state qualifier in the KingCo 4A diving meet with a total of 408.35. Newport’s Mariah Skeen won the KingCo 3A meet.
2. Josiah Anderson, Tahoma, football. Ran 17 times for 88 yards and a touchdown in 14-7 victory against Kentlake that keeps Tahoma in the mix for the postseason.
3. Kristin Aboott, Skyline, girls soccer. Notched her ninth shutout of the season against Newport.