We’ve spent a lot of time discussing how good Skyline was this season, but how about Bellevue? The Wolverines finished off an extremely dominant season. After a 35-6 win against Union in the 3A championship, consider this: Bellevue had only one game this season that was decided by seven points or fewer (Bellevue 34, California 27).
In the postseason, Bellevue won by an average of 29 points. Think about that. And they were the only team in any class to win the state championship big (though the B-8s are still going as we speak).
Bellevue is as disciplined as any team out there, and they’re extremely well-coached (Bellevue seemed to know every Union weakness to target) but there are some legit athletes on this Wolverine team. And they showed it not only with their wing-T offense (448 rushing yards, 17 off a record), but with a defense that held Union down until the fourth quarter. Union coach Cale Piland was just as impressed with Bellevue’s defense as its offense.
Bellevue, since 2001:
2001: Won state, 42-15 against Lynden
2002: Won state, 28-10 against Lynden
2003: Won state, 21-7 against O’Dea
2004: Won state, 31-28 against Ferndale
2006: Won state, 21-14 in overtime against Kennedy
2008: Won state, 35-6 against Union