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November 5, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Final thoughts on Friday night football

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It was a good night for KingCo football.

Bellevue and Liberty won big, while Mount Si pulled of what could be considered the upset of the Week 10 playoffs, beating ninth-ranked Glacier Peak, 21-20 in overtime.

If Juanita wins Saturday, all four 3A teams will advance to next week’s first-round games. All four of those teams are slotted into the same half of the bracket with Liberty scheduled to take on Mount Si.

The Wildcats became the first team all year to hold Glacier Peak to less than 37 points and they will need their defense to produce a similar effort next week against a Liberty team that put up 41 points in a win over Kennedy Catholic.

Bellevue beat Bainbridge, 54-7. The Wolverines play the winner of Saturday’s Mountain View-Timberline game next week before taking on the winner of the Liberty-Mount Si game, which could set up a rematch of last year’s 3A title game.

It’s a tough draw that the KingCo teams will have to knock each other off if they want to contend for a title, but it should make for some great games.

The Patriots didn’t get off to a fast start in their Week 10 game, but then again, they never seem to start fast. Once they get rolling, though, they can really put up points in bunches.

It was clear throughout the game that Liberty receiver Jake Bainton was really happy to be back on the field. He’s been dealing with a shoulder injury since the Skyline game in Week 1, but that didn’t stop him from making a devastating block on a screen play against the Lancers.

His health is key to the Patriots’ chances for success moving forward, although there are plenty of productive players on their roster.

Click here for the full game story.

Here is a look back at the rest of Friday night’s highlights.

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Mount Si 21, Glacier Peak 20, OT

Click here for game story.

Bothell 42, Union 21

Click here for game story.

Auburn 24, Edmonds-Woodway 10

Click here for game story.

Bellevue 54, Bainbridge 7

Bellevue’s Myles Jack returned a kickoff 100 yards in the Wolverines’ big win.

Mercer Island 48, Eastside Catholic 38

Mercer Island quarterback Jeff Lindquist completed 17 of 26 passes for 206 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also had 31 carries for 278 yards and six touchdowns.

King’s 53, Orting 12

King’s quarterback Thomas Vincent had 16 carries for 234 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Mariner 34, Mountlake Terrace 21

Mariner running back Kei’Varae Russell had 26 carries for 185 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a 52-yard fumble return for a score.

Here’s a look at Saturday’s playoff schedule.

Here are scores from around the state.

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