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May 16, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Class 4A and 3A high-school boys soccer rankings — Final

By MATT MASSEY

Special to The Seattle Times

With losses or ties from the top four teams in last week’s Class 4A rankings, there’s once again a shakeup at the top.

Combined with the fact that the No. 5 team last week – Ferris of Spokane – is facing significant injuries to its top forward and goalkeeper, the door is open for Beamer of Federal Way.

It means the Titans vault from No. 6 to No. 1 in the final 4A rankings before the playoffs begin in earnest this week. Beamer enters state play with a 15-0-3, and are the only unbeaten team in the Class 4A and 3A rankings.

Last week’s No. 1 in 4A was Jackson, which dipped to 16-2-0 with its second loss of the season to Mariner in the district title match. Still, the Timberwolves return to state for the first time since 2001.

There was also a subtle change at the top of 3A as Glacier Peak returns to No. 1 after beating last week’s No. 1 Shorecrest by a 2-1 shootout count in the Northwest District 3A title match on Thursday.

Shorecrest, now No. 2 again like most of the season, had handed the Grizzlies their first loss of the season 3-0 on May 2. No. 2 Shorecrest gets rewarded with its WesCo 3A success with a road trip for a first-round state matchup at No. 3 Camas on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Papermakers junior defender Wyatt Brown summed it up best to his local newspaper, The Columbian:

“As Coach said, it’s not the luckiest of draws,” Brown said. “But we’d like to get them out of the way as fast as we can.”

Camas eliminated Shorecrest, ranked No. 1 at the time, in last year’s 3A state quarterfinals 1-0.

With two wins, Bonney Lake vaulted from No. 9 to No. 6 in 3A in the final week of the rankings.

By winning the Metro title, Bainbridge climb back into the 3A rankings after one week out.

Below are first-round state 4A and 3A matchups, all scheduled to be played on Tuesday, May 17:

Class 4A

Garfield vs. Bellarmine Prep at Mount Tahoma HS, 7 p.m.; Gig Harbor at Eastlake, 7 p.m.; Jackson vs. Kentwood at French Field, 7 p.m.; Tahoma vs. Beamer at Federal Way Stadium, 7 p.m.; Skyline vs. Central Kitsap at Silverdale Stadium, 7 p.m.; Jefferson vs. Mariner at Goddard Stadium (Everett), 7 p.m.; Lewis & Clark at Chiawana, 6 p.m.; Stadium vs. Ferris at Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane), 6 p.m.

Class 3A

Mount Vernon vs. Bremerton at TBD; Decatur at Bainbridge, 7 p.m.; Bonney Lake vs. Lakeside at Interbay Stadium, 5:30 p.m.; O’Dea vs.

Glacier Peak at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium (Snohomish), 7 p.m.; Kennedy at Sammamish, 7 p.m.; Shorecrest vs. Camas at Doc Harris Stadium (Camas), 7 p.m.; Eastmont (Wenatchee) vs. Pasco at Edgar Brown Stadium (Pasco), 6 p.m.; Lake Washington vs. Southridge at Lampson Stadium (Kennewick), 6 p.m.

Here are The Seattle Times rankings for Class 4A and 3A for Week 9:

Class 4A and 3A boys soccer final state rankings – Week 9 (records through May 14, 2011)

Class 4A

1. Beamer (15-0-3)

2. Jackson (16-2-0)

3. Mead (Spokane) (10-3-0)

4. Bellarmine Prep (13-2-1)

5. Skyline (12-2-2)

6. Ferris (Spokane) (14-3-0)

7. Kentwood (14-1-3)

8. Stadium (12-3-0)

9. Garfield (15-2-1)

10. Gig Harbor (13-2-1)

Class 3A

1. Glacier Peak (18-1-0)

2. Shorecrest (17-2-0)

3. Camas (16-1-0)

4. Southridge (Kennewick) (15-2-0)

5. Sammamish (13-1-1)

6. Bonney Lake (15-2-1)

7. Pasco (14-4-0)

8. Lakeside (11-2-3)

9. Bainbridge (14-3-1)

10. Capital (Olympia) (11-2-4)

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