Eatonville made its first of four trips into the Grays Harbor area last week, picking up a 35-6 win over Aberdeen. Now it is back on the same road, this time to face Hoquiam on Friday in what could be a league title showdown. “I like the route we took last week,” coach George Fairhart said. “It worked for us.”
There were certainly a few roars heard around the state when the Bellevue-Mercer Island halftime score came across last week — 21-21. The Wolverines then scored 21 unanswered points to pull away for a 42-21 win to extend its winning streak to 57 games. Don’t expect a close-call repeat Friday against Sammamish.
This week has a whole lot of ranked teams facing off: No. 10 Mount Spokane at No. 7 Gonzaga Prep; No. 3 Ellensburg at No. 10 Othello; No. 7 Sedro-Woolley at No. 9 Squalicum; No. 8 Lynden Christian at No. 10 Meridian; No. 3 Royal at No. 7 Cashmere and the TNT’s state game of the week — No. 7 Raymond at No. 10 North Beach.
Admittedly coach John Meagher was worried after his Federal Way team got off to an 0-2 start. “Tough to have confidence if you are not having success,” he said. But the Eagles beat Tahoma, 58-17, last week. And they are starting to get healthier, with LB David Tiumalu coming back this week, and LB Jared Pulu expected back in Week 6.
With the 1A Nisqualy League shrinking, Cascade Christian coach Randy Davis wanted to schedule a tough nonleague slate of games. He tried for Montesano and Cashmere again, but they were full. But he got 2A Seamount League champion Lindbergh — the opponent Saturday — who was a state-playoff squad in 2013.