The Rogers-Puyallup rivalry game had far-reaching implications Friday night, as the outcome would determine the final 4A South Puget Sound League South playoff berths.
Michael Fuller rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns to lead Puyallup to a 35-0 victory at Sparks Stadium. The win means Bethel grabs the South’s No. 4 seed going into the regional crossover games next weekend.
“All I was thinking this week was to go out there and have fun and put it all on the field — leave it out there today,” Fuller said.
Fuller averaged nearly 17 yards per carry, scoring on runs of 3, 8 and 88 yards.
The Puyallup (3-6, 2-4) defense was also stout, intercepting three passes. Orlando McDaniel returned one of those 55 yards for a touchdown, while Zack Nixon and Taje Davis claimed the other two.
Sallier finished with 186 all-purpose yards. His 11-yard touchdown run with 8:26 to go in the third quarter gave the co-2A SPSL champions a 20-13 lead.
Ronnie Collins rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns as Orting built a 31-7 halftime lead.
The Cardinals will travel to Lindbergh, the 2A Seamount League champion, at Renton Memorial Stadium.
Austin Woods rushed for 125 yards on just six carries, scoring on a 24-yard run and a 46-yard pass from Kyle Mazzone in the first half. Ray Chavis and Michael Nelson each went over 100 yards receiving for Clover Park.
That streak was snapped Friday night, and in a big way, as the Blazers’ posted the 41-point victory over the Wolves at South Sound Stadium to send Timberline into the playoffs.
Taking the 4A Narrows League’s fourth and final playoff seed, the Blazers (5-4 overall, 3-3 4A Narrows) will travel to fifth-ranked Lake Stevens next weekend in a Week 10 district crossover game with a state berth at stake. Time and day date of the game has not been determined.
In a must-win game for both teams, it didn’t take long (2 minutes, 10 seconds) for Timberline to strike first. In fact, it The Blazers scored touchdowns on its their first three possessions (90-, 71-, 70-yard drives) to grab a quick 20-7 lead.
Quarterback Gabe Gutierrez finished 12 for 20 passing for 226 yards and four touchdowns.
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Chico McClatcher rushed for 354 yards and six touchdowns for the Eagles — including TD runs of 59, 55 and 54 yards.
Federal Way will host the winner of the Mariner-Snohomish game from Saturday in the district round.
The Spartans rolled up 271 rushing yards, and got three touchdowns runs from Connor Wedington (1, 11, 24) and a pair of scores from Josh Riley (8, 3).
Sumner, Enumclaw and Lakes will play for the final playoff spot in mini-tiebreaker games Tuesday at Franklin Pierce High School.
One of three first-quarter touchdowns, Shirley caught a 37-yard scoring pass from Robert Kvinsland. And midway through the second quarter, he returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown.
In all, Shirley scored four touchdowns – and totaled 487 all-purpose yards.
The Seahawks will host the Lakeside-Nathan Hale winner from Saturday in a district playoff game.
Jordan Kitna passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns, and also ran in another score. Marcus Johnson rushed for 120 yards, and caught two passes for another 106 yards.