How SBLive’s Top 25 Washington high school football teams fared in Week 5: No. 5 O’Dea, No. 8 Bothell firm up top-10 positions with wins over ranked opponents

Each week, SBLive ranks the top 25 teams across the state of Washington regardless of classification. Here’s a look at how those teams fared in games played in Week 5 of the high school football season. 

HOW THE TOP 25 FARED — OCT.2

1. GRAHAM-KAPOWSIN EAGLES 5-0 (4A) beat Curtis, 56-12 (Thu.)

Nothing like an early QB Joshua Wood (209 passing yards, three TDs) passing score, and a defensive goal-line stand to get your outing going.

2. LAKE STEVENS VIKINGS 3-0 (4A) beat Snohomish, 40-6

When RB Jayden Limar is involved early – he had all of the team’s three first-half touchdowns – opponents have no shot in roping in the Vikings.

3. GONZAGA PREP BULLPUPS 5-0 (4A) on bye week

Defending 4A Greater Spokane League champions were supposed to get first look at first-year Ridgeline, but Falcons forfeited mid-week.

4. BELLEVUE WOLVERINES 5-0 (3A) beat Mercer Island, 49-0

Rushing attack rolls to another dominant outing, but defense deserves credit with two interceptions, red-zone stop in first three quarters.

5. O’DEA FIGHTING IRISH 3-1 (3A) beat No. 17 Seattle Prep, 35-13

Two touchdowns in 1:08 span in fourth quarter turns close game into blowout. RB Jason Brown has 274 of team’s 400-plus rushing yards.

6. SUMNER SPARTANS 5-0 (4A) beat Bethel, 42-0

Game plan was to let QB Bo Carlson throw often – and he did (16-of-19, 264 yards, two TDs) as Sumner builds 42-0 lead in second quarter.

7. KENNEWICK LIONS 5-0 (3A) beat Hanford, 42-7

QB Dayton Davis rushes for two touchdowns, throws for another – and RB Myles Mayovsky has another multiple-touchdown (three) game in win.

8. BOTHELL COUGARS 5-0 (4A) beat No. 18 Mount Si, 16-10

Doesn’t have to be pretty – just has to go in the win column. RB Bryce Kooy goes 22 yards for the game-winning touchdown in final two minutes.

9. UNION TITANS 4-1 (4A) beat Evergreen of Vancouver, 47-27

Unwise to test Notre Dame commit Tobias Merriweather in the secondary. His third-quarter interception halts Plainsmen rally – and momentum.

10. YELM TORNADOS 5-0 (3A) beat Capital, 40-6

Rolling the dice twice on fourth downs in the opening quarter – with runs. Confident Tornados convert. They go on to score touchdowns both times.

11. KAMIAKIN BRAVES 5-0 (4A) beat Southridge, 39-6

Slow start – Braves commit turnovers on first two series – dissipates quickly as QB Henry Mercado (three TD passes) leads scoring explosion.

12. TUMWATER THUNDERBIRDS 3-1 (2A) on bye week

Reigning Class 2A champions get the week off before heading off to Shelton in 2A EvCo action – then 4A champion Camas looms following week.

13. EASTLAKE WOLVES 5-0 (4A) beat Redmond, 48-8

Seattle TV station had this has its game of the week – and QB Parker Barrysmith does not disappoint with three touchdown passes in first half.

14. EASTSIDE CATHOLIC CRUSADERS 3-1 (3A) beat Garfield, 16-14

On a turnover-filled night by the offense, LB Dallas Daley and the crew scored a touchdown – and later registered a game-ending sack to hold off Bulldogs.

15. MARYSVILLE-PILCHUCK TOMAHAWKS 5-0 (3A) beat No. 19 Ferndale, 49-15

For a Slot-T rushing attack designed to chew up defenses, Tomahawks blow up on a lot of big-chunk plays (three 70-yard-plus plays against Ferndale).

16. CENTRAL VALLEY BEARS 4-1 (4A) beat University, 27-24

A week after thwarting a game-winning field goal in the final seconds – Aiden Labrosse boots a 32-yarder to complete furious final-quarter comeback.

17. SEATTLE PREP PANTHERS 3-2 (3A) lost to No. 5 O’Dea, 35-13

PK Caden Lawlor’s field goal early in fourth quarter cut it to 21-13. Just seems like Panthers need to clean up little stuff to be down-the-stretch factors.

18. MOUNT SI WILDCATS 3-2 (4A) lost to No. 8 Bothell, 16-10

Charlie Kinnune and company cannot help but be in close games. Unfortunately, after two OT wins, this result went against them in the final minute.

19. FERNDALE GOLDEN EAGLES 4-1 (3A) lost to No. 15 Marysville-Pilchuck, 49-15

Defense wilted in 3A Wesco championship showdown. Can LB Isaiah Carlson and company get this fixed in time to make postseason run?

20. RICHLAND BOMBERS 4-1 (4A) beat Chiawana, 14-0

Bombers defense rules the day as DEs Elijah Rodriguez and Lex Luther get home often, harassing Riverhawks QB JP Zamora into three interceptions.

21. MOUNT SPOKANE WILDCATS 3-1 (3A) beat Lewis & Clark, 27-0

Half the team is quarantined (COVID-19) and no defensive coaches on the sideline – so it makes total sense that Wildcats’ defense would pitch shutout.

22. GLACIER PEAK GRIZZLIES 4-1 (4A) beat Mariner, 49-20

“Wake-up call” heard as Grizzlies score on first series, block punt for touchdown on Mariner’s opening drive – and roll up 419 total yards on just 42 plays.

23. LINCOLN OF TACOMA 3-2 (3A) beat Mount Tahoma, 48-14

Abes score on all five first-half possessions – with three touchdowns coming through the air by surging QB Gabarri Johnson (310 total yards) in win.

24. SPANAWAY LAKE SENTINELS 2-1 (3A) beat Liberty, 19-14 (Thu.)

A close game – finally! And Sentinels proved they could win one as RB Joshua Collie’s 31-yard touchdown run with 1:15 remaining is game winner.

25. ROYAL KNIGHTS 5-0 (1A) beat Wahluke, 70-12 (Thu.)

Back-to-back weeks of 70 or more points, the Knights get passing, rushing and receiving touchdown from QB Derek Bergeson (six TDs total).

(Featured photo by Timmy Oishi)

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