How SBLive’s Top 25 Washington high school football teams fared (Week 12): No. 2 Lake Stevens ends No. 3 Gonzaga Prep’s season in quarterfinals

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 12 – or the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs – of the high school football season.


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HOW THE TOP 25 FARED — NOV. 20

1. GRAHAM-KAPOWSIN EAGLES 12-0 (4A) beat No. 15 Bothell, 41-25

Big hurdle to clear for Eagles, whose last loss was to this team in 2019 4A quarterfinals. Run game rolls up 342 yards, led by RB Zackary Lee’s game-high 164 yards.

2. LAKE STEVENS VIKINGS 10-0 (4A) beat No. 3 Gonzaga Prep, 35-14 (Sat.)

RB Jayden Limar and ATH Tracye Hanks run it and catch it; WR Drew Carter has hands of glue – and QB Grayson Murren is back. Versatility makes Viks tough out.

3. GONZAGA PREP BULLPUPS 10-1 (4A) lose to No. 2 Lake Stevens, 35-14 (Sat.)

Coach Dave McKenna said he was “greedy” going for it on fourth-and-short in own territory. It backfired – and once Viks grabbed lead, they never relinquished it.

4. BELLEVUE WOLVERINES 12-0 (3A) beat N0. 18 Rainier Beach, 56-22

Three-headed monster of William Wang (game-high 197 yards), Blake Teets (103) and Ishaan Daniels (79) unstoppable in team’s Wing-T 431-yard rushing effort.

5. YELM TORNADOS 10-1 (3A) beat No. 11 Marysville-Pilchuck, 39-21 (Sat.)

Tornados met their DNA match Saturday – Marysville-Pilchuck’s slot-T rushing attack and RB Dylan Carson (career-high 427 yards), who could not be stopped.

6. KAMIAKIN BRAVES 12-0 (4A) beat No. 14 Camas, 35-14 (Sat.)

Even against one of the state’s top defenses, WR Payton Graham’s impact felt – two rushing touchdowns, a receiving score and a pass that set up final touchdown.

7. EASTLAKE WOLVES 12-0 (4A) beat No. 9 Sumner, 46-29 (Sat.)

When needed, they seem to plug into uncanny big-play scoring ability – and did with 99-yard catch and 100-yard interception return to earn first semifinal berth.

8. KENNEWICK LIONS 11-1 (3A) beat No. 13 O’Dea, 27-21 (Sat.)

Two playoff trips under Randy Affholter, two 3A semifinal berths. RB Myles Mayovsky (132 rushing yards) puts nail in Irish coffin with late third-down conversion.

9. SUMNER SPARTANS 10-2 (4A) lose to No. 7 Eastlake, 46-29 (Sat.)

They thought they had momentum, cutting it to 26-21 and backing Wolves up to their own 1. Then, defense gives up a 99-yard touchdown to WR Noah Weintraub.

10. TUMWATER THUNDERBIRDS 9-2 (2A) beat Enumclaw, 55-21

In Week 1 rematch (56-6 win), Thunderbirds come out firing behind FB Carlos Matheney (two TD runs; game-high 129 yards) and RB Payton Hoyt punt-return score.

11. MARYSVILLE-PILCHUCK TOMAHAWKS 11-1 (3A) beat No. 5 Yelm, 39-21(Sat.)

RB Dylan Carson (career-high 427 rushing yards, five TDs) is now No. 3 in state history for single-season touchdowns (46) – 4 away from tying the WIAA record.

12. EASTSIDE CATHOLIC CRUSADERS 9-1 (3A) beat No. 16 Mount Spokane, 38-14 (Sat.)

Difficult to pinpoint when this offense is due for a break out or bog down – on Saturday, it scored on four consecutive trips to take control of Wildcats.

13. O’DEA FIGHTING IRISH 7-3 (3A) lose to No. 8 Kennewick, 27-21 (Sat.)

Irish overcomes slow start, gets RB Jason Brown (102 of 112 rushing yards in second half, two TDs) cooking after intermission – but defense can’t get stops.

14. CAMAS PAPERMAKERS 7-5 (4A) lose to No. 6 Kamiakin, 35-14 (Sat.)

Credit the 4A GSHL champions for erasing early 14-0 deficit, but once Papermakers’ run game dried up in second half, so did valiant 4A championship reign.

15. BOTHELL COUGARS 10-2 (4A) lose to No. 1 Graham-Kapowsin, 41-25

If somebody wants to knock off No. 1 Graham-Kapowsin, might take a hard look at Cougars’ blueprint – blitz QB Joshua Wood on defense, pass often on offense.

16. MOUNT SPOKANE WILDCATS 8-3 (3A) lose to No. 12 Eastside Catholic, 38-14 (Sat.)

Wildcats comes out with a bang, driving 57 yards for Brady Speer’s 4-yard touchdown run on their opening series. After that, it was a struggle to see the end zone.

17. ROYAL KNIGHTS 12-0 (1A) beat Toppenish, 59-6 (Sat.)

Fifth consecutive game with 50 or more points, led by QB Derek Bergeson (five total TDs). And defense holds unbeaten No. 3 Wildcats to minus-17 rushing yards.

18. RAINIER BEACH VIKINGS 6-3 (3A) lose to No. 4 Bellevue, 56-22

Gut punch came after Viks open second half on long drive (Scott’Tre Humphrey TD) to cut it to 28-15, only to have Ishaan Daniels answer with quick 62-yard score

19. NORTH KITSAP VIKINGS 12-0 (2A) beat Steilacoom, 28-13 (Sat.)

2A Olympic League champions finally break through in defensive struggle with QB Colton Bower’s TD pass to Logan Sloman, and get two fourth-quarter turnovers.

20. SPANAWAY LAKE SENTINELS 5-1 (3A) did not play

Season over after 26-21 loss to Kennewick in the first round of the state playoffs.

21. GLACIER PEAK GRIZZLIES 7-2 (4A) did not play

Season over after 49-35 loss to Bothell in the first round of the state playoffs.

22. LYNDEN LIONS 10-1 (2A) beat Prosser, 54-20 (Sat.)

WR Kaleo Jandoc has season-best three touchdown catches as Lions scored 40 unanswered points to overwhelm Mustangs, ending QB Kaiden Rivera’s career.

23. EATONVILLE CRUISERS 12-0 (1A) beat Riverside, 35-6 (Sat.)

QB Kevin Wulff tosses three touchdown passes, and WR Job Kralik has receiving and rushing score as Cruisers in 1A semifinals for first time since 2014.

24. ARLINGTON EAGLES 8-2 (3A) did not play

Season over after 38-24 loss to Mount Spokane in the first round of the state playoffs.

25. PUYALLUP VIKINGS 8-3 (4A) did not play

Season over after 17-7 loss to Camas in the first round of the state playoffs.

(Featured photo by Vince Miller)

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