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Week 3 football rankings, thoughts on the season so far

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on Sep. 15, 2008 at 5:15 pm with No Comments »
September 15, 2008 5:15 pm

Here’s my take on the first two weeks and what is to come:

– Who would have thought that Mount Tahoma would be sitting atop the Narrows League after the first two weeks of the season? Well, that’s where the T-birds are. For the next three weeks, Mount Tahoma will go on a tour of Tacoma, playing Foss, Wilson and Stadium. It’s not crazy to think the T-birds will be 5-0 in league-play when they end the regular season with Central Kitsap, Gig Harbor and Bellarmine Prep.

– Auburn is in the driver’s seat in the SPSL North. I said this Friday night on Varsity Football Live on KJR 950 AM, after beating Federal Way and Kentwood – two of the best teams in the league – in the first two weeks, it will take a serious breakdown for the Trojans not to win the league title in the their first year back in the SPSL North.

– I’m sensing a log-jam will soon appear at the top of the SPSL South standings. Rogers, Puyallup and Graham-Kapowsin all seem to be a notch above the rest of the league. We’ll know more on Saturday when the Vikings host the Eagles at Sparks Stadium. Rogers doesn’t play G-K for another month and ends the regular season against Puyallup.

– In the SPSL 3A, Peninsula gave Lakes a run on Thursday night before the Lancers escaped with a 42-26 win. Then Enumclaw stunned Franklin Pierce. Lakes appears to be the class of the league, but we’ll know for sure when the Cardinals play Lakes in four weeks. Franklin Pierce faces Peninsula in the final week of the regular season.

– Cascade Christian is a legitimate state title contender in Class 1A. The Cougars can run and pass behind their offensive play, and play great defense.

– I think our top four teams in Class 2A will stay Prosser, Archbishop Murphy, Tumwater and Pullman.

Click below to see The News Tribune’s Week 3 rankings.


1. Olympia

2. Rogers

3. Auburn

4. Lakes

5. Puyallup

6. Graham-Kapowsin

7. Federal Way

8. Gig Harbor

9. Tumwater

10. Mount Tahoma

Class 4A

1. Skyline

2. Ferris

3. Issaquah

4. Lewis and Clark

5. Olympia

6. Rogers

7. Auburn

8. Woodinville

9. Puyallup

10. Kamiakin

Class 3A

1. Bellevue

2. Meadowdale

3. Ferndale

4. O’Dea

5. Lakes

6. Union

7. Kennedy

8. Eastside Catholic

9. North Kitsap (

10. East Valley (Spokane)

Class 2A

1. Prosser

2. Archbishop Murphy

3. Tumwater

4. Pullman

5. Othello

6. Lynden

7. Burlington-Edison

8. West Valley (Spokane)

9. Steilacoom

10. North Mason (

Class 1A

1. Royal

2. Cascade Christian

3. Cashmere

4. Forks

5. Montesano

6. Orting

7. Meridian

8. Kalama

9. Connell

10. LaCenter

Class 2B

1. LaSalle

2. Life Christian

3. Adna

4. Asotin

5. Willapa Valley

Class 1B

1. Tri-Cities Prep

2. Touchet

3. Almira/Coulee-Hartline

4. Cusick

5. Lummi

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