Nooksack Valley kicked a field goal in overtime to beat Meridian, 23-20, but the play of the night was offensive and defensive lineman Jon Charroin returning the game’s opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown.
Here’s a feel-good story about Cascade sophomore Ike Ditzenberger. He has Down syndrome, yet he practices with the football team and sometimes gets in for a few plays in JV games. The sport gives him structure and shows him that hard work will be rewarded, his mother said.
How the Greater Spokane League will turn out is anyone’s guess. Gonzaga Prep, Ferris, Central Valley, University, Mead and Lewis & Clark are all alive with two weeks left to sort it all out. Three of those teams will advance to the Week 9 crossover with the CBBN.
Kelso should be on the radar of 4A football fans. The Hilanders are 5-1 and undefeated in GSHL 4A play. Running back Lane Sari has rushed for 388 yards and eight touchdowns in his last two games, including last week’s 49-21 win over Mountain View.
Eighth-ranked Mark Morris smashed Woodland 41-7 in a game that Monarchs coach Shawn Perkins called “the most physical we’ve played since I’ve been here.”
Ellensburg solidified its No. 1 ranking with a 35-7 victory at Prosser. The Bulldogs schedule doesn’t get any easier as they face undefeated Selah on Friday and end the regular season at Othello, which also beat Prosser.
Evergreen upsets Heritage and Union and Camas win again, appear headed to a Week 9 GSHL 3A showdown. Lots more info on Greater St. Helens League 4A, 3A and 2A teams, along with some Southwest Evergreen and Trico teams.
High-scoring Interlake, ranked No. 7 in Class 2A, suffered its first loss of the season last week, falling 47-34 to 3A No. 9 Juanita.