All player statistics in this article are courtesy of whatcompreps.com
Lynden 51, Cedarcrest 21
Lynden travelled to Cedarcrest’s home field on Friday, stretching their winning streak to three games with a dominant outing.
The Lions move to 4-1 overall (2-0, league) following the victory.
The team’s junior running back duo of Lane Heeringa and Campbell Nolte combined for 190 yards rushing on the evening.
Nolte averaged 10 yards-per-carry and finished with 100 total rushing yards. Heeringa picked up the rest, topping his night off with two touchdowns on the ground.
Running backs Luke Human, a sophomore, and junior Chris Elenbaas each had a rushing touchdown of their own as well.
Junior quarterback Kaeden Hermanutz threw for 121 yards and two touchdowns while picking up 44 on yards on the ground. His passing scores were split between junior Isaiah Stanley and senior Kole Antypas.
Defensively, senior Cade Slayton nabbed his first career interception and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown.
The Lions will return to league play next week, hosting Lakewood on Friday, Oct. 8.
Nooksack Valley 54, Meridian 6
The Pioneers snapped their two-game skid with a statement victory over Meridian. They advance to 3-2 overall (1-0, league) with the win.
Nooksack Valley’s sophomore quarterback Joseph Brown accumulated five total touchdowns (three passing, two rushing) in his best performance of the season. He also had a season-high 94 yards rushing.
Senior running back Jordan Silva scored twice running the football and caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Brown.
Silva went off for a career-high 180 yards rushing on just 13 attempts.
Brown’s other two touchdown passes went to senior wide receivers Dawson Kimball and Caleb Kingma.
Meridian senior quarterback Tucker Harrison totaled 167 yards passing, his lone touchdown coming on the ground.
The Trojans were scheduled to face Lynden Christian next week but will instead travel to Coupeville on Saturday, Oct. 9. They drop to 3-2 overall (0-1, league) after the loss.
Meanwhile, Nooksack Valley plays host to Mount Baker on Friday, Oct. 8.
Marysville-Pilchuck 49, Ferndale 15
The Golden Eagles suffered their first loss of the season to Marysville-Pilchuck on Friday night.
Ferndale dropped to 4-1 overall (2-1, league) after the battle of the two previously undefeated programs.
Junior running back Isaiah Carlson was held to a season-low 45 yards rushing in what has been an otherwise outstanding season for him thus far. Senior quarterback Mark Schlichting totaled 133 yards and a score passing the football.
The team remains on the road next week, traveling to Oak Harbor in what will be their fourth-straight league match-up on Thursday, Oct. 7.
Mount Baker 28, Elma 13
The Mountaineers got back on track Saturday, handily defeating Elma after losing their previous two contests.
Senior quarterback Davin Beason tossed two touchdowns and rushed for another. He accumulated a season-high 152 yards passing, adding an additional 67 on the ground.
Beason looked to wide receiver Wyatt Pettigrew all night, as the senior racked up 71 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Mount Baker’s senior running back Jesse Sande racked up 71 rushing yards as junior Marques George rounded out the offensive scoring – rushing for 50 yards and a score.
Next up for the Mountaineers is a short road trip to Nooksack Valley on Friday, Oct. 8.