RECORD: 9-2 – COACH: Dan Kaemingk
LEAGUE: 7-1 (2nd Place in the NCC)
CLASSIFICATION: 2A – Playoffs: State Quarterfinalist
POINTS PER GAME: 33.8 – POINTS ALLOWED PER GAME: 8.4
POINT DIFFERENTIAL: +25.6
GAME BY GAME:
Week 1: Lynden Christian 49, Blaine 0
Week 2: Lynden Christian 42, Nooskack Valley 6
Week 3: Lynden Christian 74, Granite Falls 0
Week 4: Lynden Christian 28, Sultan 0
Week 5: Lynden Christian 21, Lakewood 12
Week 6: Lynden Christian 53, South Whidbey 0
Week 7: Lynden Christian 14, Mount Baker 7
Week 8: Lynden Christian 43, Emerald Ridge 18
Week 9: Meridian 14, Lynden Christian 7
State Playoffs: 1st Round: Lynden Christian 27, Montesano 14
State Quarterfinals: Castle Rock 21, Lynden Christian 14
Coach Dan Kaemingk had an incredibly run with the Lyncs in the 90’s, and he started out the 2000’s with another fantastic team. They were a touchdown away from getting to the Tacoma Dome, and were a very well-rounded team.
Senior Jeremy Huntley had a knack for throwing an incredibly accurate deep ball, and he was named All-League 2nd Team. He completed 95 passes for 1475 yards and 23 touchdowns, to only six interceptions. He also ran for three touchdowns.
The offensive backfield turned into a three-headed monster with juniors Brent Berendsen and Scott Dirksen, along with senior Mike Ruble. Ruble was named All-League 2nd Team, and the bruising 210-pound fullback plowed his way for 391 yards (5.8 average) and six touchdowns. Berendsen finished with 498 yards (6.1) and four touchdowns, while Dirksen totaled 446 yards (4.1) and five touchdowns. Senior Greg Mouw also contributed with 206 yards (4.0) and three scores.
Rob Ylinen graduated as the school’s all-time leading receiver. The athletic senior finished his final year with 41 catches for 611 yards (14.9) and six touchdowns, and he was named All-League 2nd Team. Junior Lincoln Vander Veen caught 29 passes for 528 yards (18.2) and a team-high eight touchdowns, and he went on to be named All-League 1st Team. Juniors Ian Hinton, Clint Bosman and Taylor DeBoer caught three touchdowns apiece.
The offensive line was led by seniors Joe Vanderpol (6-4 195) and J.D. DeVries (6-2 250). Both players were named All-League 1st Team. Senior Lucas Hemnes (6-2 215) was named All-League 2nd Team. Senior Dillon Honcoop (6-2 190) and junior Daren Heerspink (6-5 215) rounded out the rest of the line.
Vanderpol also led the charge from the defensive line, and he was named All-League 1st Team. Heerpsink was also showing what his future was about to be, and was named All-League 2nd Team. Ruble was a three-year starter, and a rock as an inside linebacker, and he was named All-League 1st Team. Vander Veen was in his third year has a varsity defensive back, and he was named All-League 1st Team. Bosman had one of the best legs in school history, nailed 43 extra points, and was named All-League 2nd Team at kicker.