2017 Scores and Standings After Week Five

Ferndale 46, Marysville Pilchuck 7

Oak Harbor 21, Squalicum 20

Anacortes 36, Blaine 30

Lakewood 26, Lynden 14

Burlington-Edison 38, Bellingham 14

King’s 47, Sehome 28

Mount Baker 27, Lynden Christian 21

Meridian 50, Nooksack Valley 36

3A W L PF PA DIFF
Ferndale 5 0 210 69 141
Squalicum 3 2 154 134 20
2A W L PF PA DIFF
Lynden 2 3 128 100 28
Bellingham 2 3 102 133 -31
Blaine 0 5 122 209 -87
Sehome 0 5 123 210 -87
1A W L PF PA DIFF
Meridian 5 0 182 130 52
Nooksack Valley 4 1 218 118 100
Mount Baker 4 1 194 81 113
Lynden Christian 2 3 90 113 -23

Meridian Versus Nooksack Valley 31 Years Ago Had a Familiar Face Score a Touchdown

The 1986 Nooksack Valley football team had a rough year. Let me explain how rough. In 272 offensive plays for the season they gained a total of 306 yards. A little over one yard per play. They didn’t even score a touchdown on offense the entire season. They went 0-9. They relied mostly on sophomores and freshman, which led to a state playoff team in 1989. However, they did have a pretty good defense, and scored two touchdowns on the season defensively. One of them was scored by junior linebacker, and current head coach, Robb Myhre! You can see that play below, against Coach Bob Ames and his Meridian squad.

Bellingham Junior Spencer Lee Keeps Moving Up the School’s Record Book

It’s been a joy to watch games this year, but I get a little extra excited when I see a pass caught by Bellingham junior wide receiver, Spencer Lee. It seems that every time he catches the ball, something special happens. First off, he catches everything. And then he has amazing agility, and can make most tacklers miss. He also has great strength, and can break tackles, and he finishes it off with tremendous speed that allows him to break away from his opponents.

He’s quickly moving up the Bellingham career receiving yards list, and he could break it by the end of the year. And he still has another season to go! Red Raider legend (and former Seattle Seahawk) Brant Bengen has held the record for 36 years!

BELLINGHAM CAREER RECIVING YARDAGE LEADERS

  1. Brant Bengen – 1170
  2. Oliver Dougherty – 1154
  3. Ty Elmendorf – 1063
  4. Mike Elsner – 991
  5. Spencer Lee – 987
  6. Steve Jones – 974
  7. Tyler DeFries – 885
  8. Kevin Engman – 830
  9. Tim Sellereit – 806
  10. Steve Slesk – 760

Knutson Returns to the Field and Breaks Records

After missing week two and three, senior quarterback Nick Knutson was back in action last Friday night to take on the Borderites of Blaine. The Red Raiders won 36-35, and in that game Knutson did something that no other player in school history has ever done. He threw for over 400 yards. 403 yards to be exact. “Nippy K” sure was dealing on Friday night, as he also tossed five touchdown passes, tying his own school record from last season when he threw for five TD’s against Sehome.

Sehome Junior Michael Mindnich is Airing it Out This Year

The Sehome Mariners have improved this year, and they have been a fun football team to watch in 2017. Their exciting brand of play is led by their junior quarterback Michael Mindnich. I’m not 100% sure if he has to ice his arm after each game, as he’s been putting the pigskin in the air an awful lot. So much so that he’s on pace to break some school records! It almost seems to be a lock for him to break the Sehome record for pass attempts in a season, which is currently held by former Sehome standout Daniel Ziegler, who attempted 181 passes in 2013. Mindnich is currently at 139 pass attempts only four games into the season. What about the Sehome record for career pass attempts? That is currently held by Austin Rapp, who attempted 347 passes from 2010 to 2012. Mindnich sits at 233 for now, but he’s only a junior. The statistics below show where he currently sits on each list.

Sehome Pass Attempts in a Season:

PLAYER YEAR ATTEMPTS
Daniel Ziegler 2013 181
James Monrean 2001 177
Doug Ericksen 1986 170
Ryan Binning 1993 161
Scott Pelo 2007 154
Nicholas Roger 2016 149
Kai Hatch 2006 148
Austin Rapp 2011 147
Josh Turrell 1997 142
Kai Hatch 2005 140
Michael Mindnich 2016 139
Steve McBee 1985 137

Sehome Pass Attempts in a Career:

PLAYER ATT
Austin Rapp 347
Doug Ericksen 291
Ryan Binning 290
Kai Hatch 289
James Monrean 267
Tim Hall 245
Brett Thorsteinson 238
Michael Mindnich 233
Daniel Ziegler 203
John Inge 189
Nicholas Roger 167
Aaron Nichols 162

2017 Punting Leaders After Week Four

PLAYER TEAM ATT YDS AVG
Blake DeRuyter LC 19 649 34.2
Melloy Nelson SE 17 536 31.5
James Hinson FERN 9 370 41.1
Simon Burkett MER 11 333 30.3
Nick Knutson BELL 8 271 33.9
Kai Nagle BLA 9 255 28.3
Cory Warner LYN 6 210 35.0
Larry Dwyer BELL 6 182 30.3
Magnus Elm BELL 4 169 42.3
Luke Winter NV 4 149 37.3
Marko Samoukovic LYN 5 148 29.6
Thomas Barbo MB 4 136 34.0
Alex Everett SQU 4 135 33.8
Isaac Ninneman BELL 4 117 29.3
Michael Mindnich SE 2 60 30.0
Spencer Lloyd SQU 1 43 43.0

2017 Interception Leaders After Week Four

PLAYER TEAM INT YDS AVG TD
Dawson Logan MER 3 3 1.0 0
Ty Van Dyken LC 2 66 33.0 0
Kevin Galiano MER 2 65 32.5 0
Carter Colon FERN 2 44 22.0 0
Thomas Barbo MB 2 41 20.5 0
Spencer Lee BELL 2 20 10.0 0
Larry Dwyer BELL 2 4 2.0 0
Kobe Elsner LYN 2 3 1.5 0
Jordan Riddle LC 1 92 92.0 1
Eric Bode LYN 1 27 27.0 0
Gage Bates LYN 1 25 25.0 1
Jason Lee MB 1 21 21.0 0
Cole Semu FERN 1 20 20.0 0
Trevin Melendez LYN 1 19 19.0 1
Ja’Lique Martin SQU 1 17 17.0 0
Ben Dauber SE 1 2 2.0 0
Jared Emmert FERN 1 2 2.0 0
Austin O’Bryan NV 1 1 1.0 0
Baylor Galley NV 1 0 0.0 0
Jordan Veening NV 1 0 0.0 0
Luke Winter NV 1 0 0.0 0
Jose Hernandez SQU 1 0 0.0 0
Derric Lloyd LYN 1 0 0.0 0
Ethan Fields BELL 1 0 0.0 0
James Hinson FERN 1 0 0.0 0

2017 Kick and Punt Return Leaders After Week Four

Kick Returning:

PLAYER TEAM KR YDS AVG TD
Jordan Riddle LC 5 174 34.8 1
Devante Powell SQU 8 169 21.1 0
Oscar Caridad BLA 10 160 16.0 0
Spencer Lee BELL 7 158 22.6 0
Junior Camacho MB 5 131 26.2 0
Cole Semu FERN 5 117 23.4 0
Trevin Melendez LYN 6 107 17.8 0
Melloy Nelson SE 7 103 14.7 0
Michael Lancaster LC 4 100 25.0 0
Lukas Hemenway MER 5 99 19.8 0
Evan Neitling NV 4 99 24.8 0

Punt Returning:

PLAYER TEAM PR YDS AVG TD
Jordan Riddle LC 11 167 15.2 0
Cole Semu FERN 3 102 34.0 1
Spencer Lee BELL 3 63 21.0 0
Chase Abshere BLA 2 24 12.0 0
Blake Silves LYN 2 22 11.0 0
Watiko Leighton FERN 1 20 20.0 0
Jason Lee MB 1 16 16.0 0
T.J. Dykstra MER 2 15 7.5 0
Larry Dwyer BELL 1 15 15.0 0
Cory Warner LYN 4 15 3.8 0

 

 

2017 Scoring Leaders After Week Four

PLAYER TEAM TD XP 2PT FG PTS
Triston Smith SQU 13 0 0 0 78
Cole Semu FERN 12 0 0 0 72
Carson Engholm MB 8 0 0 0 48
Austin O’Bryan NV 7 0 1 0 44
Spencer Lloyd SQU 6 0 1 0 38
Casey Bauman NV 6 0 1 0 38
Bryce VandenHaak MER 6 0 1 0 38
Jordan Veening NV 4 8 1 0 34
Alex Everett SQU 0 24 0 2 30
Jason Lee MB 1 23 0 0 29
Connor Wallace BELL 4 0 1 0 26
Michael Mindnich SE 4 0 1 0 26
Melloy Nelson SE 3 7 0 0 25

2017 Kicking Leaders After Week Four

PLAYER TEAM XP FG PTS
Alex Everett SQU 24 2 30
Jason Lee MB 23 0 23
Marko Samoukovich LYN 6 5 21
Daniel Stewart FERN 20 0 20
Magnus Elm BELL 5 1 8
Jordan Veening NV 8 0 8
Bryce Kamrath BLA 8 0 8
Isiah Baseden LYN 4 1 7
Melloy Nelson SE 7 0 7
Blake DeRuyter LC 7 0 7
Scout Whittern NV 5 0 5
Isaac Ninneman BELL 4 0 4
Kevin Galiano MER 4 0 4
Taylor Snook MER 2 0 2
Derek Kamena LC 2 0 2
Uriel Lopez NV 1 0 1