By Bucky Beaver
Football—Beavers Beat the Royals 48-27
The Beavers travelled to Edmonds-Woodway Stadium to play the Lynnwood Royals in a non-playoff game Friday night. The Beavers played well on both sides of the ball, beating the Royals 48-27. The defense had four interceptions and three sacks. Senior Dominique Smith scored on one of the interceptions. The defense was led by senior Jordan McColloch who had seven tackles including one for a loss and an 84-yard interception return; junior Max Marshall with 10 tackles; senior Justin Simon with two sacks and a tackle for a loss; junior Elliott Brockl with six tackles, and junior Ben Reyes with five tackles. Also contributing were two freshmen: Fua Taase with five tackles and Jerome Nathan with two tackles and an interception.
Coach Thomas with football players (courtesy of BHS Athletics and Ed Tanaka
The team equaled their season high in points. Smith ran for three touchdowns to go with his interception return. Senior Johnny Verduin rushed for a touchdown and threw two touchdowns to fellow senior Nate Rauda. McColloch rushed for 55 yards and senior Michael Assefa had three receptions for 42 yards.
The Beavers will end their season Thursday night at Memorial Stadium in a non-playoff game against Mariner of Everett. Game time is 7:00 pm.
Swimming—Six Advance to District Championships
The girls swim and dive team sent 23 girls to compete this past weekend at the Kingco Conference championships. Between relays and individual races the following student-athletes will advance to the SEA-King District 2 champions this coming weekend at the University of Washington pool: Luisa Chan, Tiara Adler, Catherine Canetti, Madeline Manalo, Joy Jaeger, and Tianna Lee.
Cross Country—Mia Wrey Advances to State Championship
The district cross country championship was this past Saturday at Arlington High School. The boy’s team competed sending Brian Quandt, Ryan Kelly, Matt Rusk, Jacob Scott, Adam Evans, Hanson Lee, John Carter, Stuart Thomas, and Michael Vitz-Wong. Senior Ryan Kelly was the top Beaver finisher coming in 35th place. The team finished 12th. Neither the team nor any individuals will advance to the state competition.
The girl’s team sent three individuals to the Arlington event including Mia Wrey, Anna Mirenzi, and Lauren Kangas. Senior Mia Wrey was the top finisher for the Beavers finishing in 18th place finishing one second off of her personal best time. Wrey is the only Beaver to advance to the state championship this weekend in Pasco. This is Wrey’s first year running cross country having played soccer previously.