This week's postseason action didn't throw the rankings into complete disarray, but it did reorder the standings a decent amount. There's a new number one at the head of the rankings as well as a new caboose.
Tumwater not only got the result it was looking for last game, but the team outscored its opponent Steilacoom in every quarter. Tumwater was able to grind out a solid victory over Steilacoom, winning 23 - 13. 23 is shaping up to be Tumwater's lucky number as the team posted the same point total in its triumph over Lynden the game before. Thanks to its success, Tumwater cracked into the power rankings and now occupies the 25th spot.
Can't Touch This
Bellevue got a 42 - 7 win over Timberline last week, and a key reason for the win was senior Isaiah Ifanse. Ifanse earned four touchdowns and 212 yards rushing the ball. In fact, our algorithms singled out Ifanse as one of the top players in the power rankings for the week.
No Stoppin 'Em
The Sumner offense has been a force to be reckoned with this season, and last week was no different. It put the hurt on Monroe with a conclusive 56 - 14 victory. Senior Ben Wilson was a big part of the win as his strong performance led the charge (he ran for 140 yards and also punched in three touchdowns). The combined 70 points was the most of any game featuring a power-ranked team.
Next Week's Big Game
If you are itching to watch a first-rate contest, no game is supposed to fit the bill better than the one between Central Valley (6th in the power rankings) and Richland (2nd). Both teams are entering with last-week wins under their belts. Of course, Central Valley and Richland can't both win again this week, so we'll learn on Saturday which team falters and which extends its success.
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