High School Football Power Rankings: Five Teams Remain

The T-Birds retain their top power ranking.

All T-Birds, all season

Five teams remain. Two, maybe three of them will remain after this week. Was it a bad season for local football? Hard to say. I think it was more circumstances than anything. Rochester’s season looks worse than it was because of one loss and a ridiculous first round match-up with Woodland, Olympia had only one bad loss and basically didn’t make the playoffs because Gig Harbor was a huge surprise, and the 3A Narrows League only had three playoff spots so North Thurston was left out.

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Playoff teams

1. Tumwater T-Birds (9-0, 5-0 2A EvCo)
Last week: #1 (No change)
Previous game: Tumwater 56, Black Hills 22
Playoff game: vs. Aberdeen (4-5) – Tumwater Stadium – Saturday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Undefeated regular season? Check. Now must go undefeated this season. First up: Aberdeen, who won a three team playoff on Tuesday night to even make the playoffs.


2.
Timberline Blazers (6-3, 5-1 3A Narrows)
Last week: #2 (No change)
Previous game: Timberline 41, Shelton 0
Playoff game: vs. Meadowdale (5-4) – South Sound Stadium – Saturday, 1:00 PM

Notes: The Blazers kept it rolling against Shelton and won the 3A Narrows League title thanks to five straight wins. They draw the Wesco’s #5 team, Meadowdale, who have lost three straight games. The Blazers are a team that have obviously come together and could make a deep run in the playoffs.


3.
Tenino Beavers (5-4, 5-1 1A Evergreen)
Last week: #4 (+1)
Previous game: Tenino 37, Rochester 27
Playoff game: vs. White Salmon (5-4) – Tenino Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: First league title since 1986, how does that sound? Not too bad for a team that I originally ranked at #9 and dropped as low as #11 after dropping three straight to open the year. They definitely are hot having won five of their last six (their only loss coming to 9-0 La Center) and have an outstanding two way player in Zack Chamberlain.


4.
Capital Cougars (4-5, 3-2 2A EvCo)
Last week: #5 (+1)
Previous game: Capital 38, River Ridge 14
Playoff game: @ Mark Morris (8-1) – Longview Memorial Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: 0-4 to start the season, finished 4-1 and snagged the third playoff spot in the 2A EvCo. Unfortunately, they now have to take on 8-1 Mark Morris in Longview. But the Cougars are battle tested and nearly beat WF West in their only loss over the last five weeks and it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if they upset the Monarchs.


5.
Rochester Warriors (6-3, 4-2 1A Evergreen)
Last week: #3 (-2)
Previous game: Tenino 37, Rochester 27
Playoff game: @ Woodland (8-1) – Kalama Stadium – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: What a disaster for the Warriors. Their loss to Tenino dropped them all the way to #3 in the 1A Evergreen and sends them to Kalama to take on one loss Woodland, who outscored their opponents 416-53 in their eight wins. Their only loss came to undefeated La Center 52-21 in the regular season finale.


Missed the playoffs

6. Olympia Bears (6-3, 4-2 4A Narrows)
Last week: #6 (No change)
Previous game: Olympia 48, Yelm 10
Week 10 game: @ North Thurston (5-4) – South Sound Stadium – Thursday, 7:00 PM


7.
North Thurston (5-4, 3-3 3A Narrows)
Last week: #9 (+2)
Previous game: North Thurston 41, Mount Tahoma 8
Week 10 game: vs. Olympia (6-3) – South Sound Stadium – Thursday, 7:00 PM


8.
Black Hills (4-5, 2-3 2A EvCo)
Last week: #7 (-1)
Previous game: Tumwater 56, Black Hills 22


9.
River Ridge (4-5, 1-4 2A EvCo)
Last week: #8 (-1)
Previous game: Capital 38, River Ridge 14


10.
Yelm Tornadoes (3-6, 1-5 4A Narrows)
Last week: #10 (No change)
Previous game: Olympia 48, Yelm 10
Week 10 game: vs. Mount Tahoma – Tornadoes stadium – Thursday, 7:00 PM


11.
Rainier Mountaineers (2-7, 0-6 1A Evergreen)
Last week: #12 (+1)
Previous game: Rainer 62, Seton Catholic 29
Week 10 game: @ Winlock (0-9) – Winlock HS – Thursday, 7:00 PM


12.
Shelton Highclimbers (1-8, 1-5 3A Narrows)
Last week: #11 (-1)
Previous game: Timberline 41, Shelton 0
Week 10 game: @ Stadium (2-7) – Stadium Bowl, Tacoma – Friday, 7:00 PM

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Posted on November 6, 2013, in Black Hills HS, Capital HS, Football, High school, North Thurston HS, Olympia HS, Rainier HS, River Ridge HS, Rochester HS, Shelton HS, Tenino HS, Timberline HS, Tumwater HS, Yelm HS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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