High School Football Power Rankings: T-Birds and Beavers Advance

The T-Birds retain their top power ranking.

T-Birds one of two teams left

And then there were two. Tumwater and Tenino both rolled in their district crossover games and advanced to the 2A and 1A state tournaments. Both teams will host games in the opening round of state.

Tumwater will have the easier road with 5-5 Sehome coming to town on Saturday night, though Sehome did take out undefeated Lakewood to get to state.

Meanwhile, Tenino will have to face 8-2 King’s in Centralia. King’s only two blemishes were a 14-6 opening day loss to then 2A #1 Lynden and a loss to another high ranked 2A team, previously undefeated Lakewood.

Timberline couldn’t overcome injuries, Rochester struggled against a really good team and Capital fought valiantly but all were eliminated after just one postseason game.


Still alive

1. Tumwater T-Birds (10-0)
Last week: #1 (No change)
Previous game: Tumwater 42, Aberdeen 12
First round state playoffs: vs. Sehome (5-5) – Tumwater Stadium – Saturday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Not a surprise, Tumwater rolled. Aberdeen had just three days of rest after winning a three way playoff on Tuesday and only scored their 12 points after the T-Birds had taken a 42 point lead. They now face Sehome who are just 5-5 this season but are 4-1 over the last half of the year and just completed a major upset when they convincingly took out undefeated Lakewood, 35-13. The winner will take on either Orting or White River on the road.

Tenino Beavers (6-4)
Last week: #3 (+1)
Previous game: Tenino 41, White Salmon 7
First round state playoffs: vs. King’s (8-2) – Tiger Stadium, Centralia – Friday, 7:00 PM

Notes: Tenino only allowed a kick off return touchdown at the end of the first half to White Salmon and then put 27 points on the board in the second half to eliminate White Salmon. Zack Chamberlain rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns and Thomas Pier had over 100 receiving yards and two touchdowns and the Beavers suddenly look like an offensive juggernaut. They’ll need it this week when they take on King’s. The Shoreline school has just two losses, both close games to highly ranked 2A schools.

Eliminated from the playoffs in districts

3. Timberline Blazers (6-4)
Last week: #2 (-1)
Previous game: Meadowdale 28, Timberline 21

Capital Cougars (4-6)
Last week: #4 (No change)
Previous game: Mark Morris 13, Capital 10

Rochester Warriors (6-4)
Last week: #5 (No change)
Previous game: Woodland 47, Rochester 21

Missed the playoffs

6. Olympia Bears (7-3)
Last week: #6 (No change)
Previous game: Olympia 34, North Thurston 0

North Thurston (5-5)
Last week: #7 (No change)
Previous game: Olympia 34, North Thurston 0

Black Hills (4-5)
Last week: #8 (No change)

River Ridge (4-5)
Last week: #9 (No change)

Yelm Tornadoes (4-6)
Last week: #10 (No change)
Previous game:  Yelm 44, Mount Tahoma 8

Rainier Mountaineers (3-7)
Last week: #11 (No change)
Previous game: Rainer 50, Winlock 14

Shelton Highclimbers (2-8)
Last week: #12 (No change)
Previous game: Shelton 22, Stadium 20

Posted on November 11, 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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