- Mercer Island
- Auburn Mountainview
- Auburn Riverside
The Bellevue Wolverines took their show on the road last week with games against Roosevelt and Lakes. Early in the season, the Wolverines dispatched Roosevelt with relative ease, but last week the Roughriders were determined to make a game of it. Bellevue used a strong second quarter to build a four goal lead at the half. Roosevelt was able to cut the lead down to two goals for a short while, but in the end Bellevue won 14 to 10. Later in the week, Bellevue used a stout defense to shut down the Lakes attack cruising to a 14 -2-victory and keeping their hold on the No. 1 spot. Mercer Island retains the No. 2 position with a solid 9-6 victory over Newport and a 19 to 8 win over Bainbridge in the battle of the island teams. The victory over Newport sets the stage for this weeks' rematch of the top two teams when Bellevue heads over to the country club to take on the Islanders. A few words of caution to the Islanders before the big game: Don't overlook Roosevelt!
Auburn Mountainview is enjoying the rarefied air at No. 3 and had strong offensive showings against Stadium and Kentridge to keep their position. Hard to move up from here, but it is easy to fall. Oh look what's on the schedule this week, another match with the friendly Ravens of Auburn Riverside. This match promises to be a nail biter until the end. No pressure though, its just for city bragging rights for a few weeks until the State Tournament. The Curtis Vikings continued to mow down league rivals with impressive performances against Wilson and Rogers. In previous years, these would be close games but not this year. Curtis remains at No. 4 and will roll into the playoffs as one of the top seeds. Newport is back at full strength and was poised for an upset of the Islanders, but it was not to be last week. Hey, a 3 point loss to Mercer Island would be a moral victory for most teams, and this week it's good enough to hold on to the No. 5 spot. Yes Raven fans, that means your team is still at No. 6. Auburn Riverside knocked off Enumclaw by a score of 14 - 12 for their second regular season win over the Hornets. No. 6 doesn't seem fair to some fans, but a win this week over Auburn Mountainview in the battle of Auburn would move the Ravens up at least one spot, maybe two. Roosevelt continues to show improvement and their performance against Bellevue strengthens their hold on the No. 7 ranking. The Roughriders appear to be the team making the most improvement and Mercer Island will have a game on their hands Monday night. Win or lose, Roosevelt is on the rise and will pose some interesting match ups come playoff time. Enumclaw easily took care of business last week against Kentridge before falling to Auburn Riverside. A win and a close loss to a higher ranked team all helps as the Hornets move up one spot to No. 8. Last week, the Committee placed Puyallup on the front porch step, stating that it would take a win over a ranked team to get in. Well, all I can say is congratulations and welcome back to the No. 9 ranking. Not only did Puyallup knock off previously No. 8 Lakes in overtime, but also defeated previously No. 10 Peninsula. The Committee apologizes for ever having any doubts. The Lakes Lancers had a tough week. Overtime losses are never easy, but then falling flat against the Bellevue was no picnic. Lakes drops two spots to No. 10. Sorry Peninsula, that puts you out on the porch for now.