WASHINGTON - The good news for District IV football teams begins with Naselle's mammoth 42-7 victory over Seattle Lutheran, as they join South Bend and Toutle Lake in the 2B winner's bracket. Valley lost to South Bend and Adna was upset 26-7 by the next Comet's opponent, Life Christian.
In 1A football action Kalama and Montesano had good news with wins over Lynden Christian and Orting. Tenino and Castle Rock had the bad news of being knocked out of the tournament. The Rockets ironically racked up 75 points against a battered Fishermen team during the season, but were shut out by a healthy Meridian team.
Volleyball for District IV teams yielded nothing but bad news as not one trophy was taken home by any of the nine teams. Castle Rock and Stevenson from the Trico League didn't win a match and Onalaska was eliminated after one win at the 1A level. In the 2B tournament Adna and South Bend were out in two and Toutle Lake and Wahkiakum each won one match before being shown the door at the Sun Dome. Taholah and Quinault were eliminated without a win in the 1B tourney.
The unbelievable is Lummi, who qualified for the eight-man football 1B tournament, and their final regular season game against a weak team from Crescent. The coach from powerhouse Lummi started his second team and kept the contest close enough to avoid winning by the 45-point mercy rule until the final period. By that time the score got to be 118-72. The state records for highest winning, losing, and combined scores were shattered, as no doubt were the nerves of the scoreboard operator.
Napavine defeated Prescott 76-60 in the 1976 championship game to set the previous state standards. Nationally Almena Northern Valley of Kansas also scored 118 points in 1985, so Lummi ties that mark for all high school football games ever played. The Crescent coach was happy his kids scored 72 points and Lummi was able to get all of their players some experience, a win-win situation and one for the record books.
Finally, in the ugly category, Archbishop Murphy was to have played Mark Morris Saturday. Murphy came finished their season with a 10-0 record, but because they had used a player who did not have a valid physical after Sept. 8, WIAA rules dictated they had to forfeit the eight games the player participated in. Murphy officials went so far as to ask a judge for an injunction Friday afternoon, but the judge denied the request as he did not have jurisdiction in the matter. Bellingham at 5-5 re-issued football gear and was to play Mark Morris Tuesday.