— Lynden’s four-peat wasn’t meant to be.
Sedro-Woolley intercepted five passes and rushed for 321 yards in a 42-13 win over the Lions in the Class 2A state high school football championship Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.
With the win, the Cubs (13-1) denied Lynden (12-2) a fourth consecutive state title and avenged a 33-30 loss to the Lions earlier this season.
Quinn Carpenter paced Sedro-Woolley’s ground attack with 17 carries for 88 yards and two touchdowns, including a 6-yard rush late in the third quarter to give the Cubs a 28-6 advantage.
It was Sedro-Woolley’s defense, though, that proved too much for the Lions’ usually explosive spread offense to handle. Lynden gained just 11 rushing yards on 16 carries and Sterling Somers went 16 of 33 for 188 passing yards, no touchdowns and four interceptions.
With Lynden trailing 28-13 in the fourth quarter, Sedro-Woolley’s Carter Crosby picked Somers and returned it to 21 yards for a touchdown.
The Cubs jumped out to a quick lead in the first quarter when Mason Elms caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Devin Willard, capping a 13-play, 71-yard drive. Lynden answered in the second quarter, cutting the lead to 7-6 on a trick play in which wideout Scooter Hastings took a reverse and found Jonathan Whetna for a 56-yard touchdown pass. The Cubs blocked the extra point.