Here’s a look at how each football team got to the state finals:
BOTHELL 41, EASTLAKE 19: In the Sept. 5 season opener, quarterback Ross Bowers — headed to California on a scholarship — passed for three TDs. Two of them were to receiver Dayzell Wilson..
BOTHELL 42, ISSAQUAH 14: On Sept. 12, running back Sam McPherson scored one TD and passed for another.
BOTHELL 47, NEWPORT 13: On Sept. 19, Wilson caught five touchdown passes — four from Bowers and one from McPherson.
BOTHELL 43, MOUNT SI 13: On Sept. 26, McPherson scored five TDs.
BOTHELL 46, WOODINVILLE 3: On Oct. 3, Bowers tossed three TD passes, and McPherson scored three more.
BOTHELL 35, REDMOND 7: On Oct. 9, Bowers connected with Wilson and McPherson on TD passes, then scored one himself.
BOTHELL 56, SKYLINE 0: On Oct. 17, Wilson scored twice and McPherson three times in the blowout win.
BOTHELL 57, MERCER ISLAND 7: On Oct. 24, McPherson scored four touchdowns.
BOTHELL 55, INGLEMOOR 0: On Oct. 31, McPherson scored three TDs, and Bowers hit Wilson twice on scores in the final regular-season game.
BOTHELL 56, BETHEL 7: In a regional playoff win Nov. 7, Bowers to Wilson TD connections happen three times. Cougars lose McPherson for the season with an ACL injury.
BOTHELL 45, EASTLAKE 14: In a state first-round playoff on Nov. 14, Ross Bowers passed for four touchdowns, and Caleb Meyer ran for two more.
BOTHELL 37, BELLARMINE PREP 14: In the state quarterfinals Nov. 22, Bowers had 305 yards passing and the defense forced four turnovers.
BOTHELL 37, NEWPORT 19: In a state semifinal on Nov. 29 in the Tacoma Dome, the Cougars forced five turnovers and Dayzell Wilson caught five passes for 76 yards and two TDs.
CAMAS 16, CHIAWANA 14: On Sept. 5, the Riverhawks lost the state championship rematch on the road despite Austin Urlacher’s 227 yards rushing. Too many turnovers in the red zone plagued Chiawana.
CHIAWANA 42, WENATCHEE 7: On Sept. 12, Urlacher rushed for 233 yards and four touchdowns as Chiawana bounced back.
CHIAWANA 41, RICHLAND 0: On Sept. 19, Urlacher rushed for 193 yards and scored three times, Corey Bell added two TDs, and the defense pitched a shutout in the first game after Mac Graff’s hunting accident sidelined him for the season.
CHIAWANA 40, SOUTHRIDGE 0: On Sept 25, with Urlacher sidelined with injury, quarterback Logan Ellsworth stepped forward and tossed two TD passes. Urlacher’s backup, Andrew Vargas, scored two touchdowns himself.
CHIAWANA 31, KAMIAKIN 14: On Oct. 3, Urlacher exploded for 303 yards rushing in victory.
CHIAWANA 62, HANFORD 6: On Oct. 10, Riverhawks rolled to a 49-0 halftime lead. Urlacher rushed for 237 yards and four TDs, while Dre Dorton caught five passes for 132 yards and three TDs — all passes from Ellsworth.
CHIAWANA 28, WALLA WALLA 19: On Oct. 17, Urlacher carried the football 48 times for 256 yards and four touchdowns.
CHIAWANA 21, KENNEWICK 7: On Oct. 24, Lions kept it close, but Urlacher rushed for 202 yards and scored all three Chiawana touchdowns.
CHIAWANA 83, PASCO 7: On Oct. 31, the Riverhawks scored 76 first-half points; Ellsworth had two TD passes and scored two himself, and Dre Dorton scored three times.
CHIAWANA 24, LEWIS & CLARK 0: On Nov. 7, Riverhawks defense pitched a shutout, holding Tigers to 129 offensive yards. Urlacher rushed for 234 yards and two TDs.
CHIAWANA 47, DAVIS 7: On Nov. 15, Chiawana’s defense held high-powered Davis to just 100 yards of total offense.
CHIAWANA 38, GONZAGA PREP 3: On Nov. 22 in the quarterfinals, Urlacher ran for 363 yards, Logan Ellsworth passed for two TDs and scores another.
CHIAWANA 28, GRAHAM-KAPOWSIN 12: On Nov. 29 in the state semifinals, Urlacher finished with 206 yards and a state record of 2,776 yards for a season.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN (12-0)
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 52, ALMIRA-COULE-HARTLINE 20: On Sept. 5, John Lesser rushed for 288 yards and scored five touchdowns to lead the Patriots to a season-opening win.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 42, POMEROY 16: On Sept. 12, Nico Shupe and Cody Daniels each scored two touchdowns while Lesser sat out the second half with a knee injury.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 58, ST. JOHN-ENDICOTT 30: On Sept. 19, with Lesser sitting out, Daniels rushed for 257 yards and scored three TDs. Shupe added 182 yards rushing.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 62, DAYTON 12: On Sept. 26, Lesser came back and scored three touchdowns, then passed for three more.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 64, GARFIELD-PALOUSE 18: On Oct. 3, Lesser rushed for 289 yards and three TDs. He also connected for three TDs with Mitch Godwin.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 72, LACROSSE-WASHTUCNA-KAHLOTUS 0: On Oct. 10, the Patriots scored 46 points in the first quarter. Shupe scored three touchdowns.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 62, SUNNYSIDE CHRISTIAN 16: On Oct. 17, Lesser and Daniels combined for 322 yards rushing and five touchdowns.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 58, COLTON 20: On Oct. 24, Daniels rushed for 119 yards and scored three touchdowns in the win.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 62, TOUCHET 46: On Nov. 6 in a showdown between Southeast 1B powerhouses, Lesser rushed for 205 yards and passed for another 260. He rushed for three TDs and passed for two more.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 74, ENTIAT 6: On Nov. 14 in the first round of the state playoffs, Lesser scored four times, while Daniels added two TDs and rushed for 178 yards.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 62, GARFIELD-PALOUSE 20: On Nov. 22 in the state quarterfinals, Lesser rushed for 177 yards, passed for 196, scored three touchdowns and passed for another.
LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 46, REPUBLIC 20: On Nov. 29, Lesser rushed for three TDs and passed for three more. He finished with 294 yards rushing.
NEAH BAY (13-0)
NEAH BAY 60, OCOSTA 0: On Sept. 5, Cole Svec tossed a TD pass, ran for another, and returned a kickoff for a third as Neah Bay opened the season by playing 11-man ball and beating Ocosta.
NEAH BAY 38, LUMMI 26: On Sept. 12, Chris Martinez hit Cameron Buzzell with a 61-yard TD pass to give the Red Devils the lead for good in the third quarter.
NEAH BAY 62, TAHOLAH 20: On Sept. 19, John Reamer scored four TDs — three on pass receptions and one on an interception return — to lead Neah Bay.
NEAH BAY 58, LYLE/WISHRAM 6: On Sept. 26, freshman quarterback Rwehabura Munyagi Jr. tossed five touchdown passes in the victory.
NEAH BAY 54, LOPEZ 14: On Oct. 4, Svec rushed for three touchdowns and Munyagi tossed three more.
NEAH BAY 56, TULALIP HERITAGE 12: On Oct. 10, Svec ran for four touchdowns, while Munyagi passed for two more.
NEAH BAY 50, LUMMI 38: On Oct. 17, Elisha Winck’s 55-yard TD run midway through the fourth quarter gave Neah Bay much needed breathing room.
NEAH BAY 78, CRESCENT 32: On Oct. 24, Buzzell scored three ways — receiving, rushing and defensive.
NEAH BAY 66, CLALLAM BAY 0: On Oct. 31, Svec scored five times — three on rushing plays and two more on interception returns.
NEAH BAY 72, CRESCENT 42: On Nov. 1, using a mostly JV lineup, the Red Devils routed the Crescent varsity.
NEAH BAY 78, PATEROS 30: On Nov. 15, in the first round of the state playoffs, Martinez and Svec each scored four times in the win.
NEAH BAY 74, LAKE QUINAULT/WISHKAH VALLEY 12: On Nov. 22, in the state quarterfinals, Svec rushed for 173 yards and scored four touchdowns, including an 82-yard kickoff return.
NEAH BAY 26, LUMMI 20: On Nov. 29, in the state semifinals, Buzzell caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Munyagi with 5:42 to play to give the Red Devils the win.
Tri-City Herald sports editor