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LIVE: #1 Lake Stevens 35 at #6 Eastlake 27 FINAL
The Vikings take on the undefeated Wolves with home field advantage in the playoffs at stake for Lake Stevens
SAMMAMISH — Story to follow. Check 425KEV on Twitter for updates.
to It’s a sunny fall afternoon on the plateau above Lake Sammamish, where the Vikings are set to do battle with Eastlake at 7:00 pm. Eastlake, whom the Vikings have played and beaten in each of the last two seasons, has a new coach (Scott Hare) and a big, fast, hard-hitting team led by QB Landon Renfroe, a 6’3 200 lb junior. Eastlake has dispatched previously ranked teams in Skyline (9-6 Final) and Woodinville last week.
The Vikings enter today still down their star starting running back — he of the SEC and PAC-12 scholarship offers Jayshon Limar. Senior Talha Rai performed well in a limited role against Jackson last week. We’re still unsure whether the Viking captain/starting left tackle Bryce Slezak will return. The three-year starter was injured versus West Linn. If the senior captain can’t go, it’ll be freshman Will Lynch. Regardless, the Viks have Kolton Matson, the 2025 QB, with 22 total touchdowns this season under his belt. The state champion QB has been hearing from UW in recent weeks and will look to keep pace with the likes of Curtis’ Rocco Koch, Emerald Ridge’s Jake Schakel, and Graham-Kapowsin’s Daveon Superales in the unofficial race for best QB in the state this season.
We’ll be reporting live from the sidelines via Twitter, @425kev. Here’s a link.
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Video livestream via Eastlake: https://www.youtube.com/live/PZx0VQm7dCY?si=zPJJ_K6fYZR_fza7
This should be a close one, but we like the Vikings to respond with the possibility of hosting home playoff games on the Line. We’ll say Lake Stevens 42 Eastlake 28.
Captain Bryce Slezak is in street clothes as is Jayshon Limar.
LS 14 Eastlake 13 end 1Q
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