Cedarcrest football season over, plus the college football action from yesterday for you……

To football now, and it was an unceremonious end for the Cedarcrest High School team’s season this past Friday night, as they were shut out on the road in their final game of 2018 by Liberty.

The Patriots rolled to the 48-0 win in the first round of the Northwest District playoffs over the Red Wolves, who finished the season 3-6, at Liberty High School in Renton. Hunter Honn had five carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Patriots. Honn opened the scoring for Liberty with a six-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and his efforts were followed up by a 16 yard touchdown run by Preston Parker. Liberty continued to have its way in the second quarter, as Ryan Cain hit paydirt from two yards out, then Sam Brown connected with Cameron McLaren for a 45-yard touchdown before halftime. Liberty’s QB completed five of eight passes for 118 yards and that score to also aid the Patriots.

Liberty went into halftime up 27-0, then Honn opened the scoring in the third quarter with a 50-yard run for six, followed by a two-yard scamper into the end zone by Briar Cameron. At this point, the game went into continuous clock mode with LHS up 41-0, and they finished things off in the fourth with a touchdown from eight yards out by Colton Wigen.

McLaren finished with four catches for 66 yards and the touchdown to lead Liberty’s receivers, while Jacob Thoresen had eight carries on the ground for 71 yards to pace the Patriots, who outgained Cedarcrest 434-154 in the contest. Gavin McDermott, in his final game as a high-schooler, completed six of 22 passes for 103 yards and two interceptions under center for the Red Wolves. Also playing his final high school game, Tyler Gray caught four passes for 93 yards to lead CHS through the air. Fellow senior Fredrick Reid added four carries for 16 yards to pace the Red Wolves on the ground.

Liberty advances to play Sedro-Woolley next week.

College action now.

Linfield 41, Pacific Lutheran 7: A pair of former Mount Si players saw action for their respective teams in the contest down in McMinnville, OR, won by the Wildcats. Freshman Max Bonda saw action for Linfield with no stats while sophomore Alex Rendon caught two passes for 12 yards for PLU. Both are from Snoqualmie and 2017 Mount Si HS grads.

Central Washington 62, Humboldt State 24: The Wildcats rolled to the win over the ‘Jacks in Arcata, CA, last night in their last trip there ever as a football team with HSU’s football program imminently ceasing operations. Freshman Jack Weidenbach, from North Bend and a 2017 MSHS’er, had two tackles in the contest for Central.

Eastern Washington 38, Idaho 14: The Eagles handled their business at home winning their rivalry game over the Vandals on the red turf in Cheney. Junior Chris Schlicting, a 2015 MSHS grad from North Bend, manned his usual position on the offensive line in the contest for Eastern.

Idaho State 24, Montana State 17: The Bengals held off a late Bobcat rally for the win under the dome in Pocatello, ID. Senior Alex Neale, from Duvall, manned his usual center position on the offensive line for MSU in the contest.

Berry (GA) 26, Birmingham Southern 10: The host Vikings won the SAA (NCAA Division III) title and a trip to the NCAA Division III playoffs with the home win on senior day for North Bend’s Colby Weldon. Weldon saw action but had no stats of note for Berry, now 9-0 on the season. He is a 2015 Mount Si HS grad.

St. John’s (MN) 41, Concordia-MN 14: Visiting St. John’s rolled to the win over the Cobbers in Moorhead, MN. Senior Andrew Thompson, from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, led Concordia’s defense with 11 tackles – five solos – and also broke up two passes.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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