Monroe High School

Monroe sophomore Aiden Boldt celebrates after Monroe recovers a Liberty fumble on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at Monroe High School in Monroe, Washington. (Katie Webber / The Herald)

A look at local prep football first-round state playoff games

Lake Stevens, Stanwood and Monroe are the final three teams left representing Snohomish County.

Monroe sophomore Aiden Boldt celebrates after Monroe recovers a Liberty fumble on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at Monroe High School in Monroe, Washington. (Katie Webber / The Herald)
Stanwood is one of three Snohomish County prep football teams that advanced to their respective state playoffs. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Brackets released for high school football state playoffs

Lake Stevens receives the No. 2 seed in 4A, while Stanwood and Monroe will hit the road for 3A first-round matchups.

Stanwood is one of three Snohomish County prep football teams that advanced to their respective state playoffs. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Monroe junior Jack Irwin dives to recover a Liberty fumble on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 during a game at Monroe High in Monroe, Washington. Monroe forced five turnovers in the game, advancing to the Class 3A round of 16. (Katie Webber / The Herald)

Defense steps up as Monroe tops Liberty to clinch state berth

The Bearcats force five turnovers and score on a blocked punt in a 35-21 win in the Week 10 playoffs.

Monroe junior Jack Irwin dives to recover a Liberty fumble on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 during a game at Monroe High in Monroe, Washington. Monroe forced five turnovers in the game, advancing to the Class 3A round of 16. (Katie Webber / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar runs the ball during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Jayden Limar runs the ball during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Shorewood’s Diana Tuilevuka maneuvers around Monroe defender Faith Gunter to shoot and score during game on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 in Shoreline, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Shorecrest, Shorewood girls soccer teams clinch state berths

The Scots and Stormrays win their district semifinal matches to secure state spots and advance to the district championship.

Shorewood’s Diana Tuilevuka maneuvers around Monroe defender Faith Gunter to shoot and score during game on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 in Shoreline, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Kolton Matson rolls out of the pocket behind his line while looking to throw downfield against Glacier Peak on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Post-Week 9 prep football takeaways from across Snohomish County

Lake Stevens makes its case as the 4A title favorite with its beatdown of GP. Can the Grizzlies bounce back in the playoffs?

Lake Stevens’ Kolton Matson rolls out of the pocket behind his line while looking to throw downfield against Glacier Peak on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Monroe’s Jack Irwin escapes is tackled by multiple Ferndale players during the game on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Monroe falls to Ferndale in Wesco 3A title game

The sixth-ranked Bearcats turn the ball over five times in a 34-28 loss to the 10th-ranked Golden Eagles.

Monroe’s Jack Irwin escapes is tackled by multiple Ferndale players during the game on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Monroe’s Kody Edelbrock runs the ball during the 3A West South title game against Snohomish on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Monroe’s Kody Edelbrock runs the ball during the 3A West South title game against Snohomish on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Carson Beckt fights for extra yards as the rain comes down against Ferndale Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Post-Week 8 prep football takeaways from across Snohomish County

Stanwood ran into a matchup nightmare, Monroe’s offense showed its balance, and more.

Stanwood’s Carson Beckt fights for extra yards as the rain comes down against Ferndale Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, at Stanwood High School in Stanwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Monroe’s Beau Pruett runs the ball during the 3A West South title game against Snohomish on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Unbeaten Monroe races past Snohomish for Wesco 3A South crown

The Bearcats cap their dominant run through the Wesco 3A South by routing the Panthers 49-7 in a de facto league title game.

Monroe’s Beau Pruett runs the ball during the 3A West South title game against Snohomish on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Steven Lee reacts to getting a stop on a drive during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Steven Lee reacts to getting a stop on a drive during the game against Eastlake on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Monroe’s Aidan Gamble turns upfield after a short reception against Edmonds-Woodway on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at Edmonds School District Stadium in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Post-Week 7 prep football takeaways from across Snohomish County

Unbeaten Monroe survived a scare, Shorewood stunned Snohomish, and it’s been a tough year for 2 local teams in the brutal NWC.

Monroe’s Aidan Gamble turns upfield after a short reception against Edmonds-Woodway on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at Edmonds School District Stadium in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Monroe’s Blake Springer drops back and surveys the field against Edmonds-Woodway on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at Edmonds School District Stadium in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Unbeaten Monroe survives scare from Edmonds-Woodway

The Class 3A No. 6 Bearcats overcome a sloppy performance and inch closer to a Wesco 3A South title.

Monroe’s Blake Springer drops back and surveys the field against Edmonds-Woodway on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at Edmonds School District Stadium in Edmonds, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Adriannah Galvan jumps to tip the ball over the net during the match against Monroe on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Snohomish tops Monroe in Wesco volleyball action

The Panthers earn a 3-1 win over the Bearcats on Tuesday night to stay unbeaten in league play.

Snohomish’s Adriannah Galvan jumps to tip the ball over the net during the match against Monroe on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Kyle Larson finds space up the middle on a run against Edmonds-Woodway on Friday, Sep. 23, 2022, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Post-Week 4 prep football takeaways from across Snohomish County

Lake Stevens and GP suffer out-of-state losses, Monroe’s offense keeps rolling and Snohomish picks up a key league win.

Snohomish’s Kyle Larson finds space up the middle on a run against Edmonds-Woodway on Friday, Sep. 23, 2022, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Blake Springer draws back for a pass during practice at Monroe High School Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, Washington on August 30, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Led by talented 3-star QB, Monroe ready to ride high-octane offense

With talented quarterback Blake Springer and a slew of potential playmakers, the Bearcats feature a dangerous spread attack.

Blake Springer draws back for a pass during practice at Monroe High School Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, Washington on August 30, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish's Kaden Alexander gathers a loose ball from a punt Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish's Kaden Alexander gathers a loose ball from a punt Friday night at Monroe High School on October 22, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)