Bothell’s Christian Galvan dives into the end zone to complete his 98-yard kickoff return to begin last Saturday’s game. Courtesy of Greg Nelson

Eastlake edges Bothell, 14-13 | Prep Football

Eastlake High edged Bothell High, 14-13, in 4A KingCo football action last Saturday night at Pop Keeney Stadium.

Bothell opened the scoring in the first quarter on a Christian Galvan 98-yard kickoff return. Eastlake answered with a touchdown in the second quarter and took a 14-7 lead in the fourth quarter. Also in the fourth, Riley Morrison scored on a 38-yard pass from Jacob Sirmon, but Bothell missed the PAT.

Sirmon was 18-for-43 passing for 207 yards, one TD and two interceptions, Da’ Vicious Wilson caught seven passes for 78 yards, Morrison snagged three passes for 53 yards and Ryder Locknane hauled in three passes for 23 yards.

Defensively for Bothell, Mason Locknane had six tackles.

Bothell head coach Tom Bainter said it was a frustrating loss because the Cougars lacked the emotion and drive that was present in the team’s arsenal during the previous weeks’ wins over JK Mullen and Skyline.

“Definitely took a step backwards,” he said.

Moving forward the remainder of the season, Bainter added, “We need to be all in and worry about who we are. We need to turn our weaknesses into strengths.”

Bothell (2-2 league, 3-2 overall) will next play North Creek (0-3 league, 1-3 overall) at 7 p.m. this Saturday at Pop Keeney Stadium.

Inglemoor (1-3 league, 1-4 overall) will take on Woodinville (4-0 league, 5-0 overall) at 7 p.m. this Friday at Pop Keeney.

Cedar Park Christian (0-2 league, 2-3 overall) will travel to King’s (1-1 league, 2-3 overall) for a 1A Cascade matchup at 7 p.m. this Friday.

In last Friday night’s football action, Newport beat Inglemoor, 36-7, Skyline beat North Creek, 41-0, and Bremerton beat Cedar Park Christian 37-0.

For Inglemoor, Cole Kindschi scored on a 5-yard run and Braden Dick tacked on the PAT.

Quarterback Zach Shimek was 10-for-18 passing for 127 yards, Kindschi caught five passes for 50 yards, Luke Millman snagged three passes for 66 yards and Trevor Thurman had nine tackles and three assists.

For Cedar Park, Zach Wilkins ran the ball 16 times for 60 yards, Payton Nelson had four tackles and three assists, Zach Shimmin had four tackles and two assists and Ty Shimmin had two tackles and seven assists.

More in Sports

‘I just try to make sure our team stays positive’

North Creek’s Hudson makes the most of her senior year.

Soccer and hockey take center stage on vacation / Sports Scene

When you’re on vacation, you might as well pack as many vital… Continue reading

Hekker earns a Super Bowl record

Bothell alumnus boots nine punts in Super Bowl 53.

Inglemoor freshman Sofia Pequignot, right, attacks the basket while being guarded by Wildcats junior forward Molly Wilbourne, right, on Feb. 7 at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Vikings earn win against Wildcats in loser-out playoff game

Inglemoor dominates final three quarters of play.

North Creek Jaguars wrestler Matt Kendrick pinned Mount Si’s Sage Phelps in a mere 33 seconds in the 4A KingCo 170-pound championship match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Kendrick cruises to a 4A KingCo title in the 170-pound weight division

It didn’t take long for North Creek Jaguars senior wrestler Matt Kendrick… Continue reading

Bothell Cougars wrestler Jay Smith defeated Redmond’s George Matusevych 17-0 in the 4A KingCo wrestling tournament 182-pound championship match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Smith turns in a dominant performance in KingCo title match

Bothell Cougars senior 182-pound grappler Jay Smith is an imposing figure in… Continue reading

North Creek Jaguars 138-pound grappler Hunter Tretyak defeated Eastlake’s Chris Hom 11-0 in 4A KingCo 138-pound championship match on Feb. 2 at North Creek High School. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Tretyak pitches a shutout in 4A KingCo championship match

When the clock finally hit zero at the conclusion of the third… Continue reading

Hekker, Rams headed to Super Bowl

Bothell’s Johnny Hekker is headed to the Super Bowl with the Los… Continue reading

North Creek gymnasts share bonds of friendship and hopes of continued state success

Jaguars took third last season and want to keep rising.

Sportswriter Shaun Scott and his friends Brian Walker and Tony Walker met NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 24. Courtesy photo
A memorable Vegas trip

Sportswriter Shaun Scott meets one of the best NBA players to ever lace up sneakers.

Vikings make a splash

Inglemoor’s Quinn McCloskey swims his way to victory in the 500 free… Continue reading

Welcome to the 50 marathon club

Bothell’s Griffes runs and visits the sites in each U.S. state.