Bellevue takes streak on road, Sammamish and Interlake enter rivalry looking for first win | Prep football news

The Wolverines, still top-ranked in the state in Class 3A and unbeaten on the year, take their near-record winning streak to Liberty while Interlake and Sammamish clash looking for their first win.

Bellevue (7-0, 5-0) @ Liberty (4-3, 3-2), 7 p.m. Friday

Bellevue laid waste to another highly-regarded and ranked foe last week, decimating Mount Si 52-13 to remain unbeaten.

The Wildcats entered the game undefeated themselves, but were buried under a barrage of Bellevue points and suffocating defense for the third time in two years as the Wolverines gained a firm grasp on the inside track to yet another conference title.

The Patriots have won their past two games after dropping two in a row, beating 2A Sammamish before taking down Mercer Island 35-28 last week.

Sammamish (0-7, 0-5) @ Interlake (0-7, 0-5), 7 p.m. Friday

Both teams enter the annual rivalry game winless on the year and looking for a confidence boost as the regular season winds to a close.

The Totems had a near miss two weeks ago in a 13 point loss to Liberty, their closest game since the season-opener against Cedarcrest.

Interlake has been trending up offensively in recent weeks, scoring 13 against Bellevue and a season-high against 2A Lake Washington last week in a 56-20 loss. That output should be encouraging for a team that scored only 17 points in its first five games combined, including a pair of shutouts.

The Totems have not beaten the rival Saints 2006 and were dropped 28-0 in last year’s game.

Newport (5-2, 2-2) VS. Garfield (1-6, 0-4), 7 p.m. Friday

Last week’s 34-17 loss to Skyline took the Knights out of the mix for the Crown Division title, but coach Mike Miller’s squad is still postseason bound with its final regular season tonight against Garfield.

The 17 points was the fewest scored all year by the Knights, which will take the division’s third seed to the crossover round next week.

Senior Connor Baumann and junior Paul Wells have been the workhorses in the backfield, with Baumann rushing for more than 800 yards and six scores and Wells already with 12 touchdowns and more than 500 yards on the year.

The defense, which has surrendered more than 17 points or more in four games straight, enters the game with 15 takeaways on the year.