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Top 10 plays in Washington high school football, Week 8: Top-notch speed, awareness stand out

Graham-Kapowsin clinches 4A SPSL title with big plays from its standout skill players

League titles were locked down all around the state during the eighth week of the Washington high school football season.

Whether it was offense, defense or special teams, playmakers from all over stood out.

SBLive compiled 10 of the best moments from across the state in games that took place Oct. 19-21. Scroll to the video player at the top of the page to view the countdown.

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SBLive’s Top 10 plays of Week 8

10. The new Federal Way Memorial Stadium hosted its first football game last week and Auburn quarterback DJ Bielza had the honors of scoring the first touchdown in the stadium on a short run.

9. It would take overtime for Eastlake to clinch only its second 4A KingCo title in program history, but quarterback Landon Renfroe delivered a 25-yard touchdown strike to Kade Haroldsen on the first play of the extra period.

8. With time winding down in the first half, Clarkston had the ball at its 38-yard line. The Bantams' 'Hail Mary' was answered with Nathan Somers hauling in the long pass from Carter Steinwand.

7. Trailing city rival Squalicum late, Sehome found a little bit of magic in the legs of its sophomore quarterback Nolan Wright, who tightroped the sideline on a 40-yard touchdown run to put the Mariners ahead. (Video by geolover on X)

6. Clinging to a 14-12 lead late in the game against Mount Si, the Chiawana defense came up with a big play yet again - Mason Tovar's interception to seal the game. 

5. Already up by multiple scores against Bellarmine Prep, Puyallup tacked on to its lead with its special teams unit and kicker Luke Faccone showing off his leg, knocking back a school-record 50-yard field goal.

4. If quarterback Rocco Koch isn't making a play for Curtis, there's a good chance Parker Mady is - and he did just that on an 84-yard punt return for a touchdown against South Kitsap.

3. Despite facing a large deficit to O'Dea, Garfield's best players found ways to make plays, highlighted by defensive back Rahshawn Clark scooping up a loose ball and  running it back 82 yards for a touchdown.

2. Backed up at its own goal line, the Spanaway Lake defense forced a Washington fumble and Malik Burns picked up the ball in the end zone and returned it 103 yards for a touchdown.

1. Down 14-0 early in the game against Emerald Ridge, Graham-Kapowsin faced  third-and-long when quarterback Daveon Superales threw a pass into double coverage that was tipped into the air and fell into the hands of Jabez Woods, who ran it 63 yards for a score.