Lake Stevens running back ranked 11th in the country

Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar signed for Notre Dame well before his senior football season.

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. – For the past decade, Lake Stevens has been one of the top soccer teams in the state.

The Vikings have won nine straight Wesco Championships and played for the state title in two of their last three championship games.

“We come here every day with the expectation that we’re going to win, and we work hard and stick to it,” said Lake Stevens center Grant Lynch.

“We have a great coaching staff, we have good players, but our coaches are disciplined and keep us grounded, that’s a big part of it,” said Lake Stevens running back Jayden Limar.

Limar, a senior at Lake Stevens, is the highest-rated running back in the West Region and 11th in the country.

“What Jayden does best is his patience building blocks, and then having the blast to take off when he sees the hole,” Lynch said.

“He’s been a leader in people’s eyes since sophomore year. It’s great to have someone on your team who drives you every day,” said senior Isaac Redford.

“He’s just fun to be around, he has a lot of charisma, he’s a really smart football player, he’s smart in the classroom but his football IQ is one of the reasons he’s so successful,” said Lake Stevens head coach Tom tri

During his junior season, he rushed for nearly 1,900 yards and 20 rushing touchdowns. He’s run 4.46 40s and has a 43-inch vertical jump, but he’s never let the numbers go to his head.

“Keep humbled, honestly, a lot of people succeed, they get cocky and that’s part of their downfall, but I’ve kept my family around me and I haven’t gotten a big head,” Limar said. And family means a lot to Jayden, last season he finally got the chance to play on the same team with his little brother Jayshon.

“Pretty cool experience, I’m sad this is the last year, it’s just a great experience to learn from him and share that experience together. He can run and catch, overall he has a great attitude, he knows that Play well and I feel like if I can learn that I can get to his level or even better,” said Jayshon Limar.

“We’ve never played on a team together, so now he’s great. Hopefully one day I can play with him in college. We’ll see how this all works. It was definitely great,” said Jayden Limar.

Jayden didn’t want any distractions during his senior season, so he made the big announcement last May that he was committing to Notre Dame.

“I’ve been thinking about who will help me the most after college, they definitely have the best name and branding, so I’m going to meet some great people and I’m looking forward to that,” Jayden said. But before Jayden heads to South Bend, he has one more goal as a Viking.

“Obviously everyone’s ultimate goal is to win a state championship, that’s our goal and I think we can do that this year,” Jayden said.

Lake Stevens will open the season against Garfield on Saturday.

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