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Ferndale football ties to UW began long before national championship appearance

Trio of former Golden Eagles stars, mentored by Jake Locker, are on the cusp of history

From left, Landen Hatchett, Geirean Hatchett and Jake Mason pose with the CFP National Championship trophy, all wearing white from head to toe.
From left, Landen Hatchett, Geirean Hatchett and Jake Mason pose with the CFP National Championship trophy Saturday, Jan. 6 during media day at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. All three players were former standouts for Ferndale High School and are now on the University of Washington football team that will play top-ranked Michigan for the national title on Monday, Jan. 8. (Photo courtesy of Jana Hatchett)
By Connor J. Benintendi Staff Reporter
Eighteen years before Michael Penix Jr. quarterbacked the University of Washington football team to
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