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Football playoff outlook

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 17, 2006 at 11:51 am with No Comments »
October 17, 2006 11:51 am

With the prep football postseason fast approaching, here’s a quick look at the leagues in the South Sound and what teams are fighting for playoff berths.

Narrows League Bridge Division


South Kitsap (5-2 overall, 3-0 Bridge Division)

On the Bubble:

Gig Harbor (4-3, 2-1)

Wilson (3-4, 2-1)

Lincoln (4-3, 1-2)

The Skinny: This one is pretty complex, so I asked for some help. Here are the scenarios provided by Bellarmine AD Ed Ploof.

If South Kitsap beats Gig Harbor and Wilson beats Lincoln, it’s SK 1, Wilson 2 and Gig Harbor 3.

If South Kitsap beats Gig Harbor and Lincoln beats Wilson, it’s a three-way tie for second between Lincoln, Wilson and Gig Harbor.

If Gig Harbor beats South Kitsap and Lincoln beats Wilson, it’s Gig Harbor 1, SK 2, Lincoln 3.

If Gig Harbor beats South Kitsap and Wilson beats Lincoln, it’s a three-way tie for first between SK, Gig Harbor and Wilson.

The Narrows League tiebreaker would take place on Tuesday probably at Mount Tahoma Stadium, and would involve a Kansas tiebreaker where each team would play each other, with two possessions each starting from the 25-yard line.

Narrows League Bay Division


Olympia (6-1, 4-0)

Mt Tahoma (6-1, 4-0)

On the bubble:

North Kitsap (3-3, 2-2)

Bellarmine (3-4, 2-2)

The Skinny: Olympia and Mt. Tahoma play on Thursday for the Bay Division title. The loser gets the Bridge Division second seed. Bellarmine plays North Kitsap in Poulsbo on Friday, with the winner getting the Bay Division third seed.

SPSL North


Tahoma (7-0, 5-0)

Federal Way (5-2, 4-1)

Kentwood (5-2, 4-1)

On the bubble:

Kentridge (5-2, 3-2)

Decatur (2-5, 2-3)

The skinny: Top four in the North will advance to the preliminary round of the playoffs in two weeks. This year the North gets four berths, while the SPSL gets three berths. Next year the SPSL South will get four berths, and the SPSL North will get three.

SPSL South


Puyallup (7-0, 5-0)

On the bubble:

Curtis (5-2, 4-1)

Rogers (5-2, 4-1)

Graham-Kapowsin (4-3, 3-2)

Todd Beamer (4-3, 2-3)

The skinny: Graham-Kapowsin at Rogers game on Thursday could decide third seed. Curtis vs. Puyallup on Friday should decide league title winner. Although Puyallup plays cross-town rival Rogers the final week of the regular season. Beamer finishes with Spanaway Lake and Curtis, and if the Titans win out they have a shot.



Auburn (7-0, 5-0)

Franklin Pierce (6-1, 4-1)

Auburn Riverside (6-1, 4-1)

On the bubble:

White River (4-2, 2-3)

Enumclaw (4-3, 2-3)

Sumner (2-5, 2-3)

The skinny: Auburn Riverside could share league title honors if they beat Auburn Mountainview and the Trojans in successive weeks. The No. 4 team out if the SPSL hosts the No. 4 team from the Seamount on Oct. 31, with the winner moving on to the preliminary round of the Class 3A playoffs, playing against the No. 1 Metro team.

Western Cascade Conference


No one

On the bubble:

Timberline (5-2, 4-0)

Lakes (6-1, 4-1)

North Thurston (4-3, 3-2)

Yelm (3-4, 2-2)

Shelton (3-4, 1-3)

Capital (2-5, 1-3)

The skinny: Timberline, Lakes and North Thurston control their destiny. The rest need some of top teams to lose to have a chance at one of this league’s three playoff spots. A key game this weekend is North Thurston at Timberline on Friday.

Nisqually 2A


No one

On the bubble:

Fife (7-0, 2-0)

Steilacoom (2-5, 2-0)

Eatonville (3-4, 2-1)

Foster (2-4, 0-2)

The skinny: In this wacky reclassification the five-team Nisqually 2A league gets three berths into the preliminary round. Foster needs a win at Steilacoom this weekend to get into the mix, otherwise the top three teams are playing for seeding.



Tumwater (6-1, 5-0)

On the bubble:

Centralia (6-1, 4-1)

W.F. West (5-2, 3-2)

Black Hills (3-4, 3-2)

Aberdeen (3-4, 2-3)

Hoquiam (4-3, 2-3)

The skinny: There’s still a lot to be determined in the last two weeks of Evergreen action, with four playoff berths up for grabs. Two big games this week are W.F. West at Centralia, and Black Hills against Tumwater.

Nisqually 2B/1A


Cascade Christian (7-0, 4-0)

Orting (6-1, 4-0)

Life Christian (6-1, 2-1)

On the bubble:

The skinny: Cascade Christian and Orting will settle the league title and top 1A seed on Oct. 28 at Sunnet Chev Stadium in Sumner. Life Christian wrapped up the 2B berth.

Olympic 3A/2A


Peninsula (6-1, 4-0)

Port Angeles (5-2, 3-1)

Sequim (5-2, 4-0)

North Mason (5-2, 3-1)

On the bubble:

Port Townsend (2-4, 1-3))

Klahowya (0-7, 0-4)

The skinny: Peninsula and Port Angeles earned the 3A berths, and will play for the top seed on Thursday at Peninsula. Sequim and North Mason have earned the top 2A seeds, and will play for the top seed this Friday in Sequim. Port Townsend and Klahowya will battle for the third seed on Saturday in Silverdale.

Pacific 2B


No one

On the bubble:

Willapa Valley (7-0, 4-0)

Raymond (4-3, 3-1)

South Bend (4-2, 3-1)

Tacoma Baptist (3-4, 2-2)

Naselle (4-3, 2-2)

North Beach (3-4, 1-3)

Ocosta (2-5, 1-3)

The skinny: There’s still some work to do for the teams in the Pacific with three weeks left in the season and three playoff berths up for grabs. Willapa appears to be in the drivers’ seat.

Sea-Tac 2B

On the bubble:

Christian Faith (4-2, 4-0)

Seattle Lutheran (3-4, 3-1)

The skinny: These two teams are on a crash course for a league title match, with the winner grabbing the league’s lone berth.

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