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Updated football playoff outlook

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 27, 2006 at 3:48 pm with No Comments »
October 27, 2006 3:48 pm

Heading into the final week of the regular season here’s how the playoff situation looks for South Sound teams.

Narrows League


Gig Harbor (5-3) vs. Olympia (7-1), Saturday at Mount Tahoma Stadium, 7:30 p.m. (Winner is Narrows champion and No. 1 seed, loser is No. 2 seed)

South Kitsap (5-3) vs. Mount Tahoma (6-2), Friday at Mount Tahoma Stadium, 7 p.m. Winner is Narrows No. 3, loser is Narrows No. 4

On the Bubble

Lincoln (5-3) vs. North Kitsap (4-3), Saturday, 4:00 p.m. at Mount Tahoma Stadium. Winner is Narrows No. 5 seed, loser out.

SPSL North


Tahoma (8-0, 6-0)

Kentwood (6-3, 5-2,)

Kentridge (6-2, 4-2)

Federal Way (5-3, 4-2)

The skinny: All four SPSL North seeds have been decided, with Tahoma clinching the league title and the top seed. Tahoma will host the KingCo No. 4 Redmond in the preliminary round of the playoffs. If Federal Way, Kentwood and Kentridge all win or all lose, point differential will be used to determine the seeding. In that scenario, Kentridge would be No. 2, Federal Way No. 3, and Kentwood No. 4.

If two teams tie, then they’ll use head-to-head match-ups to break tie.

SPSL South


Curtis (6-2, 5-1)

Graham-Kapowsin (6-3, 5-2)

On the bubble:

Puyallup (7-1, 5-1)

Rogers (4-4, 4-2)

The skinny: If Curtis beats Beamer they are the No. 1 seed. G-K earned a playoff berth with a win over Emerald Ridge on Thursday in only its second year of existance. Roger vs. Puyallup is essentially a loser-out game for both teams.



Auburn (8-0, 6-0)

Franklin Pierce (7-1, 5-1)

Auburn Riverside (7-1, 5-1)

Sumner (4-5, 4-3)

The skinny: Auburn can lock-up the league title with a win over Auburn-Riverside on Friday. Franklin Pierce gets the No. 2 seed with an Auburn win. If Auburn-Riverside beats Auburn and Franklin Pierce wins, there’s a three-way tie, with the top three seeds decided by point differential.

The seeding is important, because the top two seeds will host a game, while the third seed will travel to Western Cascade No. 2, likely Lakes.

Sumner, the No. 4 team out of the SPSL, hosts Hazen, the No. 4 team from the Seamount on Tuesday at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner. The winner moves on to the preliminary round of the Class 3A playoffs, playing against the No. 1 Metro team, either O’Dea or Rainier Beach.

Western Cascade Conference


Timberline (7-2, 6-0)

Lakes (7-1, 4-1)

On the bubble:

Yelm (4-5, 3-3)

North Thurston (4-4, 3-3)

Shelton (4-4, 2-3)

The skinny: Timberline clinched the No. 1 seed, while Lakes wrapped up the No. 2 seed. Yelm, which lost to Timberline on Thursday, needs Shelton to beat Capital on Friday, which would create a three-way tie between Yelm, Shelton and North Thurston for the final playoff spot. A Tuesday Kansas tiebreaker at Clover Park high beginning at 6 p.m. would decide the final berth. If Shelton loses, North Thurston gets the third seed.

Nisqually 2A


Fife (8-0, 3-0)

Steilacoom (3-5, 3-0)

Eatonville (3-5, 2-2)

The skinny: Steilacoom travels to Fife to take on the Trojans in a game that will decide the Nisqually 2A title. Eatonville locked up the third seed, and will travel to North Mason to take on the Bulldogs in Belfair in a preliminary playoff match-up next week.



Tumwater (7-1, 6-0)

Centralia (7-1, 5-1)

On the bubble:

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

Black Hills (3-5, 3-3)

Aberdeen (4-4, 3-3)

Hoquiam (5-3, 3-3)

The skinny: Tumwater clinched the league title and No. 1 seed, while Centralia locked up the No. 2 spot. Head-to-head match-ups between the final four teams will decide the last two playoff spots, with Aberdeen traveling to W.F. West and Hoquiam hosting Black Hills. The Evergreen League will play the Greater St. Helen’s 2A league in the preliminary round, with No. 1 seeds playing No. 4, and No. 2 playing No. 3.

Nisqually 2B/1A


Cascade Christian (7-1, 4-0)

Orting (7-1, 5-0)

Life Christian (7-1, 3-1)

On the bubble:

The skinny: Cascade Christian and Orting settle the league title and top 1A seed this Saturday. The game takes on more importance because the winner will host a first-round playoff game, while the loser will have to travel north to face probably Friday Harbor. Life Christian owns the 2B berth and will play the winner of the Sea-Tac League, either Christian Faith or Seattle Lutheran, in a game to get into the first round of the playoffs.

Olympic 3A/2A


Peninsula (7-1, 5-0)

Port Angeles (5-3, 3-2)

Sequim (6-2, 5-0)

North Mason (5-3, 3-2)

On the bubble:

Port Townsend (2-5, 1-4)

Klahowya (1-7, 1-4)

The skinny: Peninsula wrapped up the Class 3A title and host KingCo No. 3 (possibly Issaquah) in the preliminary round. Port Angeles is the No. 2 seed. Sequim wrapped up the top seed with a win over North Mason. Klahowya beat Port Townsend to claim the No. 3 Class 2A seed.

Pacific 2B


Willapa Valley (8-0, 5-0)

On the bubble:

Raymond (5-3, 4-1)

South Bend (5-2, 4-1)

Naselle (5-3, 3-2)

Tacoma Baptist (3-5, 2-3)

The skinny: With two weeks left Willapa clinched at least a playoff berth. Two other postseason berths remain. Tacoma Baptist needs a win over Raymond tonight to stay in the hunt.

Sea-Tac 2B

On the bubble:

Christian Faith (5-2, 5-0)

Seattle Lutheran (4-4, 4-1)

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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