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Football: Recapping the first round of the state playoffs

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on Nov. 11, 2011 at 11:46 pm with 1 Comment »
November 12, 2011 6:39 pm

Well, that was fun. Let’s do it again Saturday.

The first night of the first round of the football state playoffs produced upsets – who foresaw defending 2A champion and second-ranked Tumwater going down 41-6? – a super-human performance – Interlake’s Jordan Todd rushed for 432 yards in a 49-41 win at Franklin Pierce – and the game everyone wants to see – Bellevue vs. Lakes.

And we’ve still got half the first-round schedule left for Saturday.

Here’s a brief recap of Friday night’s happenings:

CLASS 4A
Central Valley dumped defending state champion and third-ranked Ferris 23-7. There’s goes my pick to win the state title in 4A.

The Greater St. Helens League beat up on the SPSL North, with No. 9 Skyview defeating Kentwood 34-7 and Union handing No. 10 Kentlake its first loss, 31-7.

CLASS 3A
No. 2 Lakes beat Mountain View 28-0 and No .1 Bellevue easily handled Eastside Catholic 42-0, setting up an epic showdown between the two Class 3A superpowers. The game will be played 7:30 p.m. Friday at Harry E. Lang Stadium in Lakewood. Read my story on Lakes’ win for more information.

No. 5 Camas rolled over Kennedy Catholic 48-14 and third-ranked O’Dea held off Mount Si, 17-3.

CLASS 2A
No. 6 Archbishop Murphy avenged its title-game loss to Tumwater, throttling the T-birds 41-6.

And Jordan Todd ran for 432 yards and helped Interlake squeak past No. 10 Franklin Pierce, 49-41.

CLASS 2B
Tacoma Baptist routed Willapa Valley 50-0.

FIRST ROUND SCHEDULE

CLASS 4A
Friday

Union 31, No. 10 Kentlake 7
Central Valley 23, No. 3 Ferris 7
No. 9 Skyview 34, Kentwood 7
Saturday
Bethel at No. 2 Woodinville, 7 p.m. at Pop Keeney Stadium
Skyline at No. 6 Mead, 1 p.m. at Joe Albi Stadium
Edmonds-Woodway at No. 1 Bellarmine Prep, 1 p.m. at Mount Tahoma Stadium
No. 7 Olympia at No. 8 Lake Stevens, 7 p.m.
No. 4 Eastlake at No. 5 Federal Way, 7 p.m.

CLASS 3A
Friday

No. 1 Bellevue 42, Eastside Catholic 0
No. 2 Lakes 28, Mountain View 0
No. 5 Camas 48, No. 10 Kennedy Catholic 14
No. 3 O’Dea 17, Mount Si 3
Saturday
Southridge at No. 8 Kennewick, 12 p.m.
No. 7 Seattle Prep at No. 4 Kamiakin,
No. 10 Mercer Island at No. 6 Meadowdale, 7 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium
Hazen at Capital, 7 p.m. at Ingersoll Stadium

CLASS 2A
Friday

W.F. West 52, No. 9 Sequim 21
No. 7 Lakewood 43, Lindbergh 14
Inrterlake 49, No. 10 Franklin Pierce 41
No. 6 Archbishop Murphy 41, No. 2 Tumwater 6
Saturday
Steilacoom at No. 5 Othello, 1 p.m.
Spokane West Valley winner at No. 3 Prosser, 1 p.m.
Ellensburg at No. 8 Deer Park, 1 p.m.
No. 1 Lynden at No. 4 North Thurston, 2 p.m. at South Sound Stadium

CLASS 1A
Friday

No. 4 Chelan 35, No. 7 Cle Elum/Roslyn 19
No. 3 Connell 26, Freeman 7
No. 1 Cashmere 53, Zillah 0
No. 10 King’s 42, No. 9 Hoquiam 28
Saturday
No. 8 Royal at Colville, 2 p.m.
Cedar Park Christian at No. 2 Montesano, 7 p.m. at Aberdeen Stadium
No. 5 Meridian at Toledo, 7 p.m. at Centralia High
La Center at No. 5 Cascade Christian, 7 p.m. at Sunset Chev Stadium

CLASS 2B
(Local teams only)
Friday
Tacoma Baptist 50, Willapa Valley 0

Leave a comment Comments → 1
  1. tribreader1966 says:

    You picked the wrong team because you don’t know high school football or for that matter high school sports.

    The TNT’s coverage of high school sports is weak! Look at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. They have writer’s that care about the kids!

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