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Three weeks of do or die in the GSL

Took a Friday away from the Greater Spokane League to watch a wild Great Northern League game in Cheney, the Blackhawks winning 39-28 featuring one of the more improbable endings to any high school game I’ve seen. Cheney, behind remarkable athletes DeAngelo Jones and Alex Adams scored 29 points in the game’s final 9 minutes after trailing Colville 21-10 through three quarters. After taking a lead with two touchdowns 30 seconds apart and having the ball, quarterback Jones was chased back to his 3-yard-line where a 2-yard snap on a punting situation, seemed to give Colville the upper hand. But, after regaining the lead, the Indians gave up a 63-yard touchdown run to Adams, his second long burst, and lost the game.

After that respite it’s back to the GSL and three weeks that will determine the league’s three 4A playoff teams. Six teams are still mathematically viable, even if Lewis and Clark is on the outside looking in.

Football games important this week

Lewis and Clark’s 4A playoff hopes go through a 3A team. This afternoon, 4:45 at Joe Albi Stadium, the Tigers take on Mt. Spokane and a win in this one would be huge. This is a prelude and the final three weeks the determinant for which three teams reach the post-season.

Future games include: Oct. 15/16 - LC-University; Gonzaga Prep-Mead; Ferris-CV (plus 3A Wildcats at East Valley). Oct. 22/23 - Mead-U-Hi; GP-CV; LC-Ferris. Oct. 29/30 - Mead-CV; Ferris-U-Hi; GP-LC.

No. 1 4A and 3A teams and No. 2 4A host Big Nine foes in state play-in games, Nov. 6. No. 3 4A and No. 2 3A travel.

West Valley earns major win

To a trip outside the Greater Spokane League to watch West Valley against Clarkston. The Eagles hadn’t beaten the Bantams since 1998 in the second of two games between them that season, coaches said. So the 24-6 WV win keeping them undefeated and 2-0 in the GNL was huge.

GNL football advance

Here’s a link to my preview story  For Great Northern League football on the Prep Page of today’s Spokesman-Review. I still have to chase down a couple of coaches before I can get my complete on-line preview completed for the blog. Spent half the morning filming football predictions with Greg Lee at KHQ. We’ve gone upscale. They should be up on the blog this afternoon.

Too much to do, too little time.

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