Freeman and Kettle Falls prevailed in a three-team Northeast A League football tiebreaker Monday night at Newport to advance to regional action Saturday in Moses Lake.
Josh Richardson scored on a 10-yard run for Freeman in a 6-0 win over Kettle Falls to earn the NEA’s second seed against the Caribou Trail League. Kettle, which had the ball first in the fourth of the Kansas Tiebreakers, was intercepted on a fourth-down play, turning over the ball.
The Scotties, who scored on two of the four plays they ran in two wins over Kettle, will play the Caribou’s No. 3 seed, Omak, at 1 p.m. Kettle Falls draws Caribou No. 2 Cascade-Leavenworth at 4. NEA champion and No. 1 seed Chewelah faces Caribou No. 4 Okanogan at 7.
The winners, along with the winner a game matching Caribou No. 1 Cashmere and No. 5 Chelan, advance to the round of 16 in the state playoffs.
In Monday’s other tiebreakers, Kettle Falls beat Lakeside 7-0 on a 35-yard Jack Redding run; Freeman defeated Kettle 7-0 on Cody Unfred’s 35-yard touchdown pass to David Swanson; and Kettle Falls eliminated Lakeside 7-0 on Trevor Zyskowski’s 24-yard run.
In a couple of non-counting season-ending games, NEA No. 5 Newport will play at CTL No. 7 Brewster at 6 p.m. Friday and NEA No. 4 Lakeside will play at CTL No. 6 Tonasket on Saturday at a time to be determined.
It took five games for Wilbur-Creston to dispatch Wellpinit on Monday at Davenport and advance to the first round of the District 7 1B playoffs on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Cusick. Wellpinit was eliminated.
Niquie Ali had 17 kills, 18 digs and five blocks as Wilbur-Creston prevailed 25-14, 18-25, 25-17, 20-25, 15-10.