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The weekend of prep football kicks off, continues


When the Greater Spokane League and the Columbia Basin League decided to use the 10th week of the prep football schedule for the state playoff play-in games and for crossover non-league games for the non-qualifiers, Friday night was reserved for the non-league games, Saturday for the play-in games.

Until Pasco qualified. See, the Bulldog administration is hosting the state cross country meet today, so a Friday night game was a must. That's why Lewis and Clark traveled to the Tri-Cities last night as the GSL's No. 3 seed with a golden opportunity to upset the CBL's top-seeded team. It was not to be, as the Bulldogs still romped despite what they described as a flat effort.

The two leagues combine for three 4A playoff berths (see advance for the other play-in games today), with one of them being line 16 on the bracket, the bottom position which means that team hosts games through the semifinals. This year, that spot goes to the GSL's No. 1 team (Gonzaga Prep) if the Pups win today. Otherwise, Pasco gets the spot and would host Eisenhower (if it upsets G-Prep). If Prep wins, it will host the winner of today's Moses Lake vs. Ferris (the No. 2 seeds from each league) game. If the Pups lose, the winner of that game would move into the bracket slot currently reserved for Pasco.

In the non-league games Friday, the CBL went 5-2, with only Mead and Shadle Park winning.

In other Washington prep football action Friday night, the Northeast A went 1-3 in crossover games with the Caribou Trail League, meaning only Lakeside, the fourth seed, advanced to the 1A playoffs. League champion Freeman lost in a 10-6 stunner to Omak.

In Idaho, you just had to know at least one team would play better in the Lake City-Coeur d'Alene rematch. Turns out, it was Lake City. A lot better. The Timberwolves routed Cd'A 48-7 to move on in the Idaho state 5A football playoffs. In the 4A playoffs, Bishop Kelly scored 14 late points to shock Sandpoint 28-24 and eliminate the host Bulldogs. Mullan shocked Kootenai 26-22, avenging two earlier defeats, to highlight other action.

There was also some volleyball played in Washington on Friday, with the GSL faring much better against its CBL opponents than the football teams did. The girls swept, meaning when the 4A regional continues today at Mead and Mt. Spokane, the GSL has a chance to sweep the state berths.

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