No one should ever want a postseason berth to hang on a rivalry game. There's just too much emotion on both sides.
Such was the case last night in the Valley, where Central Valley stopped U-Hi 20-17 and ensured a postseason berth for Lewis and Clark.
If the Titans had won, they would be playing at Pasco on Friday in a 4A state play-in game. Now the Tigers (5-3) will play that game. On Saturday, the Greater Spokane League's No. 1 seed, Gonzaga Prep (8-1, the lone loss a forfeit), will host Eisenhower (7-2 after defeating West Valley of Yakima on Friday) and the GSL's No. 2 seed, Ferris (8-1), will host Moses Lake.
The 3A foe for East Valley (7-2) won't be determined until Tuesday, when three Columbia Basin League teams (Southridge, WV and Kennewick) will face off in a Kansas Tiebreaker for the league's final two playoff spots.