Playoff Scenarios for Local High School Football Teams
The final week of the regular season is upon us and with that, some of our local football teams are fighting for their state playoff lives.
The following is a league-by-league look at some of the Yakima Valley teams and what is at stake this week.
Big 9 Conference
The playoff teams are set. Wenatchee is the No. 1 seed and Davis is the No. 2. The Pirates await the winner of the MCC/GSL crossover game between Chiawana (Pasco) and Lewis and Clark (Spokane). That game will take place either next Friday or Saturday on the home field of the winner of the crossover game.
Central Washington Athletic Conference
Things are a little murkier in the CWAC. The top team is Ellensburg, which is assured a spot in the state playoffs. Second place is Prosser. They, along with the third-place team, will move on to a crossover with the Great Northern League. The winners of the crossover games move on to state. Selah is currently tied for third with Ephrata and Othello. If all three end up tied, they will play a Kansas tiebreaker. If only two teams tie, then the head-to-head result is the tiebreaker. Selah hosts East Valley, Ephrata travels to Toppenish and Othello hosts Prosser. A Selah win and Othello loss would send the Vikings to the crossover.
South Central Athletic Conference
The SCAC East and West divisions play their crossover games this Friday to determine state playoff berths. Zillah is the top seed from the West and they'll try to erase the bad memories from last season when they face Wahluke on Friday at Zillah High School. The winner will be the second seed out of District 5. La Salle also hosts a game at Marquette Friday versus River View. The winner of that game is the fourth seed out of District 5. Naches Valley High is on the road at Connell for the right to be the third seed and Granger is at Royal for the top seed out of the district.
White Swan won the 2B league title but is now playing a regional game against Oroville Friday night. The winner of that game will be the top seed out of District 5. Mabton travels to Okanogan on Friday and the winner will be the top seed out of District 6.