High school sports: Another big weekend for football, girls soccer, volleyball

State girls soccer tournaments hold semifinal matches Friday with championships set for Saturday, state volleyball is in the Yakima Valley SunDome, and state football quarterfinals are this week.

Skyview (4A) and Seton Catholic (1A) play in football quarterfinals Saturday

Another weekend in November means another opportunity for state championships for Clark County high school sports teams.

And two football teams look to make it to the semifinals.

The Class 2A Greater St. Helens League is guaranteed to have a team in the championship match of the state girls soccer tournament. Columbia River, the defending state champion, is taking on Ridgefield in a semifinal at 1 p.m. Friday at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. The winner advances to Saturday’s final.

In Class 1A, La Center continues its history-making season. The Wildcats had never won a state girls soccer playoff match before this season and now they have won two to advance to the semifinals. The No. 5 seed will take on No. 1 Klahowya at 7 p.m. Friday night at Mount Tahoma High School. The winner plays for the state championship on Saturday.

The 4A and 3A volleyball tournaments have started in Yakima.

Camas is the No. 2 seed in the Class 4A state volleyball tournament. The Papermakers were scheduled to play their first-round match at 9:45 a.m. Friday vs. No. 15 Bellarmine Prep in the Yakima Valley SunDome. The winner advances to the quarterfinals, scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Friday.

Prairie is the 8-seed in the Class 3A tournament. The Falcons take on No. 9 Gig Harbor at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The winner advances to the quarterfinals at 9 p.m.

Earlier Friday morning, Mountain View, the 16-seed, lost to No. 17 Bellevue in the opening round.

In football, the Skyview Storm are on the road to take on Eastlake at 4 p.m. Saturday in a Class 4A state quarterfinal matchup. Skyview, the 5-seed, is 10-1. Eastlake is also 10-1. 

In 1A, Seton Catholic is making its first appearance in the quarterfinals. Seton Catholic, the 12-seed, won its first state football playoff game in program history last week to improve to 10-1 this season. The Cougars will travel to Wenatchee to take on undefeated Cashmere, the 4-seed.

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