Union, Mountain View, Hockinson going to state; Skyview advances, too
Clark County will have at least four football teams in the state playoffs. Might get a couple more, too.
As expected, Union (Class 4A), Mountain View (3A), and Hockinson (2A) cruised to Week 10 playoff games Friday night, advancing to state. Skyview (4A) went on the road and escaped with a victory as well.
Three local teams had their seasons end Friday: Prairie (3A), Columbia River (2A) and La Center (1A).
Camas (4A) and Woodland (2A) have Saturday games, hoping to add to the number of Southwest Washington teams reaching the state round of 16.
The seeding committees for the WIAA state playoffs will meet Sunday to release the brackets.
Union 55, Enumclaw 37
From the score, it looks like this game could have had a lot of dramatics, in terms of it being a close game throughout before Union pulled away at the end.
Oh, it was dramatic and entertaining, especially for the Titans. This was a running clock game after Union took a 55-14 lead. Enumclaw scored the final 23 points, but by then this had long been decided.
Union (10-0) is expected to get a top seed, if not the top seed, when the brackets are released Sunday.
Lincoln Victor threw five touchdown passes, including four to Darien Chase, and the Titans scored 42 first-half points to advance to state for the second year in a row.
Skyview 30, Hazen 27
Tyler DeJong had an interception on defense that led to his second rushing touchdown of the game, giving Skyview a 30-14 lead. The Storm held off Hazen from there to advance to state.
Yaro Duvalko had a touchdown pass and a touchdown run for Skyview.
Isaiah Rupp got the interception to seal the victory in the closing seconds.
Skyview (6-4) is expected to be on the road in the first round of state, likely with a seeding in the teens.
Mountain View 49, Ballard 6
Jack Mertens scored three touchdowns, and according to the team’s Twitter feed, tied a school record with 23 this season.
Oh, he and the Thunder expect a lot more games, too.
The Thunder (9-1) are expected to get a top-5 seed, if not better, when the brackets are released.
That will mean McKenzie Stadium will be home to two games next week, along with a Union playoff game.
Lincoln 52, Prairie 6
The Falcons’ first trip to the playoffs since 2011 came to an end in Week 10, but still, a successful season for the Prairie program.
Hockinson 62, W.F. West 28
The Hawks actually trailed 14-0 early in this game but were in control just minutes later. Hockinson put up 48 points in the first half.
Levi Crum threw five touchdown passes and rushed for another and Sawyer Racanelli scored five touchdowns.
The defending state champions improved to 9-0 this season and should be the top seed for the Class 2A bracket.
Black Hills 45, Columbia River 7
Columbia River’s season came to an end with a road loss to an undefeated team that likely will get a No. 2 seed at state.