One of the most overused coaching cliches is, “We’re gonna take it one game at a time.”
Fine. Be that way. But we media folks have that luxury of looking ahead a few weeks.
And when doing just that, we’ve noticed that there are some huge games a bit earlier than normal.
Three examples really stick out:
1.) In the 4A playoffs, there’s a good chance fourth-ranked, defending champ Oak Harbor will play second-ranked Bothell in the second round. Yikes! That game has “championship game” written all over it, and it could happen well before that.
2.) Also in 4A, third-ranked Edmonds-Woodway could face fifth-ranked Eastlake in the second round.
3.) Perhaps the worst draw comes in the 3A playoffs where top-ranked Lakes could meet second-ranked Skyline…in the first round! First round, people! That’s outrageous! See Sideline Smitty’s take here.
There must be other games like the ones mentioned. Your gripes welcomed in the comments.
1. Blythe Cannon, Bothell, volleyball. Had 10 kills and 14 digs in 3-1 win over Inglemoor in the semifinals of the KingCo 4A tournament. The Cougars will play Woodinville Friday for the championship.
2. Erica Jornlin, Garfield, volleyball. Had 19 kills and 16 digs in loss to Eastlake.
3. Kayley Page, Eastlake, volleyball. In a 3-1 win over Garfield to stay alive in the KingCo 4A tournament, she had 13 digs and 35 assists. The Wolves play Roosevelt Friday.