Yes, snow. For the first time this season, actually, in Spokane. It was about a four-hour snowfall, I heard, and the entire city is dusted with the stuff. There’s only about a 10 percent chance of precipitation for tomorrow (gametime temp is supposed to be 40 degrees), so as long as more snow stays away, they’ll dust off the turf and the snow won’t be an issue.
It’s been a wild day, and it’s a fortunate one, too, because no one at Bellevue High was seriously hurt. It’s unclear right now just how shorthanded Bellevue will be Monday against Capital; the Wolverines will focus on their kids’ health right now, not what their starting lineup will look like. That said, Bellevue goes deep. The top-ranked team in 3A has dealt with its fiar share of injuries the past two seasons, and the backups have a lot of experience going back to Bellevue youth teams. And everyone on Bellevue knows their system.
So it’s not an enviable situation for the Wolverines, but don’t count them out. The WIAA did the right thing in switching the 3A championship game from next Friday to next Saturday. Whoever wins Monday will already be dealing with a short week. But at least this way, it will be a smidge longer.
By the way, one-half of that Class 3A championship is already set. Union, the second-year school out of Vancouver, beat Lakes tonight 28-7.
Other playoff scores:
1A: Cascade Christian 35, Montesano 14
2B: Napavine 18, Naselle 13