Time to take a look at what we know for WesCo 4A and 3A football playoffs.
WesCo 4A is fairly straight-forward, but be warned…WesCo 3A is a different story.
WesCo 3A shares one of its spots with a Northwest Conference team (Ferndale). That makes the playoffs scenarios – as of now, at least – projections. We’ll know more after Friday’s results.
WesCo 4A gets five playoff berths.
Here’s a look at how the North and South Divisions will play their crossover games to determine those spots:
-No. 1s play for No. 1 and No. 2 seeds [2 spots]: Lake Stevens (North 3-1) vs. Edmonds-Woodway (South 5-0). Friday, 7 p.m. at Lake Stevens HS.
-No. 2s play for No. 3 and No. 4 seeds [2 spots]: Monroe (North 3-1) vs. Cascade (South 4-1). Friday, 7 p.m. at Monroe HS.
-No. 3s play for No. 5 seed [1 spot]: Arlington (North 2-2) vs. Kamiak (South 3-2). Friday, 7 p.m. at Arlington HS.
The loser of Arlington-Kamiak would be No. 6.
WesCo 3A gets five playoff berths, with the sixth berth going to a team in the Northwest Conference.
Here’s a look at how the North and South Divisions will play their crossover games to determine those spots, and how the Northwest Conference fits in:
-WesCo No. 1s play for No. 1 and No. 2 seeds [2 spots]: Marysville-Pilchuck (North 4-0) vs. Glacier Peak (South 4-0). Friday, 8 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium.
-WesCo No. 2s play for No. 3 seed [1 spot]: Oak Harbor (North 3-1) vs. Meadowdale (3-1). Friday, 5 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium.
-WesCo No. 3s play: Stanwood (North 2-2) vs. Mountlake Terrace (South 2-2). Friday, 8 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium. Loser-out.
-Ferndale (3-2) hosts Anacortes Thursday at 7 p.m. Their final Northwest Conference win percentage will be looked at opposed to the rest of the WesCo win percentages.
The loser of the Oak Harbor-Meadowdale game, plus Stanwood, Mountlake Terrace and Ferndale will all have a chance to fill the No. 4-6 seeds.
After the Friday games, a better idea should be formed on how the rest of the seedings work out.
Here’s a projection:
-No. 1: Marysville-Pilchuck
-No. 2: Glacier Peak
-No. 3: Oak Harbor
-No. 4: Ferndale
-No. 5: Meadowdale
-No. 6: Stanwood (or Mountlake Terrace) – The No. 6 seed should really come down to these two teams. The rest of the seedings should be taken by the teams listed above in No. 1-5.
Again, the No. 1 seed will be taken by the winner of Marysville-Pilchuck vs. Glacier Peak. The No. 2 spot will be the loser of that game.
The No. 3 seed will be the winner of Oak Harbor vs. Meadowdale. The loser will be No. 5. If Ferndale loses Friday, the loser of the Oak Harbor-Meadowdale game will be No. 4.
Marysville-Pilchuck, Glacier Peak, Oak Harbor, Meadowdale and Ferndale should all take seedings 1-5. Stanwood and Mountlake Terrace are both still in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs.
Ferndale is the only 3A team in the Northwest Conference, which is why they are the team with the arrangement worked out with WesCo to get the chance to make it to the post-season.