The 3A state quarterfinal matchup between Bellevue and Peninsula will be broadcast on 1150 AM KKNW. The broadcast will be the final edition of KingCo Friday Night Football (obviously, this is a Saturday Night Playoff Edition).
Gary Hill and Tony Gardiner will be on the call, with the pregame show starting at 6:45 p.m. The game will be simulcast on 1150kknw.com. You can also listen to each high school football game the station has broadcast this season in its archives.
If you plan on tuning in to listen to the matchup, here are some basics you should know about the game.
What: Bellevue at Peninsula in a 3A quarterfinal game at Roy Anderson Field (Gig Harbor)
When: Kickoff is at 7 p.m. with the pregame show set for 6:45 p.m.
Implications: The winner advances to the state semifinals next weekend and a date with the winner of Shadle Park and Kamiakin
Who to watch: Bellevue’s Budda Baker is one of the top players in the Northwest. The safety/running back is talented on both sides of the football, making him a dangerous weapon in multiple facets of the game. Here’s what Scout.com have to say about Baker.
“Baker, the top overall prospect in the NW, is one of the most versatile players in the West and could be ranked a top five prospect at corner as well as running back. We like him at safety and feel his overall athleticism and play making skills should allow to play early in his college career. He doesn’t have a typical safety frame, but he plays bigger than his size, has very good speed and is a very dangerous returning punts/kicks as well.”
Peninsula’s Avega Siola has a combined eight touchdowns in the last two games. In a 30-7 win over Bonney Lake last week, Siolo carried the ball 29 times for 212 yards.