Quartet takes football playoffs on road

Waitsburg-Prescott, Weston-McEwen, Pomeroy and Touchet all play quarterfinal games this weekend.


WALLA WALLA - This area's four remaining prep football playoff teams will all be on the road this weekend for quarterfinal matchups.

Two of the four, Waitsburg-Prescott and Pomeroy, are actually serving as the home teams, but their games will be played back-to-back at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco.

Waitsburg-Prescott, which bumped its undefeated record to 11-0 with a 48-7 victory over Brewster Saturday in Waitsburg, is matched against Lind-Ritzville-Sprague (9-1), which advanced with a 34-7 victory at Manson on Friday. The Class 2B-11 quarterfinal is slated for a noon kickoff on Edgar Brown's artificial turf.

Then it will be Pomeroy's turn on the same field.

The Pirates (9-1) reached the Class 1B-8 quarterfinals last Friday with a rousing 62-40 victory over Northport in which they racked up 58 points in the first quarter alone. On Saturday at approximately 3 p.m., they will be pitted against Wellpinit (9-2), which reached the quarters with a 62-40 home win over Garfield-Palouse.

Touchet and Weston-McEwen, the area's other two playoff teams, will be true road teams during the quarterfinals.

The Indians, who snapped a two-game losing streak and hiked their season record to 8-2 with a gruding 28-20 victory over Cusick on Saturday, will trek to Moses Lake Friday night for a battle against No. 1-ranked Almira-Coulee-Hartline in a Class 1B-8 quarterfinal. A-C-H improved to 11-0 on Thursday with a 64-24 home victory over Wilbur-Creston.

This Friday's game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Moses Lake High School.

Weston-McEwen faces the most daunting trip of all as the TigerScots cross the state to meet Kennedy in Mount Angel, which is located a few miles east of Woodburn in Oregon's I-5 corridor. Saturday's Oregon Class 2A quarterfinal is slated for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

The TigerScots raised their perfect record to 10-0 over the weekend with a 48-14 triumph over Knappa. Kennedy also played at home on Saturday and defeated Heppner, one of W-M's chief Blue Mountain Conference rivals, 35-12 to run the Trojans' record to 6-4.


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