Indians head to Spokane for playoffs this weekend

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TOUCHET — West Valley High School in Spokane will be the site of this weekend’s Class 1B quarterfinal football game between Touchet and Wilbur-Creston.

Officials from Districts 7 and 9 have scheduled the game for Saturday at 4 p.m.

“It works for us,” Indians coach Gary Dorman said. “We were all set either way, as far as I know.”

There was speculation the game would be played at Gonzaga Prep, with Cheney High School as a second choice. Neither of the sites worked out.

“I’m not sure why Gonzaga Prep wasn’t available,” Dorman said. “And I understand there was a conflict, another game, at Cheney.”

Colfax and Lind-Ritzville-Sprague are scheduled to meet Saturday night at 7 in Cheney and officials opted not to play a doubleheader on the natural grass field.

“I guess they were worried about getting the field tore up,” Dorman surmised.

West Valley’s field is also natural grass.

Daren Reppe, Wilbur-Creston’s head coach and a 1992 Touchet High graduate, was likewise satisfied with the time and place of the quarterfinal match up with his alma mater.

“It works for us,” Reppe said. “I know there was a lot of discussion about the time and place, and it’s my understanding that Touchet preferred 4 p.m. over 1 p.m. We’re OK with that.”

The eight-man quarterfinals begin Friday with a pair of games. Cusick travels to Silverdale to take on No. 1-ranked Neah Bay and Rosalia and Colton square off in Clarkston in a pair of 7 p.m. games

Lummi faces Wishkah Valley Saturday at 5 p.m. in Aberdeen to complete the first round of play.

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