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Washington high school football state playoff first round pairings

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The Washington Interscholastic Association released the state high school football rankings Sunday afternoon. Here are the first round pairings for all six classifications.

Teams in Classes 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A were seeded by the committee No. 1 through No. 16. Teams in Classes 2B and 1B were seeded by the committee No. 1 through No. 12 with the top four teams in each group earning first-round byes.

The first-round games will be played on Friday and Saturday, with the quarter-finals and semi-finals taking place over the following two weeks. The state championships for all six classifications are set for Dec. 3.

Check for updates on game time and location.

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Sumner’s Kaden Malezis (18) celebrates with Austin Cook after Malezis catches a pass from quarterback Kayden Bodin for a touchdown during the second quarter of a 4A SPSL game against Puyallup on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup, Wash. . Pete Custer Pete Custer/The News Tribune

4A CLASS

No. 11 Skyview (8-2) vs. no. 6 Graham-Kapowsin (8-2)

#14 Woodinville (5-5) vs. #3 Sumner (9-1)

#10 Gonzaga Prep (8-2) vs. #7 Kamiakin (8-2)

#15 North Creek (5-4) vs. #2 Lake Stevens (8-2)

No. 12 Federal Way (8-2) vs. no. 5 Skyline (7-2)

#13 Richland (6-4) vs. #4 Kennedy Catholic (9-1)

#9 Eastlake (8-2) vs. #8 Emerald Ridge (8-2)

No. 16 Sunnyside (6-4) vs. no. 1 Chiawana (9-0)

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Yelm players run onto the field before the start of the 3A SSC game against Timberline on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, at Yelm High School in Yelm, Washington. Pete Custer Pete Custer/The News Tribune

3A CLASS

#11 Stanwood (9-1) vs. #6 Mount Spokane (9-1)

#14 Peninsula (8-2) vs. #3 O’Dea (8-1)

#10 Kelso (8-2) vs. #7 Ferndale (8-2)

#15 Spanaway Lake (7-2) vs. #2 Eastside Catholic (9-0)

No. 12 Mead (8-2) vs. no. 5 Bellevue (7-2)

#13 Monroe (9-1) vs. #4 Tacoma Lincoln (10-0)

#9 Kennewick (8-2) vs. #8 Rainier Beach (7-2)

#16 Southridge (7-3) vs. #1 Yelm (10-0)

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Enumclaw’s Emmit Otero is lifted by forward Ryan Fehr after scoring in the second quarter of the 2A SPSL game against Fife on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at Fife High School in Fife, Washington. Pete Custer Pete Custer/The News Tribune

2A CLASS

#11 West Valley of Spokane (7-2) vs. #6 Anacortes (8-1)

#14 Fife (7-3) vs. #3 North Kitsap (9-1)

#10 Sedra Woolley (7-2) vs. #7 Tumwater (9-1)

#15 Ephrata (6-4) vs. #2 WF West (9-1)

#12 Washington (7-3) vs. #5 Othello (8-1)

#13 Olympic (8-2) vs. #4 Enumclaw (10-0)

#9 Washougal (9-1) vs. #8 Highline (9-1)

#16 Black Hills (7-3) vs. #1 Linden (9-0)

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Eatonville quarterback Job Kralik turns the corner in front of Tenino quarterback Keegan O’Connor during Friday night’s 2A football game at Tenino Beaver Stadium in Tenino, Wash., Sept. 30, 2022. Tony Overman toverman@theolympian.com

1A CLASS

#11 Cashmere (8-2) vs. #6 La Center (9-1)

#14 Riverside (5-5) vs. #3 Nooksack Valley (7-2)

#10 Mount Baker (5-4) vs. #7 Tennino (9-1)

#15 Bellevue Christian (6-3) vs. #2 Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls (9-0)

#12 Freeman (7-2) vs. #5 Kings (8-1)

#13 Zillah (7-3) vs. #4 Eatonville (8-2)

#9 Toppenish (8-2) vs. #8 Montesan (8-2)

#16 Cascade Christian (7-3) vs. #1 Royal (8-1)

2B CLASS

Note: The top four seeds qualify for a first-round date.

No. 11 Goldendale (8-2) vs. No. 5 Raymond-South Bend

Winner of Goldendale-Raymond-South Bend vs. No. 3 Pe Ell-Willapa Valley (7-3)

#10 Onalaska (5-5) vs. #7 Coupeville (7-1)

Winner of Onalaska-Coupeville vs. No. 2 Okanogan (9-0)

#12 Kittitas-Thorpe (7-3) vs. #5 Toledo (9-1)

Winner of Kittitas-Thorpe Toledo vs. No. 4 Chevello (7-2)

#9 River View (9-1) vs. #8 Liberty of Spangle (7-2)

The winner of River View-Liberty of Spangle vs. No. 1 Napavine (10-0)

1B CLASS

Note: The top four seeds qualify for a first-round date.

#11 Quilcene (6-4) vs. #6 DeSales (8-1)

Quilcene-DeSales winner vs. Liberty Christian (9-0)

#10 Pomeroy (8-2) vs. #7 Velpinit (8-1)

The winner of Pomeroy-Wellpinit vs. No. 2 Neah Bay (9-0)

No. 12 Muckleshoot Tribal (6-4) vs. no. 5 Liberty Bell (8-2)

Winner of Muckleshoot Tribal-Liberty Bell vs. No. 4 Mossyrock (10-0)

No. 9 Almira-Cooley-Hartline (7-3) vs. No. 8 Nazel (9-2)

The winner of Almira-Coule-Hartline-Naselle vs. No. 1 Odessa (9-0)

John Manley covers high school sports for The News Tribune. A McClatchy President’s Award winner and Gonzaga University graduate, Manley has been lighting up the South Sound sports scene since 2013. Born and raised in Tacoma.

Lauren Smith is a sports reporter for The News Tribune. She has covered high school sports for TNT and The Olympian, as well as the Seattle Mariners and Washington Huskies. She graduated from UW and Emerald Ridge High School.

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