The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association released the high school football state playoff brackets for all six classifications on Sunday.
Three local teams — Lake Stevens, Stanwood and Monroe — advanced to their respective 16-team state playoffs with victories in the Week 10 winner-to-state round.
No. 2 seed Lake Stevens (8-2) will host No. 15 seed North Creek (5-4) in a 4A first-round matchup at 7 p.m. Friday. The winner advances to face either No. 7 seed Kamiakin or No. 10 seed Gonzaga Prep in the state quarterfinals.
No. 11 seed Stanwood (9-1) will travel across the state to face No. 6 seed Mt. Spokane (9-1) in a 3A first-round matchup at 6 p.m. Friday at Union Stadium in the Spokane suburb of Mead. The winner advances to face either No. 3 seed O’Dea or No. 14 seed Peninsula in the state quarterfinals.
No. 13 seed Monroe (9-1) will travel to face No. 4 seed Lincoln-Tacoma (10-0) in another 3A first-round matchup at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lincoln Bowl in Tacoma. The winner advances to face either No. 5 seed Bellevue or No. 12 seed Mead in the state quarterfinals.
The state playoffs were seeded by committees made up of coaches and athletic directors from around the state.
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