Stanwood is one of three Snohomish County prep football teams that advanced to their respective state playoffs. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Stanwood is one of three Snohomish County prep football teams that advanced to their respective state playoffs. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Brackets released for high school football state playoffs

Lake Stevens receives the No. 2 seed in 4A, while Stanwood and Monroe will hit the road for 3A first-round matchups.

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.

Here are all the first-round matchups, with games involving local teams in bold:


No. 1 Chiawana vs. No. 16 Sunnyside

No. 2 Lake Stevens vs. No. 15 North Creek, 7 p.m. Friday at Lake Stevens H.S.

No. 3 Sumner vs. No. 14 Woodinville

No. 4 Kennedy Catholic vs. No. 13 Richland

No. 5 Skyline vs. No. 12 Federal Way

No. 6 Graham-Kapowsin vs. No. 11 Skyview

No. 7 Kamiakin vs. No. 10 Gonzaga Prep

No. 8 Emerald Ridge vs. No. 9 Eastlake


No. 1 Yelm vs. No. 16 Southridge

No. 2 Eastside Catholic vs. No. 15 Spanaway Lake

No. 3 O’Dea vs. No. 14 Peninsula

No. 4 Lincoln-Tacoma vs. No. 13 Monroe, 2 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Bowl (Tacoma)

No. 5 Bellevue vs. No. 12 Mead

No. 6 Mt. Spokane vs. No. 11 Stanwood, 6 p.m. Friday at Union Stadium (Mead)

No. 7 Ferndale vs. No. 10 Kelso

No. 8 Rainier Beach vs. No. 9 Kennewick


No. 1 Lynden vs. No. 16 Black Hills

No. 2 W.F. West vs. No. 15 Ephrata

No. 3 North Kitsap vs. No. 14 Fife

No. 4 Enumclaw vs. No. 13 Olympic

No. 5 Othello vs. No. 12 Washington

No. 6 Anacortes vs. No. 11 West Valley-Spokane

No. 7 Tumwater vs. No. 10 Sedro-Woolley

No. 8 Highline vs. No. 9 Washougal


No. 1 Royal vs. No. 16 Cascade Christian

No. 2 Lakeside-Nine Mile Falls vs. No. 15 Bellevue Christian

No. 3 Nooksack Valley vs. No. 14 Riverside

No. 4 Eatonville vs. No. 13 Zillah

No. 5 King’s vs. No. 12 Freeman

No. 6 La Center vs. No. 11 Cashmere

No. 7 Tenino vs. No. 10 Mount Baker

No. 8 Montesano vs. No. 9 Toppenish


First-round byes: No. 1 Napavine, No. 2 Okanogan, No. 3 Pe-Ell-Willapa Valley, No. 4 Jenkins

No. 5 Toledo vs. No. 12 Kittitas-Thorp

No. 6 Raymond-South Bend vs. No. 11 Goldendale

No. 7 Coupeville vs. No. 10 Onalaska

No. 8 Liberty-Spangle vs. No. 9 River View


First-round byes: No. 1 Odessa, No. 2 Neah Bay, No. 3 Liberty Christian, No. 4 Mossyrock

No. 5 Liberty Bell vs. No. 12 Muckleshoot Tribal

No. 6 DeSales vs. No. 11 Quilcene

No. 7 Wellpinit vs. No. 10 Pomeroy

No. 8 Naselle vs. No. 9 Almira-Coulee-Hartline

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