Trio of teams make playoff party; Sealth, Kennedy and Ballard advance
By Tim Clinton
Chief Sealth, Mount Rainier and Kennedy Catholic all earned their way into football playoff action after wrapping up their regular seasons.
Chief Sealth's Seahawks wrapped up the Metro League Sound Division championship with a 42-37 victory over Roosevelt on Friday.
The Seahawks finished with a 5-0 record in division play and carry a 6-2 overall record into a Metro League crossover playoff next week.
Mount Rainier nailed down the No. 2 berth out of the North Puget Sound League's Sound Division with a 38-14 victory over Kent-Meridian on Friday.
The Rams finished at 3-1 in division play and are 3-5 overall.
They will travel to French Field in Kent to play NPSL Mountain Division No. 3 Kentwood at 7 p.m. Friday.
Kennedy advances as the No. 4 seed out of the Mountain Division following a 38-36 loss to Kentwood on Thursday.
The Lancers finished 3-2 in division play and are 5-3 overall.
They play host to Sound No. 1 Kentridge at 7 p.m. Saturday at Highline Memorial.
They trailed Kentwood by a 16-7 score at halftime Thursday thanks in part to a late 43-yard field goal that clanked off the crossbar and plopped over.
Ballard finished in a three-way tie for second in the Metro Sound Division and may make a playoff as well.
The Beavers went 3-2 in division play and are 5-3 overall following a 49-14 non-league win over Sammamish on Friday.
West Seattle did not make a playoff and will instead visit Thomas Jefferson for a non-league game at Federal Way Memorial at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Foster concluded with a 44-0 win over Renton on Thursday and visits Clover Park at 7 p.m. this Thursday.
Highline came up just short of Eatonville in its finale Friday, 52-46, and will play a non-playoff crossover next week.
Evergreen fell to Nathan Hale, 49-13, in a non-league game Friday and will also play a non-playoff game next week.