The Washougal football team was unable to solve Woodland or Columbia River in a three-way tiebreaker for home field advantage in the playoffs Monday, at Doc Harris Stadium.
After losing to Columbia River by one point, Woodland scored a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to lead Washougal 8-0 in the second game. The Panthers scored a touchdown on an 11-yard run by Ryan Stevens, but couldn’t convert the two-point try and lost by one.
Washougal needed to beat Columbia River in the final go-round to restart the tiebreaker. The Panthers faced a fourth down from 10 yards away from the end zone, elected to go for it instead of kicking a field goal and came up short.
Columbia River did kick a field on its first possession to take a 3-0 advantage. Washougal was forced to go for it on fourth and long and failed to keep the tiebreaker alive.
Columbia River earns the No. 2 playoff seed and will host Black Hills Saturday. Woodland took the No. 3 seed and travels to Chehalis to play W.F. West Saturday. As the No. 4 seed, Washougal has to travel to Tumwater for the second year in a row to start the playoffs Saturday.
Read more in the Thursday, Nov. 2, print edition of the Post-Record.