Washougal handed fourth playoff seed

Panthers travel to Tumwater Saturday

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Washougal's Ryan Stevens chops down Woodland's Tyler Flanagan for a loss of eight yards during the 2A Greater St. Helens tiebreaker Monday, at Doc Harris Stadium. Columbia River defeated Woodland and Washougal for the No. 2 playoff seed. Woodland took the No. 3 seed and Washougal settled for No. 4.

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.