Monte to play Mount Baker early Saturday


Montesano will man the dawn patrol in the state football semifinals on Saturday.

The Bulldogs (10-2) will face Mount Baker (10-1) in a state 1A semi scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.

That will be the first of four semifinal games at the Tacoma Dome on Saturday. Three other semis are planned for the same location.

The Montesano-Mount Baker winner will face either Royal or River View in the championship game Dec. 1 at the Tacoma Dome. That title contest is also scheduled for 10 a.m.

The unranked Bulldogs earned a return trip to the semifinals with a 17-7 upset of top-rated King’s on Saturday at Aberdeen’s Stewart Field.

Ranked eighth among state 1A clubs, Whatcom County League champion Mount Baker advanced to the semis with a 24-9 conquest of Trico League titleholder La Center on Saturday at Battle Ground.

State semifinal pairings:

Class 4A

Saturday

At Tacoma Dome

1 p.m. — Camas vs. Skyline. 7 p.m. — Auburn vs. Bellarmine Prep.

Class 3A

Friday

At Tacoma Dome

7 p.m. — Bellevue vs. Mount Si.

Saturday

At Spokane (Joe Albi Stadium)

4 p.m. — Eastside Catholic vs. University of Spokane.

Class 2A

Friday

At Tacoma Dome

1 p.m. — Capital vs. Lynden.

Saturday

At Kennewick (Lampson Stadium)

5 p.m. — Tumwater vs. Prosser.

Class 1A

Saturday

At Tacoma Dome

10 a.m. — Montesano vs. Mount Baker.

At Kennewick (Lampson Stadium)

11 a.m. — Royal vs. River View.

Class 2B

Friday

At Tacoma Dome

4 p.m. — Morton/White Pass vs. LaConner.

Saturday

At Kennewick (Lampson Stadium)

2 p.m. — Waitsburg/Prescott vs. Lind-Ritzville/Sprague.

Class 1B

Saturday

At Tacoma Dome

4 p.m. — Lummi vs. Neah Bay.

At Spokane (Joe Albi Stadium)

1 p.m. — Liberty Christian vs. Cusick.