By Ray Marcham, KOMO (RVP news partner)
The title picture in the Metro League got a little clearer this week, with Franklin clinching the Sound Division title and O’Dea and Seattle Prep winning to set up their showdown for the Mountain Division crown next week.
The Quakers beat Cleveland to clinch a spot in the Metro title game. Since Franklin has already beaten both Ingraham and West Seattle, they have the Sound’s top seed even if they lose next week. In other division games, Nathan Hale beat Chief Sealth on Friday, while Ingraham and West Seattle face off for second place on Saturday at West Seattle Stadium.
The big game in the Mountain Division had O’Dea winning at Bainbridge to stay unbeaten. That sets up a showdown for the division title with Seattle Prep next week, as the Panthers also stayed undefeated after winning at Rainier Beach. Eastside Catholic got their first division win of the season by beating Bishop Blanchet, while Lakeside visits Highline on Saturday night.
Next week’s games have four being played on Thursday, including the O’Dea-Seattle Prep matchup at West Seattle Stadium. Nathan Hale plays at Ingraham, Eastside Catholic heads to Bainbridge and Franklin plays Rainier Beach at Memorial Stadium. On Friday, it’s the battle for West Seattle as the Wildcats play Chief Sealth at West Seattle Stadium. Then on Saturday, Bishop Blanchet hosts Cleveland, while Lakeside hosts Mission, BC.
Here are this week’s scores from around the Metro League:
- Eastside Catholic 28, Bishop Blanchet 14
- Franklin 35, Cleveland 14
- Nathan Hale 37, Chief Sealth 20
- O’Dea 35, Bainbridge 14
- Seattle Prep 48, Rainier Beach 20
- Ingraham vs West Seattle at West Seattle Stadium, Saturday, 5 pm
- Lakeside vs Highline at Highline Stadium, Saturday, 7 pm