Day After Report: Mountain View 48, Evergreen 7

It’s been a wildly up-and-down season for the Evergreen Plainsmen.

They opened the season with four consecutive losses, just about hitting rock bottom with 59-14 loss to Black Hills of Tumwater.

But then the Plainsmen rescued their season with a 38-21 win over Prairie. Evergreen followed that up with a 41-0 win over Fort Vancouver.

Because of that, even though Evergreen finished its regular season with three consecutive losses — including Friday’s 48-7 loss to rival Mountain View — the Plainsmen find themselves still alive as other teams are packing up for the winter.

Evergreen finished 2-3 in the 3A Greater St. Helens League, tied with Prairie and Hudson’s Bay for third place.

Because Evergreen beat Prairie, Prairie beat Hudson’s Bay and Bay beat Evergreen, those three teams will participate in a three-team Kansas-Plan tiebreaker at 6 p.m. Monday at Doc Harris Stadium.

Here is how it will work:

Evergreen will face Hudson’s Bay in the first tiebreaker. Each team will start an offensive possession at the opponents’ 25-yard line, in an effort to score a touchdown or field goal. At the end of each round, the team with the most points wins. If both teams remain tied after each round, another round commences.

So Evergreen will face Bay. The winner advances to play Prairie in the second tiebreaker, which begins 20 minutes after the conclusion of the first tiebreaker. The loser of the first tiebreaker is eliminated.

The winner of the second tiebreaker advances as the No. 3 seed from the 3A GSHL and will play Kamiakin in Kennewick next Saturday.

No admission will be charged to fans at Doc Harris Stadium.

MOUNTAIN VIEW GETS READY: Friday’s win over Evergreen gave Mountain View its second consecutive 3A GSHL title, after spending the 2014 and 2015 seasons in the 4A GSHL.

The Thunder have now won 10 consecutive 3A GSHL games.

Mountain View now awaits the winner of Saturday’s Cleveland-Bishop Blanchet game in the Week 10 playoffs. The Thunder expect to play that game on Saturday at McKenzie Stadium. A game time has not yet been set.

Cleveland is 2-5. Bishop Blanchet is 1-7.

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