SATURDAY’S CLASS 1A QUARTERFINAL
Cle Elum (10-1) vs. Royal (11-0)
WHEN: Saturday, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Lions Field, Moses Lake.
TICKETS: $8 adults, $6 students/seniors.
AT STAKE: A trip to the Class 1A state semifinals against the winner of Saturday’s Quincy-River View game.
STATE RANKINGS: Cle Elum No. 4, Royal No. 2.
COACHES: Cle Elum: Tony Kretschman, third year, 24-8. Royal: Wiley Allred, 14th year, 156-19.
PLAYOFF HISTORY: Last week’s first-round 48-6 rout of No. 3 Cashmere ended Cle Elum’s run of nine playoff defeats dating back to 1988; on the other hand, the Warriors are 2-1 in state quarterfinals, including 1974, when they placed second. Royal is one of the state’s most storied programs, with seven title-game appearances, five titles, and a 12-2 record in state quarterfinal games.
STAT LEADERS: RB — Damien Delarosa (R) 140-1,041-17 TDs rushing, Christian Guerrero (R) 60-468-6 TDs rushing, 30-654-14 TDs receiving; Jake Gall (CE) 94-1,325-24 TDs rushing, 21-395-5 TDs receiving; Mitchell Millsap (CE) 107-927-8 TDs rushing. QB — Tyler Kretschman (CE) 51-84-994-14 TDs passing; Alex Myrick (R) 104-155-1,820-23 TDs passing, 81-741-13 TDs rushing. WR — Brady Dixon (R) 27-479-4 TDs.