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Undefeated Ashland High School hosts first round state playoff game tonight

AHS football matt hedges

Ashland High School football
Matt Hedges

Opening kickoff is set for 7 p.m. tonight (11/8/13) against Pendleton. The Grizzlies have a perfect 9-0 record but were shortchanged in the seeding. Despite finishing #3 in the polls, AHS will go into the 2013 OSAA 5A State Football Championships as the #5 seed. (Ashland beat Springfield in the game featured in today’s photos, and Springfield went in with two losses as the #3 seed.)

The seeding makes a big difference. Assuming the top seeds win, Ashland will have to defeat Pendleton, the #4 seed, and the #1 seed in order to advance to the championship game. The #2 and #3 seeds don’t face anyone higher than the #6 seed before facing each other in the semifinals. Obtaining the #5 seed instead of the #4 or #3 seed also means this is likely the last game at home for the Grizzlies.

AHS football Shashi Penn

AHS football
Shashi Penn

Danial White Mason Dow

Quarterback Danial White passes while running back Mason Dow prevents pressure

ashland high school football

Ashland High School football

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