High School Sports

Tacoma hosts the football state championships this weekend. Where are the 12 teams competing from?

Clayton Calhoun of Fife High School just misses catching quarterback Brock Heppner of Lynden in a AA football semi-final championship game held in Sparks Stadium in Puyallup, November 24, 2018.  Lynden beat Fife 31-0.
Clayton Calhoun of Fife High School just misses catching quarterback Brock Heppner of Lynden in a AA football semi-final championship game held in Sparks Stadium in Puyallup, November 24, 2018. Lynden beat Fife 31-0. phaley@thenewstribune.com

Twelve high school football programs from around Washington will make their way to the Tacoma Dome on Friday and Saturday to compete for state titles.

O’Dea has the shortest trip (32 miles), while Newport has the longest (340 miles).

The News Tribune breaks down all 12 teams competing in this interactive map, and details each individual road to the 2018 Gridiron Classic.

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Lauren Smith covers the Seattle Mariners for The News Tribune. She previously covered high school sports at TNT and The Olympian, beginning in 2015. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and Emerald Ridge High School.


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