Local football teams make it to regional playoffs - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Local football teams make it to regional playoffs

Posted: Updated:

YAKIMA, Wash.-- 2 Yakima High Schools make it to the 4-A state playoffs.

The scoreboard turned off, the lines on the field are fading, and the stands are empty at Zaepfel Stadium.
But school spirit at both Davis and Eisenhower are bigger and better than ever.

For the first time, in a long time, both high schools have made it to the state playoffs together.

Eisenhower the #2 seed, with an 8-1 record, and Davis the #3, with a 6-3 record.

"At first, I mean it wasn't all that large of an excitement because, you know we've never made it before. But then as we progressed it just built up to a fever point and right now everyone's really just pumped," Patrick Knittle, a Davis High student.

For Davis especially, this has been an exciting season.

Coach Clark says this is the first time, the Pirates have made it to the regional playoffs since they began in the early 70's.

With both teams playing in Spokane tonight, they're able to give a little support to one another, and Yakima is able to get behind both schools as they look for 2 wins.