SBLive Washington podcast: COVID backslides loom, in-state NFL Draft ties, plus Glacier Peak’s Ryan Black joins

As large pockets of Washington prepare to backslide in the state’s reopening plan amid rising COVID numbers, Andy Buhler and Todd Milles discuss the potential impact on high school sports to open a new episode of the SBLive Washington podcast. Then, Glacier Peak running back Ryan Black joins (22:58 minute mark) to reflect on his dominant senior season, protective instincts and more.

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In-depth Gridiron Classic previews, predictions SBLive Washington podcast

Todd Milles and Andy Buhler explain why the 2021 state championship games are held at three high school district stadiums instead of the Tacoma Dome, Husky Stadium or another big-scale venue. They also preview and predict 1B Almira/Coulee-Hartline vs. Quilcene (7:45 minute mark), 2B Napavine vs. Kalama (12:40), 1A Royal vs. Eatovnille (19:58), 2A Tumwater vs. Lynden (33:00), 3A Bellevue vs. Kennewick (37:59) and 4A Graham-Kapowsin vs. Lake Stevens (49:25). Download the SBLive Sports app on iPhone and Android for game-by-game breakdowns across every class of the 2021 WIAA state football playoffs. Coverage of the state of Washington: scorebooklive.com/washington/ LINKS! In-depth 1B title game preview: https://scorebooklive.com/washington/2021/11/29/wiaa-1b-football-championship-preview-no-1-almira-coulee-hartline-no-3-quilcene-both-see-unfinished-business/ In-depth 2B title game preview: https://scorebooklive.com/washington/2021/11/29/wiaa-2b-football-championship-preview-like-clockwork-no-1-kalama-no-2-napavine-meet-late-in-playoffs-this-time-for-all-the-marbles/ In-depth 1A title game preview: https://scorebooklive.com/washington/2021/11/29/wiaa-1a-football-championship-preview-no-2-eatonville-is-a-yesteryear-state-power-can-it-end-no-1-royals-torrid-run/ In-depth 2A title game preview: https://scorebooklive.com/washington/2021/11/29/wiaa-2a-football-championship-preview-legacy-rivals-tumwater-lynden-take-center-stage-in-puyallup/ In-depth 3A title game preview: https://scorebooklive.com/washington/2021/11/29/wiaa-3a-football-championship-preview-us-against-world-kennewick-faces-its-final-test-resurgent-state-power-bellevue/ Behind Kennewick receiver Austin Stoddard’s breakout season is a father-son bond forged through hardship: https://scorebooklive.com/washington/2021/10/18/behind-kennewick-receiver-austin-stoddards-breakout-season-is-a-father-son-bond-forged-through-hardship/ In-depth 4A title game preview: https://scorebooklive.com/washington/2021/11/29/wiaa-4a-football-championship-preview-theres-a-first-time-for-everything-including-winning-a-state-title/ Hosts: Myles Mayovsky, Todd Milles, Andy B
  1. In-depth Gridiron Classic previews, predictions
  2. State quarterfinal football reactions (with Myles Mayovsky)
  3. 3A quarterfinal football preview, predictions
  4. 4A quarterfinal football preview, predictions
  5. First round state playoff reactions, storylines

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The SBLive Washington podcast is a weekly conversation that takes a look at the top stories impacting high school sports across the state of Washington. The podcast is hosted and produced by reporter Andy Buhler, as well as analyst Dan Dickau and senior reporter Todd Milles. Thanks to sponsor Washington Federal. Download the SBLive Sports app on iPhone and Android today at no charge.

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