BELLINGHAM -- All three state quarterfinal football games at Civic Stadium in Bellingham this Saturday, Nov. 20, are still set to be played as scheduled despite the recent heavy flooding in Whatcom County.
Mike McKee, the president of the Northwest Conference, said that as of now the current plan is still a go.
“I know there are some parts of the end zone corners that don’t hold up as well,” McKee said. “[But] we’re on course to move along as planned.”
McKee said he hasn’t heard anything about severe damage to the field or stadium that would cause the facilities to be registered unplayable.
As of Wednesday, Nov. 17, there doesn’t appear to be any portions of the field or facilities covered by standing water.
There are multiple roads near the stadium that remain closed, including parts of Iowa Street and James Street, however those are further north of the field’s primary access points.
Northbound Interstate 5 has experienced closures due to landslides and other incidents, but there are now no full closures present, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation’s real-time travel map.
It is going to be a busy day at Civic Stadium on Saturday.
The quarterfinals triple-header begins with Lynden Christian hosting Tenino at 12 p.m. Squalicum hosts Ridgefield at 3:30 p.m., and Prosser comes to town to take on Lynden at 7 p.m.