The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association just made life a bit easier for Clark County football fans.

By Jeff Klein, Columbian page designer

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The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association just made life a bit easier for Clark County football fans.

Clark County has two football quarterfinalists and fans will not have to pick one over the other in terms of which one to watch. The games are on different nights.

Skyview (9-2) will host Auburn (11-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kiggins Bowl, according to the WIAA bracket update Monday morning.

Union (10-1) will host Meadowdale (11-0) at 5 p.m. Saturday at McKenzie Stadium.

Looking forward to possible semifinal matchups, Skyview could be heading east, and Union could be headed for a rematch.

Should Skyview win this week, the Storm would be spending part of their Thanksgiving week on the eastern side of the state, travelling to play Ferris of Spokane or Eisenhower of Yakima.

For Union, it would be a trip north to the Tacoma Dome and a potential rematch with defending state champion Bellevue.

OK, show of hands ... how many of you stayed up (or got up) to watch Monmouth play Saint Peter’s on ESPN at 3 a.m.?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Thanks to the power of the 24-hour cable sports monster, 32 teams agreed to participate in a televised marathon of hoops beginning at 9 p.m. Pacific on Monday and running through 9 p.m. today.

When you get Northern Colorado and Hawai’i to agree to an 11 p.m. Hawai’ian time tipoff to Monmouth and Saint Peter’s starting at 6 a.m. (3 a.m. PST!) in Jersey City, N.J., even the heartiest of hoop fans might have a hard time staying awake for 16 consecutive televised games.