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Martinez: Call goes out for nominations for classic prep football playoff games to revisit

High school sports

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

The leaves are starting to change color. The days are getting cooler and shorter.

It’s the heart of autumn in Washington, and this week should have been Week 8 of the high school football season.

But this year, it is not.

And as frustrating as that is, we hope that our Friday Night Flashback series is helping to fill that void in a little way.

In addition as serving as a reminder of games in years past – or even introducing you to games that you knew very little about – talking to participants in these classic games have also brought to light details that I hadn’t previously heard.

That’s been my favorite.

Here are the game’s that we have revisited to date.

And we will complete the regular-season portion of our schedule with:

  • Oct. 23: Toledo 33, Ridgefield 27, 7 OTs, from 1983.
  • Oct. 30: Union 14, Camas 13, from 2017.

After that, we will move to postseason game, which are some of the most memorable games in prep history in Southwest Washington.

And, once again, we are asking fans to submit suggestions on which games we should revisit.

To help stir up some ideas, we offered up about a dozen playoff games over the past two decades on our high school sports blog. But I’ll admit my ability to offer games from even farther back in history are a challenge.

When we get more suggestions, we’ll add them to this list. And then we’ll put those suggestions up to a fan vote to help us select the top six postseason games to spotlight.

So drop us a tweet at @360preps or @360TMart, leave us a comment on our website or Facebook page or send us an email at if you have a game to suggest.