Game times and sites for the first round of the football state playoffs have been set.
In Class 3A, Ferndale will take on Mount Vernon at 7 p.m. on Friday at Civic Stadium. The winner will host the winner of Friday's Nathan Hale-Franklin Pierce contest.
Lynden will travel to Centralia and will take on the Tigers at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Centralia High School. The game is a rematch of last year's Class 2A state championship game at the Tacoma Dome, which the Lions won 14-10 to claim the third state football title in school history.
The winner of Saturday's game will face the winner of the Blaine-Fife game in the quarterfinals. Blaine, which is making its first state appearance since 1998, will play Fife at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Sumner.
Defending Class 1A state champion Meridian will play on Saturday, when the Trojans host Castle Rock in a 6 p.m. first-round game at Civic Stadium.