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The postseason is upon us! Check out our top games to watch from around north Clackamas County in the upcoming week.

PMG FILE PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - Tyler Creswick (4) and the Putnam football team will be looking to go 9-0 for the first time since 1986 when they suit up for the 5A Special District 1 championship game on Friday, Oct. 28.

The playoff season is officially here, which means we are getting closer and closer to crowning state champions for the fall season.

There is still some late-season intrigue in football and soccer before those brackets are fully set, too, making this busy week even more significant.

With all that in mind, here are the top games involving schools in North Clackamas County, from Thursday, Oct. 27, to Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Football

Putnam at Wilsonville, Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

The 5A Special District 1 championship game should be a good one. Wilsonville has the home-field advantage, but Putnam comes in looking to go 9-0 for the first time since 1986. Can the Kingsmen pull off a perfect regular season?

Lakeridge at Lake Oswego, Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

This season's Battle of the Lake features two teams going in opposite directions as the 6-2 Lakers host the 2-6 Pacers. Lakeridge is trying to hold on to a postseason spot, while Lake Oswego could lock up a home playoff game.

PMG FILE PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - The Oregon City volleyball team, led by sophomore hitter Paige Thies (11) and senior libero Samantha Keightley (5), hopes to make a deep run in the playoffs as they hunt for the program's first-ever state championship.

Volleyball

Class 6A state playoffs, Saturday, Oct. 29, all day

The 6A playoff bracket will have shrunk down to just 16 teams when the second round begins Saturday. Will the talented teams at Oregon City, Nelson, West Linn, Lakeridge and Lake Oswego make it to the final site at Forest Grove High School?

Class 5A state playoffs, Saturday, Oct. 29, all day

Three teams from the NWOC — Wilsonville, La Salle Prep and Putnam — have made it into the 16-team playoff field. Whichever of those squads survive their first-round matchups will join the 6A clubs in Forest Grove next week.

PMG FILE PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - Seamus Gwyn (9) and the La Salle Prep boys soccer team entered the week of Oct. 24 looking to clinch the NWOC league title before entering the playoffs in search of their third-consecutive state championship.

Boys soccer

La Salle Prep at Centennial, Thursday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m.

Two of the top teams in 5A boys soccer meet on the final NWOC match day of the regular season. With two wins in the final week, La Salle Prep can clinch the league title before entering the playoffs in search of a third-consecutive state championship.

Class 6A playoffs, first round, Saturday, Oct. 29, all day

Lakeridge will enter the 6A playoffs as the highest-ranked team from the county, but Lake Oswego, West Linn and Clackamas have all been good enough to make it into the 32-team field. Which of these teams will advance to Round 2?

PMG FILE PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - The West Linn girls soccer team entered the week of Oct. 24 as one of only four unbeaten teams in the state, making them one of the favorites in the upcoming OSAA 6A Girls Soccer State Championship tournament.

Girls soccer

Canby at Wilsonville, Thursday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

Wilsonville can put the finishing touches on its impressive turnaround this season by securing the NWOC title with a win over Canby. The Wildcats started the year with a 2-5 record before going unbeaten in their first six league matches heading into the final week.

Class 6A playoffs, first round, Saturday, Oct. 29, all day

There will be no shortage of local teams in the 6A playoff field, with the entire Three Rivers League on track to qualify. Among those teams, West Linn — one of only four unbeaten teams entering the week — looks like the strongest side of them all.


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