BANKS — The Seaside Gulls held on to their No. 1 ranking, and will be the favorites to win the Class 4A state title when the state playoffs begin next week, as the top-ranked Gulls closed out the Cowapa League season with an easy 4-0 win at Banks Tuesday.
Seaside finishes 9-0-1 in league play, 11-1-1 overall. Their only non-win in league was a 2-2 tie vs. Astoria Sept. 23. Since then, the Gulls have gone on an eight-game win streak, outscoring the opposition 27-1, with seven straight shutout victories.
As the top seed in the playoffs, Seaside will be the home team throughout the playoffs, up until the state championship game, Nov. 11 at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.
The Gulls will host a first round game Nov. 1 at Broadway Field.