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Preseason 1B Washington high school football rankings: Odessa, Almira Coulee Hartline are early state contenders

The two-time defending state champion Tigers haven't lost a game in two years. Will they be caught this fall?

More than 20 months have passed since the last state champion was crowned. And it’s been nearly three years since the crown has belonged to a team not named Odessa.

Ahead of the start of the 2021-22 school year, SBLive surveyed the Washington high school 8-man football landscape and compiled a comprehensive lookout the statewide landscape entering the 2021-22 season.

Here are the fall 2021 preseason 1B Top 10 rankings:


(Spring 2021 postseason rankings)

1. Odessa Tigers

Spring 2021 record: 5-0 

Program pillars Tim DeWulf, Jett Nelson and Pilot Wisehaar might be gone, but the cupboard is far from bare for the winners of their 32 last games (including two state championships). Dynamic junior QB Collin Martin has a host of running backs and a senior-dominant line that will make the Tigers hard to stop.

2. Almira Coulee Hartline Warriors

Spring 2021 record: 4-0