CONNELL -- Connell coach Wayne Riner's Eagles are hitting their stride, having outscored opponents 97-20 through their first two games of the 1A state playoffs.
Connell (11-1), the defending 1A champion, will face Omak (9-3) in the semifinals at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lions Field in Moses Lake.
But Riner feels as though his team could be at a definite disadvantage playing outdoors in the snow and cold this weekend while the other semifinal -- Cascade Christian (11-0) vs. Meridian (12-0) -- will be played indoors at the Tacoma Dome, where the state championships will be held the following weekend.
"I don't think that's very fair," Riner said. "They get that one time in the dome, and they can get used to it."
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