Thursday – Timberline Blazers (2-3, 1-2) @ Gig Harbor Tides (4-1, 2-0) – Roy Anderson Field 7:00pm
Friday – Graham-Kapowsin Eagles (4-1, 2-1) @ Skyline Spartans (4-1, 4-1) – Spartan Stadium 7:00pm
Saturday – Eastside Catholic Crusaders (4-1, 2-0) @ Bishop Blanchet Braves (4-1, 0-1) – Mickey Naish Field 1:00pm
Saturday – Tahoma Bears (3-2, 0-1) @ Kent-Meridian Royals (4-1, 2-0) – French Field – 7:00pm
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Thursday’s Top Games
Root Sports Northwest will be out at Pop Keeney where the Redmond Mustangs roll in to face the Bothell Cougars. I have a hard time seeing anything but a blowout in this one. Bothell is number one for a reason, while Redmond has yet to to get into the win column this season.
There are some tremendous on Thursday, especially the matchup at French Field between Federal Way (3-2) and Kentwood (5-0). Both teams are ranked in our 4A top ten. Kentwood wins with a very tough defense, while Federal Way and Chico McClatcher win with offense. This should be a great matchup.
I will be out at Roy Anderson Field in to see Gig Harbor host Timberline. The Blazers are struggling a bit, but are still a team that can turn it on at any moment. Gig Harbor is ranked in our 4A top ten, and have rebounded nicely after a week three loss to Eastlake.
The SPSL 3A has a nice matchup, when the Sumner Spartans roll (3-2, 1-2) into Auburn Memorial Stadium to take on the host Auburn Trojans (3-2, 2-1). Sumner started 3-0, before falling the last two week, and will need to get back in the win column if they are going to make a run at a playoff berth.
Down in the GSHL there is an interesting matchup, where the Battle Ground Tigers (2-3, 1-2) host the Camas Papermakers (5-0, 2-0). While it may not look like much on paper, and honestly may not turn out to be much, it will be nice to see what upstart QB Gunner Talkington (’17) of Battle Ground can do against a really good Papermaker defense.
Eastern Washington has what could be a nice game, as the Pasco Bulldogs (2-3, 1-2) take on the Kamiakin Braves (3-2, 2-1). Kamiakin is coming off a loss to Chiawana, and will need to shake off any thoughts of that game.
Friday’s Top Games
I will be out at Skyline on Friday, and it is Homecoming for the Spartans, who play host to the Graham-Kapowsin Eagles in a non-league game. This game will be show on the NFHS Network, and here is a Link to the Game.
The biggest matchup of the night looks to be Juanita (5-0) at Bellevue (5-0). The Rebels are going to have to play mistake free football if they want to end Bellevue’s long winning streak. The Wolverines have not really blown away opponents like they have in year’s past, but there is no doubt in my mind the ability of that team, and their number one ranking.
Kingco 4A’s top game looks to be Mount Si (3-2, 3-2) travelling to Eastlake (3-2, 2-2). When you start talking about the four playoff berths awarded to Kingco, these two teams are always in the running. Mount Si had to go to overtime last week to be winless Inglemoor, while Eastlake dropped a tough one to Newport, and will need to rebound.
Big SPSL 3A game this week at Auburn Memorial Stadium, where the host Auburn Mountainview Lions (5-0, 3-0) take on the Lakes Lancers (4-1, 2-1). A Lions win will move them into the top ten rankings, taking the place of Lakes. Auburn Mountainview wasn’t look at as a league title contender, but could become big time players with a win.
In the SPSL 4A South, you have a game that could really shape the league, with two teams nobody thought would be in this position. Emerald Ridge (3-2, 3-0) travels to Art Crate Field to take on the Bethel Braves (5-0, 2-0). Emerald Ridge has already beaten GK, so a win could almost seal the deal for the Jaguars.
Wesco 4A’s big game this week is between the Monroe Bearcats (4-1, 2-1) and the Lake Stevens Vikings (4-1, 3-0). Monroe was rolling until last week’s loss to Kamiak, while Lake Stevens is beginning to hit their stride, having won three straight in convincing fashion.
Wesco 3A’s South division has a good game, as the Mountlake Terrace Hawks (4-1, 3-1) face off against the Glacier Peak Grizzlies (3-2, 2-1). The Hawks have rebounded nicely after a loss to Meadowdale, now Glacier Peak looks to do the same after back-to-back losses to Meadowdale and Bellevue. This should be a great matchup.
Metro’s top game this week is a matchup between the Garfield Bulldogs (4-1, 2-0) and the Roosevelt Roughriders (4-1, 2-0). These are the top two teams in that division, and this game is for the division title. Look for Garfield’s Winfred Roberson to play a big part if the Bulldogs are going to win.
Tacoma’s top game will take place at the historic Stadium Bowl, where the Wilson Rams (5-0, 3-0) host the Capital Cougars (3-2, 2-1). Wilson hasn’t exactly been spectacular the last two weeks, and can’t afford a slipup against a good Capital squad. Although, Capital hasn’t been great either, winning 3-0 last week against Central Kitsap.
Biggest matchup in 1A comes from the Northeast Conference, where #2 ranked Freeman (5-0) takes on #7 ranked Colville (5-0). Oddly, this may not even decide the league championship, as Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls is also undefeated, and have been playing great football.
The Centralia Tigers are 4-1 as they head into league play against Tumwater, who is pretty much taking names later, if you know what I mean. The two teams have a common opponent in Columbia River… Centralia lost 36-20 in week three, while Tumwater BLASTED the Chieftains last week 62-6.
In Grays Harbor 1A/2A you have to games with playoff implications. Eatonville (5-0, 3-0) is in Rochester (2-3, 2-0), while Montesano (2-3, 2-1) travels to Hoquiam (3-2, 2-1).
Probably the best game in central Washington is in the 2A CWAC between the Selah Vikings (4-1, 3-1 League) and the Ephrata Tigers (4-1, 4-0 League). The League title is still a ways away from being decided, but this game could have implications on playoff berths in the long run.
A big matchup in the Central 2B this week, when the Napavine Tigers (5-0) host the Toledo Indians (5-0). If Toldeo is to win, they will all but lock up the league title, while Napavine still has to play Morton/White Pass (4-1), who could create a three-way tie for the top spot.
Seems like every time Concrete (4-1, 3-1) and La Conner (4-1, 3-1) play there is something on the line. La Conner beat Concrete in week one, then lost to Friday Harbor, who lost to Concrete. If your head is spinning, that’s fine, so is mine.
Saturday’s Top Games
The biggest game Saturday is a 1:00pm kickoff at Mickey Naish Field between the host Bishop Blanchet Braves (4-1, 0-1) and the Eastside Catholic Crusaders (4-1, 2-0). Blanchet will be looking to bounce back after a loss to O’Dea, while Eastside Catholic will be looking to stay undefeated in Metro League play, on way to a game against O’Dea. Blanchet is going to have to play mistake free football to be able to beat the Crusaders.
Not many other big games to watch on Saturday. Tahoma (3-2, 0-1) travels to French Field to take on Kent-Meridian (4-1, 2-0) in a game that could decide some things in the playoff race.