Week 1 football preview: Heritage vs. Issaquah

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at Issaquah High School.

Last meeting: Issaquah won 41-13 in Vancouver in Week 1 of 2010.

Heritage: The Timberwolves hope team speed and the energy of first-year coach Jack Hathaway leads to improvement after a 3-7 season in 2010 … Three of Heritage’s seven losses were by a touchdown or less. … Heritage won its final two regular-season games to each at 4A state preliminary berth. … QB Joey Cooper, receivers E’Lon Mack and Michael Quintana and cornerback Rajheem Carrie were on Heritage’s school-record breaking 400-meter relay team in track and field last spring.

Issaquah: Issaquah is picked to finish third in the five-team KingCo 4A Crest Division, behind Eastlake and Skyline. … The Eagles finished 9-3 last season, losing in the 4A state quarterfinals 42-21 to eventual state runner-up Skyline. … The Eagles’ top player is TE Eric Lemke, who has an offer from Idaho and is getting Pac-12 interest. … Issaquah returns an experienced QB in Ethan Kalin, and sophomore Jack Gellatly could shine at RB.

Columbian’s pick: Issaquah.

Fans’ pick: Issaquah.

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