Week 1 football preview: Skyview vs. Sherwood
When, where: 8 p.m. Friday at Kiggins Bowl.
Last meeting: Sherwood 42-28 in Week 1 of 2010 at Sherwood.
Skyview: Skyview finished 2010 strong, winning six consecutive before having its season ended with a 28-21 loss to Auburn in the Class 4A state first round. … Skyview finished 8-3 and 4-0 in the 4A GSHL. … The Storm’s offensive backfield leaders return. … QB Kieran McDonagh is getting Division-I looks and is a threat to pass or run … RB Parker Henry was among the county’s leading rushers in his junior season. … Senior Mo Morrison and junior Reiley Henderson will be McDonagh’s leading targets in the passing game. … Skyview ranked No. 4 in the Seattle Times’ preseason ranking of Class 4A teams.
Sherwood: The Bowmen went 13-0 last season and won the Oregon 5A state championship. … The Bowmen are picked by league coaches to win the Northwest Oregon Conference. … Senior QB Dusty Crabtree leads the offense, which gets boost of speed from RB Cristian Morris and WR Brandon Blackshear. … Sherwood is ranked No. 2 in Oregon 5A by OregonLive.com, one point behind No. 1 Marist, which lost to Sherwood in OT in the state title game in 2010. But in an odd twist of voting, Sherwood received six first-place votes to Marist’s three.
Columbian’s pick:: Skyview
Fans’ pick:: Skyview
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