Week 3 football preview: Evergreen vs. Richland
When, where: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fran Rish Stadium, Richland
Last meeting: Richland won 34-14 on Sept. 17, 2010 in Vancouver.
Last week: Evergreen lost to Lakes 49-6; Richland beat Hanford 35-21.
Evergreen (0-2): Evergreen trailed 35-0 at halftime against Mountain View and trailed 35-0 after the first quarter vs. Lakes … The Plainsment are riding a six-game losing streak, stretching back to last season . .. The Plainsmen have yet to gain more than 100 yards of total offense in either game this season. … Evergreen has thrown almost as many interceptions (4) as completions (5) this season. … QB Anthony Thomas and RB Jared Telles have scored TDs for Evergreen.
Richland (2-0): Leading 21-14 at halftime, the Bombers stuck to the ground game to take over in their win over rival Hanford last week. … BK Robinson rushed for 136 yards, and Cameron Simpson added 90 yards. … Connor Egbert had 3 catchess for 55 yards and two TDs. … Last year, Richland went 9-2 and lost to Ferris 33-17 in the 4A state first round.
Bottom line: Evergreen is still trying to find itself. And the Plainsmen face another difficult non-league foe on the road.
Columbian’s pick: Richland.
Fans’ pick: Richland