Week 3 football preview: Fort Vancouver vs. Washougal
When, where: 5 p.m. Friday at Kiggins Bowl
Last meeting: Fort Vancouver won 31-14 on Sept. 17, 2010.
Last week: Fort Vancouver lost 54-13 to Battle Ground;
Fort Vancouver (0-2): Fort has been able to move the ball this season, averaging about 300 yards of offense a game. But the Trappers have struggled to turn yards into points … And mistakes and big plays have also hurt. Fort has thrown five interceptions in two games, and Fort has given up an 85-yard TD kickoff return and 100-yard interception return for a TD.
Washougal (2-0): The Panthers have opened the season with two lopsided wins with some lopsided total offense numbers. In the two wins over Hudson’s Bay and White Salmon, Washougal has outgained it opponents 884-277. … RB Austin Tofell leads the Panthers with 211 yards rushing on 17 carries. … QB Colton Sullivan has not had to pass much this year. But when he has, he’s been extremely efficient — 10 of 12 for 185 yards. … And talk about efficient: Bobby Jacobs had six carries for 155 yards last week vs. White Salmon. Four of those carries went for TDs. … The Panthers are aiming for their first 3-0 start since 2004, when they finished 6-4.
Bottom line: Washougal is rolling, and the Panthers haven’t even pulled out all of their weapons yet. They have to against Fort, but only if the Trappers can play error-free football.
Columbian’s pick: Washougal.
Fans’ pick: Washougal