Week 3 football preview: Stevenson vs. Ilwaco
When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at Stevenson HS
Last meeting: Stevenson won 23-0 on Sept. 17, 2010 in Ilwaco.
Last week: Stevenson beat Corbett (Ore.) 13-0; Ilwaco beat Manson 28-0.
Stevenson (1-1): Defense led coach David Waimre to his first win as Stevenson’s coach last week. … Karl Bell rushed for 128 yards on 23 carries, and Zack Irwin added 69 yards rushing … WR Casey Smith caught three passes for 83 yards, but QB Brandon Van Pelt completed on 4 of 12 passes with two interceptions.
Ilwaco (1-1): Like Stevenson, Ilwaco used solid defense to post its first win of the season last week. … Josh Berteaux rushed for 148 yards on 24 carries for the Fishermen in a win over Manson. … Manson was held to 73 yards of total offense. … The win over Manson snapped a nine-game losing streak that dated back to last year’s loss to Stevenson.
Bottom line: Odds are good that this game will be low-scoring, so the edge goes to the home team.
Columbian’s pick: Stevenson.
Fans’ pick: Stevenson.