Week 4 football preview: Evergreen vs. Eisenhower
When, where: 5 p.m. Friday at McKenzie Stadium (non-league game)
Radio: KKOV 1550 AM or www.1550talk.com
Last meeting: Eisenhower won 48-26 on Sept. 24, 2010 in Yakima.
Last week: Evergreen lost to Richland 31-12; Eisenhower lost to Chiawana 42-13.
Evergreen (0-3): Evergreen comes into this game on a seven-game losing streak, dating back to last season … The Plainsmen have scored just 6 points in the first half, and none in the first quarter all season. … Evergreen got a solid outing in the running game from Justin Straup last week. Straup had 101 yards rushing on 12 carries and a touchdown.
Eisenhower (2-1): The Cadets opened the season with lopsided wins over 3A teams Rainier Beach and West Valley of Yakima. … But Eisenhower opened league with a 42-13 loss to Chiawana. … Despite the lopsided score, Eisenhower outgained Chiawana 377-344. … The Cadets’ strength is their passing game. QB Kolney Cassel has passed for 794 yards this season.
Bottom line: The Plainsmen may be improving, but against a tough non-league schedules, it’s hard to tell from the results. Evergreen gets another test this week.
Columbian’s pick: Eisenhower.
Fans’ pick: Eisenhower