Week 5 football preview: Hockinson vs. Lakeside
When, where: 6 p.m. Friday at Nautilus Field, Hockinson HS (non-league game)
Last meeting: First meeting.
Last week: Hockinson lost to Columbia River 36-22; Lakeside beat Port Townsend 47-24.
Hockinson (2-2): The Hawks hope to get QB Jess Krahn back after suffering a concussion two weeks ago against Prairie. … Also RB Josiah Niemela, who leads the Hawks with 307 yards, did not play against River. … Even without some key players, Hockinson led 16-14 in the fourth quarter against River.
Lakeside (2-2): Lakeside went 2-8 playing in a mixed-classification independent schedule in 2010. The Lions are playing an independent schedule again this season before returning to the 3A Metro League in 2012. … Lakeside’s two wins came over 1A teams (Port Townsed and Vashon Island) Losses have come to 1A King’s and 3A Bishop Blanchet. .. Kylee Lee had two TD runs vs. Port Townsend and a kickoff return for another TD.
Bottom line: The game time was moved up to 6 p.m. for Lakeside, which is taking a long drive for this game. Hockinson has worked on its depth in recent weeks, which should help the Hawks going forward.
Columbian’s pick: Hockinson.
Fans’ pick: Hockinson.