Week 5 football preview: La Center vs. Ilwaco
When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at La Center Middle School (1A Trico League game)
Last meeting: La Center won 21-6 on Oct. 1, 2010 in Ilwaco
Last week: La Center beat Ridgefield 34-21; Ilwaco lost to Kalama 41-0
La Center (2-2, 1-1): The Wildcats took a 28-0 lead against Ridgefield, then held on for the victory. .. La Center had three players rush for 77 yards or more last week: Mike Polyakov, Patrick Mayolo and Gunnar Lowery. … Mayolo leads La Center with 383 yards rushing.
Ilwaco (2-2, 1-1): The Fishermen have been part of three consecutive shutouts. Ilwaco shut out Manson 28-0 and Stevenson 30-0, before losing to Kalama 41-0. … Ilwaco fumbled the ball seven times against Kalama. .. Ilwaco alos lost QB Eric McMillan to an injury.
Bottom line: La Center rebounded nicely after a rough loss to Toledo. The Wildcats should keep things going.
Columbian’s pick: La Center.
Fans’ pick: La Center.