Week 5 football preview: Washougal vs. R.A. Long

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at Fishback Stadium, Washougal HS (2A Greater St. Helens League game)

Last meeting: RA Long won 36-23 on Oct. 1, 2010 in Longview.

Last week: Washougal beat Clatskanie 40-14; R.A. Long lost to Centralia 14-6.

Washougal (4-0, 0-0): The Panthers are off to their first 4-0 start since 2003. In 2003, Washougal finished 4-6. … QB Colton Sullivan remains the most efficient passer in Southwest Washington, completing 20 of 26 passes for 344 yards and 3 TDs. … The Panthers have controlled their games by running the ball with an assortment of rushers. Sam O’Hara leads with 339 yards. Others include Austin Tofell (276) and Caleb Howard (269).

R.A. Long (1-3, 0-0): The Lumberjacks are 1-3, but have played a tough non-league schedule. … The two teams share a common opponents: Hudson’s Bay. R.A. Long beat Bay 21-0, and Washougal beat Bay 41-9 … QB Ryan Peerboom has passed for 435 yards and 3 TDs this season. He’s also thrown 3 interceptions. … Jacob Yordy has 18 catches for 242 yards and 3 TDs.

Bottom line: Washougal has been playing really well, and the Panthers still haven’t had to ask a lot of QB Sullivan.

Columbian’s pick: Washougal.

Fans’ pick: Washougal.

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