Week 5 football preview: Woodland vs. Mark Morris
When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at Longview Memorial Stadium (2A Greater St. Helens League game)
Last meeting: Mark Morris won 53-20 on Oct. 1, 2010 in Woodland
Last week: Woodland lost to Scio 32-14; Mark Morris
Woodland (1-3, 0-0): The Beavers have lost three straight since beating Kalama in their season opener. But none of the games have been blowouts. … Woodland was tied 14-14 with Scio at halftime last week. … Cy Whitmire leads the Beavers with 495 yards rushing and 4 TDs. … QB Adam Shoup has passed for 408 yards and 5 TDs.
Mark Morris (2-2, 0-0): The Monarchs are led by QB Hayden Tilton, who has passed for 285 yards and 2 TDs. .. Tilton completed 4 of 10 passes for 71 yards and two interceptions last week against Rainier, OR. … Mark Morris will be missing two starting linemen with injuries.
Bottom line: Both teams are looking for a fresh start to league play after some frustrating in the season’s first four weeks. The winner could use this game as a spring board to a playoff berth.
Columbian’s pick: Woodland.
Fans’ pick: TBA.