Week 6 football preview: La Center at Castle Rock

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at Castle Rock HS (1A Trico League game)

Last meeting: La Center won 40-13 on Oct. 8, 2010 in La Center.

Last week: La Center beat Ilwaco 50-8; Castle Rock beat White Salmon 26-6.

La Center (3-2, 2-1): After an error-filled game led to a lopsided loss to Toledo, the Wildcats have posted back-to-back impressive wins. … The Wildcats rushed for 502 yards against Ilwaco, led by Mike Polyakov’s 182 yards on 16 carries. He had three touchdowns. … Polyakov had 423 yards and 6 TDs on the season.

Castle Rock (3-2, 2-1): It’s been an up-and-down season for the Rockets, but they’ve posted back-to-back league wins over Stevenson and White Salmon. … Castle Rock fell behind 6-0 to White Salmon last week, and led 14-6 at halftime. … QB Cale Johnson was 4 for 9 for 58 yards passing.

Bottom line: La Center looks to have its running game on track.

Columbian’s pick: La Center.

Fans’ pick: La Center.

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