Week 7 football preview: Hockinson vs. R.A. Long

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at Longview Memorial Stadium (Class 2A Greater St. Helens League game).

Last meeting: R.A. Long won 36-0 on Oct. 15, 2010 in Hockinson.

Last week: Hockinson beat Mark Morris 14-13; R.A. Long lost to Woodland 42-14.

Hockinson (4-2, 1-0): The Hawks took a giant leap forward last week, rallying from 13-0 down in the second half to beat Mark Morris 14-13. … The key play was a 32-yard touchdown pass play from Jess Krahn to Jacob Reagan on fourth-and-18. … Josiah Niemela leads Hockinson with 398 yards rushing and 4 TDs.

R.A. Long (1-5, 0-2): The Lumberjacks opened league play with back-to-back 42-14 losses to Washougal and Woodland. … After scoring 48 points in their first two games, the Jacks have totalled 46 in their last four — all losses. … QB Ryan Peerboom leads the 2A GSHL with 832 passing yards and 7 TDs. He’s also throw a league-high 6 interceptions. … Jacob Yordy leads the league with 26 catches for 376 yards and 4 TDs. … Yordy is also a threat on returns.

Bottom line: R.A. Long has really struggled of late, while Hockinson’s momentum is headed the other direction.

Columbian’s pick: Hockinson.

Fans’ pick: Hockinson (100 percent).

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