Week 8 football preview: Union vs. Evergreen
When, where: 8 p.m. Friday at McKenzie Stadium (Class 4A Greater St. Helens League game).
Radio: KVAL 1550 AM and www.1550talk.com.
Last meeting: Union won 48-0 on Oct. 22, 2010.
Last week: Union beat Battle Ground 42-6; Evergreen lost to Skyview 61-9.
Union (6-1, 2-0): Union is assured of finishing first or second in the 4A GSHL. It all depends on what happens next week vs. Skyview. … The 4A GSHL’s No. 2 team plays the South Puget Sounds League North’s No. 3 team, which the Tacoma News-Tribune projects as being Tahoma. The 4A GSHL’s No. 1 team plays the KingCo’s No. 5 team (projected as Issaquah). … RB Brandon Brody-Heim bounced back from early-season knee surgery to rush for 134 yards last week. … Union coach Cale Piland has 99 career victories.
Evergreen (0-7, 0-2): Justin Stroup rushed for 63 yards on 17 carries last week vs. Skyview. … Evergreen started freshman QB Kolbey Eaton in place of the injured Anthony Thomas last week. … Evergreen has dropped 11 consecutive games dating back to Oct. 1 of last year.
Bottom line: This one all points to Union.
Columbian’s pick: Union.
Fans’ pick: Union.