Week 9 football preview: Skyview vs. Union

When, where: 8 p.m. Friday at Kiggins Bowl (4A Greater St. Helens League game). TV: Live on Comcast cable Ch. 29.

Last meeting: Skyview won 37-34 on Oct. 29, 2010 at McKenzie Stadium.

UNION (7-1, 3-0)

Last week: beat Evergreen 43-3.

Players to watch: QB Kaben Humphrey-Butler 65-108, 1018 yards, 7 TDs; RB Brandon Brody-Heim, 62-404 yards, 10 TDs; WR Tanner Nelson 22-417, 3 TDs.

Notes: The Titans have won seven in a row since losing their season opener at Bothell. … In six of those seven wins, they’ve scored at least 41 points and held opponents to no more than 14 points … Win or lose, Union will be home for next week’s 4A state preliminary round game.

SKYVIEW (6-2, 3-0)

Last week: beat Columbia River 36-29.

Players to watch: QB Kieran McDonagh 78-112, 1208 yards, 13 TDs; RB Parker Henry 126-1363 yards, 19 TDs; WR Reiley Henderson 32-496, 7 TDs.

Notes: Skyview had won six in a row since an 0-2 start. … After giving up 32 points in five consecutive wins combined, Skyview gave up 29 last week against Columbia River. … The Storm are seeking their third consecutive 4A GSHL title. … Skyview is on a 14-game league winning streak. The Storm’s last league loss was to Evergreen on Oct. 16, 2008 … Win or lose, Skyview will be home for next week’s 4A state preliminary round game.

Bottom line: Skyview might have been looking past Columbia River last week. That wake-up call could actually help the Storm against Union.

Columbian’s pick: Skyview.

Fans’ pick: Union (74 percent).

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