Prep football preview: Battle Ground at Kent-Meridian


When, where: 5 p.m., Saturday; French Field, Kent-Meridian HS, Kent

Internet radio: None

Last meeting: Kent-Meridian won 43-28 in 2014

Players to watch: Battle Ground QB Gunner Talkington passed for 2,552 yards and 28 TDs in 2014; Kent-Meridian QB Ben Woods passed for 1,940 yards and 17 TDs last season, but also 17 INTs.

Game notes: Talkington passed for 289 yards and 4 TDs last season against the Royals. Battle Ground RB Curtis Stradley earned starts late last season and twice rushed for more than 100 yards. The Royals are athletic. WR Emmanuel Daigbe caught 40 passes  for 9 TDs last season. RBs Malik Woolery and Gabriel Gallman are small, but also tough and quick.

The Prep Proletariat says: “Both teams bring experience back from last season. Both have potential to be explosive. Defense likely will decide this game. Picked BG to win this game last year. Tigers will have to hope I’m wrong two years in a row. KENT-MERIDIAN 38, BATTLE GROUND 28

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