Prep football preview: Centralia vs. Kelso

CenKelCENTRALIA (2-1) vs. KELSO (3-0)

Non-league game

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday; Schroeder Field, Kelso HS, Kelso.

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Last week: Centralia beat Columbia River 41-40; Kelso beat Prairie 14-6.

Last meeting: Centralia won 51-10 in 2014.

Players to watch: Centralia RB Nathan Yahn rushed for 145 yards on 16 carries and 3 TDs lastk; Kelso RB Jerson Flores has rushed for 308 yards and two TDs this season.

Game notes: Centralia’s Dylan Ferrians rushed for 124 yards last week and Josh Towle had an 80-yard TD run. Columbia River passed for 5 TDs last week vs. Tigers. That may mean Kelso QB AJ Hoggatt will be asked to play a bigger role for Kelso. Kelso’s defense held Prairie to under 200 yards of offense and forced four second-half fumbles..

The Prep Proletariat says: “Kelso’s defense has been solid this year, but Hilanders haven’t faced a running attack like Centralia. CENTRALIA 27, KELSO 20.”

Score Czar pick: Kelso 22, Centralia 6.

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