Prep football preview: Columbia River vs. Tumwater

RiverTumCOLUMBIA RIVER (2-2) vs. TUMWATER (4-0)

Non-league game

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday; Tumwater  Stadium, Tumwater HS, Tumwater

Last week: Columbia River lost to Black Hills 46-20; Tumwater beat Lake City (ID) 35-21

Last meeting: Tumwater won 62-6 in 2014.

Players to watch: Columbia River QB Garrett McKee threw for two TDs last week; Tumwater RB Griffin Shea is the Thunderbirds’ top rusher.

Game notes: Tumwater gained 312 of its 414 yards on the ground against Lake City, an Idaho power that has struggled with injuries and is off to a 1-4 start. Tumwater did give up 230 passing yards last week. The Chieftains have struggled with turnovers, and the defense also has struggled. River has given up 41 and 46 points to 2A Evergreen Conference teams that are trying to keep up with top-ranked Tumwater.

The Prep Proletariat says: “These Thunderbirds are fabulous and tough enough. TUMWATER 48, COLUMBIA RIVER 6

Score Czar pick: Tumwater 36, Columbia River 8

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