Prep football preview: Columbia River vs. Fort Vancouver

CRFortCOLUMBIA RIVER (2-3, 0-0) vs. FORT VANCOUVER (1-4, 0-2)

3A Greater St. Helens League game

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday; Kiggins Bowl, Discovery MS, Vancouver

TV: Fort Sports, cable ch. 29/329

Last week: Fort Vancouver lost to Kelso 34-12; Columbia River lost to Tumwater 54-14

Last meeting: Columbia River won 47-12 in 2014

Players to watch: Columbia River WR Alex McGarry had a 71-yard TD reception last week vs. Tumwater; Fort QB Erik Coppinger threw two TD passes last week vs. Kelso.

Game notes: After starting the season 2-0, Columbia River has dropped three in a row, all to 2A Evergreen Conference teams. The Chieftains have given up an average of 47 points over the past three games. Fort has scored 34 points in its one win and 19 total points in its four losses. Columbia River has won the last seven meetings, dating back to 2007.

The Prep Proletariat says: “The Chieftains have had their problems. But they should keep them from beating Fort. COLUMBIA RIVER 34, FORT VANCOUVER 13

Score Czar says: Columbia River 30, Fort Vancouver 8

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