Prep football preview: Battle Ground vs. Evergreen
BATTLE GROUND (4-2, 2-2) vs. EVERGREEN (2-4, 1-2)
4A Greater St. Helens League game
When, where: 4:30 p.m., Friday; McKenzie Stadium, Evergreen, HS, Vancouver
Last week: Battle Ground lost to Camas 42-6; Evergreen lost to Yelm 25-18
Last meeting: Battle Ground won 21-14 in 2014.
Players to watch: Battle Ground WR Riley Betcher doubled his season total for catches last week, when he had 9 catches for 89 yards; Evergreen RB Nathaniel Trevino rushed 11 times for 153 yards and three TDs last week.
Game notes: Gunner Talkington had a season-low 119 yards passing last week. Look for him to have a big bounce-back game. The Tigers have two league games left, this week and next vs. Union. If they win both they will be assured of no less than a tie for second place in the league. Dustin Nettles continued his strong season for the Plainsmen with five catches for 50 yards.
The Prep Proletariat says: The Tigers are two wins from assuring that their season won’t end on Oct. 30. That makes this a must-win. They’ll get it. BATTLE GROUND 42, EVERGREEN 13
Score Czar says: Battle Ground 33, Evergreen 8