Prep football preview: Crook County vs. Ridgefield
When, where: 7 p.m. Friday; Ridgefield Stadium, Ridgefield HS, Ridgefield
Last week: Crook County beat Madras 50-0; Ridgefield lost to Hockinson 17-7
Last meeting: First meeting
Players to watch: Crook County RB Cole Ovens ran for 73 of the team’s 285 rushing yards last week. Ridgefield RB Tommy Herz was limited to 44 yards rushing last week. He also caught three passes for 20 yards.
Game notes: After some leaning years, folks in Prineville, Ore., are excited about their Cowboys again. Prior to last season, Crook County had gone 17 years without making it to the state playoffs in Oregon. The Spudders defense played a solid game last week vs. Hockinson, keeping the Spudders in the game. WR Taylor Nolan caught three passes for 59 yards and a TD. Jarrett Mocca and Cade Morrill continue to share QB duties for the Spudders.
The Prep Proletariat says: It’s hard to judge these teams from Oregon. But Crook County had to battle to beat The Dalles, which got rolled over by Fort. So I’m going off of that. RIDGEFIELD 23, CROOK COUNTY 16
Score Czar says: Ridgefield 24, Crook County 23