Prep football preview: Castle Rock vs. Montesano

CRockMonteCASTLE ROCK (4-5) vs. MONTESANO (7-2)

1A district playoff

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday; Rottle Field, Montesano HS, Montesano

Last week: Castle Rock lost to Kalama 28-0; Montesano beat Elma 42-7

Players to watch: Castle Rock RB Talib Meeks has rushed for more than 900 yards and 13  TDs this season; Montesano RB Logan Truax rushed for 77 and has 28 receiving yards vs. Elma

Game notes: The winner of this game will be the No. 3 or No. 4 seed, depending on this week’s outcomes. Castle Rock finished third in the Trico League with a 3-2 mark. Montesano was the 1A Evergreen Conference runner-up at 6-1. The run-oriented Rockets were held to 45 rushing yards by Kalama last week. Montesano held Elma’s ground attack to 106 total yards last week. The two teams have one common opponent: Tenino. Castle Rock lost to Tenino 39-20 in Week 2; Montesano beat Tenino 45-12 two weeks ago.

The Prep Proletariat says: A touch matchup for the Rockets. MONTESANO 36, CASTLE ROCK 7

Score Czar says: Montesano 33, Castle Rock 6

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