Week 1 prep football: Battle Ground vs. Beaverton
Battle Ground (7-2) vs. Beaverton, Ore. (9-3)
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE: Beaverton High School, 13000 SW 2nd St., Beaverton, Ore.
2016 MEETING: Battle Ground 35, Beaverton 21
GAME NOTES: The Beavers reached the 6A state quarterfinals in Oregon last season. The Beavers are coming off back-to-back 9-3 seasons but suffered heavy graduation losses from last year’s team. Senior QB Alex Brown arrives from Jesuit. After back-to-back seven-win seasons, Battle Ground faces some changes in 2017, starting with new head coach Mike Kesler. Senior DL Aksel Fridriksson is the lone returning all-leaguer, but the Tigers’ lineup is loaded with seniors who have become accustomed to winning.
FANS’ PICK: Beaverton (57 percent)
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