Week 1 prep football: Hockinson vs. La Center
Hockinson (7-3) vs. La Center (11-2)
WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday
WHERE: La Center High School, 725 NE Highland Ave., La Center
2016 MEETING: Hockinson 46, La Center 35
GAME NOTES: Hockinson brings back senior QB Canon Racanelli, who threw for 3,148 yards last season. He has two all-league receivers returning to throw to — his brother Sawyer and Matt Henry. A former receiver Bailey Jones moves to RB. The Hawks hope Jones’ size (6-2, 215 pounds) and speed will give Hockinson a boost in the running game they were lacking last season. La Center returns a lineup loaded with seniors. Only two juniors are slated to started on offense and defense combined. The rest are seniors. The Wildcats enjoy playing tough non-league opponents. This will be the fourth year in a row La Center has opened with Hockinson. The Wildcats are coming off a season that saw them reach the 1A state semifinals.
FANS’ PICK: Hockinson (77 percent)
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