Week 10 football playoff preview: Tahoma vs. Union


Tahoma (6-3) vs. Union (8-1)


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: McKenzie Stadium, 2205 NE 138th Ave, Vancouver

BROADCAST: Internet radio, elisportsnetwork.com

LAST WEEK: Tahoma lost to Hazen 48-41 in OT; Union beat Camas 14-13

2016 PLAYOFF FINISH: Tahoma did not qualify; Union did not qualify

GAME NOTES: Tahoma’s loss to Hazen last week dropped the Bears into third place in the North Puget Sound League Cascade Division. Tahoma of Covington went 3-7 in 2016. Tahoma QB Conner Lambro has passed for 1621 yards and 15 TDs (through eight games; last week’s numbers not available). Lambro is one of three rushers to gain about 350 yards this season. Jerrel Chapman is the leading receiver with 41 catches, 665 yards and 6 TDs. The NPSL is known for high-scoring games with not a lot of defense. Tahoma averaged 31 points a game, and allowed an average of 25. By contrast, Union averaged 34 points and allowed an average of 17. Since 2013, the teams in the current NPSL are 3-20 in Week 10 playoffs. In the same span, 4A GSHL teams are 11-0. This is Union’s first playoff game since 2014. Union is 7-0 in Week 10 playoffs. Union is the 4A Greater St. Helens League champion. QB Lincoln Victor leads Union with 1,518 yards passing and 18 TDs and 405 yards rushing and 4 TDs. JoJo Siofele leads the team in rushing with 719 yards and 9 TDs. Darien Chase has 35 receptions for 821 yards and 10 TDs.

FANS’ PICK: Union (92 percent)



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