Week 1 prep football preview: Goldendale vs. Columbia-White Salmon


Goldendale (0-0) vs. Columbia-White Salmon (0-0)


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Columbia HS, 1455 NW Bruin Country Road, White Salmon


2017 MEETING: Columbia-White Salmon 53, Goldendale 0

GAME NOTES: Goldendale went 0-10 last season. The Timberwolves placed seventh in the 1A South Central Conference West Division.  Columbia-White Salmon went 4-4 last season. The Bruins finished fourth in the Trico League. This is a matchup of first-year coaches. Aaron Cochran takes over in Goldendale, his alma mater. The Timberwolves will be young this season, led by junior Corbin Bland. A receiver/quarterback in the past, Bland takes over full-time under center. At White Salmon, Dan Smith takes over for John Hallead. Smith plans to stick to the shotgun single back attack on offense, while switching to a 4-3 defense. Columbia-White Salmon has won the last three meetings between the Gorge rivals.

FANS’ PICK: Columbia-White Salmon (63 percent)



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