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Week 1 football preview: Castle Rock vs. Hoquiam

Castle Rock vs. Hoquiam

NON-LEAGUE GAME

WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Olympic Stadium, 101 28th Street, Hoquiam

BROADCAST: None

2018 RECORDS: Castle Rock (3-6) vs. Hoquiam (10-1)

LAST YEAR: Hoquiam 27, Castle Rock 7

ABOUT CASTLE ROCK: Castle Rock finished fourth in the Trico League last season. Junior RB Wyatt Partridge returns after rushing for 1,000 yards and 14 TDs last season. Also back is two-way all-leaguer Coleman Guerrero and sophomore defensive end Landon Gardner, who had 40 tackles and six sacks last season. Read more about the Rockets.

ABOUT HOQUIAM: Hoquiam is the defending 1A Evergreen Conference champion, losing to Lydnen Christian (45-6) in the 1A state quarterfinals. The Grizzlies are still getting a lot of preseason buzz in the 1A Evergreen despite significant graduation losses. Junior receiver Dane McMillan could see time at QB. Senior TE/LB Matt Brown (6-5, 287) also returns.

FANS’ PICK: Hoquiam (68 percent)

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