Week 5 prep football preview: Kelso vs. Prairie

Kelso vs. Prairie


WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: District Stadium, Battle Ground HS, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground

BROADCAST: Video webcast: ESN/NFHS Network ($9.95 monthly subscription required); Internet radio, klog.com

RECORDS: Kelso (4-0, 0-0), Prairie (4-0, 0-0)

LAST WEEK: Kelso beat Aberdeen by forfeit; Prairie beat Battle Ground 38-6

LAST YEAR: Kelso 34, Prairie 18

ABOUT KELSO: The Hilanders will be well-rested for this one, after last week’s opponent, Aberdeen, chose to forfeit to Kelso. The Hilanders have allowed just one touchdown all season, outscoring opponents 151-7. But Kelso’s opponents have a combined record of 5-11. Josh Webb leads the Hilanders with 385 yards and eight touchdowns. Connor Noah had 294 yards and five TDs. QB Marshall Coleman has rushed for 117 yards and thrown for 105 on 7-of-9 passing.

ABOUT PRAIRIE: The Falcons have been explosive on offense, and it all starts with quarterback AJ Dixson. He has thrown for 932 yards and 14 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 295 yards and 5 TDs. He only passed for 118 yards last week against Battle Ground as the Falcons focused on their ground game, rushing for 290 yards. Dixson likes to spread his passes around, but Treyce Teagtue (16 catches, 156 yards, 3 TDs) and Jimmie Barton 12-265-4) are his top targets. And the Falcons’ defense cannot be overlooked. After giving up 33 points to Parkrose in Week 1, Prairie has allowed just 26 points in the three games since.

FANS’ PICK: Prairie (60 percent)


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