Quick previews of Week 1 football games in Southwest Washington

Stevenson vs. Ilwaco

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Ilwaco High School

What: Southwest 2B League game.

Livestream: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ilwaco-high-school-ilwaco-wa/gama6e6d6cdeb (NFHS feed, requires monthly subscription)

Game notes: This is Stevenson’s season opener. The Bulldogs are dropping down to Class 2B after opting up to play as a member of the 1A Trico League in years page. Stevenson went 3-6 last season. Ilwaco lost to Raymond/South Bend on Monday 24-13. The Class 2B Fishermen went 4-5 last season. This is the two schools’ first meeting since 2013, when both were Trico members.

Castle Rock vs. Goldendale

When: 11 a.m. Saturday

Where: Seton Catholic High School, Vancouver

What: Trico League game

Livestream:  None.

Game notes: Season opener for both teams. Castle Rock is coming off a 7-3 season in 2019 that included a 50-22 district playoff lost to Hoquiam. Goldendale, a member of the 2B EWAC, is joining the Trico League on a temporary basis this season. The Timberwolves are coming off a 3-7 season.

Hockinson vs. R.A. Long

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Longview Memorial Stadium

What: 2A Greater St. Helens League game

Livestream:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVGoASnGNSCeH0kSv4dGhcg (free)

Game notes: Season opener for both teams. Hockinson is coming off an 11-2 season in 2019, advancing to the 2A state semifinals before falling to Tumwater 55-7. R.A. Long went 1-8 in 2019. The Lumberjacks have lost 14 straight 2A GSHL game. In 2019, Hockinson beat R.A. Long 62-14, and the Hawks have won the last six in this series. The Lumberjacks’ last win came in 2013.

La Center vs. Fort Vancouver

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Kiggins Bowl, Vancouver

What: Trico League game

TV: Comcast cable Ch. 28/328.

Livestream:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWlbIySkdJo-I6vpgDs41BQ (free)

Game notes: Season opener for both teams. La Center is coming off a 9-1 season in 2019, falling to Connell 17-7 in the first round of the 1A state playoffs. Fort Vancouver went 1-8 in 2019 as a Class 3A independent. The Trappers are playing a Trico League schedule this season. This is the two schools’ first meeting since 2006.

Columbia-White Salmon vs. Seton Catholic

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Seton Catholic High School, Vancouver

What: Trico League game

Livestream:  None

Game notes: Season opener for both teams. Columbia-White Salmon is coming off a 4-5 season in 2019. Seton Catholic went 4-4 in 2019. Columbia beat Seton Catholic 42-0 in 2019. The Bruins have won all seven meetings in the series.

Columbia River vs. Woodland

When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Woodland High School

What: 2A Greater St. Helens League game

Livestream:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfnE8luUCRFY9Gi9nfODocw (free)

Game notes: Season opener for both teams. Columbia River is coming off a 3-7 season in 2019 that included a 66-13 loss to Tumwater in the 2A district playoff.  Woodland went 2-7 in 2019. Woodland beat Columbia River 20-13 in 2019. The two schools have split the four meetings since River joined the 2A GSHL in 2016.

Mark Morris vs. Washougal

When: 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Fishback Stadium, Washougal HS

What: 2A Greater St. Helens League game

Livestream:  https://www.youtube.com/c/WHSEvents (Free)

Game notes: Season opener for both teams. Mark Morris is coming off a 3-6 season in 2019. Washougal went 7-5 in 2019, advancing to the 2A state quarterfinals before falling to Lynden 29-26. Washougal beat Mark Morris 40-7 in 2019. The Panthers have won the last four meetings in the series.

Napavine vs. Kalama

When: 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Kalama High School

What: Southwest 2B League game.

Livestream: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/eli-sports-network/gam3b0911b2c5 (ESN/NFHS feed, requires monthly subscription)

Game notes: This is Kalama’s season opener. Napavine lost 38-0 to Onalaska on Monday. Kalama is coming of an 11-3 season in 2019, ending with a 48-30 loss in the 2B state title game to Onalaska. Napavine went 10-2, ending with a 44-42 overtime loss to Kalama in the 2B state semifinals. The two schools split their two meetings in 2019, with Napavine winning on 33-27 on Sept. 13. The two schools have met twice, once in league play and once in the playoffs, every year since Kalama joined the Southwest 2B League in 2016.

Ridgefield vs. Hudson’s Bay

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Kiggins Bowl, Discovery MS, Vancouver

What: 2A Greater St. Helens League game

TV: Comcast cable Ch. 28/328.

Livestream:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWlbIySkdJo-I6vpgDs41BQ (free)

Game notes: Season opener for both teams. Ridgefield is coming off a 6-5 season in 2019 that ended with a 42-21 loss to Steilacoom in the 2A state first round. Hudson’s Bay went 2-7 in 2019 as a member of the 3A GSHL. This is the two school’s first meeting since 2015.

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