Week 2 prep football previews and predictions

Last week’s prep football predictions were barely better than a coin toss at 11-9. Let’s see if we can do better in Week 2.

Clackamas (Ore.) vs. Camas

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Doc Harris Stadium, 841 NE 22nd Ave., Camas

Broadcast info: Online video at NFHSNetwork (subscription required)

Last week: Clackmas beat Gresham by forfeit; Camas lost to Central Catholic 28-17

Last meeting: No meetings since 2000

Game notes: This is the season opener for Clackamas after the Cavaliers had their season opener called off by a COVID issue with Gresham. Clackamas went 3-3 last season with losses to Jesuit, Central Catholic and Tigard. Clackamas is ranked No. 7 in Oregon 6A. Camas’ loss last week looked worse than the score as big plays hurt the Papermakers — a kickoff return for a TD and an interception return for a score put them in a 14-0 hole. The defense played well, but the offense struggled, punting eight times. Luke Jamison rushed for two touchdowns. This will be the home debut of Camas’ interim coach Jack Hatahaway.

Prediction: Camas 21, Clackamas 13

Skyview vs. Battle Ground

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: Cable Ch. 29/329; Online video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBZLRZznhLQ

Last week: Skyview beat Columbia River 27-0; Battle Ground lost to Ingraham 32-0.

Last meeting: Skyview 56, Battle Ground 8, April 2, 2021

Game notes: Skyview’s defense dominated last week against Columbia River, holding the Rapids to 32 net yards of offense. Offensively, Niko Arriola passed for 177 yards and a touchdown. Gabe Martin rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Mark Oliverio’s debut as Battle Ground coach ended with a home loss. 

Prediction: Skyview 48, Battle Ground 6

Washougal vs. Evergreen

When: 4:30 p.m. Friday

Where: McKenzie Stadium, 2205 NE 138th Ave., Vancouver

Broadcast info: Cable Ch. 28/328; Online video at youtube.com/evergreenschooldistrict

Last week: Washougal lost to Prairie 44-6; Evergreen beat Centralia 35-6.

Last meeting: No meetings since 2000

Game notes: Washougal sputtered offensively against Prairie last week, mustering only 72 net yards of offense. Holden Bea threw for 63 yards and rushed for a touchdown. Now they face another test in Evergreen, which played a stellar defensive game at Centralia. The Plainsmen held Centralia to 86 total yards and five first downs. 

Prediction: Evergreen 41, Washougal 7

Mountain View vs. Union

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: McKenzie Stadium, 2205 NE 138th Ave., Vancouver

Broadcast info: Cable Ch. 28/328; Online video at youtube.com/evergreenschooldistrict

Last week: Mountain View beat Kentlake 46-2; Union lost to O’Dea 35-17

Last meeting: Union 60, Mountain View 13, March 5, 2021

Game notes: The Thunder defense did not allow a point last week against Kentlake. Sophomore Aiden Nicholson had a sack and four tackles for loss. He also caught a touchdown pass on offense. Another sophomore, normally a receiver, got the start at RB because of injuries and rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown. Union’s standout wide receiver Tobias Merriweather caught five passes for 142 yards and a touchdown and added a 12-yard TD run against O’Dea. Jaydon Jones rushed for 58 yards on seven carries. Union has won the last five meetings in this rivalry.

Prediction: Union 28, Mountain View 20

North Thurston vs. Kelso

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Schroeder Field, Kelso High School, 1904 Allen St., Kelso

Broadcast info: Online radio at 101.5 The Wave; Online video at NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: North Thurston lost to Washington 22-20; Kelso beat W.F. West 7-0.

Last meeting: No meetings since 2000

Game notes: The Rams from Lacey are coming off an 0-5 season in 2020-21 after going 3-7 in 2019. Kelso outgained W.F. West in yardage 373-94, but the Hilanders had trouble turning all those yards into points. Luckily, the defense allowed Colby Cooper’s first-quarter TD to stand up. Connor Noah rushed for 164 yards.

Prediction: Kelso 21, North Thurston 7

Prairie vs. Centralia

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Tiger Stadium, 2526 Mt. Vista Rd, Centralia

Broadcast info: Online radio at https://www.kelaam.com/

Last week: Prairie beat Washougal 44-6; Centralia lost to Evergreen 35-6.

Last meeting: Prairie 44, Hudson’s Bay 14, Oct. 18, 2019

Game notes: This game was added to schedule Wednesday after both teams had opponents withdraw from scheduled games. Centralia has a very young team, starting a handful of freshmen on offense last week and five sophomores on defense. The Tigers managed only 86 yards and five first downs last week against Evergreen.

Prediction: Prairie 36, Centralia 6

Columbia River vs. Bremerton

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Memorial Stadium, 1500 13th St., Bremerton High School

Broadcast info: Online video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ-C9bsknR0

Last week: Columbia River lost to Skyview 27-0; Bremerton was idle.

Last meeting: No meetings since 2000

Game notes: Bremerton had to cancel its season opener against Central Kitsap after one of Bremerton’s players tested positive in the last week in August. The Knights went 3-1 last season after going 4-5 in 2019. River struggled offensively against Skyview last week, grinding out just 52 net yards of offense. QB Adam Watts completed 11 of 14 passes, but for just 48 yards. 

Prediction: Columbia River 20, Bremerton 13

Mark Morris vs. Aberdeen

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Stewart Field, 800 Willard St., Aberdeen

Broadcast info: Online video at NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: Mark Morris lost to Castle Rock 38-20; Aberdeen beat Hoquiam 40-8.

Last meeting: Mark Morris 21, Aberdeen 14, Oct. 1, 2013

Game notes: Mark Morris QB Kellen Desbiens passed for 197 yards and one touchdown last week against Castle Rock. George Mosier rushed for 36 yards and two TDs last week. Aberdeen opened with an impressive win over Hoquiam. Junior Jeremy Sawyer rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown, and junior Kale Goings passed for 127 yards and two touchdowns.

Prediction: Aberdeen 27, Mark Morris 12

R.A. Long vs. Franklin Pierce

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Franklin Pierce HS, 11002 18th Ave., Tacoma

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: R.A. Long lost to Rochester 42-20; Franklin Pierce lost to Eatonville 56-0.

Last meeting: Franklin Pierce 28, R.A. Long 27, Sept. 2, 2005

Game notes: Shaun Mize passed for 198 yards and three touchdowns for R.A. Long against Rochester. Franklin Pierce trailed 56-0 by halftime last week. Kellen Riley passed for 119 yards. The Cardinals rushed for 36 yards as a team against Eatonville, the No. 2-ranked team in 1A. 

Prediction: R.A. Long 27, Franklin Pierce 13

Ridgefield vs. Castle Rock

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Castle Rock High School, 5180 Westside Hwy, Castle Rock

Broadcast info: Online video at NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: Ridgefield beat Heritage 45-0; Castle Rock beat Mark Morris 38-20.

Last meeting: Ridgefield 41, Castle Rock 0, Sept 1, 2017

Game notes: Ridgefield held Heritage 82 total yards and forced four turnovers. Ty Snider had two interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown. Isaiah Cowley caught five passes for 119 yards and three touchdowns. Chance Naugle passed for 144 yards and two touchdowns last week and rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns. 

Prediction: Ridgefield 34, Castle Rock 21

Woodland vs. La Center

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: La Center High School, 725 NE Highland Ave., La Center

Broadcast info: Free livestream at https://www.facebook.com/LaCenterFootball/

Last week: Woodland lost to Kalama 57-20; La Center beat Cascade Christian 42-10

Last meeting: La Center 35, Woodland 6, Sept. 12, 2019

Game notes: Woodland had planned to turn more toward a passing offense this season. But last week, running back Daymon Gressett still rushed 21 times for 109 yards and one touchdown. Drew Burns passed for 98 yards and two touchdowns, and Brett Martynowicz passed for 32. In his first start at QB, Darren Cepeda passed for 115 yards and rushed for 100 yards and three touchdowns. Levi Giles caught six passes for 70 yards and returned a kickoff for a score.

Prediction: La Center 27, Woodland 14

Seton Catholic vs. Rochester

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Rochester High School, 19800 Carper Road SE, Rochester

Broadcast info: Online video at NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: Seton Catholic beat Charles Wright 51-8; Rochester beat R.A. Long 42-20.

Last meeting: First meeting

Game notes: Joe Callerame passed for four touchdowns and rushed for another in Seton’s win over Charles Wright. The Cougars also intercepted three passes. They’ll have to deal with Rochester’s Talon Betts, who rushed for three touchdowns and returned a kickoff for another score against R.A. Long. Betts rushed for 154 yards. And when the defense overloaded on Betts, QB Landon Hawes passed for 116 yards and two TDs. 

Prediction: Rochester 26, Seton Catholic 21

Columbia-White Salmon vs. Stevenson

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Stevenson High School, 390 NW Gropper Rd., Stevenson

Broadcast info: Online video at NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: Columbia-White Salmon lost to Goldendale 52-20; Stevenson lost to Morton/White Pass 30-12

Last meeting: Columbia-White Salmon 50, Stevenson 7, Nov. 1, 2019

Game notes: Jace Greenwood rushed for 148 yards and a touchdown last week against Goldendale. He also passed for 94 yards and a TD. Stevenson outgained Morton/White Pass 188-181 in total yards and the Bulldogs trailed just 16-14 after three quarters before Morton/White Pass pulled away with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. 

Prediction: Columbia-White Salmon 28, Stevenson 20

W.F. West vs. Heritage

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: McKenzie Stadium, 2205 NE 138th Ave., Vancouver

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: W.F. West lost to Kelso 7-0; Heritage lost to Ridgefield 45-0.

Last meeting: W.F. West 27, Heritage 19, Sept. 11, 2009

Game notes: W.F. West managed only six first downs and 155 yards against Kelso. But the defense kept the Bearcats in the game. Gavin Fugate passed for 43 yards and Brock Guyette rushed for 35 yards. Heritage also struggled to get things going on offense against Ridgefield. Khalil Osborn passed for 11 yards, and James Murphy led the Timberwolves with 29 yards rushing. Heritage gained only 82 yards.

Prediction: Heritage 17, W.F. West 13

The Dalles vs. Fort Vancouver


When: 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E 18th St., Vancouver

Broadcast info: None

Last week: The Dalles lost to Forest Grove 40-0; Fort Vancouver lost to McDaniel 56-12

Last meeting: The Dalles 32, Fort Vancouver 0, Sept. 8, 2017

Game notes: The Dalles was originally scheduled to play St. Helens. The Dalles went 2-3 last season. Kaeleb Cvitkovich passed for 116 yards and a touchdown. Evan Mendez caught five passes for 105 yards. 

Prediction: The Dalles 20, Fort Vancouver 13

Kalama vs. Forks


When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Forks HS, 261 Spartan Ave., Forks

Broadcast info: Online video at NFHS Network (subscription required) 

Last week: Kalama beat Woodland 57-20; Forks beat Sequim 56-28. 

Last meeting: No meetings since 2000

Game notes: Jackson Esary passed for 187 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 115 yards and two scores last week against Woodland. Jack Doerty caught six passes for 85 yards and three touchdowns. Forks sophomore Sloan Tumaua, 5-foot-8, 230 pounds, rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns against 2A Sequim. 

Prediction: Kalama 35, Forks 27

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