Week 3 prep football previews, viewing links and predictions

After a bumpy first week, our predictions improved to 10-4 last week, making us 21-13 (.618) for the year. Here are the Week 3 previews.

Montesano vs. Columbia-White Salmon

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Where: Columbia HS, 1455 NW Bruin Country Rd, White Salmon

Broadcast info: Online video stream on NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: Montesano beat Cascade Christian 43-0; Columbia-White Salmon lost to Stevenson 6-0

Last meeting: Montesano 54, Columbia-White Salmon 14, Sept. 20, 2019

Game notes: Montesano (1-0) opened the season with an impressive win. The Bulldogs scored on each of their first two offensive plays. Sophomore QB Jayden McElravy completed 8 of 9 passes for 176 yards and four TDs. Cayden Lovell caught four passes for 116 yards and three TDs. Columbia QB Jace Greenwood is one of the region’s top rushers through two weeks with 206 yards.

Prediction: Montesano 48, Columbia 6

Toledo vs. Stevenson

When: 6 p.m. Thursday

Where: Stevenson HS, 390 NW Gropper Rd, Stevenson

Broadcast info: Online video stream on NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: Toledo beat Raymond/South Bend 39-8; Stevenson beat Columbia-White Salmon 6-0

Last meeting: Toledo 24, Stevenson 6, Sept. 6, 2013

Game notes: Toledo (2-0) adopted the Riverhawk nickname this summer. The Riverhawks rushed for 341 yards last week. QB Wyatt Nef rushed for 131 yards and two TDs and completed 3 of 4 passes for 62 yards and two more TDs. Stevenson (1-1) was being shut out last week until the Bulldogs blocked a field goal attempt with about four minutes left and Gavin Gartner returned it 75 yards for a touchdown.

Prediction: Toledo 40, Stevenson 6

Jesuit vs. Camas

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: Online video stream on NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: Jesuit beat Tigard 17-7; Camas lost to Clackmas 38-30.

Last meeting: Camas 47, Jesuit 14, Sept. 6, 2013

Game notes: Jesuit (1-1) has also opened the season with two tough games, falling to West Linn 17-3 in Week 1. Payton Roth rushed for two first-quarter touchdowns (75 and 5) and the defense made that stand up. Camas (0-2), which has struggled with consistency running the ball, will face another challenge vs. Jesuit. Camas QB Taylor Ioane completed 20 of 39 passes for 266 yards last week. Ethan Ouchi kicked three field goals last week.

Prediction: Jesuit 20, Camas 13

Wenatchee vs. Mountain View

When: 4:30 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: TV on Cable Ch. 28/328; Online video stream on Evergreen Public Schools YouTube channel.

Last week: Wenatchee beat Mount Baker 10-0; Mountain View lost to Union 35-21.

Last meeting: First meeting,

Game notes: Wenatchee (1-0) opened the season last week against 1A Mount Baker after having to withdraw from a Week 1 meeting with Skyline because of COVID protocols. The Panthers forced five turnovers at Mount Baker. Wenatchee also turned it over five times. Mountain View (1-1) fell behind 35-7 to Union before scoring two fourth-quarter touchdowns. QB Mitch Johnson passed for 176 yards and one TD. Jacob Martin caught six passes for 73 yards.

Prediction: Mountain View 28, Wenatchee 13

Heritage vs. Union

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: TV on Cable Ch. 28/328; Online video stream on Evergreen Public Schools YouTube channel.

Last week: Heritage lost to W.F. West 48-7; Union beat Mountain View 35-21.

Last meeting: Union 57, Heritage 21, March 18, 2021

Game notes: Heritage (0-2) has been working to fill holes in its lineup, particularly up front. It’s not the best scenario for facing Union (1-1), which ground out 281 yards rushing last week. Jaydon Jones rushed for 216 yards. Khalil Osborn passed for 116 yards last week, including a TD pass to LaDaimien McCord. But 65 of those yards came on two passes to Vitaliy Melnyk. Heritage rushed for 90 yards. 

Prediction: Union 48, Heritage 6


Evergreen vs. W.F. West

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: W.F. West High School, 342 SW 16th St, Chehalis

Broadcast info: Online video stream on NFHS Network (subscription required); Online radio at www.kelaam.com

Last week: Evergreen beat Washougal 27-6; W.F. West beat Heritage 48-7.

Last meeting: W.F. West 40, Evergreen 6 in 1969

Game notes: Evergreen (2-0) rushed for 232 yards last week against Washougal, with Kyle Norton gaining 187 and two touchdowns. The game will show the Plainsmen where they are as 3A GSHL rival Kelso beat W.F. West 7-0 in Week 1. W.F. West (1-1) would rather run the ball. Brock Guyette rushed for 126 yards last week, and QB Gavin Fugate rushed for 105, after missing a good chunk of the second quarter after taking a hard hit. The Bearcats rushed for 338 yards as a team.

Prediction: Evergreen 20, W.F. West 13

Ridgefield vs. Hockinson

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Hockinson High School, 6819 NE 159th St., Hockinson

Broadcast info: TBA

Last week: Ridgefield beat Castle Rock 36-12; Hockinson was idle

Last meeting: Hockinson 14, Ridgefield 7, March 13, 2021

Game notes: The matchup that ultimately decided the 2A Greater St. Helens League title in March kicks off 2A GSHL play in the fall. Unlike last March, the Spudders (2-0) won’t have a senior quarterback. Sophomores Brayden Mallela and Logan DeBeaumont have been sharing quarterbacking duties this season. Mallela has passed for 365 yards and 6 TDs; DeBeaumont 216 yards and 3 TDs. Both QBs have a bevy of talented receivers to throw to in Isaiah Cowley, Ty Snider and Ryan Jenkins. And the defense has been solid again. Hockinson (0-1) has had a couple of weeks to prepare for this game after a bye week in Week 2. Jarod Oldham passed for 143 yards and two TDs to Kenyon Johnson in Week 1. Cody Wheeler leads the Hawks’ defense.

Prediction: Hockinson 21, Ridgefield 20


Prairie vs. Marshfield

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Sheldon HS, 2455 Willakenzie Rd, Eugene, Ore.

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Prairie beat Centralia 52-14; Marshfield beat Churchill 57-6

Last meeting: First meeting.

Game notes: For the second week in a row, Prairie (2-0) finds itself scrambling to prepare for a new opponent, after Battle Ground had to withdraw because of COVID protocols. Sophomore QB Braeden Slamp passed for four touchdowns last week, including two to Thor Stepina. Stepina also rushed for a score. Marshfield (2-0) was originally slated to play Coos Bay rival North Bend.  Marshfield QB Dom Montiel passed for 409 yards and five TDs last week. Senior DJ Daugherty caught seven passes for 200 yards and three TDs. 

Prediction: Prairie 37, Marshfield 31

Hudson’s Bay vs. R.A. Long

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Longview Memorial Stadium, 2903 Nichols Blvd, Longview

Broadcast info: Online video stream by N2media.

Last week: Hudson’s Bay idle; R.A. Long beat Franklin Pierce 21-20.

Last meeting: Hudson’s Bay 28, R.A. Long 13, March 12, 2021

Game notes: Hudson’s Bay (0-1) did not play last week because of COVID protocols. How much impact the layoff will impact the Eagles will be a key question. R.A. Long’s win last week snapped a 14-game losing streak for the Lumberjacks (1-1). R.A. Long rallied from an early 14-0 deficit to take a 21-14 lead in the third quarter on a TD run by Shaun Mize. Franklin Pierce scored a late touchdown, and then went for two for the win. The Lumberjacks stopped them.

Prediction: R.A. Long 20, Hudson’s Bay 14


Mark Morris vs. Columbia River

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Kiggins Bowl, Discovery MS, 800 E 40th St., Vancouver

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Mark Morris lost to Aberdeen 50-16; Columbia River lost to Bremerton 21-6

Last meeting: Columbia River 28, Mark Morris 21, Oct. 4, 2019

Game notes: Mark Morris (0-2) fell behind 28-0 before Langston Bartell caught a 25-yard TD pass from Kellen Desbiens right before halftime. Desbiens added a second-half TD pass. Adam Watts threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Adam Huerena last week for Columbia River (1-1), but the Rapids struggle on offense continued. River has also been battling the injury bug.

Prediction: Columbia River 28, Mark Morris 16


Woodland vs. Washougal

When: 4 p.m. Friday

Where: Fishback Stadium, Washougal HS, 1201 39th St, Washougal

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Woodland lost to La Center 52-21; Washougal lost to Evergreen 27-6.

Last meeting: Washougal 47, Woodland 21, Sept. 20, 2019

Game notes: Woodland (0-2) has planned to throw more this season. And after running back Daymon Gressett might lead the Beavers to fast-track that plan. Drew Burns has passed for 167 yards and Brett Martynowicz has passed for 115. Holden Bea has passed for 234 yards and one touchdown. He also has a TD run this season. The Panthers (0-2) have struggled to move the ball on the ground, rushing for just 25 net yards in two games. 

Prediction: Washougal 20, Woodland 13

Kalama vs. La Center 

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: La Center HS, 725 NE Highland Ave, La Center

Broadcast info: Online video stream on La Center football facebook page.

Last week: Kalama was idle; La Center beat Woodland 52-21

Last meeting: La Center 36, Kalama 8, Sept. 27, 2019

Game notes: Both teams have wins over Woodland as Kalama beat the Beavers 57-20 in Week 1. Jackson Esary rushed for 115 yards and two TDs in the Week 1 win, and he passed for 189 yards and five TDs. La Center quarterback Darren Cepeda has been a dual threat as well, rushing for 271 yards and five TDs and passing for 339 yards and three TDs. Levi Giles has returned a kickoff for a touchdown in each of the first two games.

Prediction: La Center 34, Kalama 30 


Elma vs. Castle Rock

When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Castle Rock HS, 5180 Westside Hwy, Castle Rock

Broadcast info: Online video stream on NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: Elma was idle; Castle Rock lost to Ridgefield 36-12.

Last meeting: Castle Rock 52, Elma 14, Sept. 27, 2019

Game notes: Elma (1-0) is coming off COVID protocols last week after a 21-14 win over Hudson’s Bay in Week 1. Castle Rock quarterback Chance Naugle has rushed for 162 yards and five touchdowns, and has passed for 326 yards and two touchdowns. 

Prediction: Castle Rock 33, Elma 14

Tenino vs. Seton Catholic

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Seton Catholic HS, 9000 NE 64th Ave, Vancouver

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Tenino beat North Beach 64-0; Seton Catholic lost to Rochester 49-8

Last meeting: Tenino 54, Seton Catholic 6, March 4, 2021

Game notes: North Beach was a last-minute replacement for Tenino last week after Rainier could not play. And the bigger Beavers dominated the 2B Hyaks. Defensive end Takari Hickle is an Oregon State commit. “He’s a beast,” Seton coach Dennis Herling said. Seton freshman quarterback Joe Callerame has passed for 189 yards and four touchdowns. Lance Stuck has five catches for 113 yards and one TD for the Cougars (1-1).

Prediction: Tenino 48, Seton Catholic 6


King’s Way Christian vs. Bellevue Christian

When: 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Sammamish HS, 100 140th Ave SE, Bellevue

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: King’s Way Christian was idle; Bellevue Christian was idle

Last meeting: King’s Way Christian 41, Bellevue Christian 20, Sept. 21, 2019

Game notes: In its second game after reviving its varsity football program, King’s Way Christian (0-1) is looking for something positive after being overmatched against Tenino in Week 1. In trying to find a Week 1 opponent, Class 2B Bellevue Christian (1-0) played Quilcene, a 1B program that normally plays 8-man football. But played with 11 men in an 18-8 win over Bellevue Christian.

Prediction: Bellevue Christian 20, King’s Way Christian 13

Sunnyside vs. Skyview

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Kiggins Bowl, Discovery MS, 800 E 40th St., Vancouver

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Sunnyside beat Hermiston 35-14; Skyview beat Battle Ground 51-6

Last meeting: First meeting

Game notes: Sunnyside’s Logan Rodriguez completed 32 for 45 passes for 342 yards passing and four TDs against Hermiston. Myles Newhouse added 150 yards rushing on 21 carries for the Grizzlies, while Brent Maldonado added 13 catches for 169 yards. Skyview’s Gabe Martin has rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns, and Jaydin Knapp has rushed for 127 yards and four TDs. QB Niko Arriola has passed for 239 yards and 3 TDs. Skyview rested their starters early last week as the defense again dominated. The Storm have held opponents to 154 total yards and six points in two games.

Prediction: Skyview 28, Sunnyside 20

Kelso vs. Nooksack Valley

When: 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Seattle Memorial Stadium, Seattle

Broadcast info: Online radio at 101.5 The Wave

Last week: Kelso beat North Thurston 46-0; Nooksack Valley beat Hoquiam 49-14

Last meeting: First meeting.

Game notes: Kelso (2-0) has not allowed a point all season, shutting out W.F. West and North Thurston. Kelso QB Hunter Letteer has completed 18 of 29 passes for 243 yards and three TDs in two games. Conner Noah has rushed for 210 yards and two TDs. After Kelso’s scheduled game with Centennial was scrubbed, the Hilanders pivoted to play 1A Nooksack Valley (2-0).

Prediction: Kelso 20, Nooksack Valley 6 

Lincoln vs. Fort Vancouver

When: 5 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Lincoln lost to Liberty 52-0; Fort Vancouver was idle

Last meeting: No meeting since 2000.

Game notes: First-year coach Matt Caruso is still looking for a first win at Lincoln (0-2). The Cardinals dropped a 28-27 game to Crescent Valley of Corvallis in Week 1. Fort Vancouver (0-1) is trying to rebound after having its Week 2 game called off by COVID protocols. 

Prediction: Lincoln 48, Fort Vancouver 6

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