Week 6 prep football previews, links to livestreams and predictions

We were 12-1 on picks last week, moving us to 58-23 (.716) on the season.

Here are the picks for Week 6:

Evergreen vs. Heritage

When: 4:30 p.m. Thursday

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

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Evergreen lost to Union 47-27; Heritage lost to Sunset 39-2.

Last meeting: Evergreen 12, Heritage 6, March 5, 2021

Game notes: Evergreen (3-2) is led by running back Kyle Norton, who leads the region in rushing with 714 yards and seven touchdowns. Sophomore QB Jayden Crace had his best passing game last week against Union with 140 yards and two touchdowns. Evergreen leads this rivalry 12-9. Heritage is off to its first 0-5 start since 2005. At halftime, Heritage will induct longtime athletic director Leta Meyer into the school athletic hall of fame. 

Prediction: Evergreen 20, Heritage 12


Camas vs. Mountain View

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

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

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Camas beat Battle Ground 56-6; Mountain View beat Kelso 20-17.

Last meeting: Camas 35, Mountain View 17, Oct. 23, 2015

Game notes: Camas (1-4) was able to right the ship against Battle Ground last week. QB Taylor Ioane completed 6 of 7 passes for 105 yards and one touchdown. And the defense kept setting up the offense with a short field. Mountain View (4-1) was methodical on offense last week at Kelso, scoring touchdowns on all three first-half drives. But in the second half, turnovers again hurt the Thunder and forced the defense to make key stops and preserve the win.

Prediction: Mountain View 27, Camas 24


Mark Morris vs. Ridgefield

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Ridgefield HS, 2630 Hillhurst Rd., Ridgefield

Broadcast info: Online stream on N2 Media Facebook page

Last week: Mark Morris beat Hudson’s Bay 27-21; Ridgefield beat Washougal 39-13

Last meeting: Ridgefield 49, Mark Morris 0, March 5, 2021

Game notes: Mark Morris (3-2) is seeking its first four-game winning streak since the 2013 season when the Monarchs reached the 2A state quarterfinals. That was Mark Morris’ last winning season. Ridgefield (5-0) is seeking its first 6-0 start since 2003. But the Spudders will look to do that behind sophomore QB Logan DeBeaumont, who will move into the starting role after Brayden Malella was injured last week. Malella leads the region in passing yardage. DeBeaumont shared QB duties with Malella early in the season. He has completed 13 of 22 passes for 248 yards and four touchdowns.

Prediction: Ridgefield 28, Mark Morris 6


Union vs. Battle Ground

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

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

Broadcast info: TV: Cable Ch. 28/328. Online stream at Battle Ground HS YouTube channel.

Last week: Union beat Evergreen 47-27; Battle Ground lost to Camas 56-6.

Last meeting: Union 45, Battle Ground 6, March 23, 2021

Game notes: Since moving into the starting role, quarterback Mitch Ratigan has completed 43 of 64 passes for 524 yards and five touchdowns for Union (4-1). Tobias Merriweather has 20 catches for 387 yards and three touchdowns. Jaydon Jones has rushed for 408 yards and six touchdowns. Leithan Reynolds-Weisenborn has rushed for 50 and 59 yards in each of the past two weeks for Battle Ground (0-4).

Prediction: Union 48, Battle Ground 6


Skyview vs. Kelso

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Schroeder Field, Kelso HS, 1904 Allen St., Kelso 

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

Last week: Skyview beat Prairie 35-12; Kelso lost to Mountain View 20-17

Last meeting: Skyview 15, Kelso 12, Sept 21, 2007

Game notes: Skyview (4-1) struggled early against Prairie last week, leading 14-12 at halftime. But the Storm played without their two leading rushers — Gabe Martin and Jaydin Knapp. That put more of the burden on quarterback Niko Arriola, who responded by passing for four touchdowns and rushed for another. Teddy Beaver has 14 catches and 216 yards in the past two weeks. Conner Noah leads Kelso (4-1) with 478 yards rushing and six touchdowns. Quarterback Hunter Letteer has been very efficient with his passing, completing 61 of 93 yards for 812 yards and eight touchdowns. 

Prediction: Skyview 21, Kelso 14


Black Hills vs. Prairie

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Black Hills lost to Aberdeen 20-7; Prairie lost to Skyview 35-12

Last meeting: Prairie 56, Black Hills 14, Sept. 20, 2019

Game notes: Black Hills (1-4) allowed 236 yards rushing in a loss last week to Aberdeen. The Wolves and Falcons have one common opponent — Centralia. Prairie (2-3) beat Centralia 52-14 on short notice on Sept. 10. Black Hills beat Centralia 51-8 two weeks later. Newcomer Thor Stepina was Prairie’s leading rusher early in the season. But Alex Ford broke out last week against Skyview, rushing for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Stepina has become more of a receiving option for quarterback Braden Slamp. 

Prediction: Prairie 29, Black Hills 13


Columbia River vs. Hockinson

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Hockinson HS, 16819 NE 159th St., Hockinson

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Columbia River beat R.A. Long 21-3; Hockinson beat Woodland 41-0.

Last meeting: Hockinson 16, Columbia River 6, March 6, 2021

Game notes: Columbia River (2-3) has won back-to-back games after an 0-3 start. The Rapids have depended upon its defense this season, which has played well. QB Adam Watts was an efficient 6-of-9 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns last week. River’s defense will be challenged by a Hockinson (2-2) team that has averaged 53 points in the last two weeks. QB Jarod Oldham had his best game last week, completing 13 of 15 passes for 151 yards and five touchdowns. 

Prediction: Hockinson 27, Columbia River 6


Washougal vs. Hudson’s Bay

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Washougal lost to Ridgefield 39-13; Hudson’s Bay lost to Mark Morris 27-21.

Last meeting: Washougal 26, Hudson’s Bay 6, March 5, 2021

Game notes: Despite a rough opening to the season, Washougal (1-4) can still put itself into the playoff picture with wins this week vs. Bay and next week against R.A. Long. Quarterback Holden Bea, who passed for 217 yards last week, continues to be the spark of the Panthers’ offense. Hudson’s Bay (0-4) is led by quarterback Dean Castillo, who completed 15 of 20 passes for 151 yards last week. 

Prediction: Washougal 27, Hudson’s Bay 12


Woodland vs. R.A. Long

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Longview Memorial Stadium, 2903 Nichols Blvd., Longview

Broadcast info: Online stream on N2 Media Facebook page

Last week: Woodland lost to Hockinson 41-0; R.A. Long lost to Columbia River 21-3.

Last meeting: Woodland 35, R.A. Long 0, March 5, 2021

Game notes: Injuries early this season have decimated Woodland (0-5). The Beavers have scored just seven points in their last three games. After back-to-back wins, R.A. Long (2-3) can put itself back in the playoff hunt with a win this week and another next week against Washougal. Shaun Mize has passed for 619 yard and seven touchdowns for the Lumberjacks.

Prediction: R.A. Long 20, Woodland 12


Columbia-White Salmon vs. Castle Rock

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

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

Last week: Columbia-White Salmon lost to Seton Catholic 60-30; Castle Rock beat Fort Vancouver 55-0.

Last meeting: Castle Rock 48, Columbia-White Salmon 0, March 5, 2021

Game notes: While Columbia-White Salmon (1-4) has offensive weapons, led by quarterback Jace Greenwood (440 yards rushing, 447 passing), the Bruins’ defense has struggled. Four of the Bruins’ five opponents have scored at least 42 points. Castle Rock (2-2) figures not to make things easier on the Bruins. The Rockets piled up 468 yards in a win over Fort Vancouver. Quarterback Chance Naugle threw five touchdowns passes last week.

Prediction: Castle Rock 48, Columbia-White Salmon 6


Fort Vancouver vs. La Center

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: Online stream at La Center Wildcats Football Facebook page

Last week: Fort Vancouver lost to Castle Rock 55-0; La Center was idle.

Last meeting: La Center 58, Fort Vancouver 0, Feb. 20, 2021

Game notes: Fort Vancouver (0-4) only managed 35 net yards of offense against Castle Rock last week, while giving up 468 yards. The Trappers will face another challenge in La Center (2-2), which is well-rested after sitting out of last week’s game with Montesano with COVID protocols. La Center is also looking to get back into the win column after back-to-back losses to Kalama and Eatonville. Quarterback Darren Cepeda has passed for 576 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 381 yards and six touchdowns.

Prediction: La Center 48, Fort Vancouver 6


Toledo vs. King’s Way Christian

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Preece Memorial Stadium, King’s Way Christian HS, 3606 NE 78th St., Vancouver

Broadcast info: Online streak on King’s Way Christian Schools YouTube channel.

Last week: Toledo lost to Onalaska 36-6; King’s Way Christian lost to Adna 42-7.

Last meeting: First meeting

Game notes: After a 4-0 start, Toledo (4-1) was dealt a big blow last week against Onalaska. Quarterback Wyatt Nef completed only 4 of 17 passes for 45 yards. Toledo was outgained 288-189. King’s Way Christian (0-4) didn’t find any better luck against a 2B opponent last week in Adna than the Knights found in three 1A opponents in the week’s prior. And the Riverhawks won’t make anything easier on the youthful Knights.

Prediction: Toledo 48, King’s Way Christian 6


Elma vs. Seton Catholic

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Elma lost to Mount Baker 28-13; Seton Catholic beat Columbia-White Salmon 60-30.

Last meeting: Seton Catholic 36, Elma 28, Sept. 22, 2017

Game notes: Elma (2-1) led Mount Baker 7-0 at halftime before the Mountaineers rallied big in the second half. Jarred Bailey rushed for 100 yards last week. Seton Catholic (2-3) has a potent offense, led by quarterback Joe Callerame, who rushed for 148 yards and a touchdown last week. He has passed for 620 yards and nine touchdowns in four games. Senior Lance Stuck leads the region in receiving with 24 catches for 468 yards and eight touchdowns.

Prediction: Seton Catholic 27, Elma 20


Stevenson vs. Adna

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Adna HS, 121 Adna School Road, Adna

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Stevenson lost to Kalama 65-14; Adna beat King’s Way Christian 42-7 

Last meeting: No meetings since 2000.

Game notes: Stevenson (2-3) gave up 317 yards of offense and lost several fumbles against Kalama last week. The Bulldogs are entering the real teeth of their 2B Central League schedule with Wahkiakum and Onalaska looming in coming weeks. Lane Johnson threw for 227 yards and three touchdowns for Adna (3-2) last week. Jaxon Dunnagan (69 yards) and Asher Guerrero (59) led the rushing attack.

Prediction: Adna 36, Stevenson 6


Wahkiakum vs. Kalama

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Kalama HS, 548 China Garden Rd., Kalama

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Wahkiakum beat Toutle Lake 50-14; Kalama beat Stevenson 65-14.

Last meeting: Kalama 54, Wahkiakum 10, Oct. 25, 2019

Game notes: Wahkiakum (3-2) got back in the win column after back-to-back losses. Brodie Avalon passed for 104 yards last week, and the Mules spread the rushing duties out among 12 players last week. Kalama (4-0) got a spark from the season debut of senior running back Bradley O’Neil last week. O’Neil rushed for 106 yards on eight carries. That took pressure off quarterback Jackson Esary, who passed for 185 yards and six touchdowns. 

Prediction: Kalama 40, Wahiakum 12

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