Week 7 prep football previews, livestream links and predictions

We were 11-4 on picks last week, moving us to 69-27 (.719) on the season.

Here are the picks for Week 7:

Union vs. Skyview

When: 7 p.m. Thursday

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

Broadcast info: TV, Cable Ch. 28/328; Online stream at Vancouver Public Schools YouTube channel.

Last week: Union beat Battle Ground 43-6; Skyview beat Kelso 35-14.

Last meeting: Skyview 23, Union 20, March 12, 2021

Game notes: Union (5-1) has won five in a row after a season-opening loss to O’Dea, winning by an average margin of 47-16. Jaydon Jones has rushed for 665 yards and a region-best 11 touchdowns after rushing for 257 yards last week. Marques Cantu has scored eight touchdowns after the past three games — five rushing and three receiving. Jaydin Knapp and Gabe Martin have been a potent 1-2 punch in the backfield for Skyview (5-1). Knapp has rushed for 490 yards and nine touchdowns. Martin has rushed for 424 yards and three touchdowns. Teddy Beaver leads the Storm with 27 catches for 358 yards and one touchdown. Skyview leads the series with the Titans 7-6. 

Prediction: Union 28, Skyview 20.


Kelso vs. Evergreen

When: 4:30 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: TV, cable Ch. 28/328; Online stream at Evergreen Public Schools YouTube channel.

Last week: Kelso lost to Skyview 35-14; Evergreen lost to Heritage 16-13.

Last meeting: Evergreen 28, Kelso 21, April 2, 2021

Game notes: Kelso (4-2) has dropped back-to-back games after a 4-0 start. But a win over Evergreen would put the Hilanders in position to clinch a postseason berth with a win next week against Heritage. Kelso quarterback Hunter Letteer ranks second in the region with 987 yards passing. He has thrown 10 TD passes. Colby Cooper is his favorite target with 26 catches for 277 yards. Evergreen (3-3) is led by running back Kyle Norton, who has been a workhorse for the Plainsmen with 123 carries for a region-best 756 yards. But he’s coming off a season-low 42 yards against Heritage. But sophomore QB Jayden Crace picked up the slack with a season-best game — 14 of 19 passing for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Shane Newell had a big game last week with seven catches for 135 yards and touchdown while leading receiver Jonathan Landry was sidelined.. 

Prediction: Kelso 24, Evergreen 13


Battle Ground vs. Heritage

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: TV, cable Ch. 28/328; Online stream at Evergreen Public Schools YouTube channel.

Last week: Battle Ground lost to Union 43-6; Heritage beat Evergreen 16-13.

Last meeting: Heritage 26, Battle Ground 0, Feb. 26, 2021.

Game notes: Battle Ground (0-5) enters this game having lost its last 13 games. The last win for the Tigers came on Oct. 10, 2019 — a 41-35 win over Heritage. The programs have met every year since Heritage opened in 1999. The series sits at 11-11. Leithan Reynolds-Weisenborn has averaged 57 yards rushing over the past three weeks. If Heritage focuses on stopping the run, that will put pressure on QB Kameron Spencer, who has averaged 98 yards passing. Kedyn Bolds was a workhorse last week for Heritage (1-5), rushing 27 times for 157 yards. LaDaimien McCord was the big-play specialist, catching three passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns. 

Prediction: Heritage 26, Battle Ground 13


Camas vs. Tumwater

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Tumwater Stadium, Tumwater HS, 700 Israel Rd. SW, Tumwater

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

Last week: Camas beat Mountain View 38-7; Tumwater beat Shelton 58-0.

Last meeting: Camas 27, Tumwater 23, Nov. 5, 2005

Game notes: Camas (2-4) has won back-to-back games by a combined 94-13 since dropping four straight during a brutal non-league schedule. Both teams share a common opponent — Central Catholic. Camas lost to the Rams 28-17 in Week 3; Tumwater lost to the Rams 42-35 in overtime in Week 4. Since that loss to Central Catholic, Tumwater (4-1) has won back-to-back games by a combined margin of 92-0. Tumwater prefers to keep the ball on the ground in the Wing-T offense. Payton Hoyt rushed for 131 yards and three TDs against Central Catholic. But QB Brody Prothero passed for 166 yards and two TDs in that game. Camas’ defense has been its strength, but the Papermakers will be challenged this week. Quarterback Taylor Ioane has completed 18 of 23 passes for 277 yards and three touchdowns in the past two weeks. Ioane has spread his passes around to several receivers. Jon Schultz has led the ground attack with 141 yards and three touchdowns over the past two games.

Prediction: Camas 35, Tumwater 28


Mountain View vs. Prairie

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: TV: Cable Ch. 27/327. Online stream at Battle Ground HS YouTube channel.

Last week: Mountain View lost to Camas 38-7; Prairie beat Black Hills 50-0.

Last meeting: Mountain View 30, Prairie 24, March 12, 2021

Game notes: Mountain View (4-2) is looking to bounce back after a non-league loss to Camas. A win over Prairie would put the Thunder in the driver’s seat in the 3A Greater St. Helens League. Akili Kamau leads the Thunder in rushing with 355 yards, but CJ Hamblin has taken a bigger role lately, rushing for 182 yards in the past three weeks. QB Mitch Johnson has passed for 936 yards and 10 touchdowns. Aiden Nicholson is his top target with 20 catches for 268 yards. After leading Prairie’s rushing game early in the season, senior Thor Stepina is making an impact all over the field. Last week, Stepina caught four passes for 78 yards, rushed for 30 yards, completed 1 of 3 pass attempts and had a 72-yard punt return for a score. Alex Ford returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Ethan Cabral returned a fumble for a score, as the Falcon defense provided the offense with short fields.

Prediction: Mountain View 34, Prairie 14


Ridgefield vs. Columbia River

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Ridgefield beat Mark Morris 42-0; Columbia River lost to Hockinson 31-6.

Last meeting: Columbia River 35, Ridgefield 18, Sept. 20, 2019

Game notes: Last week’s win for Ridgefield (6-0) over Mark Morris will give future opponents for the Spudders. After being so pass-heavy on offense in the opening weeks of the season, the Spudders showed last week they can grind it out on the ground, too. Davis Pankow rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns. Connor Delamarter rushed for another 69 yards. Logan DeBeaumont, in his first start at quarterback, completed 11 of 17 passes for 200 yards and one touchdown. And, of course, the defense continued to be stellar. The Spudders have three shutouts, and no team has scored more than 13 points off Ridgefield. That’s not good news for River. The Rapids have not scored more than 21 points in any game this season, trusting on their defense to keep them in games. QB Adam Watts completed 10 of 18 passes for 138 yards last week, completing passes to eight different receivers.. But River was only able to rush for a net 18 yards last week against Hockinson. 

Prediction: Spudders 34, Columbia River 6

Hockinson vs. Mark Morris

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Hockinson beat Columbia River 31-6; Mark Morris lost to Ridgefield 42-0.

Last meeting: Hockinson 49, Mark Morris 3, Oct. 11, 2019

Game notes: Hockinson QB Jarod Oldham has been very efficient and consistent over the past three weeks since the Hawks’ loss to Ridgefield. Oldham has been 41 of 61 for 424 yards and eight touchdowns in the past three games. Cody Wheeler rushed for 131 yards last week for Hockinson (3-2). Meanwhile, the defense has allowed just 19 points over the past three games. Mark Morris (3-3) found tough sledding against Ridgefield last week. Deacon Dietz rushed for 81 yards, but it took 26 carries. QB Kellen Desbiens completed 5 of 20 passes for 50 yards. Justus McCann caught three passes for 23 yards.

Prediction: Hockinson 34, Mark Morris 13


Hudson’s Bay vs. Woodland

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Beaver Stadium, Woodland HS, 1500 Dyke Access Rd, Woodland

Broadcast info: Online stream at Woodland High School Athletics YouTube channel

Last week: Hudson’s Bay lost to Washougal 27-16; Woodland beat R.A. Long 8-7

Last meeting: Hudson’s Bay 16, Woodland 15, Sept. 22, 2017

Game notes: Hudson’s Bay (0-5) is still searching for its first win of the season, but the Eagles offense has performed better of late. Quarterback Dean Castillo has averaged 125 yards passing over the past four weeks. Niyjiel Brown and Mateo Varona have led the Bay running game. Both rushed for more than 50 yards last week. Woodland (1-5) relied on its defense to post its first win last week. Dalton Beassie rushed for 104 yards, and Elijah Andersen rushed for 61. 

Prediction: Hudson’s Bay 19, Washougal 12


R.A. Long vs. Washougal

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: R.A. Long lost to Woodland 8-7; Washougal beat Hudson’s Bay 27-16.

Last meeting: Washougal 51, R.A. Long 6, Nov. 1, 2019

Game notes: R.A. Long (2-4) had a rough time moving the ball last week against Woodland. Shaun Mize passed for just 72 yards on 4-of-12 passing. Jamond Harris rushed for 46 yards and a touchdown. The Lumberjacks held Woodland to -7 yards passing. The loser of this game likely will find itself out of the postseason chase. Holden Bea leads Washougal (2-4) with 888 yards passing and eight touchdowns. He was 15-of-20 for 180 yards last week vs. Bay. Thomas Brown leads the team with 23 catches for 272 yards. Washougal has won the last four meetings.

Prediction: Washougal 28, R.A. Long 12


Castle Rock vs. Seton Catholic

When: 7 p.m. Friday

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

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Castle Rock beat Columbia-White Salmon 42-6; Seton Catholic lost to Elma 69-26

Last meeting: Castle Rock 50, Seton Catholic 16, Feb. 26, 2021

Game notes: Castle Rock (3-2) has outscored its last two opponents 97-6. Quarterback Chance Naugle has passed for 852 yards and 12 touchdowns. Chase Rusher has run for 238 yards and two touchdowns on just 14 carries over the past two weeks. Seton Catholic (2-4) has shown it can put points on the board, averaging 34 points a game. However, the problem for the Cougars has been stopping their opponents. Since Seton’s Week 1 win over Charles Wright, the Cougars have allowed their foes to score an average of 52.6 points a game. Seton QB Joe Callerame has passed for 843 yards and 12 touchdowns. Senior Lance Stuck leads the region with 31 catches for 609 yards and 11 touchdowns. 

Prediction: Castle Rock 44, Seton Catholic 27


Columbia-White Salmon 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: Columbia-White Salmon lost to Castle Rock 42-6; La Center beat Fort Vancouver 47-8.

Last meeting: La Center 42, Columbia-White Salmon 0, March 12, 2021

Game notes: Columbia-White Salmon (1-5) is led by quarterback Jace Greenwood, who has rushed for 479 yards and six touchdowns and passed for 461 yards and three TDs. La Center (3-2) is led by quarterback Darren Cepeda, who has rushed for 476 yards and eight touchdowns and passed for 763 yards and nine touchdowns. Levi Giles leads the team with 22 receptions for 406 yards and four touchdowns. La Center has won the last 13 meetings with the Bruins dating back 2007.

Prediction: La Center 48, Columbia-White Salmon 6


Stevenson vs. King’s Way Christian

When: 6 p.m. Friday

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

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

Last week: Stevenson lost to Adna 47-6; King’s Way Christian lost to Toledo 52-26 

Last meeting: King’s Way Christian 49, Stevenson 0, Oct. 25, 2019

Game notes: Stevenson (2-4) was outgained 364-170 in a loss last week to Adna. The Bulldogs rushed for 129 yards. King’s Way Christian (0-5) was led by quarterback Chase Wollam last against Toledo. Wollam passed for 171 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown. 

Prediction: Stevenson 32, King’s Way Christian 12


Onalaska vs. Kalama

When: 5 p.m. Saturday

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

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

Last week: Onalaska lost to Lynden Christian 38-20; Kalama beat Wahkiakum 42-0

Last meeting: Onalaska 68, Kalama 58, March 12, 2021

Game notes: Don’t be thrown off by Onalaska’s 2-3 record. One of the Loggers’ losses came against Napavine, the No. 1 team in Class 2B. The two other losses came against ranked 1A teams. Last week’s game with Lynden Christian was set up with 48-hours notice. The Loggers run a run-heavy offense. Last week they gained 217 yards on the ground, none passing. Marshall Haight rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown. Kolby Mozingo rushed for 43 and a touchdown. Kalama (5-0) is led by quarterback Jackson Esary. Esary has passed for 940 yards and 18 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 370 yards and six touchdowns. But the Chinooks have lessened the load on Esary in the past two week after Bradley O’Neil has returned to take the rushing load.

Prediction: Kalama 36, Onalaska 27


Canceled game

Fort Vancouver vs. Irrigon

Scroll to top