Week 10 football playoff preview: Seattle Prep vs. Mountain View

Seattle Prep (5-4) vs. Mountain View (7-2)

When: 5 p.m. Saturday

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

What: 3A state preliminary round game

Broadcast info: None.

Last week: Seattle Prep beat Roosevelt 51-31; Mountain View beat Evergreen 38-7.

Last meeting: Mountain View 55, Seattle Prep 0, Nov. 15, 2013

Game notes: Seattle Prep was 3-4 in the 3A Metro League. The Panthers can score, averaging 35 points a game. But they also allowed 31.5 points a game. Seattle Prep lost to Rainier Beach 45-35 to finish fifth in the Metro Mountain Division. That meant the Panthers had to beat Roosevelt to earn a spot in the Week 10 playoffs. Quarterback Braeden Smith threw three TD passes to Jack Velling in the Rainier Beach game, and he also returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score. Mountain View, the 3A Greater St. Helens League champion, comes into this game having won its last 10 games against 3A opponents dating back to 2019. Quarterback Mitch Johnson has passed for 1,375 yards and 18 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 279 yards and eight touchdowns. The Thunder like to hand the ball to several running backs, led by Akili Kamau (501 yards, 5 TDs) and CJ Hamblin (227, 2). Aiden Nicholson (29 catches, 443 yards, 6 TDs), Kyle Chen (28-343-6) and Jacob Martin (23-302-3) are the leading receivers.

Prediction: Mountain View 34, Seattle Prep 27

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