Week 8 prep football previews with predictions and livestream links

We went 4-1 on the five big games of Week 7 and 12-2 overall. That pushed our season back up to 82.3 percent (93-20). 

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Here is a look at Week 8 games with a glance at the playoff ramifications. 

Hockinson (3-4, 3-2) vs. Hudson’s Bay (5-2, 3-2)


When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Kiggins Bowl, Discovery MS, Vancouver

TV: Cable Ch. 28.

Livestream: Vancouver Public Schools YouTube channel.

Last week: Hockinson beat Mark Morris 28-21; Hudson’s Bay lost to Woodland 41-10.

Last meeting: Hockinson 48, Hudson’s Bay 21 (2022)

Game notes: Two weeks ago, Hudson’s Bay was unbeaten, ranked and dreaming of a league title. Now, after back-to-back losses, the Eagles are just trying to qualify for the playoffs. Hudson’s Bay will be eliminated from postseason play with a loss to Hockinson combined with a Washougal win over Columbia River on Friday. If Hockinson loses (and Washougal wins), the Hawks could still work their way back into the playoff picture with a win over Washougal next week. 

Prediction: Hudson’s Bay 31, Hockinson 21


Camas (6-1, 1-0) vs. Union (2-5, 0-1)


When: 4:30 p.m. Friday

Where: McKenzie Stadium, Vancouver

TV: Cable Ch. 28.

Livestream: Evergreen Public Schools YouTube channel.

Last week: Camas beat Skyview 21-9; Union lost to Battle Ground 48-30

Last meeting: Camas 49, Union 13 (2022).

Game notes: Camas has won the last four meetings in this rivalry. Camas will clinch a Week 10 playoff spot with a victory over the Titans, and the Papermakers can claim at least a share of the league title with a win and a Skyview win over Battle Ground. Union needs a win to keep its playoff hopes alive, or get a Battle Ground win over Skyview. Then, even with a loss this week, Union could claim a playoff spot by beating Skyview next week. But who cares about next week now? This is Camas-Union.

Prediction: Camas 38, Union 13


Heritage (0-7, 0-2) vs. Mountain View (6-1, 3-0) 


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: McKenzie Stadium, Vancouver

TV: Cable Ch. 28.

Livestream: Evergreen Public Schools YouTube channel.

Last week: Heritage lost to Evergreen 54-0; Mountain View beat Kelso 35-34, OT

Last meeting: Mountain View 48, Heritage 6 (2022).

Game notes: Mountain View can officially wrap up the 3A GSHL title with a win. Then the Thunder can get healthy and get ready for the Week 10 playoffs with a non-league home game next week against Richland. Heritage is just looking for something positive to build on for next season. 

Prediction: Mountain View 48, Heritage 0


Battle Ground (7-0, 1-0) vs. Skyview (6-1, 0-1)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Kiggins Bowl, Discovery MS, Vancouver

Livestream: None.

Last week: Skyview lost to Camas 21-9; Battle Ground beat Union 48-30.

Last meeting: Skyview 39, Battle Ground 6 (2022).

Game notes: Battle Ground is one of four remaining unbeaten teams in Class 4A, joining Graham-Kapowsin, Moses Lake and Eastmont. To stay among the ranks of the unbeaten, the Tigers will have to do something no Battle Ground team has done in nearly two decades. Skyview has won the last 17 meetings with Battle Ground. The last time the Tigers beat the Storm was in 2005, Steve Kizer’s second year as Skyview’s coach. Battle Ground can clinch a playoff berth with a win. 

Prediction: Skyview 28, Battle Ground 16


Evergreen (4-3, 1-1) vs. Prairie (1-6, 1-1)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: District Stadium, Battle Ground HS

TV: Cable Ch. 29.

Livestream: BG27 YouTube Channel.

Last week: Evergreen beat Heritage 54-0; Prairie lost to W.F. West 26-8.

Last meeting: Prairie 13, Evergreen 6 (2022).

Game notes: This game could be the first of two decisive games for the second playoff berth from the 3A GSHL. And then even a tiebreaker remains in play. Or Prairie can end the discussion this week. If Prairie beats Evergreen, the Falcons will clinch the playoff berth after securing tiebreakers against both Kelso and Evergreen. But if Evergreen wins, then it’s the Plainsmen’s berth to claim with a win at Kelso next week. But if Kelso beats Evergreen, then a three-team tiebreaker is very much in play.

Prediction: Evergreen 27, Prairie 20


Kelso (2-5) vs. Othello (5-2)

When: 5 p.m. Friday

Where: Othello High School

Livestream: NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: Kelso lost to Mountain View 35-34, OT; Othello beat Ellensburg 17-10

Last meeting: First meeting.

Game notes: This Week 8 non-league match was supposed to be a home-and-home series, but last year’s matchup in Kelso was wiped away after Kelso High School was put in lockdown a few hours before the game. Now, the Hilanders will make a trip into the dead-center of the state for a matchup against the 2A Huskies. And Kelso is hoping for an Evergreen win over Prairie, so the Hilanders’ playoff hopes remain alive.

Prediction: Kelso 33, Othello 20


Columbia River (2-5, 2-3) vs. Washougal (5-2, 3-2)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Fishback Stadium, Washougal HS

Livestream: None

Last week: Columbia River lost to Ridgefield 27-12; Washougal beat R.A. Long 56-15.

Last meeting: Washougal 28, Columbia River 23 (2022).

Game notes: With Washougal coming off back-to-back lopsided wins and Columbia River suffering back-to-back losses, the Panthers look to be the favorites in this one. But this game has been a tough one for the Panthers in each of the last three meetings as all three have been decided by one score. Washougal will clinch a playoff spot with a win and a Hockinson win over Hudson’s Bay. River likely will need wins in both of its final two games.

Prediction: Washougal 35, Columbia River 12


Mark Morris (2-5, 1-4) vs. Woodland (5-2, 4-1)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Beaver Stadium, Woodland High School.

Livestream: NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: Mark Morris lost to Hockinson 28-21; Woodland beat Hudson’s Bay 41-10.

Last meeting: Mark Morris 14, Woodland 12 (2022).

Game notes: Mark Morris had dropped four in a row after winning its league opener. And the Monarchs will have a hard time snapping that skid against a Woodland team that appears to be hitting its stride in the late season. The Beavers have won three straight, scoring at least 39 points in each. With a win, Woodland will play for the league title next week against Ridgefield.

Prediction: Woodland 41, Mark Morris 6


Ridgefield (5-2, 4-1) vs. R.A. Long (1-6, 0-5)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Longview Memorial Stadium, Longview

Livestream: N2 Media YouTube channel

Last week: Ridgefield beat Columbia River 27-12; R.A. Long lost to Washougal 56-15.

Last meeting: Ridgefield 26, R.A. Long 6 (2022).

Game notes: Ridgefield will secure a playoff spot with a win, but the Spudders have their eyes on a bigger prize – the 2A GSHL championship. Ridgefield will find itself playing for that when it meets Woodland next week with a win this week. R.A. Long has lost six straight since a season-opening win.

Prediction: Ridgefield 48, R.A. Long 6


Fort Vancouver (1-6, 0-3) vs. Seton Catholic (6-1, 3-1)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Seton Catholic Field, Seton Catholic High School, Vancouver.

Livestream: Seton Catholic Athletics YouTube Channel.

Last week: Fort Vancouver lost to King’s Way Christian 38-0; Seton Catholic lost to La Center 14-13.

Last meeting: Seton Catholic 53, Fort Vancouver 6 (2022).

Game notes: A shot at the Trico League title is still a possibility for Seton Catholic, but the Crusaders will be assured of the No. 2 seed to the Week 10 playoffs and a home playoff game by winning out the last two weeks of the season. Attrition seems to have caught up with Fort Vancouver, which has suffered three straight shutout losses.

Prediction: Seton Catholic 50, Fort Vancouver 0


King’s Way Christian (2-5, 2-2) vs. Castle Rock (3-4, 2-1)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Rocket Stadium, Castle Rock HS

Livestream: NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: King’s Way Christian beat Fort Vancouver 38-0; Castle Rock beat Columbia-White Salmon 21-6.

Last meeting: Castle Rock 43, King’s Way Christian 0 (2022).

Game notes: Castle Rock has played La Center on the last week of the regular season each of the last four seasons. And the Rockets could make it five in a row with a win over King’s Way Christian. The Knights have won back-to-back games, and could play their way into the playoff picture with a win.

Prediction: Castle Rock 26, King’s Way Christian 6


Columbia-White Salmon (0-7, 0-4) vs. La Center (7-0, 2-0)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: La Center Community Stadium, La Center HS

Livestream: La Center Athletics YouTube Channel

Last week: Columbia-White Salmon lost to Castle Rock 21-6; La Center beat Seton Catholic 14-13.

Last meeting: La Center d. Columbia-White Salmon, forfeit (2022).

Game notes: La Center kept its unbeaten season going by rallying to beat Seton Catholic last week. The Wildcats will not overlook the winless Bruins ahead of a Week 9 meeting with Castle Rock. 

Prediction: La Center 48, Columbia-White Salmon 6


Toledo (6-1) vs. Kalama (4-3)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Chinook Stadium, Kalama High School

Livestream: None.

Last week: Toledo beat Adna 35-7; Kalama lost to Napavine 70-12.

Last meeting: Toledo 35, Kalama 0 (2022).

Game notes: Kalama got the 6-0 jump on Napavine last week, then the Tigers scored a jaw-dropping 50 points in the first quarter, fueled by four Kalama turnovers. The Kalama will need to take better care of the ball against Toledo. Toledo’s lone loss came to Onalaska, which Kalama beat two weeks ago. 

Prediction: Toledo 41, Kalama 36

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