Week 10 prep football playoff previews, predictions and livestream links

It took nine weeks, but we finally achieved perfection.

Our 14-0 week in Week 9 moved our season total to 84.3 percent (118-22). 

Things figure to get a bit more difficult in the postseason, with local teams facing out-of-area schools. That brings a certain amount of the unknown into play.

After these Week 10 games, WIAA seeding committees will announce seeds and first-round state playoff matchups on Sunday.

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Castle Rock (4-5) vs. Eatonville (5-4)


When: 7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Art Crate Field, Spanaway

Livestream: None.

Last week: Castle Rock lost to La Center 34-17; Eatonville beat Hoquiam 40-0.

Last meeting: Eatonville 24, Castle Rock 18 (2022).

Game notes: Don’t be fooled by Eatonville’s 5-4 record. Two of the Cruisers’ four losses came to 2A Orting and 2A Olympic, plus losses to ranked 1A foes Montesano and Cascade Christian. Eatonville is coming off back-to-back wins over Elma and Hoquiam, outsourcing them 84-0. Castle Rock was down 34-3 in the fourth quarter last week against La Center, before scoring two late touchdowns.

Prediction: Eatonville 34, Castle Rock 14


Federal Way (3-6) vs. Camas (8-1)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Doc Harris Stadium, Camas

Livestream: NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: Federal Way lost to Decatur 16-14; Camas beat Battle Ground 28-0.

Last meeting: Camas 49, Federal Way 28 (2015).

Game notes: Federal Way opened the season 1-4 with lopsided losses to ranked 4A teams Eastlake, Lake Stevens and Kennedy Catholic. The Eagles won back-to-back games, including a 42-27 win over Kentwood (a team Skyview beat 56-0 two weeks early) before falling to Decatur last week. Camas has won eight in a row, led by a defense that has two shutouts and five games in which the Papermakers did not let their opponents score more than 9 points. After falling in Week 10 last week, Camas will not overlook this 3-6 foe. 

Prediction: Camas 42, Federal Way 6


Bethel (4-5) vs. Skyview (8-1)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Kiggins Bowl, Discovery MS, Vancouver

TV: Cable Ch. 28.

Livestream: Vancouver Public Schools YouTube channel.

Last week: Bethel lost to Graham-Kapowsin 38-7; Skyview beat Union 34-0.

Last meeting: Skyview 40, Bethel 21 (2009)

Game notes: Bethel heads into Week 10 having lost three of its last four. The Bison lost those three games by an average of 43-12. But Bethel also has a 28-21 win over Puyallup squeezed in there. That is the Bison’s lone win over a team that finished with a winning record. After falling to Camas in Week 7, Skyview finished with wins over Battle Ground and Union by a combined score of 83-10. 

Prediction: Skyview 35, Bethel 13


Battle Ground (7-2) vs. Sumner (6-3)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Sunset Chev Stadium, Sumner

Livestream: NFHS Network/Eli Sports Network (subscription required)

Last week: Battle Ground lost to Camas 28-0; Sumner beat South Kitsap 47-8.

Last meeting: First meeting.

Game notes: Battle Ground finished the season 7-2 for the first time since going 7-2 in 2016. Oddly enough, the Tigers didn’t make the playoffs that year. The last time Battle Ground was in the postseason was in 2015. But a matchup against the No. 4 team from the tough South Puget Sound League is a tough one for the Tigers. Sumner’s three losses were competitive games against Curtis (38-33), Emerald Ridge (42-28) and Graham-Kapowsin (38-31). The Spartans enter the playoffs having won their last four by an average margin of 44-12. 

Prediction: Sumner 28, Battle Ground 17


Rochester (5-4) vs. Woodland (7-2)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Beaver Stadium, Woodland High School.

Livestream: NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: Rochester beat Tenino 44-30; Woodland beat Ridgefield 28-21.

Last meeting: Woodland 47, Rochester 21 (2013).

Game notes: Rochester averaged 42 points a game in its first five games of the season. Then the Warriors lost league games to  W.F. West (28-6), Aberdeen (20-8) and Tumwater (54-6) before finishing the season with a non-league win over a 2-7 1A team. Rochester rushed for 503 yards last week, but the Warriors will find it hard to run against a Woodland team that held Hudson’s Bay’s ground attack in check. 

Prediction: Woodland 40, Rochester 12


Tenino (2-7) vs. Seton Catholic (8-1) 


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Seton Catholic Field, Seton Catholic HS, Vancouver

Livestream: Seton Catholic YouTube channel.

Last week: Tenino lost to Rochester 44-30; Seton Catholic beat King’s Way Christian 58-7.

Last meeting: Tenino 76, Seton Catholic 28 (2021).

Game notes: Despite a 2-7 record, Tenino is a capable team if Seton looks past the Beavers. Quarterback Cody Strawn passed for 161 yards and rushed for 103 yards last week against Tenino. But it is doubtful Seton will look past the Beavers, who routed Seton 76-28 in 2021. But both teams are very different in 2023. Seton opened this season with a 32-30 win over Rochester, the team that beat Tenino last week.

Prediction: Seton Catholic 35, Tenino 19


Elma (4-5) vs. La Center (9-0)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: La Center Community Stadium, La Center HS

Livestream: La Center Athletics YouTube channel.

Last week: Elma lost to Montesano 49-0; La Center beat Castle Rock 34-17

Last meeting: La Center 49, Elma 0 (2019).

Game notes: Elma comes into the playoffs coming off back-to-back losses in which the Eagles were outscored 93-0. La Center finished its second undefeated regular season in the past decade. The other was in 2019 when the Wildcats routed Elma in the Week 10 playoffs.

Prediction: La Center 48, Elma 6


Stevenson (3-5) vs. Montesano (9-0)


When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Rottle Field, Montesano

Livestream: NFHS Network (subscription required)

Last week: Stevenson lost to Toledo 48-28; Montesano beat Elma 49-0.

Last meeting: Montesano 63, Stevenson 12 (2017).

Game notes: Stevenson quarterback Kacen Bach is coming off his best game of the season last week against Toledo, passing for 360 yards and four touchdowns. Stevenson will another effort like that to keep up with Montesano in a battle of Bulldogs.

Prediction: Montesano 48, Stevenson 6


Edmonds-Woodway (6-3) vs. Mountain View (8-1) 


When: 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: McKenzie Stadium, Vancouver

Livestream: None.

Last week: Edmonds-Woodway lost to Ferndale 49-14; Mountain View beat Richland 49-27

Last meeting: First meeting.

Game notes: After a season-opening loss to Marysville-Pilchuck, Edmonds-Woodway ran off five straight wins, outscoring opponents 157-13. All of those teams had losing records. The Warriors have lost two of their last three, but they did get a 13-10 win over Mountlake Terrace (6-3). Mountain View has won eight straight since a season-opening loss to 1A Nooksack Valley. The big question for the Thunder is the availability of QB Cash Cook, who did not play in the second half after getting hurt last week. The offensive line took over in the second, leading the way to Porter Drake to rush for 272 yards and six TDs.

Prediction: Mountain View 21, Edmonds-Woodway 13


Kelso (3-6) vs. Garfield (5-3) 


When: 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Memorial Stadium, Seattle

Livestream: NFHS Network (subscription required)

Online radio: Klog.com

Last week: Kelso beat Evergreen 28-7; Garfield was idle

Last meeting: First meeting.

Game notes: It’s been a bumpy season for Kelso, which finished its first three-win season in a nine-game season since Steve Amrine’s first year as head coach in 2013. But the Hilanders forced a three-team tiebreaker by beating Evergreen last week, then won that tiebreaker on Monday. Now with a short week of preparation they have to get ready for a Garfield team that has lost to three teams – O’Dea, No. 1 in 3A; Eastside Catholic, No. 3 in 3A; and Lake Stevens, No. 2 in 4A. 

Prediction: Garfield 40, Kelso 6


Hudson’s Bay (7-2) vs. W.F. West (6-3)


When: 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: WF West HS, Chehalis

Livestream: NFHS Network/Eli Sports Network (subscription required)

Online radio: kelaam.com

Last week: Hudson’s Bay beat Columbia River 14-10; W.F. West beat Centralia 49-0.

Last meeting: W.F. West 51, Hudson’s Bay 7 (2019).

Game notes: This is a matchup of teams with two different types of seasons. Hudson’s Bay opened the year 7-0 before losing back-to-back games. The Eagles squeaked out a tough win at River to put themselves in position to grab the No. 3 seed. W.F. West opened the season 0-2, then won 6 of its last 7 games. The only loss was to top-ranked Tumwater. W.F. West has a tough defense, but so does Hudson’s Bay. Bad weather could help the Eagles, who would rather run the ball than throw it.

Prediction: W.F. West 27, Hudson’s Bay 14


Aberdeen (6-3) vs. Washougal (7-2)


When: 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Fishback Stadium, Washougal HS

Livestream: None.

Last week: Aberdeen beat Shelton 26-19; Washougal beat Hockinson 63-21

Last meeting: Washougal 28, Aberdeen 21 (2013)

Game notes: Aberdeen rushed for 265 yards in the second half after trailing Shelton 6-0 at halftime last week. If the weather goes bad, that could favor the Bobcats. Washougal relies more on the passing attack led by QB Holden Bea. Bea leads the region with 2,268 passing yards and 25 touchdowns. He has also rushed for 820 yards and 13 touchdowns. Washougal has scored at least 28 points in every game this season and has scored at least 45 in its current four-game winning streak.

Prediction: Washougal 34, Aberdeen 27


Ridgefield (7-2) vs. Tumwater (9-0)


When: 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Tumwater Stadium, Tumwater HS

Livestream: NFHS Network/Eli Sports Network (subscription required)

Last week: Ridgefield lost to Woodland 28-21; Tumwater beat Tahoma 61-21.

Last meeting: Tumwater 35, Ridgefield 14 (2022).

Game notes: Ridgefield went from playing for the 2A Greater St. Helens League title and No. 1 seed to the district playoffs to falling into the No. 4 seed in a tiebreaker on Monday. That means an undesirable matchup against top-ranked Tumwater. This is the second straight year Ridgefield will face the Thunderbirds in the playoffs, although this year’s Tumwater looks much stronger. 

Prediction: Tumwater 48, Ridgefield 21


Pe Ell/Willapa Valley (6-4) vs. Kalama (6-3)


When: 4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Chinook Stadium, Kalama High School

Livestream: None.

Last week: Pe Ell/Willapa Valley lost to Onalaska 58-15; Kalama beat Adna 57-34.

Last meeting: Kalama 50, Pe Ell 15 (2017).

Game notes: Pe Ell/Willapa Valley earned a spot in this playoff game by beating Rainier 42-12 on Tuesday. Pe Ell/Willapa lost lost big to Onalaska, a team Kalam beat earlier this year. Kalama QB Aiden Brown has passed for 2,095 yards and 18 touchdowns. He has also run for 1,005 yards and 17 TDs.

Prediction: Kalama 48, Pe Ell/Willapa Valley 19

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