Prep football Week 4: Ridgefield vs. La Center
Originally published September 24, 2010 at 12:57 a.m., updated September 24, 2010 at 12:57 a.m.
When, where: 7 p.m. Friday at La Center Middle School
Records: Ridgefield (3-0, 1-0 Trico); La Center (2-1, 0-1 Trico); Trico League game
Game notes: The Spudders' return to the Trico League got off to a solid start with a 31-0 win over White Salmon last week ... RB Dylan Young is averaging 162.7 yards a game for the Spudders. ... Both teams based their offense on a solid running attack, with capable passers. ... La Center's Seth Baxter has 331 yards this season ... Seven turnovers killed the Wildcats in their league opener against Toledo. ... Falling behind early forced La Center to depend more heavily on the passing game, which became difficult in last week's soggy conditions. ... The 186 yards La Center gave up to Toledo's Bryson Holmes; not a good omen when going up against the county's top rusher coming to town in Young. ... But if the Wildcats can control the game early, it will allow them to go to their 1-2 rushing attack with Baxter and Ryan Kulla.
The Columbian's take: Field conditions will certainly be better this week, and that should work in La Center's favor. It's a yardstick game for Ridgefield to see where it stands this season. La Center's experience should be the difference. PICK: LA CENTER