Week 2 High School Football Preview

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor




La Center vs. Woodland

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday; Beaver Stadium; Woodland HS, Woodland

Internet radio: elisportsnetwork.com

Last week: La Center lost to Hockinson 28-0; Woodland lost to Kalama 20-14.

Last meeting: Woodland won 44-0  in 2014.

Players to watch: La Center QB Jeremy Scott passed for 71 yards last week; Woodland QB Wyatt Harsh passed for 201 yards and two TDs.

Game notes: This game will be the debut of Woodland’s new stadium on its new campus. The Wildcats got very little going offensively last week. Running the ball is a La Center staple, but the Wildcats managed only 2 net yards rushing, 73 yards of total offense. … Woodland’s Tyler Flanagan caught six passes for 85 yards and one TD. He also intercepted two passes. Tristan Thomas rushed for 63 yards. … The Beavers shut out Kalama in the second half.


Friday’s games

Curtis vs. Union, 4:30 p.m. at McKenzie Stadium (Internet radio: elisportsnetwork.com)

Heritage vs. Hudson’s Bay, 5 p.m. at Kiggins Bowl

Chief Sealth at King’s Way Christian, 6 p.m.

Spanaway Lake at Battle Ground, 7 p.m.

Mountain View at Juanita, 7 p.m.

Skyview at Woodinville, 7 p.m.

Mark Morris at Columbia River, 7 p.m.

Prairie at Hockinson, 7 p.m.

R.A. Long at Kelso, 7 p.m.

Ridgefield at Kalama, 7 p.m.

Washougal at Columbia-White Salmon, 7 p.m.

Stevenson at Hoquiam, 7 p.m.

Tenino at Castle Rock, 7 p.m.

Todd Beamer vs. Evergreen, 7:30 p.m. at McKenzie Stadium (Internet radio: elisportsnetwork.com)

The Dalles vs. Fort Vancouver, 8 p.m. at Kiggins Bowl

Saturday’s games

Camas at Federal Way, 2 p.m. (Internet radio: elisportsnetwork.com)

Game notes

  • Union hosts another familiar face in non-league play. The Titans beat Curtis twice last season, 24-7 in the regular season and 42-14 in the state preliminary round playoff.
  • One coach will still be unbeaten at his career at his new school when Heritage plays Hudson’s Bay. Heritage has a first-year coach in Matt Gracey, and Bay’s first-year coach is Mark Oliverio.
  • In four games after taking over as Union’s starter last season, Jordan Lawson threw three touchdowns passes — total. He had three in the first half last week against Federal Way and finished with six.
  • Hockinson’s 28-0 win over La Center was the third consecutive shutout in non-league regular-season games for the Hawks.
  • The Camas and Mountain View football teams are the two road warriors in the first two weeks. With trips to Seattle and Bothell, the Thunder will have logged 706 total miles on the bus in the first two weeks of the season. But the Papermakers have them beat. Camas, with trips to Pasco and Federal Way, will log 728 total miles in two weeks.

Individual leaders


Ulices Isordia, Columbia-WSalmon 22 157 2

Marquis Sampson, Evergreen 15 142 1

Preston Jones, Mountain View 19 131 1

Blake Ingram, Skyview 21 126 1

Gavin Lee, Heritage 11 114 1


Liam Fitzgerald, Camas 21-31 274 3

Jordan Lawson, Union 15-20 269 6

Brody Barnum, Skyview 17-27 259 3

Gunner Talkington, B. Ground 22-26 259 2

Liam Nabors, King’s Way 12-24 252 2


Jared Bentley, Camas 8 162 2

Keithen Shepard, Union 7 119 2

Reiley Betcher, Battle Ground 3 113 1

Nate Kuratli, Union 5 108 2

Max Randle Battle Ground 3 102 1