Week 1 High School Football Preview



Game of the week

Camas vs. Chiawana

When, where: 7 p.m. Friday; Edgar Brown Memorial Stadium, Pasco HS, Pasco

Internet radio: www.610kona.com

Last meeting: Camas won 16-14 in 2014

Players to watch: Camas QB Liam Fitzgerald threw for 2,682 yards and 24 TDs last season. Chiawana LB Caleb Weber leads the defense and he’s just a junior. He’ll also play some on offense.

Game notes: The Papermakers won a lot of lopsided games last season, which meant younger players got experience on the field. … Senior Jordan Del Moral takes over the RB duties. … Camas has not lost a season opener since 1998. That’s before many of the Papermakers were born. … Camas is ranked No. 1 in the AP preseason poll; Chiawana was tied for fourth. … Chiawana lost of lot of players off last year’s team that made the state title game. The starting offensive line will have three sophomores and a junior on it. The Riverhawks are looking for a new RB after Austin Urlacher, who rushed for 2,877 yards last season, graduated. Coach Steve Graff challenged his players for missing “a lot of weight training.”

Other Week 1 Games

Friday’s games

Walla Walla vs. Skyview, 5 p.m. at Kiggins Bowl (TV: cable Ch. 28/328)

Seton Catholic at King’s Way Christian, 6 p.m.

Federal Way vs. Union, 7 p.m. at McKenzie Stadium (Internet radio: elisportsnetwork.com)

Evergreen at Eisenhower, 7 p.m.

Heritage at Prairie, 7 p.m. at District Stadium, Battle Ground

Kelso at Mark Morris, 7 p.m.

Hockinson at La Center, 7 p.m.

Woodland at Kalama, 7 p.m.

Castle Rock at Ridgefield, 7 p.m.

Stevenson at Washougal, 7 p.m.

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

Hudson’s Bay vs. Fort Vancouver, 8 p.m. at Kiggins Bowl (TV: cable Ch. 28/328)

Saturday’s games

Mountain View vs. Auburn, 4 p.m. at Husky Stadium, Seattle (Internet radio: elisportsnetwork.com)

Battle Ground at Kent-Meridian, 5 p.m.

Game note

• The Hudson’s Bay Foundation and Trappers4Trappers are co-sponsoring a “Peace Pipe Tailgate” fundraising barbecue for all adult alumni of Bay and Fort at 6 p.m. Friday at the Covington House at 4208 Main St. Cost is $20 and includes a ticket to the Bay-Fort football gme at 8 p.m. at Kiggins Bowl.