Week 1 Prep Football Preview

Results of fans Power Rankings

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

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Friday’s games

Eisenhower vs. Evergreen, 5 p.m. at McKenzie Stadium (elisportsnetwork.com)

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

Kent-Meridian at Battle Ground, 7 p.m.

Skyview at Walla Walla, 7 p.m.

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R.A. Long at Columbia River, 7 p.m.

Mountain View at Auburn, 7 p.m.

Fort Vancouver vs. Hudson’s Bay, 7 p.m. at Kiggins Bowl (Cable Ch. 328; 360preps.com)

Mark Morris at Kelso, 7 p.m.

La Center at Hockinson, 7 p.m.

Ridgefield at Castle Rock, 7 p.m.

Washougal at Stevenson, 7 p.m.

Kalama at Woodland, 7 p.m.

Goldendale at White Salmon, 7 p.m.

Chiawana at Camas, 7:30 p.m.

Prairie vs. Heritage, 8 p.m. at McKenzie Stadium (elisportsnetwork.com)

Saturday’s game

Union at Federal Way, 6 p.m. (elisportsnetwork.com)

Week 1 prep power rankings

The Columbian sports staff and fans selected their Week 1 prep football power rankings for Southwest Washington. These rankings are intended to be pound-for-pound, rating each team as they relate to their classification. A 24.0 is the maximum score. The Columbian staff rankings are released at 360preps.com on Tuesday. Fan voting runs Tuesday through Thursday:

COLUMBIAN

1, Union 23.75

2, Camas 21.75

3, La Center 21.50

4, Columbia River 21.25

5, Skyview 20.25

6, Hockinson 18.00

7, Evergreen 17.75

8, Mark Morris 16.67

9, Battle Ground 15.50

10, Mountain View 15.25

FANS

1, Camas 20.96

2, Union 19.39

3, Skyview 18.65

4, Battle Ground 18.53

5, Evergreen 18.40

6, Columbia River 17.92

7, Mountain View 17.80

8, Heritage 16.47

9, Prairie 14.58

10, Hockinson 14.51

Three things to watch this week

NO. 1: LISTEN IN — Every year people ask where they can listen to prep football in Clark County on the radio. Well, the answer is you can’t. But there are online broadcasts available. Ron Soanka and his team will be broadcasting games live from McKenzie Stadium this season on the Eli Sports Network. You can find the games at elisportsnetwork.com.

NO. 2: NEW LEAGUES, OLD RIVALRIES — A reshuffling of leagues in Southwest Washington this season will lead to some odd matchups once league play begins. But even the non-league games look odd. The Peace Pipe Game between Hudson’s Bay and Fort Vancouver is not only not in Week 9, it’s not a league game. Bay and Fort meet in a non-league clash in Week 1 tonight at Kiggins Bowl.

NO. 3: TOP-RANKED MATCHUPS — Want to see some matchups of ranked teams? How about at 4A we have No. 2 Chiawana at No. 5 Camas. Also, No. 6 Union at No. 4 Federal Way. There’s also Hockinson, No. 9 at 2A, hosting La Center, No. 4 at Class 1A. The rankings are by the Associated Press.