Football: Class 2B playoff preview capsules

November 8, 2012 

Oroville Hornets vs. Waitsburg-Prescott Cardinals

CLASS 2B FIRST ROUND

When, where: 7 p.m. today, Edgar Brown Stadium

Records: Oroville 6-4, Waitsburg-Prescott 9-1

Forecast: 35 degrees, cloudy

Last playoff appearance: Oroville, 2010 (lost to Waitsburg-Prescott 49-13 in first round). Waitsburg-Prescott, 2011 (won state title)

Playoff history: Oroville, 6 appearances (lost in semifinals in 1995). Waitsburg-Prescott, 9 appearances (won state title in 2011)

Top players: Oroville: QB Luke Kindred, RB Dustin Nigg. Waitsburg-Prescott: RB Billy Brown, QB Stirling Eastman, WR Dalton Estes, WR James Thompkins.

Last week: Oroville defeated Chief Leschi 72-0 in a nonleague game. The Hornets held Leschi to minus-2 yards of offense. Waitsburg-Prescott def. Mary Walker 47-8. Eastman threw four touchdown passes, all to speedster Thomkins.

Up next: At Reardan/Kittitas winner

White Swan Cougars vs. DeSales Fighting Irish

CLASS 2B

FIRST ROUND

When, where: 7 p.m. today, Chiawana High

Records: White Swan 8-2, DeSales 8-1

Forecast: 35 degrees, cloudy

Last playoff appearance: White Swan, 2011 (lost to Colfax 42-37 in quarterfinals). DeSales, 2011 (lost to White Swan 34-20 in first round)

Playoff history: White Swan 5 appearances (never placed). DeSales, 26 appearances (won state titles in 1991, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2007)

Top players: White Swan, QB Joseph Kosik, RB Niko Nanez. DeSales, QB Jeremiah Cox, RB Luke Fazzari.

Last week: White Swan defeated Liberty Bell 33-27. DeSales defeated Davenport 44-6, as Jeremiah Cox threw for 198 yards and three TDs.

Up next: At Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia/Lind-Ritzville-Sprague winner

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