Football: Othello vs. Prosser preview capsule

November 15, 2012 

Othello Huskies vs. Prosser Mustangs

Class 2A quarterfinal

When, where: 3 p.m., Saturday, Lampson Stadium.

Records: Othello 11-0, Prosser 10-1.

Forecast: 45 degrees, cloudy, winds SW at 14 mph

Last playoff appearance: Othello 2011 (lost to Archbishiop Murphy 34-0 in quarterfinals); Prosser 2011 (lost to Archbishop Murphy 50-14 in semifinals).

Playoff history: Othello 25-19 in 22 appearances (best finish: 1998 2A championship, 53-21 over Elma; 2004 2A championship, 31-21 over East Valley of Yakima). Prosser 42-20 in 25 appearances (best finish: 1992 3A championship, 26-0 over O’Dea; 1993 3A championship, 22-20 over Gig Harbor; 1999 3A championship, 42-38 over Sammamish; 2007 2A championship, 42-7 over Burlington-Edison)

Top players: Othello—RB Josiah Petersen 126-786, 13 TDs; QB David Garza 116-106-8-1,790, 29 TDs; WR Juston Lind 40-815, 11 TDs; WR Trevor Walker 37-666, 10 TDs. Prosser—QB Ryan Fassler 212-311-3-2,470, 33 TDs; RB Bubba Frank 120-1,008, 14 TDs; WR Danny Raap 54-814, 14; WR Sterling Clark 61-824, 16 TDs; WR Harley Hall 30-296, 2 TDs.

Last meeting: Othello 30-14 in Week 3 — Petersen ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns, and the Huskies scored 16 unanswered points in the second half.

Last week: Othello—QB Garza ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as Huskies scored three third-quarter TDs in 42-7 home win over Cheney. The Huskies’ dominating defense allowed just 54 yards in second half. Prosser—Clark caught three TD passes — two for more than 50 yards — and Frank scored three times, including a 65-yard interception return for a score as the Mustangs built a 28-0 halftime lead in a 56-19 win over Pullman.

Up next: Winner will host Archbishop Murphy-Tumwater winner in semifinals.

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