Football: River View vs. Quincy preview capsule

November 15, 2012 

River View Panthers vs. Quincy Jackrabbits

Class 1A quarterfinal

When, where: noon Saturday, Lampson Stadium, Kennewick

Records: River View 10-1, Quincy 7-4.

Forecast: 47 degrees, 30 percent chance of rain, winds S at 10 mph

Last playoff appearance: River View, 2009 (lost to Connell 47-7 in quarterfinals). Quincy, 2003 (lost to Cashmere 35-21 in first round).

Playoff history: River View, 5-10 in 11 appearances (never placed). Quincy, 3-4 in 5 appearances (never placed).

Top players: River View, RB Alonso Mendoza 84-831 rushing, 9 TDs; QB Ruvim Tyutyunnik 133-202-7—2,264 passing, 30 TDs; WR Terran Brown 35-590 receiving, 8 TDs. Quincy, RB Antonio Melendez, RB Jacob Durfee, RB John Lindquist.

Last week: River View def. Chewelah 27-14 and Quincy def. Zillah 29-10 in first round of state playoffs

Up next: Host winner of Cle Elum/Roslyn vs. Royal.

Notes: The Panthers are seeking to advance past the quarterfinals for the first time in school history. ... Tyutyunnik had one of his lowest passing totals of the season last week. Expect him to bounce back, especially with the Panthers getting to play on turf. ... Quincy was a 2A school last year and played in the CWAC. ... The Jackrabbits hang their hat on the defense, especially run defense. They held Zillah star running back Kurt Calhoun to 38 yards on the ground last week. ... Quincy runs the option and will look to burn the clock and keep the ball out of River View’s hands.

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