Football: Sunnyside-Kamiakin preview capsule

September 18, 2013 

Sunnyside Grizzlies at Kamiakin Braves

7 p.m. Thursday, Lampson Stadium

Records: Sunnyside 0-2, Kamiakin 2-0

Last week: Southridge 48, Sunnyside 7; Kamiakin 33, Hanford 27

Players to watch: Sunnyside, RB Marcus Sanchez (25-123 rushing, 1 TD); RB Isaac Palemino (16-107 rushing); RB Elijah Pena (6-54 rushing, 1 TD). Kamiakin, RB Umid Ramizov (38-254, 4 TDs); QB Kylle Roberts (34-61-2—503 passing, 3 TDs); WR Hunter Shauers (7-144 receiving, 1 TD).

Radio: KONA 610 AM

Weather: 71 degrees, clear, 7 mph NE wind

Notes: If early season scores are any indication, the Grizzlies are in a bit of trouble tonight. Kamiakin defeated Prosser 42-14 in Week 1, Prosser defeated Grandview 50-0 in Week 2, Grandview defeated Sunnyside 16-6 in Week 1. None of that is predictive of course, but the Braves are clear favorites in this matchup. ... The Grizzlies offense has struggled in the early going, posting just 206.5 yards per game including 93 passing yards total. ... Defensively, though, they have allowed a CBBN-best 318.0 yards per contest. ... The Braves look primed for another big season after scuffling a bit in 2012. ... The No. 7 team in the state struggled at times against Hanford, but found a way to win in the end. ... Kamiakin backups will likely log some minutes tonight, which would benefit the team down the road.

Prediction: Kamiakin 46, Sunnyside 7

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