Prep football preview Week 4

September 26, 2013 

CHIAWANA RIVERHAWKS AT PASCO BULLDOGS

7 p.m. Friday, Edgar Brown Stadium

Records: Chiawana 3-0, 3-0; Pasco 0-1, 0-3

Last week: Chiawana 42, Richland 7; Hanford 40, Pasco 21

Players to watch: Chiawana, RB Clifton Lozano (60-412, 5 TD); QB Joey Zamora (44-73-0—753, 7 TD); WR Deion Singleton (13-345, 3 TD). Pasco, RB Cole Kelley (27-185, 1 TD); QB Kolby Killoy (7-21-1—130, 3 TD); Roger Ingram 12-150, 1 TD).

Last season: Chiawana 28, Pasco 13

Radio: None.

TV: SWX (Charter Channel 287; over the air 25.3).

Notes: The Riverhawks’ early-season dominance continued against the Bombers last week and should continue tonight as well. Chiawana leads the Mid-Col in nearly every offensive and defensive category. ... The Bulldogs have given up a whopping 802 rushing yards in three games. Lozano and company surely are licking their lips in anticpation. ... Pasco did have its best offensive showing of the season last week against Hanford, scoring 21 points — all coming on touchdown passes by quarterback Killoy. ... The Bulldogs have managed to keep their rivalry games close in recent years, but it will be extremely difficult to do so tonight.

Prediction: Chiawana 42, Pasco 7

KAMIAKIN BRAVES AT SOUTHRIDGE SUNS

7 p.m. Friday, Lampson Stadium

Records: Kamiakin 1-0, 3-0; Southridge 1-1, 2-1

Last week: Kamiakin 51, Sunnyside 6; Southridge 34, Kennewick 7

Players to watch: Kamiakin, RB Umid Ramizov (48-376, 6 TD); QB Kylle Roberts (40-68-2—630, 5 TD); WR Haunter Shauers (8-156, 1 TD). Southridge, RB Kadin Diaz (59-383, 6 TD); QB Jair Ealy-Thomas (28-62-2—363, 4 TD); WR Brenden Kelly (8-128, 2 TD).

Last season: Kamiakin 20, Southridge 0

Radio: KONA 610 AM

TV: None.

Notes: Ramizov is third in the MCC in all-purpose yards, trailing a pair of Chiawana athletes. He rushed for 122 yards last week on just 10 carries, scoring twice. ... On the other side of the field, Southridge’s Diaz racked up 151 yards last week on 29 carries. Whichever runner has the best game tonight likely will lead his team to victory. ... Ealy-Thomas had his best game of the season last week, finishing 10-of-18 for 162 yards and two touchdowns. ... This is a big game for both teams, as they are likely to be the top two Class 3A teams heading to the playoffs. ... WR Clay Gonzales was solid last week, catching four passes for 70 yards and a touchdown. He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

Prediction: Kamiakin 28, Southridge 13

WALLA WALLA BLUE DEVILS AT HANFORD FALCONS

7 p.m. Friday, Fran Rish Stadium

Records: Walla Walla 0-1, 1-2; Hanford 1-2, 1-2

Last week: Walla Walla 28, Davis 18; Hanford 40, Pasco 21

Players to watch: Walla Walla, RB Noah Porter (39-264, 2 TD); QB Zach Zehner (47-82-1—499, 5 TD); WR Darnell Handcox (17-181, 2 TD). Hanford, RB Malik Slack (36-208, 1 TD); QB Aaron Enderlin (31-78-4—525, 4 TD); WR Tyler Cowen (11-374, 4 TD).

Last season: Hanford 20, Walla Walla 17

Radio: None.

TV: None.

Notes: Both teams earned their first victories of the season in Week 3. The Blue Devils did so while rallying from an 18-7 halftime deficit. ... Zehner only threw for 108 yards a week ago, but he did have two touchdowns. ... Porter was a monster last week, carrying 22 times for 219 yards. He will need to have another big night to top the Falcons. ... Hanford played its best offensive game of the season, despite having two touchdowns called back because of penalties. ... QB Enderlin is making just the fourth start of his career after not playing football as a junior. He was a wide receiver his freshman and sophomore years.

Prediction: Hanford 21, Walla Walla 20

RICHLAND BOMBERS AT LEWISTON BENGALS

7 p.m. Friday, Lewiston, Idaho

Records: Richland 2-1, Lewiston 2-1

Last week: Chiawana 42, Richland 7; Hermiston 52, Lewiston 45 (OT)

Players to watch: Richland, RBI Anthony Galat (31-179), QB Zach Whitby (37-65-5—464, 5 TD); WR Garrett March (9-131). Lewiston, RB Jake Ralston (26-120, 1 TD last week); QB Drew Melton (17-32-2—253, 3 TDs last week); WR Andres Nunez (4-111, 1 TD last week).

Radio: None.

TV: None.

Notes: Both teams would like to forget about last week’s games. Richland was thumped by a very talented Chiawana team, and Lewiston blew a 21-0 lead in the loss at Hermiston. ... The Bombers moved the ball at times on Chiawana, but made too many mistakes in the red zone and turned the ball over too much to succeed. ... Lewiston gave up a lot of yards in its loss last week, something Richland can take advantage of from its three running backs.

Prediction: Richland 21, Lewiston 17

— Craig Craker, Tri-City Herald

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