Football: Week 5 Mid-Columbia preview capsules

October 3, 2013 

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September 28, 2013 - Kamiakin's defense sacks Southridge quarterback Jair Ealy-Thomas on Friday as Kamiakin won 42-21 at Lampson Stadium in Kennewick.

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PASCO BULLDOGS at SOUTHRIDGE SUNS

7 p.m. Friday, Lampson Stadium

Records: Pasco 0-2, 0-4; Southridge 1-2, 2-2

Last week: Chiawana 45, Pasco 0; Kamiakin 42, Southridge 21

Players to watch: Pasco, RB Cole Kelley 6-0, 190 pounds (27-185, 1 TD); RB Brady Ritala, 5-10, 165 pounds (22-155); QB Kolby Killoy, 6-0, 180 pounds (16-40-1—204, 3 TD). Southridge, RB Kadin Diaz, 5-9, 195 pounds (75-451, 8 TD); QB Jair Ealy-Thomas, 6-1, 170 pounds (34-79-3—475, 4 TD); WR Brenden Kelly, 6-3, 170 pounds (10-167, 2 TD).

Last season: Southridge 40, Pasco 0

Radio: KONA 610 AM

Notes: Killoy appears to have locked down the quarterback spot for the Bulldogs, getting most of the snaps there in the loss to the Riverhawks. Pasco opened the season rotating three players under center. ... Pasco gained just 108 yards of offense against Chiawana, but should see a bit more success tonight. ... Southridge gave up 388 yards passing in last week’s loss and will need to improve in that area as the season goes on. ... Diaz continues to be a workhorse for the Suns, as he was the only Southridge player to record a carry last week. He is third in the league in rushing and should have a field day tonight.

Prediction: Southridge 38, Pasco 6

(7) KAMIAKIN BRAVES AT RICHLAND BOMBERS

7 p.m. Friday, Fran Rish Stadium

Records: Kamiakin 2-0, 4-0; Richland 2-1, 3-1

Last week: Kamiakin 42, Southridge 21; Richland 50, Lewiston, Idaho 7

Players to watch: Kamiakin, Umid Ramizov, 6-1, 215 pounds (69-496, 8 TD); K Conner Shymanski, 6-1, 195 pounds (22 PATs); WR Austin Gutierrez, 5-9, 155 pounds (11-221, 4 TD). Richland, RB Anthony Galat, 5-9, 190 pounds (51-279, 4 TD); RB Bennett Peterson, 5-6, 160 pounds (33-171); WR Garrett March, 5-8, 165 pounds (17-232, 1 TD).

Last season: Kamiakin 25, Richland 14

Notes: QB Kylle Robertson is coming off the best game of his career, a 388-yard passing night against rival Southridge. He also threw for three touchdowns in the big victory. ... A victory by Kamiakin will all but lock up the Class 3A No. 1 seed, and will set up a showdown with Chiawana next week. To do so, though, they will have to top a Richland team that got back on track last week. ... The Bombers feature four running backs who have more than 100 yards and their physicality up front should give Kamiakin problems. ... Quarterback Zach Whitby will need to have his best game of the season to help keep the Kamiakin defense honest.

Prediction: Kamiakin 28, Richland 21

KENNEWICK LIONS at WALLA WALLA BLUE DEVILS

7 p.m. Friday, Borleske Stadium

Records: Kennewick 0-2, 1-3; Walla Walla 1-1, 2-2

Last week: Kennewick 45, Sunnyside 21; Walla Walla 13, Hanford 7

Players to watch: Kennewick, RB Dwight Norwood, 6-0, 180 pounds (44-209); QB Dylan Tennancour, 6-1, 180 pounds (32-54-2—390, 6 TD); P Anthony Arroyo, 5-7, 160 pounds (17-620, 36.5 avg.). Walla Walla, RB Noah Porter, 6-0, 170 pounds (50-290, 2 TD); QB Zach Zehner, 6-1, 180 pounds (57-102-2—601, 5 TD); WR Darnell Handcox, 6-0, 175 pounds (20-249, 3 TD).

Last season: Kennewick 40, Walla Walla 28

Radio: ESPN 1490 AM

Notes: The Lions finally had a breakout game last week, rocking Sunnyside. Tennancour bounced back from an injury to throw for 197 yards and five touchdowns. ... Norwood posted a 146-yard night, more than doubling his total rushing through the first three games of the year. ... Kennewick must now keep that momentum going against a rejuvenated Walla Walla team. ... The Blue Devils earned just their second league win since 2010 last week. They were winless in 2011 and beat Pasco in Week 6 last year. ... Walla Walla’s Handcox and Trever Coronado each have two interceptions this season, good for second in the league. ... Walla Walla forced eight Hanford turnovers, including intercepting four passes.

Prediction: Walla Walla 28, Kennewick 7

HANFORD FALCONS at SUNNYSIDE GRIZZLIES

7 p.m. Friday, Sunnyside High

Records: Hanford 1-3, Sunnyside 0-4

Last week: Walla Walla 13, Hanford 7; Kennewick 45, Sunnyside 21

Players to watch: Hanford, RB Malik Slack, 5-9, 165 pounds (49-238, 1 TD); RB Will Bishop, 5-11, 195 pounds (24-167, 2 TD); WR Tyler Cowen, 5-10, 150 pounds (15-444, 5 TD). Sunnyside, RB Jesus Magallan, 5-9, 180 pounds (27-198, 2 TD); RB Marcus Sanchez, 5-7, 180 pounds (46-183, 1 TD); RB Isaac Palemino, 5-9, 205 pounds (22-120).

Last season: Hanford 26, Sunnyside 0

Notes: The Falcons are hoping to forget last week’s game in a hurry, and they might have found the opponent to do so. Hanford turned the ball over eight times in the loss to Walla Walla, but they are facing winless Sunnyside which has only been competitive in one game this year. ... Cowen continued his strong season, catching his fifth touchdown pass. ... The Grizzlies played their best game of the season last week, but struggled defensively against the Kennewick passing attack. They will need to play better in the secondary to slow down Cowen.

Prediction: Hanford 33, Sunnyside 7

(3) CHIAWANA RIVERHAWKS at (10) WENATCHEE PANTHERS

7 p.m. Friday, Apple Bowl, Wenatchee

Records: Chiawana 4-0, Wenatchee 3-1

Last week: Chiawana 45, Pasco 0; Wenatchee 44, Eastmont 10

Players to watch: Chiawana, RB Clifton Lozano, 5-7, 180 pounds (72-488, 8 TD); QB Joey Zamora, 6-2, 210 pounds (53-89-0—957, 10 TD); P Logan Ellsworth, 6-0, 195 pounds (9-414, 46.0 avg). Wenatchee, RB Isaiah Brandt-Sims, 5-11, 178 pounds (73-539, 5 TD); QB Dillon Sugg, 6-5, 217 pounds (59-100-1—921, 11 TD); WR Spencer Smith, 5-8, 168 pounds (13-201, 6 TD).

Last season: Chiawana 14, Wenatchee 6

Notes: Chiawana has scored at least 42 points in every game this season. ... There will be plenty of star power on the field, as Chiawana WR Deion Singleton is getting NCAA Division I offers, while Wenatchee’s Brandt-Sims has already signed with Stanford. ... Dre Dorton leads the Mid-Col in interceptions with three, while Singleton and Isaiah Richie each have two. ... Wenatchee lost its opener 27-21 to Eisenhower, but since then has outscored opponents 146-37 in three league wins. ... Brandt-Sims is one of the best sprinters in state history, winning the 100 and 200 meter dashes three times each. His ability to get to the edge against Chiawana will be tested, though.

Prediction: Chiawana 35, Wenatchee 10

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