Friday's Mid-Columbia Conference football capsules

Tri-City HeraldOctober 31, 2013 

KENNEWICK LIONS AT KAMIAKIN BRAVES

7 p.m. today, Lampson Stadium

w Records: Kennewick 2-4, 3-5; Kamiakin 4-2, 6-2

w Last week: Kennewick 35, Pasco 6; Kamiakin 40, Walla Walla 20

w Players to watch: Kennewick, RB Dwight Norwood (161-696, 4 TD); QB Matthew Driver (37-61-4—365, 6 TD). Kamiakin, RB Umid Ramizov (176-1121, 16 TD); WR Austin Gutierrez (27-539, 6 TD).

w Last season: Kennewick 27, Kamiakin 14

w Radio: KONA 610 AM

w Notes: Norwood continues to shine after taking over running back duties midway through the season, scoring four TDs last week. ... The Lions are assured of a playoff berth with either a win or a Hanford loss. If Kennewick wins and Hanford wins, the Lions would earn the No. 2 seed. ... Kamiakin already has the No. 1 seed sewn up and will host either University or North Central in a crossover game next weekend.

w Prediction: Kamiakin 35, Kennewick 14

SOUTHRIDGE SUNS AT HANFORD FALCONS

7 p.m. today, Fran Rish Stadium

w Records: Southridge 2-4, 4-4; Hanford 1-5, 2-6

w Last week: Chiawana 55, Southridge 7; Richland 28, Hanford 7

w Players to watch: Southridge, RB Kadin Diaz (165-869, 12 TD); DE Bryce Overholt (3 interceptions). Hanford, RB Malik Slack (79-387, 1 TD); DB Ben Kelly (4 interceptions).

w Last season: Hanford 30, Southridge 14

w Notes: Southridge can clinch a playoff spot and the No. 2 seed with a victory. If the Suns win, they will host Mount Spokane in a doubleheader at Lampson Stadium next Friday. If Hanford wins and Kennewick loses, there will be a three-way tie for the final two spots and a Kansas tie-breaker will commence. If Hanford wins and Kennewick wins, Southridge is out, and the Falcons get the No. 3 seed and a chance to play Brett Rypien and Shadle Park.

w Prediction: Southridge 38, Hanford 14

RICHLAND BOMBERS AT PASCO BULLDOGS

7 p.m. Friday, Edgar Brown Stadium

w Records: Richland 5-1, 7-1; Pasco 0-6, 0-8

w Last week: Richland 28, Hanford 7; Kennewick 35, Pasco 6

w Players to watch: Richland, RB Anthony Galat (98-577, 11 TD); RB Bennett Peterson (56-303, 1 TD). Pasco, QB Kolby Killoy (59-136-5—597, 3 TD); RB TJ Faamausili (71-241, 1 TD).

w Last season: Richland 35, Pasco 0

w Notes: Both teams are playing out the string, as the Bombers look for their sixth consecutive victory. ... Pasco is hoping to end an 18-game losing streak. ... Richland is the No. 2 seed and will play at either Ferris or Gonzaga Prep next weekend. ... Pasco will play Lewis & Clark in a non-advancing crossover game in Spokane.

w Prediction: Richland 45, Pasco 7

CHIAWANA RIVERHAWKS AT WALLA WALLA BLUE DEVILS

7 p.m. today, Borleske Field

w Records: Chiawana 6-0, 7-1; Walla Walla 4-2, 5-3

w Last week: Chiawana 55, Southridge 7; Kamiakin 40, Walla Walla 20

w Players to watch: Chiawana, RB Clifton Lozano (153-1,052, 15 TD); RB Austin Urlacher (67-605, 12 TD). Walla Walla, QB Zach Zehner (111-202-7—1,307, 14 TD); WR Darnell Handcox (30-363, 5 TD).

w Last season: Chiawana 39, Walla Walla 35

w Radio: ESPN 1490 AM

w Notes: Senior LB Alex Weber picked up his seventh college offer recently, adding Air Force to his stack along with California. ... The Riverhawks have the No. 1 seed to the crossovers sewn up and will host the winner of the Central Valley/Gonzaga Prep next Friday at 7 p.m. ... The Blue Devils’ playoff hopes were dashed with a loss to Kamiakin last week, but can still end the regular season on a high note. ... Walla Walla will host the loser of the Central Valley/Gonzaga Prep game.

w Prediction: Chiawana 35, Walla Walla 20

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