NO. 3 GRAHAM-KAPOWSIN EAGLES (3-0) VS. NO. 5 SUMNER SPARTANS (3-0)
7 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Chev Stadium, Sumner
About the Eagles: Coach Eric Kurle has faced Sumner coach Keith Ross one time — that was when he was the QB at PLU, playing against Ross’ Central Washington. But wouldn’t Kurle have liked having a left tackle like Foster Sarell when he played? Sarell has dominated so much that he’s pushing defensive linemen into other defensive linemen, creating gaping holes for RB Micah Smith (61 carries, 664 yards, 9 TDs). G-K looked like it finally had all cylinders firing in a 52-6 win over Emerald Ridge.
About the Spartans: If you don’t game plan for Connor Wedington (40 carries, 526 yards, 8 TDs; 6 catches, 114 yards, 2 TDs), you’re in trouble. The UW commit leads Sumner in rushing and receiving. He’s done so behind an offensive line that coach Ross figures is the best he’s ever had, led by bookend tackles Seth Carnahan and Chase Skuza, as well as converted right guard Jacob Clark. Logan Mayer has dominated on the defensive line (19 tackles, 7 for loss, 2 sacks).
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TNT pick: Graham-Kapowsin, 36-35.
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