High School Sports

Week 2: High school football games to watch, predictions

Peninsual High School’s Shawn Leonard (No. 26) breaks out a run for a first down in last week’s loss to Mt. Spokane. This week, the Seahawks look to bounce back against Stadium.
Peninsual High School’s Shawn Leonard (No. 26) breaks out a run for a first down in last week’s loss to Mt. Spokane. This week, the Seahawks look to bounce back against Stadium.

2A SPSL MOUNTAIN

Washington Patriots (1-0) at Fife Trojans (1-0)

7 p.m. Friday at Fife High School

About the Patriots: Washington easily dispatched Sultan 40-0 in their home opener to start the season with a bang. Ezra Adams tallied a healthy 138 yards on just seven carries, nearly 20 yards per carry.

About the Trojans: Fife rallied in the fourth quarter of their opener against Pullman for a 22-13 win at Husky Stadium. Watch for Xavier Preston to get a healthy number of carries, after toting the ball 20 times for over 100 yards in the Emerald City Kickoff Classic win.

TNT pick: Fife, 30-14

NONLEAGUE

Bellarmine Prep Lions (1-0) vs No. 10 Lakes Lancers (1-0)

7 p.m. Friday at Harry Lang Stadium

About the Lions: Bellarmine Prep rode a strong running game and a dominant defensive showing to a 27-6 win over Rogers in their season opener. Sophomore running back Mateo Champion figures to be in the mix again after racking up 155 yards and two touchdowns.

About the Lancers: Head coach Dave Miller said the preparation for this game has been difficult with the air quality concerns, but this has been a solid week of practice headed into week two. Cody Roe has made the transition back to wide receiver look seemless after catching a touchdown pass in Lakes’ win over Juanita.

TNT pick: Bellarmine Prep, 21-10

Peninsula Seahawks (0-1) vs. Stadium Tigers (1-0)

7 p.m. Friday at Stadium Bowl

About the Seahawks: Peninsula got off to an uneven start for the season with a 23-6 loss to Mt. Spokane, a team they defeated to start 2016 in Spokane. Expect a rebound from the offense, led by quarterback Burke Griffin, who stilled tossed for 238 yards in the loss.

About the Tigers: Stadium’s first playoff appearance in school history ended at the hands of Peninsula last season. The Tigers thrashed Steilacoom, 41-14, in a confidence boosting victory in the season opener. Head coach Thomas Ford said his team has to get off the field on third down and keep Seahawks Griffin in check.

TNT pick: Peninsula, 17-14

STATE GAME OF THE WEEK

No. 1 (3A) Eastside Catholic Crusaders (1-0) vs. No. 9 (4A) Skyview Storm (1-0)

7 p.m. Friday at Kiggins Bowl, Vancouver, Wash.

The skinny: Eastside Catholic had its hands full with Gonzaga Prep at the Emerald City Kickoff Classic, taking three overtimes before finally toppling their opponent 41-40. Quarterback Zach Lewis threw for 359 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Skyview won its opener against Sunset, Oregon, 31-20. Quarterback Max Rose threw as many touchdowns (three) as he had incomplete passes, while also returning an interception for a TD.

TNT pick: Skyview, 24-20.

WEEK 2

All games are at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted

FRIDAY’S GAMES

4A SPSL

South Kitsap vs. Sumner, at Sunset Chev Stadium (Sumner)

Curtis vs. Graham-Kapowsin, at Art Crate Field (Spanaway)

Emerald Ridge vs. Puyallup, at Sparks Stadium (Puyallup)

Rogers vs. Olympia, at Ingersoll Stadium (Olympia)

2A SPSL Mountain

Washington at Fife

Foss vs. Franklin Pierce, at Franklin Pierce Stadium

Evergreen of Seattle at Foster

2A SPSL Sound

Eatonville vs. Highline, at Highline Memorial Stadium

Clover Park vs. Renton, at Renton Memorial Stadium

River Ridge at Steilacoom

Nonleague

Auburn Mountainview vs. Lincoln, at Lincoln Bowl

Bellarmine Prep vs. Lakes, at Harry Lang Stadium (Lakewood)

Auburn Riverside vs. Kent-Meridian, at French Field (Kent)

Hazen vs. Rainier Beach, at Southeast Athletic Complex (Seattle)

Kentlake vs. Enumclaw, at Enumclaw Expo Center

Auburn at Tahoma

Todd Beamer vs. Mount Rainier, at Highline Memorial Stadium

Decatur vs. Chief Sealth, at Southeast Athletic Complex (Seattle)

Yelm vs. Thomas Jefferson, at Federal Way Memorial Stadium

Wilson vs. Bremerton

Bonney Lake vs. Timberline, at South Sound Stadium (Lacey)

Peninsula vs. Stadium, at Stadium Bowl

Spanaway Lake vs. Gig Harbor, at Roy Anderson Field (Purdy)

Kalani (Honolulu, Hawaii) vs. Mount Tahoma, at Mount Tahoma Stadium

Central Kitsap at North Kitsap

O’Dea at Shelton

Charles Wright vs. Seton Catholic, at Doc Harris Stadium (Camas)

Chief Leschi vs. South Bend

Entiat vs. Evergreen Lutheran

SATURDAY’S GAMES

Nonleague

1 p.m.: Tacoma Baptist vs. Wishkah Valley

6 p.m.: Orting at Anacortes

Lynden Christian vs. Cascade Christian, at Sunset Chev Stadium (Sumner)

North Beach vs. Life Christian, at Harry Lang Stadium (Lakewood)

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