High School Sports

Week 10: Five things to watch in high school football

POWER PLAYERS

There is a reason Lakes coach Dave Miller and O’Dea coach Monte Kohler get along: They are cut from the same cloth. “We are somewhat old school,” Miller said. And they play close games in the playoffs — with Miller’s Lancers holding a 2-1 advantage. O’Dea hosts Lakes on Friday night.

HOME TRACK

If Graham-Kapowsin (District 3 No. 1 seed in Class 4A), Sumner (D31 in 3A), River Ridge (D31 in 2A), Tumwater (D41 in 2A) and Cascade Christian (D31 in 1A) can get on a roll, the brackets set up favorably for them with three consecutive home games before the state semifinals.

SOUTHBOUND TRAVEL

Bethel already has visited the Vancouver area once — a Week 5 loss to Mountain View. The Braves will do it again, this time traveling to No. 1 Camas. They will leave early in order to have a team meal on the way. “Any road trip gets you out of a routine,” Bethel coach Mark Iddins said.

AIRING IT OUT

They have combined for 13,600 career passing yards, and now Lake Stevens’ Jacob Eason (Georgia commit) and Tahoma’s Amandre Williams (UW commit) will face off in a quarterback showcase. Williams has 2,947 passing yards this season; Eason 2,366. Both have 29 TD passes.

SEEN YOU BEFORE

Last week, Olympia coach Bill Beattie and his staff began counting all the different KingCo teams they have seen in the postseason. Up next: Issaquah, a school the Bears will see for a third time in two years. “The biggest thing is not to get too cute. Both teams will do what they do,” Beattie said.

todd.milles@thenewstribune.com

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