UPDATE: Aberdeen has cancelled Friday’s scheduled game against Kelso
Twin Harbors area football teams have their final non-league tune-up games before league schedules begin as we take a look at the Week 4 prep football schedule.
CANCELLED – Aberdeen at Kelso
Citing a multiple injuries and competitive imbalance, Aberdeen has cancelled Friday’s scheduled game against 3A Kelso .
Port Angeles at Montesano
When and Where: 7 p.m. Friday at Montesano High School
Players to Watch: Montesano — Trace Ridgway QB; Sam Winter RB/LB; Aaydan Darst RB/LB; Braden Dohrmann WR/DB. Port Angeles — Daniel Cable QB; Brady Nickerson RB;
In their final tune-up before the 1A Evergreen League season begins, the Montesano Bulldogs host winless Port Angeles on Friday at Jack Rottle Field.
Monte has impressed in all facets of the game in three blowout victories thus far in 2019. Monte has averaged 56 points per game this season while allowing just 4.66 points a game, all of those coming in a 54-14 rout of previously unbeaten Columbia-White Salmon last Friday.
The Port Angeles Roughriders have had their troubles thus far in the 2019 campaign, dropping their first two games by a combined score of 78-6 to Forks and North Thurston.
The Roughriders nearly pulled off a comeback win against Kingston last Friday, but couldn’t overcome a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit in losing 30-22 to Kingston.
Port Angeles’ offense mostly runs through sophomore quarterback Daniel Cable, who had 12 carries for 86 yards and went 9-for-25 with an interception in Friday’s loss.
Columbia-White Salmon at Hoquiam
When and Where: 7 p.m. Friday at Olympic Stadium
Players to Watch: Hoquiam — Dane McMillan QB; Matt Brown RB/LB; Malaki Eaton RB/LB; Cameron Bumstead WR/DB. CWS — Austin Charters, QB; Alarick Blankenship, RB; Bowen Durkee, RB
One week after winning its sixth straight Myrtle Street Rivalry game over Aberdeen, Hoquiam suffered just its second loss over its last 14 games with a 48-14 loss to undefeated La Center last Friday.
Hoquiam will look to get back into the win column when the Grizzlies host Columbia-White Salmon at Olympic Stadium Friday night.
The Grizzlies fell behind 35-7 against La Center and never recovered as the Wildcats controlled the line of scrimmage and thus, Hoquiam’s running attack. Hoquiam managed just one rushing yard on 18 carries against La Center.
Before stumbling last Friday, the Grizzlies looked impressive in earning blowout victories over Castle Rock (48-12) and Aberdeen (56-3), respectively, over the first two weeks of the season.
Columbia-White Salmon was also handed its first loss of the season in a 54-14 loss to Montesano last Friday.
CWS had no problem handling Goldendale (29-6) and Ilwaco (61-0) in weeks one and two, respectively.
But CWS had all sorts of problems against the Montesano defense, totalling just 113 yards in the game — 59 through the air and 54 rushing.
Elma at Castle Rock
When and Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Castle Rock High School
Players to Watch: Elma — Cody Vollan QB/DB; Brady Shriver RB/LB; Tysen Richardson WR/DB; Noah Huttula RB/LB. Castle Rock — Wyatt Partridge, RB; Landon Gardner, DE; Coleman Guerrero, FB
Elma will look to take out any frustrations left over from last week’s loss to Aberdeen when the Eagles take on Castle Rock on Friday.
The Eagles blew out King’s Way Christian (34-8) to open the season followed by a 63-14 shellacking of Rochester in Week 2, but lost a heart-breaker in double overtime to Aberdeen last week.
Elma is led by senior quarterback Cody Vollan, who was the focus of Aberdeen’s defense as the Bobcats held the standout QB to just 20 rushing yards on 10 carries, forcing Vollan to throw the ball, where he was 11-of-21 for 118 yards.
Elma running back Brady Shriver has also been key to the Eagles’ high-flying offense. Shriver had 31 carries for 121 yards against Aberdeen.
After being blown out by Hoquiam to open the season, Castle Rock has won its last two games, beating Mark Morris 30-20 in Week 2 and trouncing Tenino 56-29 last Friday.
Though they are 2-1, the Rockets will give up points, allowing 32.3 points-per-game thus far this season and 24.3 per game in their two victories
(All games 7 p.m. Friday unless noted)
North Beach at Ocosta
Chief Leschi at Raymond
Onalaska at Pe Ell-Willapa Valley
Oakville at South Bend