West Seattle at O’Dea, 7 p.m. at West Seattle Stadium. The only meeting of two top-10 teams this weekend comes from the Metro League in what very well could be the Metro championship game on Oct. 31. This one will match West Seattle’s speed against the size of O’Dea. Remember, three of the four guys that won the 4 x 100 relay last spring are on this team, and O’Dea better contain well, or the Wildcats could be running free all night. But West Seattle hasn’t seen a team as big and strong as the Irish, and remember that O’Dea has some quick guys, too.
THE TIMES’ PICK: O’Dea 28, West Seattle 14.
Issaquah at Inglemoor, 7 p.m at Pop Keeney Stadium. Issaquah returns to Pop Keeney, where the Eagles beat Bothell in week one. Issaquah’s biggest strength could be up front, where its offensive and defensive lines have improved drastically from last season. QB Joey Bradley has shown some polish, too, and RB/LB Grant Gellatly is deceptively quick. Inglemoor is also 2-0, and watch out for QB Todd Campbell and LB Paul Ena.
THE TIMES’ PICK: Issaquah 24, Inglemoor 20
Mariner at Cascade, 5 p.m at Everett Memorial Stadium. If there were any concerns about Mariner’s offense without Tyler Tuiasosopo, there aren’t at the moment. The Marauders have scored 83 points in two games; only problem was that in their opener, Lake Stevens beat them 36-34. QB A.J. VanWieringen has stepped in nicely, and Tevin Dillon and Adrien Black have been hard to stop. But Cascade’s off to a hot start, with wins against Oak Harbor and Kamiak. Aaron Frye has nice size for a QB, and give Chris McGrath an inch, and he’ll run for a mile.
THE TIMES’ PICK: Cascade 21, Mariner 13
1. Holland Crook, Beamer, girls soccer. Scored a hat trick in Beamer’s 10-0 win against Bethel. Sumner’s Amber Felton also had a hat trick against Timberline.
2. Chris Marangon, Tahoma, football. Ran for 126 yards and a touchdown and caught a 32-yard TD pass in the Bears’ big 28-14 win against Kentwood. The Bears are the best shot to challenge Auburn in the SPSL North.
3. Anna Geldenhuys, Sammamish, girls soccer. She scored two goals to help Sammamish go 5-0 for the first time in four years.