There are so many good matchups this week, I thought I’d put them all in one place. So here are the games you should be keeping an eye on, and of course, the reason.
– No. 1 Bothell at Skyline, Friday at 7 p.m.
Skyline may have dropped out of the rankings this week (spoiler alert) after losing a second home game, this one 17-14 to Graham-Kapowsin, but it still only has one loss in KingCo and can put itself in position to win the league with a win. Bothell hasn’t beaten Skyline since 2009, a game in which Kasen Williams and Cooper Pulleur scored for the Spartans and Michael Hartvigson caught a touchdown for the Cougars. That was back when Jake Heaps was slinging it for Skyline.
– No. 3 Eastside Catholic at No. 2 O’Dea, Friday at 7 p.m.
Metro Mountain supremacy is on the line as these two state powers collide. They’ve split the last two years, with Eastside Catholic coming out on top last season. The Crusaders and Irish are two of the favorites to knock off Bellevue, if that will happen.
– Kent-Meridian at Kentwood, Friday at 7 p.m.
No ranked teams here, but an SPSL Southeast Division title is on the line as two good teams go head-to-head.
– No. 6 Peninsula at No. 7 Auburn Mountainview, Friday at 7 p.m.
Auburn Mountainview vaulted into the rankings after it kept its undefeated season alive with a win over then-ranked Lakes. Now it hosts Peninsula in what will likely be a game that decides the SPSL 3A.
– No. 2 Camas at No. 3 Union, Friday at 7 p.m.
Let’s take a trip further away from the Seattle area, and we have an argument for the state Game of the Week. Two 4A powers clash in a league game. Enough said, there.
– No. 4 Ellensburg at No. 3 Prosser, Friday at 7 p.m.
Because there just isn’t enough games between highly-ranked teams this week, here’s a 2A matchup that should have the state paying attention.