Week 6 warm-up football preview: Finally, a full list of Twin Harbors fan warm-up football matches

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For the first time this season, we’ll have a full roster of Twin Harbors football games this weekend.

And it only took six weeks into the season.

Sarcasm aside, a temporary sigh of relief was felt for football fans at the local high school as no team in the Twin Harbors area reported game cancellations earlier this week, meaning that At the time of this writing, Aberdeen, Hoquiam, Montesano, Elma and the other schools in the area will normally have games scheduled for week 6 of the preseason football season.

Aberdeen to Centralia

When and where: Friday at 7 p.m. at Centralia Tigers Stadium

Players to watch: Aberdeen – Jeremy Sawyer RB / LB, Trey Anderson RB / LB, Kale Goings QB / DB, Jakob Bowers RB / DB. Centralia – Chase Sobolesky RB / FS, Landon Jenkins QB, Gabe Seymour RB.

Aberdeen took care of business as they claimed their first league win of the season with a 20-7 victory over an improved Black Hills team on Friday October 1 at Stewart Field.

The Bobcats defense kept the Wolves scoreless offensive and forced four turnovers, while holding up a Black Hills offense that scored 51 points a week earlier from 215 yards.

Jeremy Sawyer had another 100+ yard rushing day for the Bobcats (3-1 overall), his fourth time reaching the milestone of the century this season. The junior running back totaled 28 carries for 151 yards in the Oct. 1 win, and now has 669 yards and six touchdowns this season.

Aberdeen’s opponent on Friday is that the Black Hills team scored 51 points two weeks ago – the Centralia Tigers.

The Tigers have failed to score in double digits in four of their five losses this season, including last week’s 28-0 loss to Rochester.

Centralia (0-5, 0-3) benefited from the return of 2A Evergreen All-Conference running back / defensive back Chase Sobolesky, absent in the previous four games. But that helped little for a Tigers offense that scored a total of 34 points in the first five weeks of the season.

Eatonville to Montesano

When and where: Friday at 7 p.m. at Jack Rottle Field, Montesano

Players to watch: Montesano – Jayden McElravy QB, Isaiah Pierce RB / LB, Caydan Lovell WR / DB, Kenny Koonrad OL / DL. Eatonville – Kyle Cox OL / DL, Kevin Wulff QB, Jakob Lucht WR.

Montesano will have no respite from last week’s heartbreaking loss to Napavine as they face the state’s second team in the Eatonville Cruisers.

Montesano (3-1 overall) is in the middle of a three-game streak that normally only sits deep in a playoff series.

After falling last week to the State’s No.2-ranked team in Class 2B (according to sblive.com), the Bulldogs face the second-ranked team in Class 1A at Eatonville for the first time as a opponent of Ligue 1A Evergreen.

Eatonville joined the 1A Evergreen League last season, but has not faced any opponents from Grays Harbor County due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The Cruisers beat No.8 La Center two weeks ago and league foe Tenino – who replaced Montesano at No.10 in this week’s standings – 24-22 last Friday.

Eatonville (5-0, 1-0) is led by senior quarterback Kevin Wulff and highly recruited lineman Kyle Cox. Cruisers are balanced and use weapons all over the field. Wulff has 924 yards and 11 touchdowns and has three receivers with at least 10 catches this season.

In the first five games, no Eatonville backer ran for more than 200 yards, but that can be misleading as five different rushers carried the ball for at least 120 yards for a Cruisers team that has 1,000. yards on 120 carries and 17 touchdowns this season.

Before Friday’s tight appeal against Tenino, Eatonville outscored their opponents by an average of 44-6.5.

Hoquiam in Tenino

When and where: 7 p.m. at Tenino High School

Players to watch: Hoquiam Nakota Brown RB / LB, Zander Jump QB / DB, Kohltan Philamalee RB / LB, Owen McNeill WR / LB. Tenino – Takari Hickle RB / DL, Kysen Knox QB, Dylan Spicer RB / LB.

After a long break, the Hoquiam Grizzlies return to the football field on Friday night.

Their reward, a showdown with the State’s No. 10 team in the Tenino Beavers.

The Grizzlies (0-2 overall) haven’t played since a 49-14 loss to Nooksack Valley on September 10. After the loss, Hoquiam school officials shut down all other school sports and switched to e-learning, suspending the Grizzlies from taking the field for nearly a month.

After losing a third of their planned season, Hoquiam will face Tenino and his three-star senior rookie Takari Hickle, who has pledged to play for Oregon State next fall.

Tenino (4-1, 0-1) gave No.2 Eatonville all he could take in a 24-22 loss last week and was led by Hickle and running back Dylan Spicer in attack.

Hoquiam was cleared to resume training on Saturday after being sidelined on September 15. The Grizzlies should have a healthy, albeit rusty roster, when the two teams face off at Tenino on Friday.

Elma in Seton Catholic

When & where: Friday at 7 p.m. at Seton Catholic High School

Players to watch: Elma РJarred Bailey RB / LB, Conan Baxter RB, Ren̩ Duran WR / DB, Carter Studer QB. Seton Catholic РJoe Callerame QB / LB, Jack Callerame RB / MLB, Sean Emberlin WR / CB.

The Elma Eagles will look to take out any frustration over last week’s thwarted bid failure against this week’s opponent – the Seton Catholic Cougars.

Elma looked like world batsmen in the first half last week, holding a 7-0 halftime lead before the Mountaineers scored 28 points after the break to claim the victory in what was a football game physical and difficult.

Now a team that has been put to the test against one of the best in the state, the Eagles will look to get their rushed game back on track after being kept at an unusually low 98 yards.

Seton Catholic had two convincing wins over lower level opponents at Charles Wright Academy and Columbia-White Salmon and three losses against more fierce competition at Rochester, Tenino and Friday Harbor.

The Cougars are led by brother Joe and Jack Callerame, quarterback Joe passing for 266 yards on 17 of 21 attempts and rushing for 148 yards, while running back Jack ran 80 yards and two touchdowns in a 60 -30 against CWS Last week.

Other games

(7 p.m. Friday unless otherwise indicated)

Pe Ell-Willapa Valley in Napavine – The Titans (3-2) take on No.2 Napavine (5-0) in a tough road clash at Napavine High School.

Raymond-South Bend to Morton-White Pass – The Ravens (1-4) are set to face Morton-White Pass (3-2), who lost 28-6 to PWV last week.

Taholah to Naselle – The Chitwhins lost big to Oakville last week and are looking to secure a victory over Naselle (3-1).

Charles Wright Academy in Ocosta – The Wildcats welcome Tarriers at 1 p.m. Saturday in Westport.

Wishkah Valley at Quinault Lake – Wishkah (0-4) faces Lac Quinault (0-2) in a 1B Coastal (8 men) clash at 1 p.m. Saturday.


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