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Week 2 Predictions
I'll have our Lake Stevens - Glacier Peak preview and prediction on Friday...in the meantime, let's roll out our Week 2 predictions. We only picked five games last week, but from now on, we're going to preview all games that include a Wesco team.
Current Record: 3-2
Meadowdale at Stanwood, 7 p.m.
Is Meadowdale a true state contender at 3A? We won't know for sure until leading rusher Naji Moore-Taylor returns from suspension, but a road win at Stanwood will continue to bolster Meadowdale's case. Meadowdale cruises, 27-10.
Kamiak at Cascade, 7 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium
Kamiak looks to rebound from a road whupping at Snohomish last week. The schedule doesn't get any easier this week, as Cascade looks strong, beating Oak Harbor on the road last week. Cascade takes its home opener, 17-14.
Mountlake Terrace at Mariner, 7 p.m.
M-T RB Percy Anyimah ran for 121 yards on seven carries last week in a 29-7 win over Lynnwood. The sledding will get a little tougher this week, as the Marauders will rely on Adrien Black, Tevin Dillon and Mychael Tuiasosopo to rebound from last week's tough home loss to the Vikes. Mariner wins big, 35-17.
Oak Harbor at Monroe, 7 p.m.
Oak Harbor wants to win for first year coach Jay Turner. Monroe already has more wins than they got all last year. They won't get another one Friday. Oak Harbor 31-3.
Shorecrest at Ferndale, 7 p.m.
Shorecrest got stomped by M-P last week. Now, they get to think about all the ways that Jake Locker's cousin kicked their butts on the two hour bus ride home from the border. Ferndale, 48-2.
Jackson at Shorewood, 7 p.m. at Shoreline Stadium
Jackson looks strong, Shorewood doesn't. The Gay-Cox tandem is quite a load :D Jackson dances to an easy victory, 24-7.
Snohomish at Marysville-Pilchuck, 7 p.m.
This one will be a battle. It could go either way. Neither team had an established back headed into the season, but the Panther's Ray Purviance and the Tommies' Austin Denton both looked all-world in week one. You almost hate to have an important league game so early - mistakes could be the difference here. I like Snohomish - barely. The Panthers move to 2-0, squeaking out a 24-22 win.
Arlington at Lynnwood, 8 p.m. at Edmonds District Stadium
Matchup to watch: Arlington QB Jake Parduhn versus Lynnwood's All-State Defensive End Geoff Meinken. Lynnwood should be better than its 29-6 week one loss to Mountlake Terrace, but I think that Parduhn is too good for the Royals to overcome. I like Arlington on the road, 28-17.
Oklahoma at UW, Husky Stadium, Saturday 4:45 pm
Is Ty's job on the line? It has been for over a year. The players are tired of hearing about it, and Jake Locker might be the only Husky who could make the Sooner roster. I'll be there pulling for the Dawgs, but I see a 37-17 Sooner victory.
The Ohio State at USC, The Coliseum, Saturday 5:00 pm
Gotta love this early season clash. If you lose, you still have time to rebound in the national title hunt. If you win, your the clear-cut favorite. Match-up to watch: homicidal Trojan LB Ray Maualuga versus Buckeye battering-ram RB Chris "Beanie" Wells - both coming off injuries. I'll take the Trojans, 24-20.
SF 49ers at Seattle Seahawks, Quest Field, Sunday 1:00 pm
Banged up Seahawks always seem to have trouble with the niners, losing four out of their last six. The Niners catch the Seahawks at the right time and The Walrus is left searching for answers (and wide recievers...) San Fran takes it 28-14.
Lake Stevens - Glacier Peak to be up Friday.