Stanwood at Squalicum
Time: 7 p.m. Saturday
Site: Civic Stadium, Bellingham
Spartans (0-3, 0-1 3A Wesco North) update: Stanwood opened 3A Wesco North play with a 19-7 loss to Oak Harbor on Sept. 15. The Spartans managed just 112 yards of total offense in the game and allowed 256 rushing yards on 54 carries (4.7 average). Karl Deboer passed for 62 yards and a TD, which went to Kaiser Hezel. Tyler Rich led the way on the ground with 39 yards on 15 carries.
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Storm (3-0, 1-0 3A Wesco North) update: Squalicum still hasn’t lost a 3A Wesco North game, as it beat Marysville-Pilchuck 38-28 on Sept. 15. Triston Smith led the way rushing for 190 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries (11.2 average) and catching a 29-yard touchdown pass from Spencer Lloyd, who rushed for 81 yards and a TD. Ja’Lique Martin rushed for 48 yards and three carries.
Key to the game: After allowing 70 points two weeks ago, Squalicum’s defense played much better last week, but the Storm still allowed Pilchuck back in the game. Coach Nick Lucey would love to put together a complete game this week.
Player to watch: Squalicum’s Jose Hernandez had his biggest game of the year, so far, catching four passes for 73 yards against Pilchuck. He’s also a vital piece of the Storm’s defense.
Prediction: Squalicum 48-10