Lummi at Concrete
Time: 2 p.m. Saturday
Site: Concrete High School
Blackhawks update update: Lummi lost its second straight game, this time to league rival Tulalip Heritage 26-14 on Thursday. It’s a quick turnaround for the Blackhawks as they’ll have just one day’s rest before going against undefeated Concrete. Lummi will look to seniors Dashawn Lawrence and Noah Toby to provide the spark to get it back on track.
Lions (5-0) update: Concrete rolled to another Northwest 2B/1B win, beating La Conner 56-12 Sept. 29. Marshall Fichter rushed for 291 yards and two touchdowns, while Riley Fichter scored four TDs. Reyton Sanches rushed for 116 yards on eight carries, including a 58-yard TD. The Lions also had six interceptions in the game, led by two each by David Swain and Riley Fichter.
Key to the game: This will be Lummi’s second game in 43 hours, as the Blackhawks faced Tulalip Heritage Thursday night. Lummi will have to rely on its depth to make sure it keeps both physically and mentally fresh.
Player to watch: Concrete obviously has plenty of playmakers on its sideline, so Lummi will have to rely on its playmakers to keep up. Caleb Revey has shown ability to get to the end zone for the Blackhawks this year.
Prediction: Concrete 58-42.
Snohomish at Squalicum
Time: 7 p.m. Saturday
Site: Civic Stadium
Panthers (3-2) update: Snohomish had its modest two-game win streak ended in a 38-14 loss to Everett Friday. The Panthers were outscored 24-0 in the second half of the game, as Everett piled up 336 yards rushing. Keegan Stich finished with 130 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. The rest of the team didn’t do much, as Snohomish had 12 yards passing and 53 yards rushing by other backs.
Storm (3-2) update: A missed extra point ended up being the difference, as Squalicum fell 21-20 at Oak Harbor Friday – the team’s second straight loss. Squalicum’s defense, which features five sophomores, showed improvement, keeping the Storm in the game. Spencer Lloyd threw a TD pass to Ja’Lique Martin, who has a TD pass of his own to Jose Hernandez.
Key to the game: Though this is a Wesco opponent, it’s not a North division game for the Storm. Still Squalicum wants to continue to improve so it can be playing its best for the final three weeks of the regular season.
Player to watch: Triston Smith surpassed 100 yards rushing for fourth time in five games this season last week and had a touchdown, his 14th of the season.
Prediction: 28-20 Squalicum