Elma quarterback Cody Vollan (13) sprints away from Aberdeen’s Dillen Espana during the Eagles’ 42-0 win last week. Elma hosts Castle Rock while Aberdeen welcomes Kelso to Stewart Field on Friday. Both games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. (Photo by Sue Michalak)

Elma quarterback Cody Vollan (13) sprints away from Aberdeen’s Dillen Espana during the Eagles’ 42-0 win last week. Elma hosts Castle Rock while Aberdeen welcomes Kelso to Stewart Field on Friday. Both games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. (Photo by Sue Michalak)

Week 4 Prep Football Preview: Season begins to take shape

  • Thu Sep 20th, 2018 6:59am
  • Sports

By Ryan Sparks and Hasani Grayson

The Daily World

Some teams open league play while others face their final non-league opponents as we take a look at the Week 4 prep football games.

Castle Rock at Elma

The Elma Eagles have rolled over their opponents in the first three weeks of the 2018 season, and that trend should continue as they face Castle Rock at 7 p.m. on Friday at Elma High School.

After racking up another 400-plus yards of offense in a blowout win over Aberdeen on Friday, Elma (3-0) should continue its early season streak of scoring 40 or more points when they face the Rockets.

Castle Rock got its first win of the season when they trounced winless Tenino, 56-12, on Friday. It was the first time the Rockets were on the positive side of a convincing win this season, as they lost to Hoquiam, 27-7, in the opener followed by a 48-14 shellacking at the hands of Mark Morris High School on Sept. 6.

If Elma quarterback Cody Vollan, running back Taitum Brumfield and company duplicate the high-octane offense that has been typical of them in the early season, Elma could very well be on its way to a fourth straight blowout win.

Montesano at Port Angeles

For the third time in its first four games of the season, the Montesano Bulldogs will face a team in a higher division when they hit the road for the first time in 2018 to take on the 2A Port Angeles Roughriders at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Led by Teegan Zillyett’s 90-yard TD return on the opening kickoff, Montesano (3-0 overall) took an early lead and never looked back in Friday’s 24-14 win over Columbia-White Salmon on Friday.

The Bulldogs will be tested again in facing a Port Angeles team that lost its first two games to Forks and North Thurston by a combined score of 49-15 before picking up its first win of the season on Friday with a 28-6 win over Kingston.

Kelso at Aberdeen

Two teams that have have gotten off to vastly different starts this season will clash when Kelso travels to Aberdeen for a non-league matchup at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Kelso (3-0) is coming off a convincing 37-14 victory over Heritage last week where the Hilanders scored 21 points in the second quarter.

Running back Josh Webb had an efficient day on the ground with 16 carries for 85 yards and three touchdowns. Kelso quarterback Marshall Coleman also took care of the ball and went 11-for-15 passing with 88 yards.

Aberdeen (0-3) will be looking for its first win of the season after having a rough go of it against local teams, losing to Montesano, Hoquiam and Elma to start the season.

Last week’s loss to the Eagles was a 42-0 shutout where the Bobcats struggled to move the ball. Aberdeen quarterback Ben Dublanko passed for 82 yards on 7-of-19 passing in that game.

Hoquiam at Columbia White Salmon

In a battle of contrasting styles, it will be Hoquiam’s passing offense going up against the Columbia-White Salmon running game.

The Bruins (2-1) suffered their first loss of the season with a 24-12 loss to Montesano last week. In that loss, Columbia-White Salmon’s offense showed signs of life in the second half and got some big runs from Trenton Howard, who carried the ball 27 times for 138 yards.

Hoquiam (3-0) got a solid performance from quarterback Payton Quintanilla, who threw for 169 yards and three touchdowns in a win over La Center.

Quintanilla was also tough to handle on the ground as he ran 14 times for 55 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

The Grizzlies will take on the Bruins at Columbia High School at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Ocosta at North Beach

Ocosta will be looking to keep its perfect record intact against a North Beach team that has struggled to score points in the early going.

North Beach (0-2) was shutout 28-0 at home against Mossyrock and could only muster six points in its season-opening loss against Winlock.

The Wildcats (3-0), on the other hand, have scored a combined 91 points in the past two weeks, 50 in a win over Chief Leschi and 41 in a victory over South Bend.

Ocosta’s offensive line, led by the big bodies of Austin McDonald, Tyler Jones and Tucker Dereanleau, have manhandled opposing defenses this season and have provided plenty of space for the likes of quarterback Cole Hatton and running back Kobe Beck to work with.

The 2B Coastal league matchup kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday at North Beach High School.

Raymond at Chief Leschi

After ending up on the wrong end of three close football games, the Raymond Seagulls look for their first win of the season when they hit the road to face Chief Leschi at 7 p.m. on Friday.

With Patrick Edwards out with a wrist injury, Raymond’s McCartney Maden ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns in a tough-luck 28-24 loss to Pe Ell-Willapa Valley on Friday.

Chief Leschi (0-3) is coming off of a 24-14 loss to Illwaco as the defense struggled early, surrendering 18 points by halftime.

The Warriors didn’t fare well in their other 2B Costal league matchup when they fell to Ocosta, 50-8, in Week 2.

Ilwaco at South Bend

Ilwaco quarterback Ethan Personius will present a tough task for the South Bend defense in a 2B Coastal league matchup at 7 p.m. on Friday at South Bend High School.

The Fisherman signal caller came away with a passing touchdown and two rushing touchdowns against Chief Leschi as he helped his team to the 24-14 win last week.

Ilwaco (2-1) also has a pretty reliable ball carrier in the backfield as Jackson Wilkins rushed for 93 yards on 12 carries.

South Bend (1-2) had a hard time getting anything going against Ocosta in a 41-14 loss on Friday.

Drew Rose went 9-for-19 for 96 yards passing and a touchdown. He also rushed for 53 yards to account for the bulk of the Indians’ offense last week.

Pe Ell-Willapa Valley at Onalaska

After a late-game interception from Sam Western to seal the deal in last week’s nail-biting victory over Raymond, the PWV defense will need to be in form against an Onalaksa team and their high-scoring offense.

Onalaska is coming off of a 32-27 victory against Wahkiakum, in their closest game thus far.

That point total was the lowest so far of the season for the Loggers (3-0). They scored 56 points against Toutle Lake and 74 in a win over Mossyrock while their defense pitched shutouts in both games.

The Loggers (3-0) have found success running the ball with their quarterback Lucas Kreger who rushed for 74 yards on four carries and touchdown against the Mules.

Titans running back Peter Hamilton has been an offensive weapon this season, averaging 5.4 yards per carry and 244 yards through three games for PWV (2-1).

The two teams will square off for their non-league test at Onalaska High School this Friday at 7 p.m.

Other games

Wishkah Valley at Oakville, 7 p.m.

Crescent at Taholah, 7 p.m.