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Parker Wood will be key in stopping Napavine and Dawson Stanley in a marquee Week 2 matchup Friday. 

Napavine-Kalama is quickly becoming the hottest rivalry in 2B football. The two squads have met four times in the past two years, splitting 2-2.

Napavine dominated 2016, earning 49-6 and 41-6 wins on their way to a 2B State Championship. Then Kalama took its turn as top dog with 14-8 and 20-13 wins in 2017 on its way to a 2B crown.

Come Friday night, they go for round 3. This time on the turf at Kalama High, where only one of the four meetings has been played. Two have come in the state playoffs at Centralia.

The Chinooks lost their first game in 15 tries when they fell to Woodland 48-40 in Week 1. But there’s plenty of momentum for Kalama after nearly overcoming a 41-7 deficit.

Napavine, on the other hand, toppled state runner-up Liberty (Spangle) 41-7 in Cathlamet on Saturday. Behind quarterback Dawson Stanley, the Tigers are well-oiled machine. They’ve made the state semifinals in each of the past four seasons.

Kalama, too, boasts a big-time QB in Alex Dyer, the 2017 AP All-State 2B Player of the Year. The Chinooks’ secondary, though, is very green and Woodland showed that in Week 1. It will be key for Kalama to improve this week against the Tigers.

Kelso (1-0) at R.A. Long (0-1)

7 p.m. Friday at Longview Memorial Stadium

LAST WEEK

Kelso 31, Mark Morris 14; Vancouver College, B.C. 40, R.A. Long 14

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Owen Enriquez, QB, R.A. Long: Enriquez scored both of RAL’s touchdowns in the second half against Vancouver College.

Marshall Coleman, QB, Kelso: In his Hilander debut under center, Coleman was an efficient 6 of 8 for 63 yards and three touchdowns against Mark Morris.

R.A. Long Outlook: The Lumberjacks found themselves in a 40-0 hole when Enriquez scored the first of his two TDs. RAL gave up 140 passing yards while trailing 14-0 after the first quarter and 21-0 at halftime.

Kelso Outlook: Besides Coleman’s successful debut, numerous other Hilanders had solid performances against Mark Morris. Riley Noah caught a pair of touchdown passes in the first half, Jayden Hardeman snagged a 4-yard TD toss, and Josh Webb added 16 carries for 98 yards. Gage Bloomfeldt added a 4-yard TD gallop, and Kevin Aguilar nailed a 22-yard field goal.

Woodland (1-0) at La Center (0-1)

7 p.m. Friday in La Center

LAST WEEK

Woodland 48, Kalama 40; Ridgefield 19, La Center 0

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Tyler Flanagan, QB, Woodland: Flanagan rushed 37 times for 249 yards and four touchdowns, and completed 9 of 16 passes for 116 yards against Kalama.

Wyatt Dodson, RB, La Center: Dodson had 15 carries for 74 yards against Ridgefield.

Woodland Outlook: An onside kick recovery by the Beavers late in the game made the difference against Kalama. Isaac Hall was also a standout on defense when he returned an interception 25 yards to the end zone in the first quarter. Alex Bishop caught three passes for 91 yards, Kenyon Guy had three carries for 230 yards, and Ian Short added seven touches for 19 yards.

La Center Outlook: The Wildcats’ offense struggled with Ridgefield’s smothering defense, as it was forced into two interceptions and a fumble. La Center quarterback Tom Lambert completed 6 of 18 passes for 48 yards, and rushed 14 times for 44 yards against Ridgefield. Wyatt Dodson rushed 15 times for 74 yards.

Toledo (1-0) at Rainier, Wash. (1-0)

7 p.m. Friday in Rainier, Wash.

LAST WEEK

Toledo 37, Charles Wright Academy 7; Rainier, Wash. 27, Raymond 10

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Ethan Buck, RB, Toledo: Buck rushed 17 times for 128 yards against the Charles Wright Academy.

Cole Reise, RB, Rainier: Reise scored on a 50-yard TD gallop in the second half for the Mountaineers.

Toledo Outlook: The Indians rushed for 402 of their 474 total yards, while holding Charles Wright to 58 of its 96 total yards on the ground. Coleby Cherrington added eight carries for 72 yards and a TD, and Duke Schaplow had nine carries for 60 yards. Bryce Marcil completed 3 of 8 passes for 72 yards and a score, and had a rushing TD. Fano Arceo-Hansen caught a 52-yard scoring toss, and Coleby Cherrington scored on a 7-yard run. Defensively, Trace Bybee returned an interception 47 yards, and Jemal Anderson picked up a fumble and rumbled 5 yards to the end zone.

Rainier, Wash. Outlook: The Mountaineers led 13-0 at halftime and 13-7 entering the fourth quarter when Raymond hit a field goal to trail 13-10. Rainier countered with the final 14 points of the game to end the threat.

Life Christian (1-0) at Toutle Lake (0-1)

7 p.m. Friday in Toutle

LAST WEEK

Onalaska 56, Toutle Lake 0; Life Christian 33, Bellevue Christian 12

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Logan Grabenhorst, WR, Toutle Lake: Grabenhorst caught two passes for 30 yards against Onalaska.

Nathan Joslin, QB, Life Christian: Joslin completed 6 of 10 passes for 42 yards and a score against Bellevue Christian.

Toutle Lake Outlook: The Ducks’ defense allowed Onalaska to rush for 362 yards. Offensively, TL rushed for minus-51 yards and passed for 41 yards to finish with minus -10 yards. Austin Sweet led TL with four carries for five yards, and Chase Hadaller completed 4 of 9 passes for 41 yards.

Life Christian Outlook: Despite the victory, Life Christian rushed for 57 yards and passed for 42. Defensively, the Eagles allowed 194 passing and 211 rushing yards. Andrew Cheng led the rushing attack with 12 carries for 42 yards, with Aaron Xu adding three carries for 13. Noah Robinson caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown.

Wahkiakum (1-0) at Adna (1-0)

7 p.m. Friday in Adna

LAST WEEK

Wahkiakum 14, Colfax 0; Adna 35, Pe Ell/Valley 0

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Quentin Nelson, RB, Wahkiakum: Nelson had 17 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown, and caught two passes for 21 yards and a TD against Colfax.

Cole Fay, RB, Adna: Fay rushed 11 times for 145 yards including a 62-yard TD jaunt against Pe Ell/Willapa Valley.

Wahkiakum Outlook: The Mules changed-up their gameplan by starting freshman Kaden Anderson at quarterback instead of veteran Luke Brown. Anderson completed 5 of 12 passes for 46 yards including a 16-yard scoring strike to Nelson. Brown started in the backfield, rushing 14 times for 86 yards. The Wahkiakum defense was dominant, holding Colfax to 11 rushing yards and two yards through the air.

Adna Outlook: Adna rushed for 346 of its 401 total yards, while holding PWV to 104 total yards. The Pirates were also assessed 14 penalties for 135 yards. Quarterback Braden Thomas competed 7 of 10 passes for 55 yards including a 21-yard TD toss to Brady Collins, and rushed 10 times for 60 yards including a 24-yard scoring gallop. Chance Fay also rushed for 65 yards including an 18 yard scoring run.

Winlock (1-0) at South Bend (0-1)

7 p.m. Friday in South Bend

LAST WEEK

Winlock 21, North Beach 6; Mossyrock 20, South Bend 8

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bryce Cline, QB, Winlock: Cline, a first-year signal-caller, completed 4 of 8 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown, and rushed 18 times for 91 yards and two TDs against North Beach.

Drew Rose, QB, South Bend: Rose completed 8 of 16 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown, and had nine rushes for 39 yards against Mossyrock.

Winlock Outlook: The last time Winlock started the season with a win was 2010, when the Cardinals toppled Pe Ell 29-0. A victory over South Bend would mark the first time since 2010 when the Cardinals opened the season 2-0 with a 29-14 triumph over Mossyrock. In last week’s win over North Beach, the Cardinals rushed for 151 of its 280 total yards, while holding the Hyaks to 112 total yards.

South Bend Outlook: The Indians were held to 195 total yards, including 120 through the air. Nick Stamos rushed two times for 21 yards and caught two passes for 54 yards including the 36 yard TD toss from Rose. Chase Flynn had two receptions for 29 yards, and Mayson Estle had two catches for 26 yards. Preston Lawhead rushed four times for 14 yards.

White Salmon (1-0) at Ilwaco (1-0)

7 p.m. Friday at Peterson Field

LAST WEEK

Ilwaco 23, Vernonia 12; White Salmon 53, Goldendale 0

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Ethan Personius, QB, Ilwaco: Personius had touchdown strikes of 23 yards for Alex Kaino, and 53 yards to Jeb Sheldon against Vernonia.

Chandlor Bucklin, RB, White Salmon: Bucklin rushed two times for 88 yards including a 53-yard TD gallop, caught three passes for 53 yards including TD tosses of 31 and 8 yards, and returned an interception to pay dirt against Goldendale.

Ilwaco Outlook: The Fishermen, who led 23-6 at halftime, also scored a safety in the first quarter, and Ethan Duffy blocked a punt and returned it to the end zone. Ilwaco will be stepping up a classification when they face 1A White Salmon of the Trico League.

White Salmon Outlook: Quarterback Austin Charters also had a big game against Goldendale. He completed 4 of 6 passes for 68 yards and two scores, and ran six times for 89 yards including TD scampers of 54 and 25 yards. Dylan Hainline had seven carries for 30 yards including a 1-yard TD dive, and Trent Howard added six carries for 56 yards including a 15-yard scoring gallop.

Rainier Christian (0-1) at Naselle (0-1)

7 p.m. Friday in Naselle

LAST WEEK

Odessa 76, Naselle 14; Rainier Christian 66, Darrington 36

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Antonio Nolan, RB, Naselle: Nolan scored on a 56-yard run in the second half against Odessa.

Landen Bruce, QB, Rainier Christian: Bruce had a touchdown toss against Darrington.

Naselle Outlook: Naselle trailed Colfax 40-0 after one quarter and 62-0 at halftime. Ethan Lindstrom caught a 35-yard TD toss from Cole Dorman for the Comets’ other score. Defensively, Jimmy Strange had 11 tackles, and Lindstrom added 5 ½.

Rainier Christian Outlook: Rainier Christian had little trouble with Darrington, scoring early and often. Ian Neveu caught a touchdown pass from quarterback Bruce.

Scio (0-1) at Rainier (1-0)

7 p.m. Friday at Chris Corl Memorial Field

LAST WEEK

Rainier 58, Umatilla 6; Molalla 21, Scio 20

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Joey Tripp, QB, Rainier: Tripp completed 2 of 3 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown, and rushed nine times for 154 yards and two TDs against Umatilla.

Kade Mask, RB, Scio: Mask had a long scoring run in the first half last week against Molalla.

Rainier Outlook: Rainier, which led 50-0 at halftime, rushed for 332 of its 420 total yards against Umatilla. The Columbians have a wide number of offensive weapons to choose from. Against Umatilla, Kenny Tripp completed his only pass attempt to Korbin Howell for 16 yards and a score, Hunter Boulch grabbed a 60-yard toss from Joey Tripp, and Howell, Brandon Isaacson and Kenny Tripp all scored on short runs.

Scio Outlook: The Loggers led Molalla 14-6 after one quarter, but Mollala tied the game early in the third quarter. Later in the period, Molalla took a 21-14 lead, and managed to block Scio’s extra point in the fourth quarter for the victory.

Clatskanie (1-0) at Umatilla (0-1)

7 p.m. Friday in Umatilla, Ore.

LAST WEEK

Clatskanie 46, Heppner 0; Rainier 58, Umatilla 6

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Cooper Blodgett, QB, Clatskanie: Blodgett completed 12 of 17 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for a TD against Heppner.

Andrew Earl, QB, Umatilla: Earl completed 8 of 18 passes for 138 yards and a TD against Rainier.

Clatskanie Outlook: The Tigers amassed 393 total yards with its multi-headed attack. Jake Bruce caught a 45-yard TD pass and returned a punt 78 yards for a score, Crew Blodgett caught a 35-yard TD pass, Kees Tjaarda hauled-in a 15 yard TD toss, and James Helmen had a 5-yard TD gallop.

Umatilla Outlook: After last week’s pounding by Rainier, the Vikings don’t get a chance to catch their breath before facing the Tigers. The Umatilla defense gave up 332 of its 420 total yards on the ground to Rainier. Offensively, Ryan Lorence caught Earl’s TD toss of five yards. Ramiro Alverez led the ground attack with four carries for 52 yards, and Izayah Rodarte had five carries for 45 yards.

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Rick is a 29-year veteran of The Daily News, and the lead Lower Columbia College athletics reporter. In addition, he tracks former area prep athletes and assists several other beats. He is a Mark Morris grad with a business management degree from LCC.

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