Previews and picks for Week 2 of Valley high school gridiron action

Time for previews and picks for high school football tonight in the Valley.

Lake Washington @ Cedarcrest, Cedarcrest HS, Duvall, 7:00 – Another test for the Red Wolves tonight against a team who is likely to be in the lower half of the Kingco Conference, and this one is on home soil. If you remember, last week’s road win at Sammamish was also against a lower-end Kingco team, but that came largely due to strong efforts in the fourth. If the Red Wolves start out strong tonight, it will be a good night, especially if they can shut down the Kangs’ likely starting QB, senior Shawn Gray and his two senior wideouts, Jack Guisness and Calylon Coomes. Red Wolves 24, Kangs 21

Issaquah at Mount Si, Mount Si HS, Snoqualmie, 7:00 – Mount Si made a statement last week with a road shutout of previously-ranked Kennedy; tonight they look to make an even bigger statement against coach Charlie Kinnune’s high school alma mater in Mount Si’s home opener. The Eagles, under veteran coach Chris Bennett, are ranked #6 in the Seattle Times 4A poll this week while the Wildcats, of course, are #3 in the paper’s 3A survey. Issy is led by its strong junior RB, Jack Gellatly, and senior QB Chaz Peterson will likely get a start there tonight for the Eagles. As for Mount Si, the men with the name Riley, those being seniors WR Trent Riley and RB Riley Reed, will be counted on again, just like they were last week in the big 30-0 shutout, to do most of the damage offensively, but this is the type of game that could help bolster college resumes a little bit. So with that in mind, look for Messrs. Davis, Malberg and Button (Jimbo, Hunter and Tyler respectively) to step up tonight and also make some huge noise to help QB Nick Mitchell run his offensive game plan.

Kinnune clearly put together this tough non-conference schedule to see where his team stood going into conference play next week. And you know what? A win tonight, and people may start to look ahead a little bit to a certain home contest in October…..wink, wink. Wildcats 20, Eagles 17

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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