Here’s a look at Week 5 in Valley high school football, with our predictions

Good morning. It’s a busy Friday for you. All the action on its way, but let’s get started by talking Week 5 of Valley high school football. Week 5? Boy, how time has flown by.

Cedarcrest Red Wolves vs. Granite Falls Tigers, Cedarcrest HS, Duvall, 7:00 – It’s Homecoming night down in the Lower Valley tonight as the Red Wolves return to Cascade Conference play following a rough non-league loss last week at Mount Baker, 56-6. Cedarcrest will look to break a two-game losing string, and will try to do that behind running back Liam Thomas, who scored the Red Wolves’ lone touchdown last week. There should be a big crowd tonight, and that hopefully will provide some energy for a Cedarcrest team that is looking for some to get themselves back on track in the Cascade Conference standings.

Tonight’s opponent, Granite Falls, is winless on the season at 0-4, but the losses within league play have been close ones, so the Red Wolves will have to be mindful of that, especially in light of the upset loss at Sultan two weeks ago. Look for Cedarcrest and their fans to have a special night tonight. Cedarcrest 28, GF 17

Mount Si Wildcats at Sammamish Totems, Sammamish HS, Bellevue, 7:00 – The next two weeks leading up to the Bellevue game, we’re going to provide a little different spin in this section, since Mount Si the next two weeks will be playing by far Kingco’s cellar-dwellers this season. Remember, Cedarcrest even beat the Totems by two touchdowns in week one. So, at the suggestion of one of our readers, we’re going to focus on a part of the Wildcat team which isn’t getting the love from us it probably should, and that is the line.

Seniors Blake Herman, Stephen Nnabue, Mitch Rorem, Tyler Rutheford and Zach Blazevich and juniors Bradly Christensen and Jack Nordby among others help anchor an offensive and defensive line which has been critical to helping Mount Si’s 4-0 start this season in which they have outscored foes 153-14 in those four games. Yes, not a misprint, that’s the actual number, 153-14. The Wildcats have been dominant on both sides of the ball, and that is thanks to what is considered once again a very physical offensive and defensive line. And against Sammamish, the line should have its way in a big way, and with that said, look for coach Charlie Kinnune to use a lot of second and third-string players tonight and next week. The good news for Wildcat fans is that because of the expected outcome of the two games these next two weeks, provided there’s no more injuries beyond the one to senior RB Riley Reed (out with a foot injury) to key players, Mount Si will have a full deck going into the big game in two weeks with Bellevue. Mount Si 60, Sammamish 0

Rhett Workman

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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