Jackson and Kamiak set to do battle

For the second straight week, the Jackson Timberwolves go into a game that could ultimately decide the 4A Wesco South tonight when they face Kamiak.

Both teams come into the game with identical records of 1-0 in league and 3-1 overall. The Knights cruised to a 35-14 victory last Friday night over Lynnwood in the league opener, while Jackson pulled off a fourth quarter comeback to defeat the defending 4A Wesco South champions 36-34 in overtime.

Timberwolves coach Joel Vincent said he expects the game to be a battle.

“We’re expecting a tough game,” he said. “They look to be well-coached and fundamentally sound.”

The Timberwolves have gotten a lot of attention so far this season with their high powered offense that doesn’t mind slinging the ball down the field. Jackson’s only loss came in week 3, dropping a 45-35 shootout with Glacier Peak. In that game, Jackson quarterback Conor Plaisance threw the ball 50 times, completing 32 of them for over 300 yards.

“We are going to have to pass protect real well because of the nature of what we do and how much we throw the ball,” Vincent said.

If the Knights are to win, they will have to find a way to slow down the Timberwolves passing attack, which is easier said than done. The Timberwolves have a pair of players that are both threats to find the end zone on any given play either on the ground or through the air in Larry Baker Bruce III and Trey Robinson. Baker Bruce III was the Herald’s Player of the Week for his performance in the Timberwolves victory over Jackson, rushing for 137 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns. He also scored the game-winning two-point conversion in overtime.

Kamiak did much of its damage last week on the ground led by Austin Hall, who rushed for 194 yards on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns.

“We’ve got to always be aware of where Austin Hall is on the field at all times because they line him up in a lot of different positions,” Vincent said.

It may be early in the season, but there is no question this game has playoff implications.

“You want to control your own destiny and stay perfect in the conference, so in that respect it’s a big game for both of us.”

Jackson vs. Kamiak

Where: Goddard Stadium

When: 7 p.m.

Key players: Jackson—Conor Plaisance, Sr., QB; Larry Baker-Bruce, Sr., RB/WR/DB; Keynan Foster, So., WR/DB; Trey Robinson, Jr., WR/DB. Kamiak—Brett Ludeman, Sr., QB; Austin Hall, Jr., RB/DB; Tyri Bethea, Sr., WR/DB; Isaiah Lee, Sr., RB/DB; Ian Hughes, Sr., OL/DL.

Radio: KRKO (1380 AM)

Twitter: @aaronlommers

Snohomish at Arlington

Where: John C. Larson Stadium, Arlington

When: 7 p.m.

Key players: Arlington—Skylor Elgarico, Sr., RB/WR/DB; John Decker, Sr., RB; Austin Wells, Jr., QB; A.J. Passalacqua, Sr., QB. Snohomish—Russell Crippen, Sr., RB/WR/DB; Kyle Gionet, Sr., QB; Kyle Yeoman, Sr., TE/LB; Dustin Wiseman, Sr., OL/DL; Ty Carlson, Jr., TE/DL; RB Peter St. Marie.

Twitter: @jonsap

Mariner vs. Lynnwood

Where: Edmonds Stadium

When: 5 p.m.

Key players: Mariner—Josh Williamson, Jr., RB/LB; Dan Nadat, Sr., QB/DB; Kiante Ahmad-Woods, Sr., RB/LB; Malcolm Manson, Sr., WR/DE; Hector Ruiz, Sr., OL/DL. Lynnwood—Andrew Basham, Sr., OL/DL; Jordan Drew, Sr., RB/LB; Morgan Skelton, Sr., QB/DB; Ezekiel King, Jr., OL/DL.

Twitter: @swaney_aaron79

Edmonds-Woodway vs. Cascade

Where: Edmonds Stadium

When: 8 p.m.

Key players: Cascade—Ryan Lukas, Sr., QB/DB; KJ Brady, Jr., WR/DB; Kaleb Dobson, Jr., WR/DB; Steven Gallardo, Sr., TE/DL; KeJuan Coleman, So., RB/LB. Edmonds-Woodway—Desmond Young, Sr., RB/DB; Davis Giles, Jr., QB; Matt Cuzzetto, Sr., WR/DB; Travis Bakken, Jr., TE/DL; Theo Lebesis, Jr., TE/LB.

Webcast: Warrior Radio (www.myedmondsnews.com/warrior-radio)

Oak Harbor vs. Stanwood

Where: Bob Larson Stadium, Stanwood

When: 7 p.m.

Key players: Oak Harbor—Ian Kolste, Sr., QB; Dayne Herron, Sr., OT/DT; Jeremy Foster, Sr., OT/DT; Isaiah Trower, Sr., RB/DB; JoJo Webster, Sr., WR/DB; Fred Webster, Sr., RB/DB. Stanwood—Kyle O’Donnell, Sr., OL/DL; Brian O’Donnell, Sr., TE/LB; Jake Campbell, Sr., WR; Kyle Strachan, Sr., RB; Drew Wright, Jr., QB.

Radio: KAPS (660 AM)

Webcast: Sound Sports Net (soundsportsnet.com)

Mount Vernon vs. Lake Stevens

Where: LSHS Football Field

When: 7 p.m.

Key players: Lake Stevens—Andrew Elgaen, Sr., TE/LB; Conner Coleman, Sr., WR/DB; Gavin O’Neil, Jr., QB; Brandon Johnson, Sr., G/DT; Carey Campbell, Sr., TE/DE. Mount Vernon—Bennett Gibson, Sr., QB; Zach Bamba, Sr., WR/DB; Ruben Fortuna, Sr., WR/DB; Micah Scott, Jr., F/LB.

Webcast: Skagit Radio Sports (skagitradiosports.com)

Other games

Shorecrest vs. Glacier Peak at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Meadowdale vs. Shorewood at Shoreline Stadium, Granite Falls at Cedarcrest, King’s at Sultan, Lakewood at South Whidbey, Monroe at Woodinville, Orcas Island at Coupeville, Seattle Lutheran at Darrington, 7 p.m. Everett vs. Mountlake Terrace at Edmonds Stadium, 8 p.m.

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