Three of tonight’s best football games in South Sound:
Capital at Olympia
7:30 p.m., Ingersoll Stadium
Two teams. Big rivalry. One heck of a game. It’s the Spaghetti Bowl. It has always been a competitive game that seems to go down to the wire in most of the matchups. In last season’s game, Olympia eked out a 7-0 win. And although Capital ended up 0-2 after that loss, the Cougars advanced to the Class 3A state semifinals. What can we expect out of this game? A big night from the running backs. In Capital’s season-opening loss to O’Dea, Tyler Sundberg carried the ball 28 times for 158 yards. In Olympia’s win over Gig Harbor last week, Jordan Pine and Numia Magalei combined for five of the Bears’ six TDs and rushed for more than 200 yards.
North Thurston at River Ridge
7 p.m., South Sound Stadium
Both Lacey teams come into this nonleague matchup 0-1 after suffering heartbreaking losses last week. River Ridge had only one turnover – a fumble – in a 24-21 loss to Cedarcrest, but it was a costly one. It stopped the potential go-ahead drive for the Hawks. Chehalis got the best of the Rams at home last Friday, 14-7, with the Bearcats’ defense coming up with big plays down the stretch. North Thurston and River Ridge feature quality QBs who will put on a good passing display – Adam Walker for River Ridge and Jake Klumker for North Thurston.
Clover Park at Tumwater
7 p.m., Tumwater District Stadium
After a tough 38-21 loss to Class 3A Timberline last Friday, the 2A Thunderbirds look to rebound against another Class 3A team, Clover Park. The Warriors look to be an easier opponent on paper after being shut out, 23-0, by Auburn Mountainview in Week 1. Tumwater QB Kyle Warner completed five passes against Timberline, but three went for touchdowns. He finished the game 5-of-13 for 124 yards.