Capital (4-2, 4-0 league) at Timberline (6-0, 4-0), 7 p.m. today, South Sound Stadium
Want offense? This is the game to see. Capital and Timberline have combined to score a whopping 565 points this season. Capital has won four straight, including last week’s 73-14 romp over North Kitsap. During the streak, the Cougars have scored better than 50 points in three of four games. Tyler Sundberg set a single-season rushing touchdown record in last week’s win over the Vikings. The junior running back has found the end zone 23 times this season. Seventh-ranked Timberline has offensive weapons in quarterback Kevin Russell, running back Jordan Radcliffe and receiver Delas Raiford. In last week’s 56-7 win at Port Angeles, all of the Blazers’ receivers scored a TD. Both teams’ defenses are just as impressive, holding teams to an average of 15.5 points per game.
Aberdeen (3-3, 1-3) at Black Hills (5-1, 4-0), 7 p.m. today, Tumwater District Stadium
Black Hills cracked the Top 10 of the Class 2A state football poll this week, after beating River Ridge, 28-13, on Friday. The Wolves’ Cody Peterson surpassed the 1,000-yard mark and has 1,130 yards and 15 touchdowns through six games. The Wolves lead the Evergreen Conference in points scored and are second in points given up, behind Chehalis. Since starting the season 3-0, Aberdeen has dropped three straight league games, giving up 23.4 points per game in those losses. The Bobcats also have given up an average of 284 yards rushing in those three games and will have to contend with Black Hills’ strong running attack.
Olympia (5-1, 4-1) at Shelton (1-5, 1-4), 7 p.m. today, Highclimber Stadium
Olympia continues to lead the Narrows League in points scored (182) and will go up against a Shelton team that has struggled offensively the past three games. Since defeating Narrows League opponent Mount Tahoma in the season opener, the Highclimbers haven’t been able to muster another win. They have struggled offensively, having been shut out in their past three games and having scored a total of 53 points this season. Olympia led 27-7 last week against Stadium before holding off a late run by the Tigers to pull out a 27-19 win. The Bears’ offensive line helped senior running back Jordan Pine run for 255 yards on 34 carries. Pine also scored three touchdowns.
Meg Wochnick, The Olympian