Evergreen (0-1) vs. 3A No. 5 Lakes (1-0), 7 tonight at Harry E. Lang Stadium
The lowdown: Despite have just two returning starters on both sides of the ball back from 2009, Lakes didn’t miss a beat in its season-opener last week. The Lancers crushed Clover Park 63-12. QB Cedric Dozier might be on the verge of emerging as a true run-pass threat. His running ability has never been in doubt and his 127 rushing yards and three touchdowns last week is proof of that. After a shaky start throwing the ball, he completed eight straight passes, Lakes coach Dave Miller said, on his way to finishing 9-of-13 for 127 yards and a touchdown. A trio of running backs – Daniel Davis, Levonte Littlejohn and Dre Milton – will continue to share carries. Evergreen, believed to be one of the better teams in the GSHL 4A before the season began, fell 35-7 to Mountain View last week. The Plainsmen traditionally employ a double-tight, double-wing offensive scheme, but ran out of a shotgun set quite a bit in their season-opener.
TNT pick: Lakes 35, Evergreen 20
4A No. 10 Olympia (1-0) vs. 3A No. 4 Capital (1-0), 7 tonight at Ingersoll Stadium
The lowdown: Nothing would make the Cougars happier than to beat their rivals. Olympia has won every Spaghetti Bowl since 2005, but this might be Capital’s best chance in years to bowl over the Bears. Loaded with experienced starters, the Cougars romped to a 28-0 win at O’Dea last week. RB Tyler Sundberg is on track for another record-setting season, rushing for 147 yards and a touchdown against the Irish. QB Alex Everson tossed two touchdown passes. The offensive stats are impressive, but not as much as the shutout that the defense posted. Olympia will have to work for its points tonight. The offense revolves around RB Spenser Killman, who carried 31 times for 168 yards and a pair of touchdowns against 2A No. 3 Tumwater last week. The Thunderbirds gave the Bears a scare, taking them to overtime. Olympia escaped with a 27-21 victory.
TNT pick: Capital 27, Olympia 21
Graham-Kapowsin (1-0) vs. Gig Harbor (1-0), 7 tonight at Roy Anderson Field
The lowdown: If you’re looking for a shootout, this could be it. Graham-Kapowsin rolled over Federal Way, 41-17, and Gig Harbor downed Peninsula, 31-7, in Week 1. For the Eagles, RB Matt Dawley was the star last week, rushing for 147 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries. QB Drew Austin was efficient in the blowout, completing 6 of 11 passes for 101 yards and a score. His Tides counterpart, QB Troy Castle, impressed in his varsity debut. Castle ran for 88 yards and threw for 151 yards. His favorite target, not surprisingly, was TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The Washington-commit hauled in seven passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. With Graham-Kapowsin and Gig Harbor each expected to finish near the top of their respective leagues, this contest should provide an indicator on how SPSL South and Narrows League 4A teams will fare against top competition this season.
TNT pick: Graham-Kapowsin 33, Gig Harbor 30