NARROWS LEAGUE 4A
Olympia (4-0 league, 5-1 overall) vs. Gig Harbor (4-0, 5-1), 7 p.m. Friday at Roy Anderson Field
The lowdown: The winner of this game takes a big step toward claiming the league title and will almost certainly secure a home game in the Week 10 state play-in round. Gig Harbor has the best player on the field in TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The Tides like to get the 6-foot-7, 260-pound senior the ball on bubble screens where he can run roughshod over smaller defensive backs, like he did last week on a 73-yard touchdown against Central Kitsap. Gig Harbor holds a decisive size advantage over the Bears on the offensive and that could give RB Spencer Manjarrez extra room to run. K Korey Durkee has shown good leg strength this season, kicking three field goals longer than 40 yards. Expect Olympia to give running backs Spenser Killman and Anthony Parks plenty of carries. The two have combined to rush for more than 1,000 yards and Parks showed speed and elusiveness when he returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown last week.
TNT pick: Gig Harbor 27, Olympia 23
No. 6 Lakes (2-0 league, 5-1 overall) vs. Enumclaw (2-0, 3-3), 7 p.m. Friday at Orting High School
The lowdown: Enumclaw lost its home-field advantage when Pete’s Pool was deemed unplayable earlier this week. Instead, the Hornets will host Lakes at Orting High School. Don’t be fooled by Enumclaw’s record, the Hornets played a brutal nonleague schedule – they lost to 4A No. 8 Union, 3A No. 3 Capital and Timberline. In its past two games, Enumclaw has outscored opponents 70-13. In a win over Auburn Mountainview last week, the Hornets’ offense was humming. QB Dylan Podolak threw for 176 yards and three touchdowns, WR Terenn Houk caught nine passes for 100 yards and RB Marcus Joshlin ran for 85 yards and two touchdowns. Enumclaw will need its offense to sustain long drives and keep Lakes’ big-play offense off the field. The Lancers are rushing for about 300 yards a game again this season, but Lakes can move the ball through the air, too. QB Cedric Dozier completed 12 of 15 passes for 209 yards last week. Tied atop the league standings, there’s plenty at stake for both teams.
TNT pick: Lakes 28, Enumclaw 24
No. 7 Eatonville (4-0 league, 6-0 overall) at Sumner (2-2, 4-2), 7 tonight
The lowdown: Two weeks ago, both teams were undefeated and this contest loomed as a possible league title showdown. Since then, Sumner has lost two games, while Eatonville has rolled on. Of course, all of the SPSL 2A has been topsy-turvy over the last few weeks, so there’s no sure thing in this league. One thing that’s close to certain is that the Cruisers and Spartans will try to run each other off the field. Eatonville RB Austin Godwin rushed for 223 yards and four touchdowns last week in his first game as the Cruisers’ main running back. Riley Gray added 113 rushing yards and two scores. Eatonville must find ways to limit Sumner RB Cody Haavik. The four-year starter has recorded six straight 100-yard games. A Sumner victory would put the Spartans back in the thick of the playoff chase.
TNT pick: Eatonville 26, Sumner 20