Three to See: Week 2
Puyallup (1-0 league, 1-0 overall) at Federal Way (1-0, 1-0), 7 p.m. Friday
Lowdown: Puyallup shined its season-opener, dismantling Spanaway Lake 56-7. The Vikings rotated Trevor Lyon and Rhys Gervais at quarterback, with Lyon getting the majority of the snaps over Gervais, who joined the team shortly before the season. Both ran the offense well, but they’ll face a bigger, stronger and faster defense tonight. Few teams can match the Eagles’ athleticism, who have at least three Division-I recruits – RB/DB D.J. May, NG Uso Olive and OT/LB Jordan Pulu – on their roster. When Federal Way has the ball, keep an eye on the line to see the matchup between Pulu, a WSU commit, and defensive lineman Joshua Garnett, rated as one of the top offensive linemen in the country. Federal Way rallied from a first-quarter deficit last week, scoring five unanswered touchdowns in a 37-14 win at Graham-Kapowsin.
TNT pick: Federal Way 31, Puyallup 24
Capital (0-1 overall) vs. 4A No. 6 Olympia (1-0 overall), 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ingersoll Stadium
Lowdown: Two teams, one big rivalry and the 35th edition of the Spaghetti Bowl. Capital leads the series, 19-15, and snapped Olympia’s five-game win streak in the series with last year’s 49-28 win. Capital and Olympia come into tonight’s game with different Week 1 results. Olympia cruised to a 34-7 victory over 2A No. 4 Tumwater, while Capital lost to 3A No. 3 O’Dea, 28-14. Bears QB Trevor Houser had a monster game, completing 12 of 26 passes for 178 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another score. When RB Spenser Killman went down with a shoulder injury, Casey Bond gave the Bears a spark and could play a big role tonight. Capital has a lot of new faces from last year’s 3A state semifinal team, but hung with O’Dea for much of last Friday’s game. A lot of the offense will go through RB Kai Van Sickle, who rushed for 106 yards on 21 carries against the Irish.
TNT pick: Olympia 28, Capital 17
Sumner (1-0 overall) vs. Bonney Lake (1-0 overall), 7 p.m. Friday at Sunset Chev Stadium
Lowdown: When Sumner and Bonney Lake met last fall, the teams produced a thrilling, double-overtime game that Sumner emerged from with a 27-21 victory. After the Sentinels and Panthers escaped with Week 1 wins – Bonney Lake went to double-overtime with White River and Sumner scored a late touchdown to pull away from Auburn Mountainview – it’s easy to foresee another close contest. Panthers QB Chris Brown threw for an SPSL 3A-record 478 yards, completing 42 of 69 passes for six TDs and four interceptions in the 40-34 win last week. Brown guided Bonney Lake to three unanswered touchdowns in the second half that forced overtime. Sumner’s offense was balanced, getting production from QB Aaron Clark (9 of 17 for 91 yards and a TD) and RB Brendan Baker (20 carries for 88 yards and 2 TDs).
TNT pick: Sumner 33, Bonney Lake 30