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State game of the week: Battle of Spokane’s Valley schools

Post by Meg Wochnick on Oct. 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm with 1 Comment »
October 11, 2012 9:40 am

East Valley (5-1, 2-1 league) at West Valley (5-1, 3-0 league)
7 p.m. Friday, West Valley High School, Spokane

The Skinny: The preseason thought was when the East Valley-West Valley matchup took place in Week 6, both likely would be unbeaten in Great Northern League and fighting for league supremacy. Pullman, the surprise co-leader with WV, and Cheney, have crashed that party thus far. The Blackhawks topped East Valley last week, 34-28, handing the Knights a surprising loss. Can the defense of co-leader West Valley slow down East Valley’s powerful ground attack?  WV’s defense has allowed 10.1 points through six games. EV has done just fine in the running game since senior RB Adam Talley (job) quit the team in September. RB Isaac Jordan leads the league in rushing, but the toughest test facing him to date will be West Valley. Both teams have veteran experience; EV with 15 starters back and WV with 14. QB Tyler Stavnes (46 of 64, 729 yards) ranks second behind Pullman QB Justin Cillay in passing.
TNT Pick: West Valley, 27-21
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  1. mrtman33 says:

    Although I love these matchups that Todd and his fellas cook up, it’s easy to get confused. I’m oldand that happens a lot…but I know that is the helmet of the West Valley (Yak) Rams. The Eagles of West Valley (Spo) are orange & black. I remember because I was an assistant softball coach at Woodway HS in Edmonds, coaching first base, when we beat them to win the ’85 state title in Mt. Vernon.Also, an early recommendation for next weeks game: Unbeaten 3A Ferndale @ once-beaten 2A Lynden. That loss came to #1 1A Kings, 42-39, in a game scheduled the day before due to cancellations. Lynden played without 2A all-state WR Zach Vis, who was also honorable mention at safety. He played his first game last week and scored twice coming back from a shoulder injury.It’ll be a good one! Now let’s fix that helmet, TM!!

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