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