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Big Games of Week 5 plus video highlights

Narrows League
Olympia (2-1, 3-1) at Lincoln (2-2, 2-2), 7 p.m. Friday
The lowdown:
Olympia is still stinging from a 10-6 loss last week to ninthh-ranked South Kitsap, so expect the Bears to come out firing on all cylinders. That’s bad news for the Abes. Olympia will give Lincoln a steady dose of RB Jordan Pine. But the Abes have a running back of their own who’s capable of turning around games. RB Jordan Russell is a threat to score a touchdown every time he touches the ball and can keep the Abes in any contest. If Lincoln’s defense can finagle some turnovers and force a punt every so often, the Abes will have a shot at the upset victory.
The News Tribune pick: The Abes will give Olympia a scare, but the Bears won’t lose a second consecutive game.
Olympia 35, Lincoln 20

Gig Harbor (2-2) vs. Peninsula (3-1), 7 p.m. today at Roy Anderson Field
The lowdown:
Throw records out the window when these two rivals meet for the 31st annual Fish Bowl. Gig Harbor has won the last two meetings, including a 33-0 victory last season, leaving Peninsula aching for some payback. Both teams have playmakers at quarterback. Peninsula’s J.R. Grosshans is a running and passing threat – he’s second in the SPSL 3A in total offense with 842 yards. His Gig Harbor counterpart, Barrett Schmidtke, has a strong arm and, at 220 pounds, is a bruising runner that can pound defenses.
The News Tribune pick: The Seahawks will end the Tides’ two-year winning streak in a closely contested Fish Bowl.
Peninsula 21, Gig Harbor 20

Click through for more previews, Bethel running back Anthony Meray’s highlight reel, and a column that that says Gonzaga Prep running back Bishop Sankey should not have to sit out this week’s game.

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Prep Football: Trip Around the State

Here is the second edition of “Trip Around the State,” with football news from all corners of Washington and everywhere in between.

The odds are good that at least a couple 4A South Sound football teams will match up against a WesCo team in the preliminary round of the state playoffs. So, here’s a Week 5 primer on the league in the form of Power Rankings from Purple and Gold Pigskin.

Staying in WesCo, Marysville-Pilchuck running back Austin Denton has reeled off more than 200 rushing yards in four straight games.

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