Peninsula (4-1, 3-1) at Bonney Lake (4-1, 3-1), 7 p.m. today at Sunset Chev Stadium
The lowdown: The Seahawks and Panthers have each been tripped up once this season – Lakes beat both teams – but outside of their losses to the Lancers, Peninsula and Bonney Lake have been absolutely dominant. The Seahawks haven’t allowed more than a touchdown, while the Panthers’ have won each contest by at least 20 points. Peninsula QB JR Grosshans is tearing up opposing defenses, having thrown for 754 yards and 7 TDs and rushed for 414 yards and 8 TDs. His Panthers’ counterpart, QB Cole Schuler, is equally effective. Schuler leads the SPSL 3A in passing with 806 yards and 8 TDs. Peninsula is riding after throttling rival Gig Harbor, 38-7, in the Fish Bowl. If the Seahawks are overconfident, Bonney Lake will make them pay. Both teams still must face Enumclaw, but the winner of this contest will take the inside track on securing the league’s No. 2 seed, which guarantees a home game in the preliminary round of the state playoffs.
The News Tribune pick: Peninsula has a little more firepower than the Panthers.
Peninsula 26, Bonney Lake 24