WEEKEND/SPORTS: Prep football preview capsules for Week 7

Lopez at Crescent

■ Time: Today at 1 p.m.

■ Last meeting: Crescent 84-68 win in Joyce, Oct. 31, 2009.

■ Records: Crescent 3-2 in league, 4-2 overall; Lopez 4-0 in league and overall.

■ At stake: The Loggers host a rare Friday home game when Lopez comes to town today.

Crescent can maintain its grip on one of the four Northwest Football League playoff spots with a win against the first-place Lobos.

Lopez has rebounded nicely from being unable to field a team in 2010, starting out this fall with four straight victories, all coming by 30 points or more.

Forks at Rainier

■ Time: Tonight at 7.

■ Last meeting: Rainier 29-7 win in Forks, Oct. 15, 2010.

■ Records: Rainier 1-3, 2-4; Forks 2-2, 2-4.

■ At stake: Forks, coming off a 55-8 loss to second-ranked Montesano, takes on a Rainier team reeling from back-to-back double-digit losses to Elma and Hoquiam.

A win here puts the Spartans in prime position to compete for one of the SWL-Evergreen Division’s four playoff spots.

They play two teams currently above them in the standings — Tenino and Elma — in the final two weeks of the regular season.

Charles Wright at Chimacum

■ Time: Tonight at 7.

■ Last meeting: Chimacum 38-7 win in Tacoma, Oct. 15, 2010.

■ Records: Chimacum 1-3, 1-5; Charles Wright 3-1, 4-1.

■ At stake: Chimacum may have turned around its season with a 35-14 upset at Vashon Island last week.

A year ago, the Cowboys used a win over the Pirates to catapult them to a four-game win streak to finish the regular season.

Repeating that certainly won’t be easy this fall, especially given the talent the Tarriers bring to tonight’s homecoming tilt between 1A Nisqually League foes.

But with the Cowboys running for a season-high 194 yards last week at Vashon, there is reason for optimism.

Highland Christian at Neah Bay

■ Time: Tonight at 7.

■ Last meeting: Neah Bay 46-0 win in Arlington, Oct. 15, 2010.

■ Records: Neah Bay 4-0, 4-1; Highland Christian 1-4, 1-5.

■ At stake: The third-ranked Red Devils figure to be heavy favorites when the Knights come calling to Cape Flattery tonight.

Neah Bay has scored three straight mercy-rule victories — a forfeit was sandwiched between — since opening up the season with a two-point loss to top-ranked Lummi.

Highland Christian, meanwhile, has yet to win a game on the football field. Its lone win came from a forfeit.

Lummi at Quilcene

■ Time: Saturday at 1 p.m.

■ Last meeting: Lummi 56-22 win in Bellingham, Oct. 15, 2010.

■ Records: Quilcene 2-2, 3-2; Lummi 4-0, 6-0.

■ At stake: The Rangers couldn’t have picked a more challenging homecoming opponent than the defending 1B champion Blackhawks.

Lummi’s high-powered offense is averaging 58.5 points per game and enters Saturday’s contest on a 17-game win streak.

Quilcene is coming off a 58-44 road win over Muckleshoot Tribal.

Port Townsend at Cascade Christian

■ Time: Saturday at 1 p.m. at Sumner High School

■ Last meeting: Cascade Christian 48-8 win in Port Townsend, Oct. 15, 2010.

■ Records: Port Townsend 0-4, 0-6; Cascade Christian 3-1, 4-2.

■ At stake: It’s bad enough Port Townsend’s youth-infused roster has to take on defending 1A champion Cascade Christian on the road Saturday.

The Redskins will also have to deal with a Cougars squad looking to right the ship following a stunning 20-14 loss last week to Cedar Park Christian, their first league setback since 2006.

Matt Schubert

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