Skyview and Bothell square off in non-league game; 2A GSHL begins league play
We got some big names from around the state coming to Clark County.
We’ve got a couple in-district rivalry games.
Oh, and we have games that really matter in the standings … league games.
It’s almost time for Week 3 of the 2023 high school football season.
At Kiggins Bowl on Friday, it’s Bothell paying a visit to Vancouver to take on Skyview. Both teams are 2-0 and are among the top 10 Class 4A teams in Scorebook Live Washington’s rankings.
At Doc Harris Stadium in Camas, the Papermakers will host Lincoln of Tacoma. Lincoln reached the Class 3A state quarterfinals last year. And Lincoln is one of the few teams that has had success against Camas, winning two of the last three outings, including a victory last season.
In other 4A vs. 3A matchups, it’s 2-0 Battle Ground taking on school-district rival Prairie at District Stadium. That game kicks off at 7 p.m.
Over at McKenzie Stadium, it’s Union vs. Mountain View in a battle of two Evergreen School District squads, at 7 p.m. or roughly 20 minutes after the first game concludes at the stadium.
The Class 2A Greater St. Helens League, which has eight teams, only has two non-league games. All of those teams got those pesky non-league games out of the way in the first two weeks of the season. It’s all league games from here on out for the 2A GSHL.
Washougal, the defending league champion, looks strong again. The Panthers, 2-0, will host Woodland. Ridgefield will be at Hockinson. Hudson’s Bay heads north to face R.A. Long, and that game will be followed by Columbia River against Mark Morris.
There is one league game in the Trico League. Fort Vancouver will travel to Stevenson.
Heading into Week 3, there are six undefeated teams in Clark County:
Skyview and Battle Ground in 4A, Evergreen in 3A, Washougal and Hudson’s Bay in 2A, and La Center in 1A.
Clark County Today intends on being at the Prairie-Battle Ground game on Friday night, to see if the Tigers can get to three wins in three weeks, or if the Falcons can record a victory in this rivalry. Prairie has won the last three meetings.
- Evergreen running back all about sportsmanship and the family feelEvergreen running back James Bethune has had two 100-yard rushing performances this season, and he excels in the classroom.
- Mountain View’s Joseph Burcham all about football IQ, passion, and hustle As Mountain View prepares to take on rival Evergreen this week, the Thunder know that lineman Joseph Burcham will always be there for them.
- Professional soccer player Yaneisy Rodriguez returns home to donate equipmentColumbia River High School graduate and soccer star Yaneisy Rodriguez, who is now playing professionally in Mexico, returned to Vancouver to donate equipment to the Hudson’s Bay high school soccer program.
- No longer a coach, Rory Rosenbach makes triumphant return to McKenzie StadiumFormer Union football coach Rory Rosenbach is now the athletic director at Glacier Peak, and on Friday the Grizzlies from Snohomish visited Vancouver to take on Evergreen at McKenzie Stadium.
- High School football: Woodland looks ahead after stunning victory last weekThe Woodland Beavers know they won’t be surprising anyone the rest of this season, not after surprising defending league champion Washougal last week, and now the Beavers are looking to continue to improve week to week.