This is week two of our game previews from our local schools, for some teams this is its second game, for some (Mostly Washington schools) this is its first game of the season.
So, just like last week we're going to preview the matchups for our local high schools, give you some players to watch out for and some matchups.
Shadle Park at Lewiston
The Bengals shocked the Tigers last week with how well the team executed coach Pancheri's gameplan, the Bengals will have to do it again against Shadle Park. Last year's Bengals team handled the Highlanders with ease, shutting them out 28-0. The run game was effective for the Bengals last year, look for the run game to play a factor again.
Clarkston at Moscow
The Clarkston Bantams kickoff its season against the 1-0 Moscow Bears on the road. The battle to watch for in this game is the QB battle between Chad Redinger and Kaeden Fraizer. Redinger was impressive last week against Grangeville, going 21-for-26 with 404 yards. Ben Postell was also a big factor, the Bantams secondary is going to have to cue in on him.
For Clarkston, they're also going to depend on the arm of its QB. Last year, Frazier completed 58 percent of his passes and registered 2200 passing yards 18 touchdowns and 11 turnovers. Frazier and the Bantams handled the Bears with relative ease last year, winning the game 24-12. Frazier threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns.
Asotin at Orofino
For the second year in a row, Asotin and Orofino kickoff its season playing one another. The Panthers manhandled Orofino last year in the opener 30-6. The Panthers held them scoreless until the fourth quarter. The Maniacs had a disappointing season in 2018 only going 3-6. The Panthers, on the other hand, went 7-3 and had a solid regular season. Asotin had to replace some of its starters in 2019, we'll see what kind of team Asotin fields in 2019.
Pullman at Lakeside
The Greyhounds went 7-3 a year ago but struggled on the road going 2-3 when they had to ride the bus. However, they did travel to Lakeside last year and beat the Eagles soundly 41-23. Pullman will be with a new quarterback under center in 2019, we'll see how the new leader will perform in 2019.
Kendrick at Lapwai
Watch out, this might be the game of the week for week two of the football season. The Kendrick Tigers went unbeaten in the regular season a year ago and convincingly took down Kamiah 60-26 in week one. The Wildcats went 7-2 a year ago and didn't lock up with the Tigers.
This is going to be a barn burner of a game, if you plan on traveling to any game this might be the one to go to this week.
Troy at Deary
Deary got shutout in its season opener against Potlatch 46-0. However, last season the Mustangs lost its opener and went on to win six of its last eight, with four in a row.
Troy had opposite luck in its opener, they shutout Wallace 54-0. However, Wallace was the only team the Trojans beat a year ago.
Nampa Christian at Grangeville
This game low key has a lot of drama and history behind it from last year. Both of these teams opened up its season against each other a year ago, Grangeville came out on top 54-7. Nampa Christian was supposed to open up the state playoffs against Grangeville but opted out of its game against the Bulldogs. It was a mystery on why Nampa Christian opted out, but they get its rematch against the team they were supposed to face to open up the playoffs a year ago.
Prairie at Raft River
The final game we're previewing is the season opener for the Prairie Pirates. Prairie had another solid season in 2018, only losing two games.
These teams did battle in 2018 with Prairie coming out on top 40-22. Raft River opened up its season with a shutout victory against Idaho City 36-0. Raft River also had a solid season only dropping three games a year ago. This should be a defensive 8-man game.
Here are some other games on the slate that you should expect results from:
Timberline at Potlatch
Salmon River at Kamiah
Clearwater Valley at Council
Genesee at Valley