A look at local prep football games this week

North Kitsap (7-1, 6-0) vs. Olympic (7-1, 6-0)

The winner wins the Olympic League and will most likely get home-field advantage in the playoffs. The key to the game is Joshua Gauyan vs. the Vikings defensive line.

For NK, defensive tackle Sofian Hammou has 22 tackles for loss, the most in the 2A state. Billy Staley ranks ninth in total tackles with 62. Last week, NK gave up -19 rushing yards to Sequim while giving up six of their nine points allowed in league play.

Gauyan is ranked 30th out of all high school running backs rushing for 717 yards. He has been rushing for 119.5 yards per game and has eight touchdowns in seven games. He can also catch from the backfield, earning 85 yards from seven receptions.

Meadowdale (1-7) vs. Bainbridge (3-5, 3-3)

Meadowdale’s offense has struggled, averaging 131.4 yards per game. Their running game has averaged 2.4 yards per carry while their air attack has had 11 interceptions.

Bainbridge’s defense will be the key to victory. Johnny Breen, Micah Bryant and Jackson Berry are just a few defensive backs that will be hungry for an interception this week.

Foss (1-4) vs. Kingston (2-6, 1-5)

The Falcons are led by running back Carmonte Shelton and quarterback Keshawn Lewis. Lewis plays strong safety too. He has a strong arm and can move around the pocket. Shelton is a power back who runs over opponents.

Kingston will counter with running back Dewaun Swan. If Kingston’s line wins the line of scrimmage, Swan has the ability to burst through for big plays. In addition, quarterback Brooks Arnim is able to make plays on his feet too, rushing for hundreds of yards this season.

Bremerton (6-2, 4-2) vs. Sequim (2-6, 2-4)

Bremerton’s Jayden Quenga is a playmaker, scoring multiple touchdowns over 25 yards. In addition, he has eight touchdowns and averages 9 yards per carry. Sequim’s defense struggled against the run against North Kitsap, allowing 179 yards.

Sequim will respond with Lars Wiker’s quick passing game. If Sequim’s playmakers can create plays after the catch, they can put some points on the board. However, Bremerton should cruise into the playoffs with a winning streak.

Sultan (4-4) vs. Klahowya (1-6, 1-3)

Despite struggling this season, Klahowya has outscored Sultan this season, averaging 21 points while Sultan averages 14 points per game. Wide receiver Carson Morre will be Klahowya’s x-factor as he averages over 100 receiving yards and a touchdown each game. Logan Wallis will be another versatile player for the Eagles, leading the team in rushing and tackles per game.

Sultan’s offense is similar to Klahowya. Wide receiver Hayden Murphy is averaging over 100 receiving yards per game and has a handful of touchdowns too. Running back Derek Feltner will look to make an impact on the ground against a smaller Eagles team. Feltner aveages 46 yard per game on the ground.

Central Kitsap (0-8) vs. North Thurston (1-7)

Central Kitsap has been plagued with injuries this season but they have one final shot to get a win. They will face North Thurston after beating them 61-7 last season. Both teams combine for an average of 22 points per game. Therefore, this game can come down to who reaches 14 points first. The Cougars will look to freshman Logan Hudson to lead the offense. North Thurston’s Adrian Tapia will lead the rushing attack with an average of 60.7 yards per game.

South Kitsap (1-7) vs. Sumner (7-1)

South Kitsap has averaged six points in their last four games and 13 points per game throughout the season. On the other hand, Sumner’s offense is one of the best in Washington, scoring nearly 40 points per game. Sumner, ranked fifth in the 4A state rankings, will be using this game as a tuneup for the playoffs next week.