Sequim (3-0, 5-0) at Olympic (2-1, 2-3), 6:45 p.m.
This is the game of the week in the Olympic League. A win for the Wolves puts them firmly in control of their own destiny with two league games remaining after this one. But Sequim hasn’t faced a team as fast and skilled as Olympic yet this year. The Trojans have track-star speed all over the field and a quarterback in Zeke Gillick who has now thrown for over 1,000 yards in five games. With arguably the two top quarterbacks in the league taking the field tonight, this could be a shootout, though today’s rain could become a factor. Our sister publication, the Peninsula Daily News, picked Sequim to win. It’s always difficult to bet against an undefeated team, but if the Trojans are in top form, they are more than capable of coming away with the victory and create some havoc at the top of the standings.
Port Angeles (1-1, 1-4) at Bremerton (1-1, 2-3), 7 p.m.
A couple of weeks ago, the Knights looked lost. They started the season with a pretty difficult schedule, which included Black Hills, Wilson and North Kitsap — all on the road. But a big win over North Mason could very well be the turning point for a Bremerton team that now has a shot at the postseason. The Knights match up well with Port Angeles here after racking up 272 rushing yards against a bigger, more physical Bulldogs squad.
Klahowya (1-0, 3-1) at Vashon Island (0-2, 0-5), 7 p.m.
It’s a Nisqually League mismatch that greatly favors Klahowya. The Pirates are averaging just a little over six points per game so far this season and are coming off a 40-13 loss to Port Townsend. Meanwhile, the Eagles are soaring after dismantling Chimacum and Granite Falls in the past two weeks. Look for Klahowya to continue their run out on the island.
Central Kitsap (2-1, 4-1) at Peninsula (3-0, 4-1), 7 p.m.
A big test awaits the Cougars here. Last year’s matchup provided plenty of dramatics as Central Kitsap stunned the Seahawks in a 13-0 victory that put the team on the precipice of a playoff berth. But it looks like Peninsula has improved this year as evidenced by wins over Skyline and Timberline, the latter of which beat Central Kitsap 41-13 two weeks ago. The Seahawks also currently roost at the top of the South Sound Conference.
Kingston (0-3, 1-4) at North Kitsap (1-1, 4-1), 7 p.m.
The Vikings should be feeling confident after wins in the past two weeks. The ground game looks reinvigorated, the passing game has sharpened and a young defense looks like it is starting to jell. A shot at the league title could all but evaporate if Sequim beats Olympic tonight, but North Kitsap will have to concentrate on defeating their district rival. The Vikings are looking for their sixth-consecutive victory in this rivalry game.
South Kitsap (0-5, 0-5) at Graham-Kapowsin (3-1, 4-1), 7 p.m.
Graham-Kapowsin is one of the best football teams in Washington, and South Kitsap has scored just 13 points this year, all of which came against Emerald Ridge. The Eagles boast a Division-I quarterback in Dylan Morris, who is committed to the University of Washington and has thrown for 1,217 yards and 15 touchdowns, about half of each going to junior receiver Malaki Roberson.
—Mark Krulish is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.