Bremerton (1-1, 3-2) at Port Angeles (0-2, 0-5), 6:30 p.m.
The Knights are rolling offensively, putting up 26 or more points in every game this season and are coming off a 52-point performance against North Mason. They attack you from every angle and have several capable rushers. They face a winless Port Angeles team that has eclipsed the 20-point mark just once this season and just gave up 438 rushing yards to Olympic.
The pick: Bremerton.
North Kitsap (2-0, 3-2) at Kingston (1-2, 2-2), 6:30 p.m. (played at North Kitsap Stadium)
The Vikings will have to flush last week’s loss to Steilacoom; they should be able to put it behind them quickly with their inter-district rival on the schedule. Kingston has a respectable running game with Garrett Sitting Dog, Kyler Coe-Yarr and Tyler Marquez getting the ball regularly, but North Kitsap’s defense will be looking to make a statement after a state title contender burned them for 57 points.
The pick: North Kitsap.
Olympic (3-0, 4-1) at Sequim (2-1, 4-1), 6:30 p.m.
This is the toughest game to pick this week. Olympic is hot, but has steamrolled the league’s three lowest-ranked teams in the past three weeks and have suffered injuries to a few key players. This game represents the Trojans most significant league test to date. Although the Wolves are dealing with their own injuries, they are a much tougher team on their grassy home field. Olympic’s ability to win in the trenches, which was a big factor in last year’s loss to Sequim, has significantly improved this year. In a pick ‘em game, the edge goes to the home team.
The pick: Sequim.
Vashon Island (0-2, 0-5) at Klahowya (0-1, 0-4), 6:30 p.m.
Two winless teams looking to get that first “W.” The Eagles’ two-way standout Hunter Wallis is coming off a 240-yard performance against Chimacum two weeks ago. He’s the best player on either side of the ball and he makes the difference as Klahowya gets its first on-campus win.
The pick: Klahowya.
Graham-Kapowsin (4-0, 5-0) at South Kitsap (1-4, 1-4), 7 p.m.
South Kitsap has managed just one touchdown in the past two games and welcome one of the best teams in the state (ranked No. 3 in 4A by the Seattle Times) to Port Orchard. The Eagles are flying high with an undefeated record that includes wins over Puyallup and Sheldon High School in Oregon.
The pick: Graham-Kapowsin.
Peninsula (3-0, 3-2) at Central Kitsap (2-1, 3-1), 7 p.m.
The Seahawks are 3-0, but haven’t been truly tested yet by the South Sound Conference — their wins came against North Thurston, Shelton and Timberline. Their common opponent with Central Kitsap is Timberline. The Cougars won that game 5-0, while Peninsula won it 24-21. Central Kitsap may very well prevail, but its tough to pick in favor of a team that has scored one touchdown in its past three games despite the presence of its excellent defense.
The pick: Peninsula.