Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Memorial Field, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
2010 records: Wenatchee 4-2, 2-2 Big Nine 4A; Lake City 4-2, 2-0 Inland Empire 5A
Last week: Wenatchee lost to Richland 31-19, Lake City beat Lewiston 24-14.
Last time: The schools have never met.
• What it means for Wenatchee
The Panthers need to take the week to regroup after their second consecutive loss, and their second shaky offensive performance in as many weeks.
After Lake City, the Panthers’ games with Davis at home on Oct. 22 and No. 7 Chiawana on the road on Oct. 29 will determine Wenatchee’s playoff fate.
• What it means for Lake City
The Timberwolves, who play in the Class 5A Inland Empire division in Idaho, will have a chance to notch their second victory over a Washington team this season.
Lake City defeated Glacier Peak of Snohomish, ranked ninth in the Class 3A poll, in a 44-37 shootout on Sept. 25.
• Key matchups
Wenatchee offense vs. Lake City defense
The Panthers had just 167 yards of total offense last week against the Bombers, who do have the Big Nine’s top-rated defense. Still, Wenatchee has to be better against a team that gives up 23 points per game.
Mark Smyly vs. Wenatchee defense
The Timberwolves 6-foot-3 senior quarterback is a premium athlete and the driving force behind Lake City’s offense. The Panthers will have to be aware of Smyly as a runner as well as through the air.