Five things to know about Week 7 of the prep football season:
Cascade peaking heading into Pear Bowl showdown
Cashmere has stars such as Moe Roberts and Casey Ruether to lead its running attack, but Cascade might actually have the Caribou Trail League’s deepest group of rushers. The Kodiaks’ quartet — Dennis Merritt, Fabian Alvarez, Elijah Nash and Noax Wood — combined to run for 417 yards in Cascade’s 57-33 win over Okanogan on Friday.
“We all have different styles,” Merritt said. “All of our runners can make big plays.”
Amsel’s return causes ripple affect
Michael Amsel Jr.’s return to the Chelan football team doesn’t just make the Goats better at the quarterback position. It allowed coach Darren Talley to move Luke Gleasman from quarterback to fullback, and Kai Clausen from fullback to tailback. All three players had big games in Chelan’s first CTL win of the season Friday, a 67-7 mauling of Omak.
“Having Mike now in his fourth year in our offense allowed us to have a full playbook,” Talley said.
Seven North Central Washington squads scored at least 40 points Friday. Cashmere’s performance against Brewster, though, was truly something to behold: the Bulldogs won 83-0.
Big Nine race coming into focus… sort of
Eastmont controls its own fate in the race for the Big Nine’s lone playoff spot. The Wildcats will win the conference title if they can win out, although that won’t be easy; they play Eisenhower, the squad that gave Eastmont its only loss, Friday. If the Cadets win, a number of different scenarios would come into play…
Wenatchee still has hope
…including Wenatchee still being a factor. The Panthers still hold out hope that they can somehow, some way get themselves into a multi-team playoff for the state berth. They would have to win out, have Eastmont lose one against either Ike or Moses Lake, and the Cadets lose at least one of their remaining games.