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Week 2 Experts Picks, Presented By The Barbers | Greater St. Helens League Football

Week 2 Experts Picks, Presented By The Barbers

Written by Bryan Levesque on September 8, 2011

Week 2 Experts Picks, Presented By The BarbersWe run the site, so in our book, that makes us experts!

Well, we made it through the first week of Greater St. Helens League Football. Not a bad week of picking high school football games.

There was a 4-way tie for the week lead. Each went 9-4, which was one game better than experts Josh, Bryan and wsumj who all 3 went 8-5. NotNewToThis was the first ever winner of a FREE haircut from The Barbers, being the only one of the four who went 9-4 to correctly pick Sherwood over Skyview in the game of the week.

As a ground of experts we had a consensus pick in 5 games last week. We went 4-1, only missing on Fort Vancouver to beat Ridgefield. Boy were we wrong!

Both Mike and Cody, veteran experts who are usually among the top of the pack, went 1-4 in their 2A picks which set them back as each only landed a 6-7 record.

As you will see when you read further down the page. We have made another change in the way we do our picks. Since all of our experts have valid reasons as to why they make their picks, we have decided to pass along our thoughts as well as our picks.  We hope you enjoy the expanded coverage and the look into the minds of a true “expert”.

This week all five of us are thinking alike in 8 of the 11 games. We all like Lakes, Mark Morris, Union, Battle Ground, R.A. Long, Columbia River, Prairie, and Washougal. The 3 we are split on are the Woodland at Ridgefield game, the Skyview at Coeur d’Alene and the Mountain View at Camas game.

Make sure you jump on and leave a post with your picks. The winner this week will again receive a FREE haircut from The Barbers! If you have a few minutes, go ahead and let us know why you are making your pick as well!

NOTE: In case of a tie, the game of the week will be used as a tie-breaker. If there is still a tie, a name will be drawn at random. The winner will be contacted via email (so you better use a real one) and The Barbers will physically mail you a voucher the next Monday.

#2 Lakes (1-0) at Evergreen (0-1)

Bryan’s pick

Lakes“Lakes has too much of everything for Evergreen this week. From RB Levonte Littlejohn, to OL Zach Banner to DE David Wood to ATH Cedric Dozier to DL Zaheer Webb, the names of Lancers who will be playing D1 football goes on and on.”

Mike’s pick

Lakes“Lakes is perennially one of the elite teams in 3A, and sends loads of players to BCS, D-1 schools. This year is no different, with D-1 recruit QB Cedric Dozier running the show and blue chip recruit OL Zack Banner pancaking up front. My alma mater is clearly in rebuilding mode. I would have liked to have seen this game back in the range of 1992-2006.”

Cody’s pick
Lakes“The number two 3A team in state will have too much firepower against an Evergreen team that gave up 49 points and only managed 7 last week against Mt. View.”

Josh’s pick

Lakes“They are stacked with talent and have a bunch of D1 prospects including OL Zach Banner.”

wsumj’s pick

Lakes“#1 team in 3A outside of Bellevue. Loaded with D1 talented led by one of the most recruited lineman in the nation in Zach Banner.”

Coin Flip Pick

Evergreen“It’s a coin flip. Heads = home, Tails = road. Looks like it came up Heads, so the Plainsmen will win.”

  • Last season Evergreen fell 54-14 to the Lancers on the road. That is the only time the two schools have ever played. Lakes defeated Camas 27-24 in overtime at Doc Harris Stadium last fall in the 3A Quarterfinals.
  • Laeks defeated Clover Park 63-8 last week while Evergreen lost to Mountain View 49-0. Lakes is ranked #2 in 3A while Mountain View is not even a top-10 3A school.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 at Mark Morris 24 Heritage 10
Mark Morris (1-0) at Heritage (0-1)

Bryan’s pick

Mark Morris“The old saying is that ‘speed kills’, well so do mistakes. Heritage made way too many last year at Mark Morris and again last week at Issaquah. This could be one of the most exciting games of the week. Last team to have the ball wins!”

Mike’s pick

Mark Morris“I like what the new Heritage coach is doing over there, and Heritage is my early pick for most improved team at the end of the season and has some athletes. But right now, Heritage has a long ways to go, and Mark Morris proved in last week’s impressive win over perennially tough Kelso that they still have a very solid team coming off last year’s state semifinals run.”

Cody’s pick

Mark Morris“Mark Morris managed to slow down the run first Kelso offense last week and will ride that momentum to a win this week against a Heritage team that struggled.”

Josh’s pick

Mark Morris“Heritage will still be recovering from their 48-0 loss last week.”

wsumj’s pick

Mark Morris“The Monarchs lost quite a bit from a very successful class of 2011. Heritage will still have a tough time stopping 2A all league RB Asbell.”

Coin Flip Pick

Heritage“It’s a coin flip. Heads = home, Tails = road. Looks like it came up Heads, so the Timberwolves will win.”

  • Heritage lost on the road to Mark Morris last season 24-21. The Timberwolves and Monarchs have only played the one game. The last time Mark Morris played at McKenzie Stadium was in 1987 when the Monarchs fell 31-14 to Mountain View.
  • Mark Morris won at home 21-7 over Kelso as RB Nikko Asbell rushed for 83 yards on 9 carries and scored 2 touchdowns. RB Kiegan Baker also scored a rushing touchdown as he added 99 yards rushing on 8 carries. 9 different Monarchs ran the football for a total of 267 yards. Heritage took on a very good Issaquah team up North last week. They lost 48-0 and had very little in the way of statistics to talk about.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 at Lakes 54 Evergreen 14
Woodland (1-0) at Ridgefield (1-0)

Bryan’s pick

Woodland“The Woodland Beavers learned how to run the football this off season. Oh, and they can still pass it around pretty well. They gave up too many big plays versus Kalama last week, so I expect Ridgefield’s Michael Knox to make some big plays again, but Woodland ability to both run and pass will be the key.”

Mike’s pick

Ridgefield“Woodland had a nice win last week over Kalama to end a 10-game losing streak, and Cy Whitmire won GSHL football New Athlete Player of the Week, but I was really impressed with Ridgefield’s decisive 37-8 win over 3A Fort Vancouver in Fort’s home opener with a new coach and system. Also, Ridgefield’s Michael Knox looks like one of the best athletes in the area, running for 247 yards on 16 carries and 4 total touchdowns.”

Cody’s pick
Woodland“Potentially a lot of rushing yards in this game, but Woodland’s passing game will make the difference here.”

Josh’s pick

Ridgefield“RB Micael Knox will have a huge game after his 3 TD’s last week defeating the high powered woodland offense.”

wsumj’s pick

Woodland“Shut down the Whitmire Bros and the Beavers will just go to Fuller. “

Coin Flip Pick

Ridgefield“It’s a coin flip. Heads = home, Tails = road. Looks like it came up Heads, so the Spudders will win.”

  • Woodland lost at home to the Spudders 27-7 last season, dropping their first home game to Ridgefield since 1996 when they lost 30-15. In 2009 Woodland defeated Ridgefield 41-14 on the road. Woodland is 11-3 versus Ridgefield since 1997 and 20-11 since 1980 while going 8-7 at Ridgefield.
  • Both schools had huge rushing games in week 1. Ridgefield ran for over 400 yards in their 37-8 road win over 3A Fort Vancouver, 247 from Sophomore Michael Knos. Woodland ran for over 350 in their 48-33 road 1A Kalama, 170 from Freshman Eli Whitmire. The Spudders however passed for only 15 yards and threw zero touchdowns while Woodland passed for 59 yards including a pair of 25 yard touchdown passes from QB Adam Shoup to WR Nick Fullre.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 Ridgefield 27 at Woodland 7
    • 2009 Woodland 41 at Ridgefield 14
    • 2008 at Woodland 33 Ridgefield 0
    • 2007 Woodland 42 at Ridgefield 6
    • 2006 at Woodland 28 Ridgefield 14
Union (0-1) at Enumclaw (1-0)

Bryan’s pick

Union“The Titans had trouble covering the Cougars WR’s last week. Their front 7 will have a long night containing QB Tyler Carlson, but that they will. Look for the Titans run game to be the difference.”

Mike’s pick

Union“I expect a closer game than last year’s 38-7 Union win, but Union just has too much talent and solid coaching to let a repeat of last week’s mistakes happen. The Bothell loss was a good learning tool, and I expect Brody-Heim to break-out this time.”

Cody’s pick

Union“Union had problems getting the offense going against a very good Bothell team last week, but I expect them to find their form against a familiar opponent they had no trouble with last year. “

Josh’s pick

Union“The titans will come out focused and determined after their loss last week and RB Brandon Brody-Heim will have a big day.”

wsumj’s pick

Union“I just dont see Union losing 3 games in a row (going back to final game of last season.)”

Coin Flip Pick

Enumclaw“It’s a coin flip. Heads = home, Tails = road. Looks like it came up Heads, so the Hornets will win.”

  • Union defeated Enumclaw 38-7 last season at McKenzie Stadium in the two schools first meeting.
  • Union had a solid road effort at #8 Bothell last week. They took a 10-0 lead in the 1st quarter only to be shut out the rest of the way as they lost 27-10. Enumclaw defeated Yelm at home 28-14 as their QB ran for 3 touchdowns. Last year in a Saturday game, Union had little trouble with the then ranked Cougars.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 at Union 38 Enumclaw 7
Fort Vancouver (0-1) at Battle Ground (0-1)

Bryan’s pick

Battle Ground“While both the Tigers and the Trappers lost last week, Battle Ground showed a lot of signs of improvement from last years 1-8 team. Their defense only allowed 3 points in the final 3 quarters, while the Trappers gave up 30 to Ridgefield after the 1st quarter. The Tigers have better turn out this year which has helped their depth. Fort only suited up 21 players last week. Home team has won the last 5”

Mike’s pick

Battle Ground“I thought Battle Ground put up a solid fight against an athletic and talented Columbia River squad last week in a close, 16-6 loss. River only scored 3 points the last 3 quarters of the game. Also, QB Ian Humphrey did a solid job throwing for 194 yards. Meanwhile, Fort Vancouver really struggled against Ridgefield. I think Fort will come in motivated, and I see this game closer than many think, especially since Fort won 45-27 in last year’s game.”

Cody’s pick
Battle Ground“Battle Ground has enough offense and defense to get the job done against Fort, who gave up 37 against Ridgefield.”

Josh’s pick

Battle Ground“The Tigers will have an advantage against Fort Vancouver who is coming off a loss in week 1. They played Columbia River tough last week and will have a good showing this week.”

wsumj’s pick

Battle Ground“Battle Ground gave a good River team a battle last week.”

Coin Flip Pick

Battle Ground“It’s a coin flip. Heads = home, Tails = road. Looks like it came up Heads, so the Tigers will win.”

  • Battle Ground fell to the Trappers 45-27 last year at Kiggins Bowl in their first road meeting since 2002. Their last meeting at District Stadium resulted in a  24-20 Tigers win in 2002. Battle Ground is 12-15 versus the Trappers since 1970 with a  7-6 home record.
  • Tigers Junior QB Ian Humphrey threw for 194 yards and a touchdown in last weeks 16-6 loss at Columbia River. The 16 points allowed by Battle Ground was better than all but 1 game from 2010. Fort Vancouver had flashes of good football in their 37-8 loss to Ridgefield. QB Jacob Austin did throw for 191 yards and ran in the lone Trappers score. However mistakes and big plays sealed their fate last week.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 at Fort Vancouver 45 Battle Ground 27
    • 2003 at Battle Ground 24 Fort Vancovuer 20
    • 2002 at Fort Vancouver 46 Battle Ground 45
    • 2000 at Battle Ground 52 Fort Vancouver 17
    • 1999 at Fort Vancvouver 20 Battle Ground 20
Hudson’s Bay (0-1) at R.A. Long (0-1)

Bryan’s pick

Mark Morris“After digging a 27-6 hole on the road at Elma last week, the Lumberjacks outscored the Eagles 21-20. If R.A. Long can keep Hudson’s Bay from big plays, they should win this one at home. The Jacks Defense’s ability to contain Eagles QB Emilio Alcantar’s rushing is the key.”

Mike’s pick

Mark Morris” It’s never easy winning up in the Kelso area.  Bay lost this game last year 14-0, and lost last week 41-9 to Washougal. RA Long lost on the road to Elma by 20, but I like RB Roundtree and RA Long here.”

Cody’s pick

Mark Morris“Hudson’s Bay struggled with their first 2A opponent of the season, and R.A. Long has home field advantage here, look for a close R.A. Long victory. “

Josh’s pick

Mark Morris“The Hudson’s Bay team is still really young and will have trouble maintaining their composure in a hostile environment away from home.”

wsumj’s pick

Mark Morris“R.A. Long will bounce back from a loss last week to 1A Elma.”

Coin Flip Pick

Hudson's Bay“It’s a coin flip. Heads = home, Tails = road. Looks like it came up Tails, so the Eagles will win.”

  • R.A. Long defeated the Eagles 14-0 last season at Kiggins Bowl. In 2009 the Lumberjacks also shut out Hudson’s Bay, winning 20-0 at home. They had not played since 2000 when the Eagles beat R.A. Long 21-10 at Kiggins Bowl. The last time the two played at Longview Memorial Stadium was in 1999 when the Eagles won 35-7. The have played 10 times since 1985 with R.A. Long going 4-6 and 2-1 at Longview Memorial Stadium.
  • Hudson’s Bay struggled to move the football in last weeks 41-9 loss at Washougal. The Eagles did not complete a pass, on only 2 attempts. R.A. Long showed some good things up at Elma, but also allowed scoring plays of 65,33,75,50,27 and 85 to Elma. That’s not good.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 R.A. Long 14 at Hudson’s Bay 0
    • 2009 R.A. Long 20 at Hudson’s Bay 0
    • 2000 at Hudson’s Bay 21 R.A. Long 10
    • 1999 Hudson’s Bay 35 at R.A. Long 7
    • 1992 at Hudson’s Bay 13 R.A. Long 0
Columbia River (1-0) at Kelso (0-1)*

Bryan’s pick

Columbia River“Kelso had a hard time slowing down the Monarch run game in last weeks 21-7 loss at Mark Morris. The Chirftains QB/RB combo of Clayton Frank and Remick Kawawaki along with the speed advantage on Columbia Rivers defense will be the difference. However, this is Columbia River at Kelso, so you really should throw everything out the window and just see what happens”

Mike’s pick

Columbia River“Kelso did not look like the usual Kelso last week against Mark Morris, losing 21-7. One of our “Experts” was there filming live and said Kelso has work to do, to say the least. They will have to wait another week to turn things around, however, as Columbia River looks to have a very solid defense limited Battle Ground to 6 points. River also has a solid division I athlete in RB Remick Kawawaki (21-144) as well as solid QB Clayton Frank, that showed last week he can beat you with his arms or legs. I expect a close one, as playing in Kelso is, well, playing in Kelso…”

Cody’s pick
Columbia River“Remick Kawawaki will run well behind a good River offensive line against a Kelso team that struggled to slow down Mark Morris in the second half. “

Josh’s pick

Columbia River“River has a lot of experience coming back from last years team and that experience will help them on the road against Kelso.”

wsumj’s pick

Columbia River“Kawawaki will have a huge night against a young Hilander defense. Always special to win at Schroeder Field.”

Coin Flip Pick

Kelso“It’s a coin flip. Heads = home, Tails = road. Looks like it came up Heads, so the Hilanders will win.”

  • Kelso won at Columbia River last season 12-3. In 2009 the Hilanders lost 7-3 at Columbia River. The last game played at Schroeder Field was in 2008 when Kelso defeated the Chieftains 21-7. Columbia River last won at Kelso in 2002 by a score of 21-7.  The two have played every season since 1985, Kelso is 14-12 over that span including a 8-4 record at Schroeder Field.
  • Kelso took an early 7-0 lead at Mark Morris with Tyler Covel’s 1 yard touchdown, unfortunately for the Hilanders they did not do a whole lot more on offense. QB Aaron Adams only passed for 77 yards to go along with 8 rushing. Slate Miller was the top Kelso rusher with 33 yards on 10 carries. Columbia River scored two early touchdowns on Battle Grond, a rushing touchdown each from RB Remick Kawawaki and QB Clayton Frank. Frank only passed for 70 yards but his 77 rushing yards keep the Tigers defense guessing who would run the ball, Kawawaki or Frank.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 Kelso 12 at Columbia River 3
    • 2009 at Columbia River 7 Kelso 3
    • 2008 at Kelso 21 Columbia River 7
    • 2007 at Columbia River 28 Kelso 14
    • 2006 at Kelso 31 Columbia River 0
Prairie (0-1) at Hockinson (1-0)

Bryan’s pick

Mark Morris“If the Hawks can keep the ball away form Prairie with a slow down running game, they can keep it close. They also should go Florida State at Notre Dame circa 1993 and have the grass at Nautilus Field as tall as they can grow it. If not, the Falcons speed will be too much. Either way, look for Jesse Zalk to score multiple touchdowns more than none way.”

Mike’s pick

Mark Morris“Hockinson had a nice win last week over La Center 43-34, but Hockinson lost this game to Prairie last year 54-21, and Prairie looks even better this year. Prairie definitely knows how to throw the football with QB Colin Seitz (27-39-1-313) and a good pair of receivers, and that will be too much for Hockinson to handle.”

Cody’s pick

Mark Morris“A good offensive showing by Prairie last week in a loss will pay dividends if they keep moving in a positive direction, I like the Falcons here. “

Josh’s pick

Mark Morris“I don’t think it will be 54-21 like last season, but Prairie will keep the Hawks out of the end zone just enough to win on the road.”

wsumj’s pick

Mark Morris“Tough loss last week vs Lakewood. Prairie has to much offense for Hockinson to handle.”

Coin Flip Pick

Hockinson“It’s a coin flip. Heads = home, Tails = road. Looks like it came up Heads, so the Hawks will win.”

  • The Hawks lost at Prairie last season 45-21 in the 1st ever meeting between the neighboring schools. Prior to the opening of Hockinson in 2004, the majority of students living in the Hockinson School District ended up going to high school at Prairie. That was Hockinson’s first ever game versus a 3A school.
  • Prairie did a lot of good thing on offense last week. QB Colin Seitz passed for 313 yards and 3 touchdowns. Jesse Zalk was his usual crazy-exciting self and hauled in a 50 yard touchdown pass from Seitz then returned an interception 24 yards for another touchdown, and that was just in the first quarter. Hockinson has improved a lot from last years team that went 2-8 and started the season 0-7. However allowing 34 points to 1A La Center may not be a good sign when the Falcons come to town.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 at Prairie 54 Hockinson 21
Columbia (0-1) at Washougal (1-0)

Bryan’s pick

Washougal“This years Panthers are no longer just Sam O’Hara. Austin Tofell had a break out game last week rushing for 116 yards and Caleb Howard added 98 more. 3 years ago, who would have thought anyone would say ‘Washougal has too many athletes?’ Well I just did.”

Mike’s pick

Washougal” Washougal had a very impressive 41-9 win last week over Hudson Bay, and won this game at Columbia of White Salmon handily last year, 42-7.  This time, it’s at home, and 1A Columbia really struggled in a 41-16 loss to Goldendale. You can expect another big day from Washougal’s RB duo of Austin Tofell (11-116), Caleb Howard (11-98). “

Cody’s pick
Washougal” After a good game against Bay last week, Washougal should be ready for Columbia come Friday night.”

Josh’s pick

Washougal“Washougal is coming off a big win in week 1 vs Hudson’s Bay and they will carry that momentum into a home win vs Columbia. “

wsumj’s pick

Washougal” Jacobs has turned this program around. Solid leadership in O’Hara and Sullivan. Panthers will be 2-0 for first time in almost 10 years. “

Coin Flip Pick

Washougal“It’s a coin flip. Heads = home, Tails = road. Looks like it came up Heads, so the Panthers will win.”

  • Washougal defeated the Bruins 42-7 last year in White Salmon. They last played Columbia in 2000, and lost to the Bruins at home 21-0. In 1999, the Panthers defeated Columbia (FKA White Salmon) on the road 28-14. Since 1980 the tow schools have split their 18 games at 9-9 with Washougal going 3-6 at home.
  • Washougal put up over 450 yards of offense last week in their home win over 3A Hudson’s Bay. 131 of that came through the air form QB Colton Sullivan. Columbia no longer has the big TE Dylan Rabinowitz who is playing at Washington State. The Bruins lost last week at home 41-16 to Goldendale.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 Washougal 42 at Columbia 7
    • 2000 Columbia 21 at Washougal 0
    • 1999 Washsougal 28 at Columbia 14
    • 1996 at Columbia 27 Washougal 15
    • 1995 at Washougal 30 Columbia 19
#5 Skyview (0-1) at #1 Coeur d’Alene (2-0)

Bryan’s pick

Skyview“Sure, Coeur d’Alene is good, ranked #1 in the state of Idaho, but that won’t matter. They have given up 38 points in the last 2 weeks to 2 teams that are average at best. Skyview will but down on their alignment mistakes and Kieran McDonagh will settle down and make all the throws needed to win on the road. I anticipate almost a mirror image of last years game. Two very athletic teams going up and down the field matching score for score. Both teams may score 40+, but the Storm will head back to Washington with a W.

Mike’s pick

Coeur d’Alene“This will be one heck of a game and is a tough pick. Last year was a barn burner (36-34, Skyview). Bryan and I were at the Skyview/Sherwood game last week, and it was clear to us Skyview is hands down the most explosive and talented team in the GSHL from top to bottom. They remind me of Oregon, for good and bad reasons. I liken the games against Auburn and Sherwood to Oregon playing, well, Auburn and then LSU. Stopping the run is a big key. This a long road trip against a top team hungry for revenge, and Skyview’s defense needs to tighten up to make a run to the Dome. Coeur d’Alene is the defending state champion and currently ranked number 1 in Idaho 5A. They stomped Moses Lake last week at Seahawks Stadium. QB Chad Chalich can hurt you with is arm or legs, 207 (passing) and 72 (rushing). I like Skyview if at Kiggins, but have to give the edge to Coeru d’Alene this time since I question Skyview’s defense at this time.”

Cody’s pick

Coeur d’Alene“It’s tough to pick against Skyview here, but a long road trip to Coeur d’Alene accompanied with playing on a Saturday against a solid Coeur d’Alene team after an emotional let down against Sherwood, I’ll take the Vikings in the (game of the week?)”

Josh’s pick

Skyview“The storm have a lot of talent coming back and QB Kieran McDonagh will have a huge passing game as the storm prevail in this high quality match up.”

wsumj’s pick

Skyview” Loaded with talent. Lost a heartbreaker to Sherwood, I just dont think they will let it happen again against Idaho’s #1 ranked team. “

Coin Flip Pick

Coeur d’Alene“It’s a coin flip. Heads = home, Tails = road. Looks like it came up Heads, so the Vikings will win.”

  • Skyview defeated Coeur d’Alene last season at Kiggins Bowl 36-34. The Vikings only suffered the one loss all season as they completed an 11-1 record capturing the Idaho 5A State Championship.
  • Coeur d’Alene already has a couple of wins under their belt. Neither team the Vikings played are even close to being on par with Skyview as far as talent goes. But last week they did make their own trip across the sate of Washingotn and defeated Moses Lake 32-14 at Qwest Field. Skyview played a really good game last week and lost to Sherwood 27-24. The Storm made too many mistakes and gave away chances to put up an extra 21 points. Parker Henry was dominant on both sides of the ball and the speedy Storm receivers got the fans up on their feet many times.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 at Skyview 36 Coeur d’Alene 34
GAME OF THE WEEK
Mountain View (1-0) at #5 Camas (1-0)*

Bryan’s pick

Camas“Lets see, tale of the tape: I see both teams even in the following areas. QB Camas Tony Gennaro, MV Riley O’Dell.. RB’s Camas Zack Marshall, Vincente Huber and Nathan Beasley, MV Sterling Reynolds, Michael Rivers and Nick Mace. DL Camas Kamari Brown and Jason Vailea MV Ryan Johnson and Josh Stolz. Kicker Camas Roldan Alcobendas, MV Chavo Camargo. Where I lean towards Camas is their secondary and receivers. WR Jonathan Warner’s ability to stretch the field vertically could be the only difference. I agree with Mike that Doc Harris Stadium is one of the few true home-field advantages, against most teams, just not this Mountain View team. They won’t be fazed by that at all.”

Mike’s pick

Camas” While Mountain View looked awfully impressive in dominating Evergreen last week, I think Camas may have the best defense in GSHL this year.  I think both schools have one of the better coaching staffs in the state, but Camas put the clamps on arguably a top 10 team in Timberline, and I expect Zak Marshall to more than makeup for a non-descript performance against Timberline. Also, I’m not a big believer in home field advantage in high school football, but there are a few exceptions – one of those being Doc Harris Stadium (the others being Kelso and long road trips in the playoffs).  I think Camas at home makes a difference here, along with the defense, in a hard fought, close game. “

Cody’s pick

Camas” Camas’s defense will be the difference, and they will come out more focused and determined to make up for last week’s lackluster offensive performance. “

Josh’s pick

Mountain View” The thunder are coming off hot from their thrashing of evergreen last week. QB Riley O’Dell will be the difference will his play making and leadership ability for the Thunder in hostile Doc Harris Stadium.  “

wsumj’s pick

Camas” Camas struggled offensively against a pretty good Timberline team. Sticking with the Papermakers until someone from Clark County beats them. This one will come down to special teams. “

Coin Flip Pick

Mountain View“It’s a coin flip. Heads = home, Tails = road. Looks like it came up Tails, so the Thunder will win.”

  • Camas beat Mountain View 27-14 last year at McKenzie Stadium in what ended up being the league championship game. This year’s week 2 game at Doc Harris Stadium may well again determine the 2011 league champ. The last time the two played at Doc Harris was in 2007 when the Thunder defeated Camas 27-26. Camas last beat Mountain View at home in 1981 when the Papermakers won by a score of 14-7. Camas is 3-1 all time versus the Thunder.
  • Mountain View put up huge numbers in the first half playing an Evergreen team that looked way out-manned. Camas had very pedestrian numbers, but when you beat the #8 ranked team in state, a win is all that matters.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 Camas 27 at Mountain View 14
    • 2007 Mountain View 27 at Camas 26
    • 2006 Camas 14 at Mountain View 7
    • 1981 at Camas 14 Mountain View 7

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Comments

46 Responses to “Week 2 Experts Picks, Presented By The Barbers”

  1. NotNewtoThis on September 8th, 2011 3:12 am

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Woodland
    Union
    Battle Ground
    R.A. Long
    Kelso
    Prairie
    Washougal
    Coeur d’Alene
    —-Game of the Week—- Mt. View

  2. UHS23 on September 8th, 2011 6:34 am

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Woodland
    Union
    Battle Ground
    R.A Long
    Columbia River
    Prairie
    Washougal
    Coeur d’Alene
    Mountain View

  3. Scotty Pride on September 8th, 2011 7:19 am

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Woodland
    Union
    Battle Ground
    R.A Long
    Kelso
    Prairie
    Washougal
    Skyview
    Mountain View

  4. y on September 8th, 2011 9:27 am

    count on the jacks to stop the run tomorrow

  5. Tina on September 8th, 2011 10:01 am

    GO EAGLES!!

  6. justagymteacher on September 8th, 2011 10:42 am

    Lakes – Just because
    Mark Morris – They are having a good run of kids
    Ridgefield – I like Potatoes
    Union – ??? They are Better
    Battle Ground – Fort looks a little down.
    R.A Long – Bay losing to panthers last week
    River – They are improved
    Prarie- Too much quickness
    Washougal – Playing 1a school
    Coeur D’ Alene- Long trip. I really want skyview to win.
    Camas- I think this is a pick’em but Camas gets two good linemen back.

  7. GSHL Football Fan 2011 on September 8th, 2011 10:43 am

    Lakes
    MM
    Woodland
    Union
    BG
    RA Long
    CR
    Prairie
    Washougal
    Skyview
    MV

  8. Penguin Runner on September 8th, 2011 12:48 pm

    Lakes (They are going to CRUSH The Plainsmen)
    Mark Morris
    Woodland
    Union
    Battle Ground
    RA Long
    –>KELSO<– (If Kelso can improve the running game, it will be “W”)
    Prairie
    Washougal
    Coeur d’Alene (Skyview losses to another TOUGH team)
    Camas (Close game, wouldn’t be surprise is MV wins this one!)

  9. Dedub on September 8th, 2011 1:46 pm

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Woodland
    Union
    Battle Ground
    RA Long
    Columbia River
    Prairie
    Washougal
    Skyview
    Mountain View

  10. Keoki on September 8th, 2011 1:59 pm

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Ridgefield
    Union
    Battle Ground
    R.A. Long
    Columbia River
    Prairie
    Washougal
    Coeur d’Alene
    Camas

  11. Post-Record on September 8th, 2011 2:55 pm

    Washougal started last season with a 2-0 record.

  12. Ketto on September 8th, 2011 3:12 pm

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Woodland
    Union
    Battle Ground
    RA Long
    Columbia River
    Prairie
    Washougal
    Skyview (don’t fail me this week, Storm!)
    Camas in a nail biter.

  13. MM > RAL on September 8th, 2011 3:33 pm

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Woodland
    Union
    Battle Ground
    Hudsons Bay
    River
    Prarie
    Shougal
    Skyview
    Camas

  14. MeanMachine on September 8th, 2011 3:57 pm

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Woodland (close game)
    Union
    Battle Ground
    RA Long
    Columbia River
    Prairie (Hockinson will keep it close, till about half)
    Washougal
    Coeur d’Alene (barn burner, both teams have something to prove)
    Camas

  15. GrazingHippo on September 8th, 2011 5:23 pm

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Woodland
    Union
    Battle Ground
    RA Long
    Columbia River
    Prairie
    Washougal
    Coeur d’alene
    CAMAS!!!!

    (by the way its jason vailea, not sidknee.)

  16. K-nute on September 8th, 2011 6:13 pm

    Lakes
    MM
    Woodland
    Union
    Battle Ground
    RA Long
    River
    Prairie
    Washougal
    C’dA
    Mountain View

  17. Fan on September 8th, 2011 7:37 pm

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Ridgefield
    Union
    Battle ground
    RA Long
    Colombia River
    Hockinson
    Washougal
    Coeur d’Alene
    Camas

  18. wsumj on September 8th, 2011 7:49 pm

    Post-Record. My mistake. Thank you for correcting me.

  19. JUST A FAN on September 8th, 2011 9:15 pm

    Lakes
    MM
    Ridgefield
    Union
    BG
    RA Long
    River
    Hockinson
    Washougal
    Skyview
    Camas

  20. YoungTheGiant on September 8th, 2011 9:36 pm

    Evergreen.

  21. waterboy on September 8th, 2011 10:00 pm

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Ridgefield
    Enumclaw
    Battle Ground
    RA Long
    Columbia River
    Prairie
    Washougal
    Coeur d’Alene
    Mountain View

  22. Creagan on September 8th, 2011 10:15 pm

    Woodland will beat Ridgefeild O-Line is good and they are very balanced and their defense will shut down their 1 RB.

  23. 40 on September 8th, 2011 11:06 pm

    Lakes 63 egreen 6
    Morris 27 heritage 17
    woodland 21 spuds 20
    union 31 enumclaw 14
    BG 28 Fort 7
    Long 35 bay 13
    River 27 Kelso 14
    Prairie 35 hockinson 17
    washougal 42 columbia 7
    Coeur d’lane 31 skyview 27
    Camas 28 mt view 27

  24. Tiannam on September 9th, 2011 12:09 am

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Ridgefield
    Union
    Fort Vancouver
    R.A. Long
    Columbia River
    Hockinson
    Washougal
    Coeur d’Alene
    Camas

  25. Tiannam on September 9th, 2011 12:12 am

    Was I the only one to pick the Ridgefield game right?

  26. That guy on September 9th, 2011 12:35 am

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Ridgefield
    Union
    Battle Ground
    R.A. Long
    Columbia River
    Prairie
    Washougal
    Coeur d’Alene
    Mountain View

  27. Pingutrump on September 9th, 2011 1:19 am

    Lakes 42-13
    Mark Morris 28-17
    Woodland 28-21
    Union 35-21
    Battle Ground 21-14
    R.A. Long 34-17
    River 21-12
    Prairie 34-13
    Washougal 28-21
    Skyview 42-34
    Mountain View 35-28/OT

  28. Friday Night Fan on September 9th, 2011 7:21 am

    ITS FRIDAY!!!

    Lakes (Running clock by halftime… or early third)
    Mark Morris
    Woodland
    Union
    Battle Ground
    R.A. Long 3
    River
    Prairie
    Washougal
    Skyview
    Camas

  29. Storm Swarm on September 9th, 2011 8:24 am

    Lakes (running clock at end of 1st quarter) 52-3
    Mark Morris 28-14
    Ridgefield 21-17
    Battle Ground 21-7
    R.A long 28-7
    River 35-14
    Praire 42-21
    Washougal 49-14
    Skyview 42-35
    Mountain View 31-28

  30. BannerFan on September 9th, 2011 10:45 am

    For those of you football fans who don’t have any plans tonight – you may want to take in the Lakes-Evergreen game. As mentioned above by the “experts”, Lakes is absolutely loaded with D1 talent. The game my not be very close, but you’ll have an opportunity to see one of the state’s best teams, and one of the top lineman in the country in Zach Banner.

  31. GSHL Fan on September 9th, 2011 12:27 pm

    Camas will carve up that weak MV secondary like deli meat! 34-6 Camas.

  32. Paper Soldier on September 9th, 2011 1:18 pm

    GSHL Fan – I agree. 3 new starters to pick on back there. It should be a FEAST for the WRs. DH will be rocking tonight!

  33. ChrisH on September 9th, 2011 1:52 pm

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Woodland
    Union
    Battle Ground
    R.A Long
    River
    Praire
    Washougal
    Skyview
    Camas

  34. PantherB on September 9th, 2011 2:12 pm

    Lakes
    Mark Morris
    Ridgefield
    Union
    Battleground
    R.A. Long
    Kelso
    Prarie
    Washougal
    Coeur d’Alene
    Mountain View

  35. Post-Record on September 9th, 2011 2:32 pm

    No problem.

  36. CHS Boi on September 9th, 2011 3:39 pm

    MV will be torched tonight. Our defense is legit just giving the offense time to get its legs under it. No chance of Thunder in the forecast tonight.

  37. Todd on September 9th, 2011 4:23 pm

    Lakes
    Heritage
    Woodland
    Union
    BG
    RA Long
    River
    Prairie
    Washougal
    Coeur d’ Alene
    Mountain View

  38. Bryan Levesque on September 9th, 2011 5:26 pm

    PICKS ARE CLOSED!!! good luck fellas

  39. Friday Night Fan on September 9th, 2011 6:04 pm

    Evergreen…. Ouch…

  40. wsumj on September 9th, 2011 7:44 pm

    I dont think anyone expected the Lakes/EHS game to be close. I feel bad for that Plainsmen program… as well as Heritage. How many players from each school moved/transferred/boundary execption out?

  41. ?????? on September 9th, 2011 9:27 pm

    What do u mean as well as heritage, they are up 15-0 at half which isnt awful after last week, and for evergreen, I see a 0-9 season, BG will rip them apart this year

  42. wsumj on September 9th, 2011 10:40 pm

    I mean that Heritage has lost at least 5 solid skill position players the last couple years to Skyview and now, MV…. I do see they are thumping Mark Morris right now.
    Good for them!

  43. waterboy on September 10th, 2011 3:25 pm

    8-3 isn’t bad. Some of the games I wasn’t very confident with I picked correct and the ones I did feel good about I picked wrong. Camas is a good squad.
    Skyview has a long drive home. Hopefully the Storms QB will be back for week 3! Ankle sprains can keep kids off the field for a while though.
    Camas Skyview game will be verrrrrrrry interesting!

  44. 40 on September 11th, 2011 3:13 pm

    updated standings will go up tonight.

  45. 40 on September 11th, 2011 10:04 pm

    week 2

    10-1
    gymteacher
    keoki
    mike(expert)

    9-2
    thatguy
    meanmachine
    40
    todd
    fan
    grazinghippo
    cody(expert)

    8-3
    tiannam
    waterboy
    chrish
    bryan(expert)
    josh(expert)
    wsumj(expert)
    fridaynightfan
    justafan
    k-nute
    ketto
    uhs23
    penguinrunner
    panther b

    7-4
    NNTT
    gshlfbfan2011
    dedub
    mm>ral
    pingutrump
    stormswarm

    6-5
    scottypride

    5-6
    COINFLIP

  46. 40 on September 11th, 2011 10:10 pm

    LEADER BOARD

    18-6
    thatguy
    gymteacher

    17-7
    tiannam
    meanmachine
    40
    todd
    keoki

    16-8
    NNTT
    gshlfbfan2011
    waterboy
    chrisH
    bryan(expert)
    josh(expert)
    wsumj(expert)
    fan
    grazinghippo
    mike(expert)

    15-9
    fridaynightfan
    cody(expert)

    14-10
    dedub
    justafan
    k-nute

    13-11
    ketto

    12-12
    COINFLIP
    scottypride

    11-13
    uhs23

    8-16
    panther b
    penguinrunner
    thunderman
    johnny garland

    7-17
    storm swarm
    pingutrump
    mm>ral
    g dawg
    dan m

    *any game not chosen is counted as a loss
    *if you miss 2 weeks I wont keep you on the leaderboard.

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