Week 5 Experts Picks, Presented By The Barbers

Written by Bryan Levesque on September 30, 2011

Week 5 Experts Picks, Presented By The BarbersWe run the site, so in our book, that makes us experts!

Week 4 was a pretty good week for the GSHL Football “experts” (and just about everyone else) the 5 went a combined 47-8 (for a second week in a row) led my Mike, Cody and wsumj’s 10-1 records.

Experts Season Totals

  • Mike 37-9
  • Bryan 35-11
  • Cody 35-11
  • wsumj 34-12
  • Josh 32-14

8 different fans put up a perfect 11-0 record, uhs23 (for a second week in a row), gshlfbfan2011, gymteacher, dedub, g dawg, NNTT, 40, chrish. 40 gets the FREE haircut from The Barbers, after a random number picker website picked 7 when asked to pick form 1-8.

After 4 weeks, the season leader board sees gymteacher all alone at the top with a 38-8 record. There is a 3 way tie for second, just one game back between expert Mike, chrish and todd.

As a ground of experts we had a consensus pick in 8 games last week. We went 8-0, oh yeah! That brings our season record to 27-2 on games in which all 5 of us agree.

This week all five of us are thinking alike in 9 of the 10 games. We all like Grant, Hockinson, Skyview, Battle Ground, Columbia River, Camas, Kelso, Mark Morris and Washougal. Josh (a Mountain View grad) is the lone expert going with Mountain View over Union.

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.

Grant OR (3-1) at Heritage (1-3)

Bryan’s pick

Grant“I think this game will be closer than a lot of people think. Grant played Skyview very tough at the Oregon State Team Camp this spring and has the talent to put up a lot of points. But they also only defeated Westview 34-31 in week 2, the same team Union defeated 41-14. Look for E’Lon Mack to continue to put up big numbers in the passing game regardless of the outcome.”

Mike’s pick

Grant“Believe it or not, as much as Heritage is struggling this year, they won this game against Grant last year 27-26..on the road. The problem is, Heritage lost a lot and took a dive and is in a rebuilding stage, while Grant is clearly improved, with a 3-1 record, including a win over Beaverton last week 35-28. If that’s not enough, Grant beat what was then the number 1 ranked team in the state, Aloha, and shutdown one of the best, and fastest, running backs in the nation, Thomas Tyner (15 carries, 27 yards). The Oregon Ducks are drooling over that guy. I think that’s enough evidence.”

Cody’s pick
Grant“Grant is really good this year, who despite their first game loss against Tigard, which was marred with by 6 turnovers and 11 penalities, have put together quite the win streak since. They beat the defending 6A champion of Oregon, Aloha, in week 2 and Beaverton last week, and are ranked number 6 in Oregon. I don’t think that Heritage has what it takes to beat the Generals, I’ll look for Portland State commit Paris Penn to hook up with receiver Jamarr Graves to light it up the scoreboard this week.”

Josh’s pick

Grant“Grant plays in a tough conference in Oregon and will bring that gritty attitude to this out of state game Vs Heritage.”

wsumj’s pick

Grant“Grant is coming off the beating they gave to Oregon 6A #2 Aloha.”

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 defeated Grant of Portland on the road last season 27-26 in the two schools first meeting. The Generals have only played 1 game at McKenzie Stadium, where they defeated Evergreen 28-7 in 1979.
  • Heriitage WR E’Lon Mack leads the 4A GSHL with 311 receiving yards on 23 catches and has scored 3 touchdowns. Grant QB Paris Penn has thrown for 467 yards and 2 TD.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 Heritage 27 at Grant 26
Lakeside (2-2) at Hockinson (2-2)

Bryan’s pick

HockinsonHockinson gave Columbia River all they could handle last week at home. No way this Lakeside team is even close to as good as the Chieftains are, and no way they have the speed Prairie had that gave the Hawks fits in week 2. Hocinson improves to 3-2 with a solid running attack Friday night.”

Mike’s pick

Hockinson“Lakeside, a 3A team from the Metro Conference in Seattle, is a tough team to figure out. Like Hockinson, they are 2-2. They have two blowout wins (48-7 over Vashon Island in week 2 and a 47-24 win over Port Townsend, a winless 1A school, last Saturday), but also two blowout losses (35-6 to Kings, and 27-7 to Bishop Blanchet, a team that was crushed 63-7 by undefeated but unranked Bainbridge). I like Hockinson at home in a close one.”

Cody’s pick

Hockinson“It’s hard to put a finger on this Lakeside school. One game, they are blowing out an opponent, and the next, they are getting blown out. The teams that Lakeside has lost to have a combined record of 6-2. The teams that Lakeside has won against have a record of 0-6 (not counting the game that the two teams played against each other). Meanwhile, Hockinson did alright in last weeks loss, hanging with River until the fourth quarter. They put up a w against La Center and Tacoma Baptist, while losing big against Prairie. The Hawks at home have the edge.”

Josh’s pick

Hockinson“After watching this Hockinson team first hand, they have a lot of explosive playmakers. Nautilus field comes alive for the Hawks homegames and they will take care of visiting Lakeside.”

wsumj’s pick

Hockinson“Hawks played tough against GSHL #5 and crack the league top 10.”

Coin Flip Pick

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

  • Hockinson has never played Lakeside in football. Lakeside is a private high school in Seattle who opts up to play an independent 3A schedule.
  • Hockinson’s 1-2 punch of Josiah Niemeila and Tore Dunn are 3rd/4th in the 2A GSHL in rushing with a combined 602 rushing yards and a touchdown. Hawks QB Jess Krahn is 5th in the league in passing yards with 162 despite having missed the last 2 games with an injury. Justin Anderson and Doug MacDonald have each played well in Krahn’s absence.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • none
Skyview (2-2) at Lincoln OR (2-1-1)

Bryan’s pick

Skyview“Look for Skyview to come out early in this one and try to put away the “sort of host” Cardinals at Roosevelt High School. Last year at home Skyview trailed Lincoln 19-7 at the half before coming back to win 49-26. I anticipate Skyview being ready from the get-go this year. We could see some big numbers in this game.”

Mike’s pick

SkyviewSkyview certainly redeemed themselves after the two early season losses to Oregon and Idaho state powers, and clearly made a statement in the telling win over Camas. The…sky…is the limit for Skyview. The defense has a pulse against top teams, and I am a believer. Lincoln is a perennially solid downtown Portland team and is 3-1 this season. However, they beat a bad 1-3 David Douglas team only 20-19, and Lincoln lost to Aloha 35-12. Thomas Tyner had 18 carries for 195 yards and 2 touchdowns in that game, which brings us to Parker Henry… Lincoln lost to Skyview49-26 last year.”

Cody’s pick
Skyview“Lincoln is no Sherwood or Couer d’Alene, fortunately for Skyview. The teams that Lincoln has managed to beat are a have a combined record of 3-9, while the team that they lost against, Aloha, won the 6A state title last year. Well Skyview would contend with Aloha in terms of talent this year, and after last weeks game against Camas, I think Skyview has had it’s share of adversity this year and is ready to break into a winning record in a big way this game against Lincoln.”

Josh’s pick

Skyview“The Storm are coming off the biggest game of the year in the GSHL where they took care of the top team in the 3A Camas. The storm will carry that momentum into a win vs Lincoln of Oregon.”

wsumj’s pick

Skyview“The Storm look solid with McDonagh back and Henry running around, over, and through defenses.”

Coin Flip Pick

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

  • Skyview defeated Lincoln of Portland at home last year 49-26 in the two schools only meeting. Skyview has never played on the road versus a Portland Interscholastic League team. The Storm are 0-4 all time in games played in Oregon.
  • Skyview RB Parker Henry ran for 177 yards and 2 TD’s in last weeks win over Camas. Henry has 617 rushing yards and 7 TD’s on the season which both lead the GSHL. WR Reiley Henderson is 3rd in the 4A GSHL in receiving yards with 253. Skyview has only allowed 17 points in the last 2 weeks after allowing 79 in their first 2 games.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 at Skyview 49 Lincoln 26
Hudson’s Bay (0-4) at Columbia River (3-1)*

Bryan’s pick

Columbia River“Hudson’s Bay has looked good at times in their 0-4 start. However, Columbia River has looked really good at times and has the distinct physical advantage on the visiting Eagles. Frank showed last week at Hockinson that he can not only run, but can also throw as Dennis Henderson and Eli Evenson combined for 236 receiving yards. Remick Kawawaki still leads the 3A GSHL in rushing and he could have a big night as the Eagles are allowing 213.75 rush yards per game and each week have allowed one RB to go for 100+ yards.”

Mike’s pick

Columbia River“River is currently our 5th ranked team, behind Mountain View, yet ahead of a very solid Prairie team. The pick was almost unanimous. That is for a reason. We all know what RB Remick Kawawaki can do. Hudson’s Bay had trouble with Bergeron and Battle Ground last week. This is going to be a lot tougher test for Bay this week River wins easily here.”

Cody’s pick

Columbia River“River displayed last week that they do have the ability to move the ball through the air when the running game gets slowed down. And when the running game is slowed down, Remick Kawawaki is running for 125 yards and 2 td’s. Look for a good dose of Kawawaki against Bay, and who knows, maybe we’ll see some more of this River passing game. Hudson’s Bay on the other hand, has fallen to 0-4 but is looking to improve off of last weeks good first half showing against Kelso.”

Josh’s pick

Columbia River“River has a very explosive office and chieftain stadium will be rocking. QB Clayton Frank and RB Remick Kawawaki’s playmaking ability will be too much for Hudson’s Bay.”

wsumj’s pick

Columbia River“River run game to much for Bay.”

Coin Flip Pick

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

  • Columbia River defeated the Eagles at Kiggins Bowl last year 34-19 for their 8th win time in the last 9 games. The Eagles last defeated the Chieftains in 2006, a 23-14 win at Columbai River. The Chieftains are 16-5 versus their in-district rival Hudson’s Bay since 1990.
  • Columbia River RB Remick Kawawaki leads the 3A GSHL with 501 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns. QB Clayton Frank has passed for 419 yards and ran for another 268, which are both 4th in the league. Hudson’s Bay RB Richard Carter has rushed for 254 yards in the last 2 games and has 333 on the season, which is 2nd in the league behind Kawawaki.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 Columbia River 34 at Hudson’s Bay 19
    • 2009 Columbia River 28 at Hudson’s Bay 14
    • 2008 at Columbia River 38 Hudson’s Bay 14
    • 2007 Columbia River 28 at Hudson’s Bay 7
    • 2006 Hudson’s Bay 23 at Columbia River 14
Evergreen (0-4) at Battle Ground (3-1)*

Bryan’s pick

Battle Ground“I can’t believe I am picking Battle Ground to beat Evergreen, espically in a game played at District Stadium. The Plainsmen are 24-3 vs Battle Ground since 1976 including a perfect 12-0 mark at District Stadium. Battle Ground last defeated Evergreen at home in 1975. However, I do think this will be a close game. I give the edge to Battle Ground because they have learned how to win games while Evergreen has lost 8 straight since they defeated the Tigers 38-14 at home last season. Battle Ground is averaging over 34 points per game in the last 3 weeks, while Evergreen has allowed 184 points this season, of 46.0 per game.”

Mike’s pick

Battle Ground“This is a tough one. Evergreen won this game 38-14 at home last year. Battle Ground is tied for 8th in our rankings and continues to improve. All they are doing is winning, with the exception of the tough 16-6 loss to River. Evergreen, on the other hand, has yet to win, and it hasn’t been close, although you can commend them for the way they schedule and don‘t shy away from tough competition. Battle Ground hasn’t beaten Evergreen since 2001, and my gut says that is going to change Friday night. Is Evergreen demoralized and have they lost their will at this point? Or are they desperate for their first win? I am nervous about this pick, but I see Battle Ground pulling it out at home.”

Cody’s pick
Battle Ground“I’m tempted to pick Evergreen here, after they showed last week that they are an improving team against Eisenhower. My problem with picking them though, is that it took them until Eisenhower had scored 4 touchdowns to get on the board with a touchdown. I would have liked to have seen a better showing last week out of Battle Ground to be able to say that they are a lock to win this game, but being an improved team since week one and being on a 3 game win streak, I’m comfortable taking the Tigers here.”

Josh’s pick

Battle Ground“Battle Ground’s offense will be the difference against a visiting Evergreen team that is still struggling.”

wsumj’s pick

Battle Ground“Battle Ground needs win to compete for 4A playoff spot.”

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.”

  • The Tigers and Plainsmen have played every season since 1993 with Evergreen taking 17 of the 18 games. Evergreen defeated the Tigers 38-14 at McKenzie Stadium last year. Battle Ground’s lone win was a 52-35 road win in 2001. The last time Battle Ground won at home over Evergreen was in 1975, a 29-14 Tigers victory.
  • Battle Ground RB Tyler Bergeron is 2nd in the 4A GSHL in rushing with 287 yards and 6th in all-purpose yards with 399. QB Ian Humphry is 2nd in the league with 555 passing yards and has thrown 7 touchdowns. Evergreen RB Justin Straup is right behind Bergeron in the 4A GSHL with 277 rushing yards, 235 of those yards have come in the last 2 games.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 at Evergreen 38 Battle Ground 14
    • 2009 Evergreen 24 at Battle Ground 7
    • 2008 at Evergreen 20 Battle Ground 17
    • 2007 at Evergreen 37 Battle Ground 6
    • 2006 Evergreen 34 at Battle Ground 21
Prairie (2-2 1-1) at #8 Camas (3-1 2-0)*

Bryan’s pick

Camas“While I do expect this game to be a lot closer than last years 55-7 Camas win at District Stadium, I still feel Camas is just too strong on both lines. Prairie should be able to move the ball at times and put up some points, however stopping Camas will be a problem and establishing a run game may be an uphill battle.”

Mike’s pick

Camas“Prairie’s air attack and overall offensive firepower has certainly gotten Camas’ attention. Obviously, the 70-0 win over Fort did, too. The problem for Prairie is, do they have what it takes in the trenches to protect Seitz and give him time to throw, as well as stop the run against an elite team? Prairie did not pass the first test in that respect, losing to Mountain View 44-28. And Camas easily took care of Mountain View. Finally, Camas will be as motivated as ever and will have spent the week of practice learning from their mistakes against Skyview. That is bad news for Prairie.”

Cody’s pick

Camas“This is a potential trap game for Camas. If they come in overlooking Prairie, they may just be in for a surprise. Colin Seitz has passed for 1083 yards,easily outpassing the next closest quarterback, Tony Gennaro. Now, keep in mind, that this is on 123 attempts, which is 23 more than Gennaro has attempted. But, the difference between Camas and Prairie is that Prairie’s offense is one dimensional, while Camas has Zack Marshall and a very strong defense. I see those two factors being the difference makers in this game, which could possibly end up being closer than people are expecting.”

Josh’s pick

Camas“Even though the papermakers lost to Skyview last week they are still the class of the 3A GSHL this year. The Camas defense will shut down the Prairie passing game and the papermakers will prevail in this league matchup.”

wsumj’s pick

CamasCamas regroups and grounds the Falcons passing game. Zach Marshall set for a big game.”

Coin Flip Pick

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

  • The Papermakers defeated Prairie 55-7 last year at District Stadium. Camas is 3-0 versus the Falcons since they dropped to 3A in 2008. Camas beat Prairie 35-18 at home in 2008. The last Falcons win at Doc Harris stadium was in 1989 when the Falcons beat Camas 34-12. In 1991 Camas had to forfeit their home game versus Prairie and play it as a J.V. game. Camas is 7-10 all time versus Prairie including a 4-5 record at Doc Harris Stadium.
  • Prairie has both the top statistical QB and WR in the GSHL through 4 weeks of ball. Colin Seitz has passed for 1,083 yards and 15 touchdowns. Ansel Cecil has 399 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Camas QB Tony Gennaro is second to Setiz in the GSHL with 760 passing yards, while Jonathan Warner is second to Cecil in the 3A GSHL with 255 receiving yards and 4 TD. RB Zack Marshall is 3rd in the league with 281 rushing yards.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 Camas 55 at Prairie 7
    • 2009 Camas 52 at Prairie 14
    • 2008 at Camas 35 Prairie 18
    • 1992 at Prairie 36 Camas 7
    • 1991 Prairie 2 Camas 0**Forfeit, played as J.V. game
Kelso (1-3 1-1) at Fort Vancouver (0-4 0-1)*

Bryan’s pick

KelsoKelso played much better in the first half last week versus Union than anyone could have imagined. The Hilanders will attempt to run the ball all day versus the Trappers. Fort was overwhelmed by the speed of Prairie last week. Well, Kelso does not have that speed. Look for Fort to keep this really close as VanHeck, Conteh and Vela should put up some big plays. I would not be shocked if the Trappers get thier first win on Gary Boggs Field, but I think Kelso will find a way to win… history is on my side.”

Mike’s pick

Kelso“This is a battle of two struggling teams, but the contest Friday will give both teams a good opportunity to see some success on the field for a change. Kelso has shown some life beating Hudson’s Bay 12-6 two weeks ago and only trailing Union 14-0 at the half last week. At this point, Fort is focusing on improvement.”

Cody’s pick
Kelso“These two teams are in a rebuilding year, Kelso trying to regain some glory from a proud program in years past, Fort Vancouver in an effort to change the culture of a team who has steadily been in decline for a long time. When Kelso has lost, it has lost big. When Fort has lost, it has also lost big. I’m going to give the edge to Kelso here, who has managed a victory this season.”

Josh’s pick

Kelso“Fort Vancouver lost to Prarie 70-0 last week, and the Kelso running game will have a huge day against the reeling Trappers defense.”

wsumj’s pick

KelsoKelso going for 2nd league win.”

Coin Flip Pick

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

  • The Trappers and Kelso have played each other every season since 2004 with Kelso taking all 7 games. Fort Vancouver lost last season at Kelso 28-20. Kelso defeated the Trappers at Kiggins Bowl 28-14 in 2008. The Trappers have dropped 10 straight to the Hilanders, last winning in 1998 with a 20-14 home victory. They are 2-26 versus Kelso since 1981.
  • Fort Vancouver QB Jacob Austin is 3rd in the 3A GSHL in passing yards with 460, however his 1 touchdown to 8 interceptions has him sitting with a 23.56 QB rating. Kelso RB Taylor Radcliffe and Slate Miller have both ran the ball well for the Hilanders this season.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 at Kelso 28 Fort Vancouver 20
    • 2009 at Kelso 55 Fort Vancouver 28
    • 2008 Kelso 28 at Fort Vancouver 14
    • 2007 Kelso 35 at Fort Vancouver 14
    • 2006 at Kelso 32 Fort Vancouver 12
Woodland (1-3 0-0) at Mark Morris (2-2 0-0)*

Bryan’s pick

Mark Morris“Mark Morris has played pretty well in their 2 loses, at 4A Heritage and at Rainier of Oregon. Woodland as well has played well in thier 3 losses. The Beavers hung with Battle Ground for a half, and hung with Scio for a half last week. This one being on the road, the Beavers 4th road game in 5 weeks to start the season may be the difference. Don’t expect a 53-20 game like last year, could see each team put up 35+.”

Mike’s pick

Mark Morris“Woodland has lost 3 straight and lost this game 53-20 last year. Woodland hung tough with Oregon power Scio last week, where it was a tied game at halftime. Cy Whitmire has 99 yards on 11 carries, but Woodland gave up 374 yards rushing to Scio. Mark Morris’ offense was shutdown in a rout by Rainier of Oregon last week, but Mark Morris rushed for 307 yards the week prior to that in a 41-14 win over River Ridge. Look for a performance more similar to that against Woodland.”

Cody’s pick

Mark Morris“Woodland started the season off promising, winning against Kalama. Unfortunately, they haven’t done much since, losing a close one to Ridgefield and games against Battle Ground and Scio. Mark Morris won against the bigger Kelso school and River Ridge, while dropping games against Heritage and Rainier. Mark Morris has the talent to win here against Woodland.”

Josh’s pick

Mark Morris“RB Keegan Baker will have a huge day for MM and they will win this league matchup vs Woodland.”

wsumj’s pick

Mark Morris“Mark Morris bounces back after thumping by Oregon powerhouse Rainier Columbians.”

Coin Flip Pick

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

  • Mark Morris defeated Woodland 53-20 on the road last season. They also beat the Beavers 41-7 on the road in 2009. In 2008 the Monarchs won 34-27 at home. Woodland last won in 2007 a 25-20 Beavers victory in Woodland. The last time Woodland beat the Monarchs in Longview was in 2006, a 28-7 Beavers victory. Mark Morris is 3-2 versus Woodland since 1980, splitting their 2 games at Longview Memorial Stadium.
  • Woodland RB Cy Whitmire is still leading the 2A GSHL in rushing with 495 yards and is 3rd overall in the entire GSHL. Beavers QB Adam Shoup is 2nd in the league with 406 passing yards. Mark Morris QB Hayden Tilton is 4th in the league with 285 passing yards, and although the Monarchs don’t have a RB among the league leaders, they are still averaging 194.3 rushing yards per game, led by Keegan Baker’s 218 rushing yards.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 Mark Morris 53 at Woodland 20
    • 2009 Mark Morris 41 at Woodland 7
    • 2008 at Mark Morris 34 Woodland 27
    • 2007 at Woodland 25 Mark Morris 20
    • 2006 Woodland 28 at Mark Morris 7
R.A. Long (1-3 0-0) at Washougal (4-0 0-0)*

Bryan’s pick

R.A. Long“R.A. Long could be the best team Washougal has faced this season. The Lumberjacks have some talented players including Sophomore WR Jacob Yordy. Washougal faced a Fort Vancouver team that had a few talented skill players as well, and put up 31 in the 4th quarter on the road to win 48-21 two weeks ago. Look for this game to be close for a while, but if the Lumberjacks can’t do better than last weeks 83 yards of total offense, then the Panthers could again pull away for a big win.”

Mike’s pick

R.A. LongWashougal looks to go 5-0 against RA Long. Washougal lost this game 36-23 last year, but times have certainly changed. RA Long is 1-3 and has been outscored 78-18 in its last two games, albeit against tough competition. But they haven’t shown enough to win a big game at Washougal. Things will get more difficult for Washougal as they face 3-1 Crook County HS a 4A school out of Prineville, Oregon. Then comes the Mark Morris showdown as the unbeaten streak continues. RA Long did have a 21-0 win over Hudson’s Bay, so anything is possible and Washougal cannot look ahead.”

Cody’s pick
R.A. Long“This Washougal team has impressed so far this year, and if they win this week, they will have matched the win total they had from last year. And, even more impressive, Washougal has outscored their opponents 185-44. Now, before we get carried away, it is only fair to mention that Washougal’s opponents have a combined record of 2-14. Now that the Panthers are coming into a more challenging part of their schedule, we should see some closer games. RA Long has had a disappointing season so far,”

Josh’s pick

R.A. Long“The panthers are the only undefeated team in all of the GSHL this year. The program has new life and they will take care of business against R.A. Long at fishback stadium.”

wsumj’s pick

R.A. Long“1st league game. Going to be a battle at the Fish.”

Coin Flip Pick

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

  • Washougal lost at R.A. Long 36-23 last season. They also lost to the Lumberjacks 14-0 at Fishback Stadium in 2009. Washougal last beat the Lumberjacks at Fishback Stadium in 2007 winning 30-28. Washougal is 8-14 versus the Lumberjacks since 1987 with a 6-4 record at Fishback Stadium.
  • Panthers RB Sam O’Hara is 2nd in the 2A GSHL in rushing yards with 364 and leads the league with 5 rushing touchdowns. QB Colton Sullivan has a QB rating of 172.76 and has passed for 345 yards which is 3rd in the 2A GSHL. R.A. Long WR Jacob Yordy leads the 2A GSHL in receiving yards with 242 and QB Ryan Peerboom leads the league in passing yards with 435 even after missing last weeks game.
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 at R.A. Long 36 Washougal 23
    • 2009 R.A. Long 14 at Washougal 0
    • 2008 at R.A. Long 42 Washougal 12
    • 2007 at Washougal 30 R.A. Long 28
    • 2006 Washougal 36 at R.A. Long 0
GAME OF THE WEEK
Mountain View (3-1) at Union (3-1)

Bryan’s pick

Union“Last year entering this game Union was firing on all cylinders and I figured they would blow Mountain View off the field in the first meeting between the two schools. Boy was I wrong. In what was one of the best games all year, the Titans did win, but only 10-0 in a game the Thunder could have won. This year both Union and Mountian View enter banged up but playing good football. Each school had big wins last week vs teams with a 1-3 record. I think this game will be close again, but Union has more depth than the Thunder and will find a way to make a play in the 4th quarter to get the win.”

Mike’s pick

Union“Mountain View is starting to roll and I think learned a lot from that demoralizing loss to Camas a few weeks ago. Unfortunately for Mountain View, Union is also finding its rhythm and is on a roll. The difference is depth of talent. Union has done it without arguably its top two weapons on offense and defense – Brandon Brody-Heim and A.J. Anderson (If you don’t about him, you will soon. Try Googling him and scout Dirk Knudson together). Union has simply plugged-in Gabe Rego and Treve’ Ensley. Neither are true running backs, however, all Ensley did was rush for 172 on 9 carries last week against Kelso, while Rego (who hasn’t played the position since 8th grade), rushed for 144 on 13 carries against Enumclaw and 64 more against Westview in a game that was over early. That says something about Union’s offensive line, and that will be the difference. The Union offensive and defensive front 7 may be the best Mountain View faces yet. But to throw in some intrigue, Mountain View is starting to click and gave Union all it could handle last year where Union won 10-0, so they have the capability, unlike so many other schools in this area.”

Cody’s pick

Union“I think playing at McKenzie Stadium will really give Union home field advantage this week…okay, just kidding. Mt. View is a solid team, with a great game against rival Heritage last week, but I think that the Greater Saint Helens League is divided up into a few tiers in terms of talent, and I don’t think Mt. View is quite up there with the “Big 3″ of Skyview, Camas, or Union. Mt.View’s one game against a top tier quality opponent was a huge loss against Camas. I see more of the same coming against Union, who has shown their incredible depth in the past few weeks.”

Josh’s pick

Mountain View“This has the potential to be one of the most exciting games in the GSHL this year. No one has seen much of this Union team play this year so this could be the coming out party for the Titans. I expect a high scoring game as opposed to last year with both QB Kaben Humphrey Butler and QB Riley O’Dell having huge games. The key match-up will be the battle of the lines in this game. I feel as if Mt. View has an advantage in this category with their line being led on both sides of the ball by Ryan Johnson. Mt View edges out Union late in this thriller at McKenzie.”

wsumj’s pick

Union” McKenzie is going to be electric Friday night at 8pm.”

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.”

  • Union defeated Mountain View 10-0 last season in the first meeting between the two in-district rivals. The Titans are 7-0 versus the other 3 Evergreen School District schools (Evergreen, Heritage and Mountain View) all time.
  • Union QB Kaben Humphrey-Buttler leads the 4A GSHL in passing yards with 614 and WR Tanner Nelson is 2nd in the league in receiving yards with 254. The Titans have ran for 167.3 yards per week this season despite not having Brandon Bordy-Heim since week 1. The Thunder have averaged 262.0 rushing yards per game this season led by Sterling Reynolds 202. QB Riley O’Dell has only thrown the ball 26 times this season, but his 14 completins have gone for 370 yards and 4 touchdowns, with zero interceptions. O’Dell has a QB rating of 157.53
  • Last 5 meetings:
    • 2010 Union 10 at Mountain View 0

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56 Responses to “Week 5 Experts Picks, Presented By The Barbers”

  1. NotNewtoThis on September 30th, 2011 3:13 am

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    Columbia River
    Battle Ground
    Prairie
    Kelso
    Woodland
    Washougal
    Game of the Week…..Mt.View

  2. MeanMachine on September 30th, 2011 6:20 am

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    Columbia River
    Battle Ground
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Union… but rooting for Mt. View!

  3. Friday Night Fan on September 30th, 2011 6:20 am

    ITS FRIDAY!!

    After K-nutes scolding, even “Coin flip” might have a better week with his picks! (Except the Mt View, Heritage and RAL Pick)

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Syyview
    RIver
    BG
    Camas
    Kelso
    M Morris
    Washougal
    Union.

  4. UHS23 on September 30th, 2011 6:22 am

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    Columbia River
    Evergreen
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Union

  5. Jack Supporter on September 30th, 2011 6:32 am

    Grant 27 Heritage 14
    Hockinson 20 Lakeside 10
    Skyview 31 lincoln 21
    Columbia River 34 Bay 14
    BG 40 Evergreen 20
    Camas 35 Prairie 21
    Kelso 26 Fort 7
    Mark Morris 27 Woodland 20 This will be a better game than some may think
    RAL 21 Washougal 20 Upset of the week
    Union 33 Mt View 24

  6. Scotty Pride on September 30th, 2011 6:48 am

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    Columbia River
    Battle Ground
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Mt. View

  7. Fan on September 30th, 2011 7:04 am

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    Columbia River
    Battle Ground
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Union

  8. Todd on September 30th, 2011 8:14 am

    Grant :(
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    River
    BG
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Union

  9. G_Dawg on September 30th, 2011 8:30 am

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    Columbia River
    Battle Ground
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Union

  10. titanpride on September 30th, 2011 9:17 am

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    River
    Camas
    Battle Ground
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Union

  11. The Truth on September 30th, 2011 9:18 am

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    River
    BG
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Mt View

  12. K-nute' on September 30th, 2011 9:40 am

    Grant
    Lakeside
    Skyview
    River
    Camas
    BG
    Kelso
    MM (OT)
    Washougal
    Union – but rooting for Union

  13. Son Needs a Haircut on September 30th, 2011 9:41 am

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    River
    BG
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    MtV

  14. One Guy on September 30th, 2011 10:05 am

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    River
    Camas
    BG
    Kelso
    MM
    Washougal
    Union

  15. Keoki on September 30th, 2011 10:26 am

    Grant
    Lakeside
    Skyview
    River
    Battleground
    Camas
    Kelso
    Morris
    RAL
    Union

  16. Gamer on September 30th, 2011 10:27 am

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    River
    Camas
    Battle Ground
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Mountain View

  17. That guy on September 30th, 2011 10:51 am

    Grant
    Lakeside
    Skyview
    River
    Battle Ground
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Mountain View

  18. GSHL Football Fan 2011 on September 30th, 2011 10:53 am

    Grant (Too much speed & Paris Penn)
    Hockinson (Home field advantage)
    Skyview (Pulls away in the 2nd half)
    Columbia River (Too much for Bay)
    Battleground (Will put together better performance this week)
    Camas (At home, after last week, oh boy!)
    Kelso (Ground it out at Fort)
    Mark Morris (Too deep for Woodland)
    Washougal (Remains unbeaten)
    Mt. View (In a close one)

  19. justagymteacher on September 30th, 2011 11:27 am

    Grant – alot of talent. Coaching can be suspect at times. Should have won last year.
    Hockinson – Very tough to call.
    Skyview – If they do not the GSHL is very weak.
    River – Just much better.
    Evergreen – Hoping??? Plainsmen need some good karma.
    Camas – Line on both sides of ball are to good for Praire.
    Kelso – They are playing Fort.
    Mark Morris – Woodland not enough Kids.
    Washougal – They are due to win this one. Big game at home. We will see??
    Union – Maybe the best team around…

  20. Chrish on September 30th, 2011 11:47 am

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    River
    Evergreen
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Union

  21. Just A Fan on September 30th, 2011 12:32 pm

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    River
    BG
    Camas
    Kelso
    MM
    Washougal
    Union

  22. Storm from EWU on September 30th, 2011 12:57 pm

    Mountain View/Union was a shock last season just like the Heritage/Skyview game (Hell of a game heritage brought last year). I think in order to have a tight game again this season it would also have to be just as much of an “upset.”

    So Far:
    MV/Camas: 0-31

    If Union performs the way they have so far It seems likely that you will see them put up points the way Camas and Prairie did. I would also expect the Union defense to perform more like the Camas defense than the Prairie defense. When you compare Camas/Union they have very similar PF-PA. Camas has a bit tougher schedule with Timberline but that is shown with Union leading in both PF/PA by a small but noticeable margin.

    I don’t want to discredit MV because I do think getting shut out against Camas was a bit of a fluke in their first look at a good D and that if that game went a few minutes longer MV would have found themselves on the board. But it seems logical that the score would be more likely to be in the realm of
    31-10 on the extreme end or 28-14 on the close end in Union’s favor.

    I def agree with the general idea of any given Saturday anyone can win or keep it tight and it is certainly possible that MV could come out firing and hang with Union, but I think it is interesting and speaks to our culture that the overwhelming majority have picked in favor of the less likely scenario. It is definitely very American to align illogically with an underdog scenario.
    .

  23. 40 on September 30th, 2011 1:02 pm

    Grant 45 Heritage 13
    Hockinson 24 Lakeside 23
    Skyview 52 Lincoln 17
    River 38 Bay 13
    BG 38 egreen 35
    Camas 49 Prairie 14
    Kelso 29 Fort 22
    MM 28 Woodland 14
    washougal 27 RA long 21
    Union 27 Mt view 7

  24. Dedub on September 30th, 2011 1:33 pm

    Grant
    Lakeside
    Skyview
    Columbia River
    Battle Ground
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Mountain View

  25. 40 on September 30th, 2011 1:51 pm

    I think egreen has a great shot at a W tonight and if I wasnt trying to pick up a game on gymteacher, I would be picking them.

  26. Ketto on September 30th, 2011 2:39 pm

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    Columbia River
    Battle Ground
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Union (though I’d love to be wrong on this.)

  27. hard hitter on September 30th, 2011 3:09 pm

    Again for all of you expecting a shoot out at Camas tonight…as of Wednesday Seitz is not playing the next two weeks because of a concussion…I don’t even know if they have a 2nd stringer as last years kid transferred…..this will be a beat down….

  28. waterboy on September 30th, 2011 3:25 pm

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    Columbia River
    Battle Ground (0-9 for Evergreen this year… Ouch)
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Mountain View

  29. GrazingHippo on September 30th, 2011 3:34 pm

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    Columbia River
    Battle Ground
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Mountain View

  30. GSHL Football Fan 2011 on September 30th, 2011 3:34 pm

    “Again for all of you expecting a shoot out at Camas tonight…as of Wednesday Seitz is not playing the next two weeks because of a concussion…I don’t even know if they have a 2nd stringer as last years kid transferred…..this will be a beat down”.

    Beat down either way!

  31. Just A Fan on September 30th, 2011 4:18 pm

    According to today’s GSHL article….MVs coach is quoted as saying “For the 5th straight game we will be starting a new offensive and defensive backfield as we are without 5 running backs (Mace, Rivers, Richardson, Reynolds and Hanson” If that’s true, then Union should have a running clock by the 3rd Qtr. MVs defensive backfield doesn’t match up well with Union’s physical style of play. Unless MV has reserves that can play physical with the big boys, it may be a long night for the MV D. Union 42 MV 10

  32. Thunder Warrior! on September 30th, 2011 5:44 pm

    May the best team win!

  33. Pingutrump on September 30th, 2011 5:57 pm

    Grant
    Hockinson
    Skyview
    Columbia river
    Battle Ground
    Camas
    Kelso
    Mark Morris
    Washougal
    Union

  34. Friday Night Fan on September 30th, 2011 7:56 pm

    Is it a running clock in oregon? Skyview 40 to zip 8 minutes to go in the 2nd Qtr…. Ouch!

  35. MV SUPER FAN on September 30th, 2011 10:55 pm

    Hats off to Union played well. MV was physical but all the injuries on both sides of the ball hurt us. Odell played spectacular as expected with some of his key ingredients missing. We bounce back next week.

  36. MVHS Athlete on September 30th, 2011 11:27 pm

    maybe its time to bring back the camas washougal rivalry?

  37. 40 on October 1st, 2011 12:01 am

    thats funny mvhs athlete.

  38. Creagan on October 1st, 2011 12:31 am

    Woodland steped up tonight!

  39. titanfan on October 1st, 2011 12:52 am

    Yes the better team won…and we did it with our players not heritage and evergreen transfers…that must hurt matthieson, whine and complain about the other schools then you get your transfers and you still can’t win….i love it…

    Go Titans!! Wish my son was still there playing!!

  40. TrueBlue95 on October 1st, 2011 2:26 am

    Titanfan, your nothing but another arrogant Union parent. So many things I could say here but I’ll just mention a few. Please don’t ever mention transfers when it comes to Union & MV as the ratio average has been 4 to 1 especially when your son was there. As far as calling Coach Mathieson a whiner you need to insert your foot in your mouth. He is a class act and done nothing short of minor miracles resurrecting that program & teaching young men how to be successful both in football and life. His players love him, past & present, just ask Jake Locker and many others who have played for him in both college and high school. They keep in touch, come visit him often & always know they have a friend for life. Can you say the same for your head coach? Shame on you for talking negative about a God fearing man who does so much for our young men and community…looking forward to your meeting with Skyview….

  41. Ketto on October 1st, 2011 3:09 am

    A Union fan mocking a team about transfer students.

    I have officially seen everything. EVERYTHING.

    Now that we have a direct comparison. I fully expect Camas to leap Union in the rankings next week.

  42. GSHL Football Fan 2011 on October 1st, 2011 8:39 am

    Oh titanfan, we get it. Your kid is not Rego, sorry. To come on here after a good win and call out a coach and his program when you have no idea of the integrity that coach stands for makes you sound ignorant. You HAVE players who live in the Mt. View boundary yet they play elsewhere. We appreciate your sarcasm however, we are glad your son does not play at Mt. View. We love our kids, the program and it’s coaches just fine, thank you. As for Union, good win and good luck the rest of the way! That’s how it’s done titanfan.

  43. Thunder Warrior! on October 1st, 2011 9:53 am

    To all my true LOYAL THUNDER Fans……. let’s not waste our time or get too overwhelmed by what Mr or Mrs titanfan is saying. That’s the reason I joined the military, so this kind of ignorant, arrogant people have the right to say things of such. Anyway; I transferred here due to military obligation and I lived within the MVHS, school boundaries. Of course I checked all the HS prior to our move, and was also looking at their football program, just so that my son who happens to be a 2010 OIA Red Hawaii State all star player to play for. To tell you the truth Mr or Mrs Titanfan, I could have move anywhere within the GSHL footprint and have my son play for any program. We love our Coach and we love our school. Damn……… I am so glad that I made the right choice. Just be humble my Loyal THUNDER Fans. TO THE TOP>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  44. titanfan on October 1st, 2011 9:57 am

    I would absolutely say that about the whole coaching fan at Union, but do you see I said it about the WHOLE staff. We’re so spoiled with them because they’re all great men who go the distance for their players and beyond.
    The only reason I bring up the transfer stuff is because he has been the one who has created so much noise about the transfers to two schools…Union and Skyview, but its ok when Mt. View gets them?? Doesn’t seem fair.

  45. K-nute' on October 1st, 2011 10:27 am

    If there were some sort of way to track innacurate, irresponsible and intentionally provacotive comments Ketto would be #1 by a mile.

    Stop with the disinformation about Union, you DO NOT

  46. K-nute' on October 1st, 2011 10:29 am

    you DO NOT want to have this conversation, Ketto.

    The only thing you said that I would agree with is that Union should drop below Camas in the power rankings. Due to head to head comparisons, Union has no argument

  47. 3A Observer on October 1st, 2011 10:44 am

    Knute – give me the roster of Union’s 2009 seniors and where they went to school as freshmen.

  48. MVHS Athlete on October 1st, 2011 11:00 am

    To everyone out there. most coaching staffs are able to create that unique bond with players. But I have a friend who played for union, and myself played for Mtn view. I can clearly tell who had made a better bond with their players. I have many of the coaches’ numbers in my phone and even though i graduated I know that I can go to mathieson or any of the other coaches for advice. Mathieson does a great job of developing a deep bond of love with all of his players, And my friend doesnt seem to have that same bond with his players. with that said. transfers happen, nobody says its right, nobody says its wrong. but it happens all over the GSHL, it just happened to be magnified at union because they won. aka tyler coad. but there were plenty other players that have moved due to scheme, moving, other sport, or god forbid they move because they want to go to another school for academic reasons. Kids are going to transfer schools whether you like it or not. so titanfan, dont rub it in our face for not winning with “our” transfers because thats part of football. so they are just part of another class of transfers, not a specific class that just pertains to Mtn view, because im sure every team has their share of players who didnt play at that school last year.

  49. Ketto on October 1st, 2011 1:06 pm

    Knute, I’d love to have that conversation. I personally know people who attended Camas high school and then transferred to Union for sports (in my case, volleyball and football) In volleyballs case, the Union coach was supposedly pretty set on trying to get the volleyball player to transfer. Things are better now, sure, but there is a REASON this conversation began in the first place.

    I would hardly consider anything I said to be more provacative than what titanfan said. And the fact that “good god” was removed from my post is infuriating. There is no law against my word choice. Same goes for the stuff about what happened on Unions twitter account last night. I know what I saw, and it that stuff is just going to be deleted rudely to mask these kinds of things, and then those who bring it up are threatened, then this site isnt worth it anymore. To personally call me out with a childlike remark like how you did makes you no better than what you accuse me of. The comment box even says, “Speak your mind.” That is all I do. If you are going to delete parts of my post because you want to hide something, at least email me and explain why that stuff happened in the first place. Just hiding it and making me look like the bad guy is rude.

    My graduating class is who essentially started the Union-Camas rivalry back a few years ago, after having having Kelso and Washougal our rivals before that (before Kelso went 4A and the Washougal games just stopped.)

  50. MV SUPER FAN on October 1st, 2011 7:04 pm

    Ketto and Knute should arm wrestle. Loser banned from this website for a year.

  51. K-nute' on October 2nd, 2011 1:49 am

    I would say – be careful about throwing out allegations regarding where kids live and how they end up at whichever school they end up at. But, the WIAA either doesn’t care, or does not have the resources to police their so called ‘policies’ regarding transfers. This has been made extraordinarily clear this year with the slew of transfers from one program in particular to two other programs in the area, both of whom are not named Union, incidentally.

    Every top-tier program has, or has had issues about where some of their kids live. I consider Camas to be a very clean program that is run professionally by quality people – no doubt in my mind. But, even they have had issues in the past, which cannot be denied. Yet Union gets singled out & accused of ‘recruiting’ because of how good they were, and also because some of the kids in the program were bound for a different school before Union opened, and because some people are just too simple-minded and find it easier to hate, and perpetuate this sillyness even to this day.

    Some of these lesser discerning people woud just cast a net over the entire school and call them all cheaters without evaluating the facts. Since 2007, only one name continues to be pointed out where there may have been some questions. Yet, there are multiple names of other kids – who I saw with my own two eyes play for a different school just last year – yet, somehow their new schools escape critiscm Why is that? Where are all the smug & snide comments directed to the west side, for example?

    So, if we’re going to have this conversation let’s have a real conversation, But put away your bias against Union because it is clearly unwarranted. It’s not so easy to call them out anymore now that all the confusion about where their district lines are drawn, and who had opitons to stay with their current school, or attend Union, and who didn’t – many chose to stay, by the way. They somehow were able to resist all these so called ‘recruiting’ efforts from the Union coaching staff. One, in particular is now playing at the next level and had the option to attend Union, but declined. What a bunch of lousy recruiters! Or, maybe it just never really happened.

  52. GrazingHippo on October 3rd, 2011 12:11 am

    Its hs football. Cmon now.

  53. 40 on October 3rd, 2011 12:34 pm

    I will get the standings updated late tonight sometime.

  54. 40 on October 3rd, 2011 10:52 pm

    week 5 standings

    9-1
    expert bryan
    expert mike
    expert cody
    guestpert wsumj
    NNTT
    mean machine
    friday night fan
    fan
    todd
    g dawg
    titanpride
    one guy
    just a fan
    40
    ketto
    pingutrump

    8-2
    expert josh
    uhs23
    jack supporter
    scottypride
    the truth
    k-nute’
    son needs a cut
    gamer
    gshlfbfan2011
    gym teacher
    chrish
    waterboy
    grazinghippo

    7-3
    keoki
    that guy
    dedub

    6-4
    COINFLIP

  55. 40 on October 3rd, 2011 11:18 pm

    Season Standings

    46-10
    gym teacher
    todd
    expert mike

    45-11
    chrish
    meanmachine
    40

    44-12
    gshlfbfan2011
    waterboy
    expert bryan
    expert cody
    fan
    NNTT

    43-13
    that guy
    grazing hippo
    guestpert wsumj
    just a fan

    42-14
    dedub

    41-15
    keoki
    uhs23

    40-16
    expert josh
    scottypride

    38-18
    k-nute’

    36-20
    g dawg

    34-22
    tiannam

    25-31
    COINFLIP

  56. NotNewToThis on October 3rd, 2011 11:24 pm

    Thanks 40

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