September 18, 2009

JustSON Friday Night Lights Edition

We're starting a new Friday feature here at JustSON. We're going to be previewing the big games according to the Tacoma News Tribune. We'll show you their picks for the games, and then we'll give you ours.

Huge high school football game out in Sammamish, Washington tonight. I live just down the road from Skyline and have gone to some games last year. They are impressive. Here's the Tacoma News Tribunes take on the game tonight:

Oaks Christian (Calif.) at No. 1 Skyline, 7 p.m. today
Plenty of star power here – before getting to celebrities in the stands. Some recruiting experts consider Skyline QB Jake Heaps the top prep quarterback in the country. Oaks Christian QB Nick Montana, son of NFL legend Joe Montana, has given an oral commitment to Washington. Some of Montana’s teammates have equally famous fathers in Wayne Gretzky and Will Smith, who are expected to be in attendance. The game will be televised live on ESPNU. Oaks Christian is ranked No. 6 in USA Today’s Super 25; Skyline is No. 17.

The TNT Pick: Skyline 24, Oaks Christian 23. Home-field advantage favors Skyline.

The JustSON Pick: Oaks Christian 28, Skyline 21. The stars are in line for Oaks Christian tonight, and it's too much for Heaps. This will be Heaps first loss in high school.

Here's the rest of the GAMES OF THE WEEK from the TNT:

SPSL South
No. 10 Curtis (2-0, 2-0) at Rogers (1-1, 1-1), 7 p.m. today at Sparks Stadium
The News Tribune pick: Curtis 31, Rogers 21

The JustSON pick: Curtis 38, Rogers 21

SPSL North
Kentwood (1-1, 0-1) at Tahoma (2-0, 2-0), 7 p.m. today
The News Tribune pick: Tahoma 26, Kentwood 20

The JustSON pick: Tahoma 30, Kentwood 17- Tahoma is powerful this year, Kentwood isn't as good as years past.

No. 4 Orting (2-0) at Meridian (1-1), 7 p.m. today
The News Tribune pick: Orting 38, Meridian 20

The JustSON pick: Orting 45, Meridian 13 - Orting has a highpower offense this year. They're good.

2A No. 7 Sequim (2-0) at 1A No. 7 Cascade Christian (2-0), 7 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Chev Stadium
The News Tribune pick: Sequim 27, Cascade Christian 19

The JustSON pick:
Sequim 35, Cascade Christian 31 - A close one, but Sequim pulls it off.

Check back tomorrow and we'll give you the results of the games and how we match up against the TNT.

Also, a little shoutout to my alma mater, White River High School.

Unlikely Titantic Second-ranked Lakes travels to White River for an unlikely meeting of undefeated SPSL 3A teams tonight. The Lancers (2-0, 2-0) are sitting atop the standings, and the surprising Hornets (2-0, 2-0) are right there with them. After going 1-9 last season, White River has outscored Franklin Pierce and Sumner by a total of 65-28.

The JustSON pick: Sadly, I see Lakes winning in a blowout.

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