Friday Night Preview: O'Dea vs. Bainbridge

The Metro-Mountain division is one of the deepest division in the state this year, with two top ten teams, and another team on the bubble. Tonight at West Seattle Stadium, two of those teams meet in a huge divisional showdown. O'Dea and Bainbridge played a close game last year, and there is a good chance it will be a great game again tonight.

Record:

O'Dea- 4-0 (1-0 in league) in Metro-Mountain league

Bainbridge- 3-1 (0-1 in league) in Metro-Mountain league

Last Meeting:

O'Dea defeated Bainbridge 21-14 on September 29, 2006.

Outlook:

O'Dea-

It would be easy to say that Johri Fogerson is the main reason for O'Dea's success so far this year, having already rushed 663 yards and 11 touchdowns. However, Fogerson is just one part of a ground attack that is averaging over 300 yards a game. Zach Fogerson, Johri's younger brother, has stepped up in his first year starting on varsity as a sophomore to help shoulder the running game. Senior quarterback Donald Lisowski has been steady under center this year, facilitating the offense as well as putting up solid numbers (125 yards rushing, 350 yards passing). On the defensive side of the ball, O'Dea has been absolutely suffocating, only giving up 34 points all year, and just over 100 yards per game of total offense to opposing teams.

Bainbridge-

Bainbridge will try to rebound from their first loss of the year last week, as they fell to ninth-ranked Eastside Catholic 22-16. There is definitely enough talent on offense for them to do so. Senior Dayton Gilbreath and Junior Ross Cobb have combined for 676 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns. Five other players have scored rushing touchdowns already for Bainbridge, who boasts depth and talent in their backfield. The passing game has not been a strong suit for Bainbridge this year, as two players, as Jordan Wagner has failed to reach the end zone through the air. Defensively, Bainbridge has been stout. Through four games, they have only allowed 51 points and 494 yards of total offense.

Prediction:

Fogerson brothers dominate the ground game, O'Dea wins 28-7.


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