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Friday Night Lights: Surging Titans welcome Mt. Spokane to town

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Internet-only game features Mead vs. East Valley

The SWX Friday Night Lights game of the week features a team on the rebound with a new coach against one that'll arguably have its first true test of the season. Mt. Spokane travels to Spokane Valley to take on the University Titans.

The Titans, led by new but veteran coach Bill Diedrick, have but one loss this season. They've beaten Shadle, Rogers and even Gonzaga Prep, with their lone loss to the undefeated Central Valley Bears in week 2 of the season.  And even that one was a close one.  They've won their games both through the air and on the ground, showing they can use whatever weapons necessary to win.  Last week, the Titans threw for 183 yards against Rogers, while running back John Wright ran for 176 yards and a touchdown.

The Wildcats are on a tear this season, with the exception of their 14-31 loss last week to Lewis & Clark.  Mt. Spokane started the season with a 7-0 win over rival Mead, and followed it up with wins over Clarkston and North Central.  Against the Tigers, quarterback Travis Ward threw for 197 yards - mainly to his favorite target Colten Williams, who hauled in 10 catches for 125 yards.

As both teams can and should try to pass the ball, the weather could play a factor in Friday night's game.  Temperatures are expected to drop 20 degrees from where they were earlier in the week, and there is a chance of rain in the forecast, which could make for an interesting passing game for both teams.   This game could come down to a battle between defenses.

University vs. Mt. Spokane
Friday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.
TV: SWX


SWXRightNow.com game of the week: Mead vs. East Valley

This week's webcast game of the week features a two-loss Mead team against East Valley - a team that's looked impressive against the league's cellar dwellers, but struggled to compete against the top of the heap.

Mead's two wins have come against winless North Central and Lewis and Clark (2-2) - the same Lewis and Clark team that beat East Valley last week 48-15 and lost to Central Valley by a single point the week before.  The Panthers ran for 222 yards last week and threw for 154.  Even in their 10-28 loss to Ferris, they threw for 158 yards.

In their loss to Lewis and Clark, East Valley ran for 142 yards and threw for another 84.  Their problem was they turned the ball over too many times.  They threw two interceptions and lost a fumble.  If they can hold onto the ball the Knights can be a powerful offensive team.

Mead vs. East Valley
Friday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.
WEB: SWXRightNow.com

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