What should be our Spotlight Game for week 6 of Friday Night Football?
PORTLAND -- As we approach the mid-season point of the 2013 high school football season some of the better teams are starting to emerge.
Rivals Beaverton and Southridge are both off to 3-1 starts and will renew their rivalry at Southridge Friday night.
The Skyhawks are ranked third overall in the latest Oregonlive poll and are riding a three-game winning streak. Their only loss was in the season opener to defending 6A champion Sheldon.
Southridge has scored at least 30 points in all of its games. The Beavers also have a potent offense this season led by quarterback Sam Noyer.
Beaverton put up 59 points in last week’s win at McKay. Their lone loss this season came in an upset at home to South Salem in week three. Beaverton cracked the latest Oregonlive 6A poll at 18 this week.
Southridge is their toughest opponent so far this season. KGW’s Joe Becker will be there to cover the game for Friday Night Football. KGW cameras will also be at games at Jesuit, Tigard, Lake Oswego, Putnam and Lincoln High School where Grant will take on Sprague under the lights.
This week’s KGW.com Spotlight Game winner is Gladstone at La Salle Prep. Both schools have been contenders in 4A the past few seasons, but are off to shaky starts.
The Gladiators are 2-2. The Falcons are 1-3 and have given up at least 40 points in consecutive weeks to Philomath and Banks.
A new Spotlight Game poll is up for week six and we’re keeping it in the city of Portland. Reynolds @ David Douglas, Roosevelt @ Madison and Jefferson @ Franklin are the contenders.
The Spotlight Game poll is all about exposure for schools that deserve it while getting the fans involved. One vote is allowed per person and the winner will be decided Friday at noon. The more people you get involved, the better your chances of winning.
f you want to join in on the fun, follow @KGWSports on twitter. We’re putting the call out for fans to submit pictures at their games using the hashtag #FNFKGW. Use the same hashtag on Instagram and we’ll compile your pictures and share them on our website.
If you know of a game we should consider for a future Spotlight Game poll, let us know on twitter or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.