Here is a look at Friday’s prep football action. All games begin at 7 p.m. unless listed.
Corvallis at Central (Independence)
Records: Corvallis 4-4, 2-3 5A Mid-Willamette Conference; Central 4-4, 2-3 MWC
Both teams are playing with confidence as the regular season comes to a close.
Corvallis has won three consecutive games, including a 35-25 home victory over 6A Glencoe last week. The Spartans also own recent wins over Dallas (40-26) and Silverton (40-37).
Central is coming off a 41-35 victory at Silverton that kept its playoff hopes alive.
If Lebanon falls at Dallas on Friday night, the Corvallis/Central winner advances to the 5A state round of 16.
South Albany at Crescent Valley
Records: South Albany 4-4, 4-1 MWC; Crescent Valley 8-0, 5-0 MWC
Following a 28-21 home loss to Silverton, South Albany bounced back last Friday with a stunning 28-24 victory over visiting Lebanon.
The Rebels trailed 24-13 in the final minutes before rattling off two late touchdowns to complete the comeback. South also overcame a double-digit deficit in a 22-18 win at Dallas on Oct. 6.
Crescent Valley, which clinches the outright MWC title with a win, has scored at least 31 points in seven games this year. South’s 28-point performance against Dallas is its highest offensive output of the season.
Friday’s winner clinches the MWC’s No. 1 seed.
Santiam Christian at Washougal (Washington)
Records: Santiam Christian 6-2, 4-1 3A West Valley League; Washougal 6-2, 4-2 2A Greater St. Helens League
Santiam Christian wrapped up second place in the West Valley League last week with a 48-27 rout of Amity.
It was the second straight victory for the Eagles, who took down Taft 54-7 in their previous game. SC will host a 3A state round of 16 game next Friday or Saturday.
Washougal, a Vancouver, Washington suburb, is averaging 24.6 points per game on offense while surrendering just 14.8.
Monroe at Stanfield
Records: Monroe 6-1, 4-0 2A Mountain View Conference; Stanfield 2-4, 2-1 2A Columbia Basin Conference
Time: 6 p.m.
Mountain View Conference-champion Monroe has won five straight games since a 42-12 loss at St. Paul on Sept. 8.
The Dragons will be at home next week to open the 2A state playoffs.
Stanfield, the state runner-up in 2016, has scored just 17.8 points per game this season.
— Bob Lundeberg, email@example.com