PORTLAND -- This week KGW Sports brings its high school football coverage to Thursday night. Since Oregon’s public schools are off Friday for an inservice day, many schools scheduled their games for a Thursday night kickoff.
KGW’s Joe Becker will be on the sidelines for our game of the week, a Three Rivers League showdown between Clackamas and Lake Oswego.
The Cavaliers have soared to a 6-0 start to earn a spot in the top five of the latest Oregonlive 6A rankings.
Traditional powerhouse Lake Oswego is struggling this season at 2-4. A win for Clackamas would be their first over the Lakers since 2004.
We saw an impressive late surge of voting in our weekly Spotlight Game poll with 65,000 votes cast on a short week. Our winning game takes us to Rainier for the first time this season. First place in the 3A Lewis and Clark league is on the line as the Clatskanie Tigers come to town to renew their rivalry with the Columbians.
Rainier (3-3) hopes to keep their 6-year winning streak over Clatskanie alive on homecoming night.
KGW Sports will also have photographers at Oregon City v.s West Linn, Lakeridge vs. Canby, Aloha vs. Grant at Lincoln High School and a 5A matchup between Roosevelt and Franklin.
Next week we get back on track with the return of Friday Night Football. Our new Spotlight Game poll is up on the high school page of kgw.com’s sports section. This week’s contenders include Centennial vs. Lincoln, St. Helens vs. Parkrose and Glencoe vs. McMinnville.
The Spotlight Game is intended to bring exposure to schools that deserve it while getting the fans involved. One vote is allowed per person and the winner will be decided Friday at noon.
Spread the word to better your chances of winning. If 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 email@example.com.