Friday, November 9th, 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium (Seattle)
O'Dea- 10-0 overall (5-0 in league) in Metro Mountain
Auburn- 8-2 overall (6-1 in league) in SPSL
What's at stake?
A spot in the quarterfinals against the winner of the Evergreen (Seattle)/Meadowdale game.
O'Dea has been a factory of Division I prospects for a long time, and senior running back Johri Fogerson has kept that trend going this year. Fogerson has been dominant all year, rushing for 1743 yards and 23 touchdowns, while adding two touchdown catches to bring his total to 25 touchdowns for the year. Quarterback Danny Lisowski has also been a great weapon in O'Dea's offense. Lisowski has over 1100 all purpose yards (721 pass, 451 rush), has thrown for 9 touchdowns and rushed for 10 touchdowns. The O'Dea defense has been a strength for the Irish this year. In fact, O'Dea has been so great on the defensive side of the ball, that they are allowing less points per game (9.0 ppg) then Fogerson alone is scoring per game (16.7 ppg). The Irish will look to ride both Fogerson's play and their defense's dominance all the way to the Tacoma Dome.
Auburn has rebounded well this year after losing superstar quarterback/defensive back Kellan Kiilsgaard to graduation. The Trojans have responded with a balanced rushing attack. Auburn has racked up almost 3000 yards rushing as team, led by Jeff Gouveia, who has rushed for almost 1000 yards and 15 touchdowns. Five other players have rushed for over 150 yards this year, including Pat Tepea, who has run for 717 yards and 8 touchdowns. The Trojan defense started slowly this year, but has rebounded over the last four weeks by only allowing 10 points during that span. That defense will have to continue to improve on Friday night to have a chance of slowing down the Irish offense.
Fogerson and company will prove to be too much for the Trojans, as O'Dea rolls 35-7.