Football Preview: Islanders vs. Juanita

Mercer Island's first home game of the season will be played against Juanita High School under the lights of Islander Stadium Friday at 7 p.m.

What: Juanita vs.

Where: Mercer Island High School

When: September 16, 7 pm.

Breakdown: Both Juanita and Mercer Island enter the start of the KingCo portion of their schedules at 1-1. The Islanders are coming off of a 36-21 win over Newport after . Mercer Island quarterback has accounted for nine touchdowns on the young season (seven rushing, two passing) and running back topped 100 yards rushing in week two. Juanita started its season with , but went silent in the second week, getting shut out 19-0 by Inglemoor. The Rebels have a young roster, so it will be interesting to see how they rebound.

Good to Know: The game is a candidate for "Game of the Week" expanded coverage on local TV stations Q13 Fox and KING 5, subject to popular vote on their websites (polling closes this afternoon).


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