Prep Watch

by: CHRISTOPHER ONSTOTT Roosevelt High senior Isiah Jones hauls in a pass during the Roughriders’ 37-21 victory at Gladstone last week.

Roosevelt and Lincoln will look to post the PIL's first winning streaks in football this season as the season heads into week three on Friday.

The Class 4A Roughriders, coming off a 37-21 victory at Gladstone, will play at Astoria.

Lincoln, one of two PIL teams in the 6A ranks, beat Southridge 27-20 last week and will visit 5A rival Wilson.

The only other PIL team with a win in 2011 is Grant. The Generals lost 49-24 at Tigard last week and will face reigning state champion Aloha in a 4 p.m. Friday game at Aloha.

The six PIL 5A teams are still searching for their first win. One league game is on tap Friday -Cleveland at Jefferson. Two other PIL 5A teams are at home: Hermiston (1-1) travels to Franklin, and Pendleton (1-1) plays at Madison. Benson journeys to McKay (0-2).

The PIL 5A has struggled in nonleague play, getting outscored 477-162 in 12 games (average score 39.8 to 13.5).

But Franklin leads all PIL teams in offense with 444 yards per game and has the leading passer in Josh Nine (55 percent completion rate, 645 yards, four touchdowns). For the Quakers, Damian Woods, Jacob Lusby and Cody Harris have combined for 39 catches, 501 yards and three receiving TDs.

And Cleveland's Jake Peterson leads all PIL rushers with 314 yards (8.7 per carry). He scored all three Warriors touchdowns last week at Hood River Valley, totaling 252 yards on 20 attempts.

Roosevelt has been potent on the ground and in the air. Isiah Jones ranks second in the PIL in rushing with 267 yards (8.3 average) and leads the league in scoring with five touchdowns and 30 points. QB Juan Montoya is No. 3 in passing yards (434) and has thrown for two scores, while completing 52 percent. Antonio Bella has been Roosevelt's leading receiver (12 catches, 206 yards), and Alejandro Vance is second in PIL scoring with 20 points, with two TDs receiving and seven catches for 134 yards.

Also Friday, Central Catholic (1-1) plays at Jesuit (1-1) in the third of four nonleague games for the Rams, who beat Canby 39-28 last week.