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Cascade Xtreme @ Puget Sound Outlaws - The Xtreme lacks linemen, defense, size, etc. Outlaws get the "W". (Outlaws)
Umatilla Panthers @ Tacoma Cobras - Panthers get throttled at home with a light Cobras squad and now come to face the full team. Cobras send them home with another big loss:) (Cobras)
Boise Buccaneers @ Pierce County Bengals - Buccs talked big mess and didn't back it up last wk, hopefully they can get a win to keep their hopes alive for their next game against the Cobras full team;-) (Bucs)
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Bearcats go into final home game with postseason hopes Friday, June 17, 2011 - 12:05 BY ROB BURNS
The Daily World
One last homestand in Grays Harbor; one big game for the Bearcats.
Locked in a battle for one of the Pacific Football League North's four postseason berths, Grays Harbor will greet the Yakima Mavericks at Stewart Field on Saturday night.
Kickoff is 6 p.m. and the Bearcats (4-3, 5-3) will need to knock off the Mavericks (5-2, 5-3) to improve their playoff hopes.
"This is a huge game," Grays Harbor head coach Todd Hoiness said. "It is the biggest game of the year, because we have postseason (bowl) invitations on the line as well. It'll be a good game, a tough game. If we come out firing on offense, we'll be fine."
Last Saturday, a skeleton crew of Bearcats traveled to Medford, Ore., to rout the Rogue Warriors, 53-20. A majority of the team was out due to injury and a good group of them will be back to face the Mavericks.
Linebackers Dan Brown (arm), Chris Raffelson (hand) and Aaron Zepp will be suited up and ready to go. On offense, quarterback Alex Todak (concussion), as well as running back Jeff Gates and wide receiver Jeremy Walker, will be available.
Chris Cook, who took center stage on both offense and defense against the Warriors, will play on both sides of the ball as defensive end and fullback. Jerry Mancuso, who filled in at running back, will return to the defensive secondary.
"Having Dan back, that makes you feel better in general; but to have three linebackers right there back, we'll need them to stop their running game," Hoiness said.
Yakima will arrive with a solid rushing attack that'll test Grays Harbor's still injury-ravaged defense.
Quarterback John Lobbestael has rushed for 428 yards on 60 attempts and 10 touchdowns and has thrown for 478 yards on 49-of-67 attempts and seven touchdowns (two interceptions) in seven games.
Wide receiver Ryan Wright, in four games, has become Lobbestael's favorite target -- 14 catches for 202 yards and four touchdowns. Serg Torres has 12 catches for 140 yards and one score in four games as well. Torres and Alex Mahre are the Mavericks' two main special teams performers.
Defensive back Jon Devolve leads the team in tackles with 68, with linebacker BJ Quinn adding 47 tackles and 21/2 sacks. Defensive back Jeremy Franck, who owns seven interceptions and two defensive touchdowns, will be targeting Todak and David Evans.
Tickets at the gate are $5 and $3 for students with a valid student ID. Children under 13 and seniors over 65 are free.