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Friday, September 30, 2011
Washington Football pick 'em: Round 2

By David Auguste

One week in the books and we have a three-way tie in the win column. Here are how the standings look after the first round of picks:

Mason Kelley, Seattle Times — 5-0
KeiVarae Russell, Mariner RB — 5-0
David Auguste, ESPNHS Washington — 5-1 *
*1-0 in upset picks

Shoutouts to all the readers who participated. Here's how you guys fared:
tradevin — 4-1
RaeJay1987 — 3-2
Fancy_Barbie — 2-3

It's time to move on to Round 2 and the big contest of the week pits No. 3 Lakes and Peninsula. We'd love for you guys to challenge us "experts" by leaving your winners and Player of the Game nominees in the comment section. Are you ready for Week 5 football?

No. 3 Lakes (4-0) at Peninsula (4-0)
No. 4 Eastlake (4-0) at Newport(3-1)
Lake Stevens (4-0) at Arlington (4-0)
No. 1 Bellevue (4-0) at Mercer Island (3-1)
Ingraham (4-0) at Franklin (2-2)
Glacier Peak (3-1) at Meadowdale (4-0)
No. 9 Federal Way (4-0) at Bethel (3-1)


Mason's picks (follow him @MasonKelley):
Lakes over Peninsula
Eastlake over Newport
Lake Stevens over Arlington
Bellevue over Mercer Island
Ingraham over Franklin
Meadowdale over Glacier Peak
Federal Way over Bethel

KeiVarae's picks:
Lakes — They're just too good.
Eastlake — They have a high-powered offense and they're good at every aspect of the game. They're on top of the state and will stay there.
Arlington – You see what happened last week Arlington beat ? They're too physical for Lake Stevens. Them boys at Arlington know how to play.
Bellevue — Come on now. I don’t have to explain why. (QB Jeff) Lindquist is nice, but they aren't ready for Bellevue.
MeadowdaleGiavani Shepard is a nice player. This should be a good one.
Federal WayD.J. May, that’s my dude. He's a playmaker. And so is Uso Olive. Their defense is looking nice.
Ingraham —  I've been seeing them all over the place (on TV). And they got DeAndre Scott.

My picks:
Lakes — Both teams feature explosive offenses but Lakes also gets it done on the other side of the ball. The Lancers move to 5-0 and you can Tweet that.
Eastlake — I'll pick against Eastlake when you show me a defense that can stop their prolific attack. Come on, show me one.
Arlington — I picked against the Eagles last week and lost. Fool me once…
Bellevue — The Wolverines have the defensive studs (Tyler Hasty and Sean Constantine) to limit Jeff Lindquist and Mercer’s potent attack. Bellevue continues its march to a top 10 ranking in the POWERADE FAB 50.
Ingraham — The Quakers have had trouble scoring; Ingrham hasn’t. Advantage Rams. By the way, did you see Ingraham on ESPN's "Rise Up" series last week? #Shamlessplug
Meadowdale — Can’t go wrong with the Mavs and their 35.5 points per game at home.
Bethel — I like Federal Way’s weapons, but Justin Hordyk and the Braves’ offense is on a record-setting pace. I'll take Bethel in an upset.


David Auguste is an associate editor for ESPNHS and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @ESPNHSAuguste or email him at David.Auguste@espn.com.