Football: Stanwood at Ferndale, 10.25.19

Elijah Prout celebrates in a long touchdown catch during Stanwood's 54-19 loss to Ferndale on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.

Week 10: Time for a quick preview of the matchup between Stanwood at Everett 5 p.m. Thursday at Everett Memorial Stadium.

Everett: The Seagulls were set to host Stanwood in this exact game a year ago, but pulled out at the last minute because “school administration didn’t want to have a game. ... It’s a sensitive topic that we are not permitted to talk about,” Robert Polk, the director of athletics and activities for the Everett School District, told the Everett Herald. But this year, it looks like its game on. This year's Seagull squad is winless, scoring a season-high 20 points in a Week 2 loss to Lynnwood. Since then, Everett has averaged about a touchdown a game, including in a 48-6 loss to Oak Harbor last week (the Wildcats' second win of the year). In fact, the Wesco 3A North swept the Wesco 3A South last week where each team won by at least 21 points. However, assume that the Seagulls will be itching to find a way to snap their 17-game losing skid.

Stanwood: The Spartans (3-6) are coming off a big home win where everything started to click in the second half. If Stanwood can continue that momentum, look for another large win to end the season. This tight-knit group fought through their share of injury and adversity this season, and they've made it clear that they — especially the seniors — want to end the campaign on a high note. Look for more of the same from the Spartans on offense: a mix of spread air attack and punishing runs up the gut.

What happened last time: The Seagulls beat Everett 43-25 in 2015 (of note, that was my first assignment for the Stanwood Camano News! I called the league the "Westco.")

Follow the game: The Spartans play at 5 p.m. Thursday in Everett. Listen online at tcsnsports.com starting at 4:30 p.m. and follow reporter Evan Caldwell on Twitter (@evan_SCN) and Instagram (@evancaldwell.scn) ... if I can pick up kids from school and get there in time!

Windermere donating for every touchdown: Windermere Stanwood Camano teamed up with the Stanwood football team and will donate $50 for every Spartan touchdown this season as part of their #tacklehomelessness campaign. Money raised through Windermere Stanwood and Camano Island and the Windermere Foundation will benefit the Stanwood Camano Community Resources Foundation. “We chose the Stanwood Camano Community Resources Foundation because their anti-poverty programs are strategically designed to relieve the effects and address the cause of poverty,” said Marla Heagle, owner/broker of Windermere Real Estate Stanwood and Camano Island. “We’re grateful for this opportunity to engage with our community in such a meaningful way, and we feel privileged to be able to give back to the place where we live and work." For more information and to donate to the Windermere Foundation and its efforts in Stanwood and Camano Island, visit windermere.com/foundation.

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