This will come as a shock to nobody: Gladstone @ Banks is the Week 1 GOTW
There are numerous storylines and statistics going into this game that make it juicier than a freshly picked pineapple.
It’s been 4 years since Jon Jedrykowski was the head coach at Gladstone, this will be his first game back. This is arguably the most talented team he’s had there, it’ll be fascinating to see how quick the transition is considering the massive week 1 matchup against the reigning state champs
Banks has a 22 game home winning streak against teams not named Scappoose dating back to 2014
Gladstone was the only team to beat Banks in 2018, and came 4 points away from having the opportunity to finish the job in the championship game
In the preseason coaches poll done by OSAA Today, Banks and Gladstone ranked first and second in both overall points and first place votes
This may be the most highly anticipated week 1 game of the decade, aside from their meeting last year. If you can make it to Banks Friday night, do so. There’s no doubt it’ll be a playoff Esque atmosphere.