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By Drew Lawson
The Davenport Times 

Colfax prepares for visit from Gorillas


September 2, 2021

Roger Harnack | The Gazette

Colfax 6-foot, 200- pound junior running back Mason Gilchrist rushes through a hole in the defensive line of the Medical Lake Cardinals during a football jamboree on Aug. 28 at Lind-Ritzville High School in Ritzville.

COLFAX — Football season is back after a two-year, COVID-19-laden hiatus.

For the Davenport Gorillas, this season opens with a challenging matchup with the Colfax Bulldogs on Friday night, Sept. 3, starting at 7 p.m.

The Gorillas and Bulldogs haven't matched up since 2019 when Colfax eked out Davenport 28-26. During last year's COVID-shortened season, Davenport finished 2-3, while Colfax went 3-2 with close losses to top league teams Liberty and Chewelah.

Friday's matchup is a fascinating chess match between the physicality of Davenport on the line and the skilled, experienced outside...

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