Bulldogs 36, Lumberjacks 12
LONGVIEW — Scoring 29 unanswered points in the final three quarters, Montesano remained unbeaten by defeating R.A. Long in a non-league game Friday at Longview Stadium.
The fourth-ranked Bulldogs (6-0) experienced a rare bit of adversity in this contest against the Class 2A Lumberjacks (1-5). R.A. Long led 12-7 after one quarter.
Nathan Olson scored the first of his three second-quarter touchdowns at the 9:44 mark of the period to put Monte in front to stay. Trevor Ridgway passed to Carson Klinger for the conversion and a 15-12 lead.
Montesano’s Tyler Izatt recovered a fumble moments later to set up Olson’s second TD, this on a 15-yard run. Olson scored again on a 1-yard run with 37 seconds left in the first half.
“We picked up the tempo quite a bit,” Bulldog coach Terry Jensen said of the second-quarter eruption. “When we play fast, good things usually happen for us.”
Klinger’s 3-yard run in the third quarter closed out the scoring. Larry Dwyer was perfect on five conversion kicks.
Klinger also tallied Montesano’s first touchdown, on a 3-yard run in the opening quarter. He wound up leading Bulldog ball-carriers with 118 yards on eight carries.
Ridgway completed 12 of 19 passes for 139 yards. Nick Chapman led Monte receivers with 62 yards on five catches. Klinger added 51 yards, also on five receptions and also led Bulldog tacklers with 10 stops. Chapman had nine tackles and Taylor Rupe a pair of sacks.
Jensen said the Bulldogs experienced some early difficulty dealing with a massive R.A. Long line.
“We’re not very big, they made us work for everything,” the Montesano coach said. “It was good for us to play all four quarters and be able to compete.”
The Bulldogs travel to Hoquiam next Friday for an Evergreen 1A League showdown.
Wolves 49, Bobcats 0
TUMWATER — Kyler Nygren ran wild as Black Hills thumped Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference contest Friday night at Tumwater Stadium.
Nygren reeled off a 66-yard touchdown run early and finished with well over 100 yards rushing. The Wolves led 35-0 at the half.
Aberdeen quarterback Ben Dublanko passed for 160 yards, but was intercepted three times. Braden Castleberry-Taylor finished with 85 yards in receptions.
“I don’t believe it was our best performance, but obviously they had something to do with that,” Aberdeen coach Kevin Ridout said. “I felt going into this game, it was a game we could compete with them and win. I’m either overestimating us or maybe we had a bad night, I don’t know.”
The Bobcats (0-2, 2-4) return to Tumwater Stadium on Friday to face perennial state power Tumwater.
Hyaks 56, Wildcats 0
OYEHUT — On Homecoming Night, North Beach found its rushing offense to its liking, rushing for 426 yards against Ocosta in a Southwest Washington 2B Coastal Division win on Friday.
Quarterback Brenden Cheney accounted for six touchdowns for the Hyaks (1-1, 3-3) — four rushing touchdowns and two passing touchdowns — to go with his 176 yards rushing on 25 attempts and 114 yards passing on 8-of-13 attempts.
Ben Poplin finished with four touchdowns, including touchdown catches of 21 and 10 yards from Cheney and scoring runs of 1 and 2 yards.
Patrick Day-Heyd added 132 yards rushing on six attempts and one two-point conversion.
“I really want to pay tribute to (assistant coach) Hugh Wyatt, who is always tweaking the offense to match the players,” North Beach head coach Todd Bridge said. “Our defense was very effective. (Cornerbacks) Carlos Robles and Elijah Ewing did a great job of stopping (Ocosta’s) long passes.”
Diego Gonzalez and Olivia Harnagy were named the Homecoming Court at halftime.
On Friday, North Beach travels to South Bend, while Ocosta (0-2, 2-3) hosts Raymond.
Titans 46, Indians 0
PE ELL — Kaelin Jurek rushed for 242 yards and four touchdowns as Pe Ell-Willapa Valley wore down South Bend in a Southwest Washington 2B Coastal Division game Friday night at Pe Ell.
Jurek, who carried 29 times, was also selected as the Homecoming king.
Underdog South Bend hung tough for much of the first half. The Titans (2-0, 4-2) led only 13-0 until putting together a 12-play scoring drive capped by quarterback Matt Pearson’s 1-yard run with 41 seconds remaining in the half. Jurek’s conversion run made it 21-0 at intermission.
The Titans broke it open in the third quarter as Jurek sandwiched scoring runs of 11 and 3 yards around Ever Gutierrez’s 36-yard scoring jaunt. Jurek’s 6-yard scoring run and Tyson Nissell’s conversion midway through the fourth quarter triggered the 40-point running clock mercy rule.
Gutierrez had opened the scoring with a 41-yard TD run in the first quarter. Jurek added a 6-yard scoring run early in the second period.
The Titans racked up 452 yards rushing, with Gutierrez gaining 107 yards on only five carries.
“South Bend came ready to play. The first half was a good one,” PWV coach Josh Fluke said. “The second half, the O line turned on some really good blocks.”
Fluke cited the entire offensive line for its performance.
South Bend (0-2, 2-4) was hamstrung by three lost fumbles. The Tribe’s A.J. Sanchez rushed for 49 yards on 13 carries.
On Friday, PWV faces Ilwaco at Menlo’s Crogstad Field, while South Bend entertains North Beach.
Fishermen 35, Gulls 17
ILWACO — Making exceptional use of the onside kick in the second half, Ilwaco upended Raymond in a Southwest Washington 2B Coastal Division contest Friday at Ilwaco.
Down 17-14 at the half, the Fishermen (2-0, 4-2) attempted three onside kicks in the final two quarters. Incredibly, they recovered all three — a huge factor in scoring 21 unanswered points in the second half.
“That’s where the wheels fell off, we couldn’t hold onto the ball on special teams,” Raymond coach Luke Abbott said. “That’s something we need to work on. We didn’t give ourselves an opportunity to win the game. We were in bad position and were back on our heels the whole second half.”
Kason Koski kicked a 33-yard field goal for the Gulls (1-1, 3-3), who saw a three-game winning streak snapped. The identity of the players who scored Raymond touchdowns was immediately unavailable.
The Gulls visit Ocosta on Friday.
Bobcats 222, Wolves 238
Brendan King carded a 38 as Aberdeen topped Black Hills in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Friday at Grays Harbor Country Club.
Grant Larson added a 42 as the Bobcats had four players with 45 or better.
“This was actually our lowest score of the season,” AHS coach Dan Sundstrom said. “We finally put all of our scores together.”
The Bobcats close out league play Monday at Chehalis.
Black Hills (238) — Ryan Ziebart 43, Matthew Braun 52, Tyler Cassell 43, Jacob Nelson 52, Conner Etmund 48, Dalton Patrick 62.
Aberdeen (222) — Brendan King 38, Grant Larson 42, Jaxson Larson 44, Blake Swenson 45, Evan Waara 63, Nick Farrer 53.
JV — Brody Trader medalist for Aberdeen with 55.