Friday night marked the opening weekend of high school football with eight Twin Harbors area teams in action.
Elma 48, Kings Way Christian 14
Eagles running back Taitum Brumfield ran for over 200 yards as the Elma offense racked up nearly 500 yards en route to a 48-14 shallacking against King’s Way Christian on Friday in Vancouver.
Leading 7-0 in the first half, the Eagles (1-0 overall) exploded for 21 points in the second quarter on two Brumfield TD runs sandwhiched around a Vollan scoring scamper to lead 28-0 at the half.
A 23-yard Brumfield TD run early in the second half gave Elma a commanding 35-0 lead before the Knights busted up the shutout bid with a 46-yard TD pass from quarterback Kemper Shrock to receiver Bryson Metz.
But just 18 seconds later, Brumfield scored on a 50-yard run to give Elma a 41-6 lead.
A few minutes later, Vollan hit receiver Brady Shriver for a 68-yard touchdown pass halfway through the third quarter, for a 48-6 Eagles lead.
KWC (0-1) scored its second TD with just approximately six minutes left in the game to round out the scoring.
Of Elma’s staggering 490 yards of total offense, 392 were on the ground where the Eagles averaged 8.7 yards-per-carry.
“It was a good start,” Elma head coach Ron Clark said. “We started slow but picked it up. We have a lot to work on but have the right mindset.”
Elma 7 21 20 0 — 48
KWC 0 0 6 8 — 14
Rushing Leaders: Elma — Brumfield (15-204, 4 TD), Vollan (9-73, 2 TD)
Passing Leaders: Elma — Vollan (4-8-0, 100, TD)
Receiving Leaders: Elma — Shriver (1-68, TD)
Hoquiam 27, Castle Rock 7
Grizzlies quarterback Payton Quintanilla threw for two touchdowns and Hoquiam’s defense grounded the Rockets to just one offensive touchdown as Hoquiam defeated Castle Rock, 27-7, Friday at Castle Rock High School.
After a scoreless first quarter, Quintanilla hit Kyle Larsen on a 17-yard TD strike with 1:39 left until halftime.
With just over six minutes left in the third quarter, Hoquiam’s Dane McMillan gave the Grizzlies a 12-0 lead when he scored on a 26-yard run.
Castle Rock (0-1) responded with a 55-yard TD pass from quarterback Caleb Mullen to receiver Brady Bach to make it a 12-7 game.
But that was as close as the Rockets would get as Hoquiam put the game away with two scores in the fourth quarter on a 17-yard run from Matt Brown followed by a Ben Estes 12-yard TD scamper to make it a 27-7 final.
“We made a lot of mistakes (on offense),” Hoquiam head coach Jeremy McMillan said. “But as the game went on, we dialed it in a bit.”
Hoquiam (1-0) totalled approximately 380 yards of total offense, 320 of those through the air, but it was the way his team played defense that most impressed McMillan.
“I thought (our defense) bailed us out,” said McMillan, who added the the majority of Castle Rock’s yards from scrimmage came from two big plays. “Our defense was bend but don’t break.”
Hoquiam 0 6 6 15 — 27
Castle Rock 0 0 7 0 — 7
Defensive Leaders: Hoquiam — Quintanilla (9 Tackles, 2 Sacks, Fumble rec.); Brady Cummings (7 Tackles, Sack); Matt Brown (6 Solo Tackles)
Rainier 27, Raymond 10
The Raymond Seagulls battled back from a 13-0 first half deficit to get to withing a field goal of the Rainier Mountaineers but their comeback bid fell short in a 27-10 loss on Friday in Rainier.
Down 13-0 at halftime, Raymond (0-1) climbed back into the game when McCartney Madden scored on a 50-yard run in the third quarter.
Reese Garcia then hit a 22-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter to close Raymond’s deficit to 13-10.
But Rainer (1-0) scored the final 14 points, capped by a 50-yard TD run from Cole Reise, to thwart any Raymond comeback hopes.
“We made a couple of adjustments at halftime and found some things that worked for us,” said Raymond head coach Luke Abbott, who added his team was playing shorthanded. “We had 10 or 11 guys that played both ways and on special teams. … We just needed a little more depth. But I’m proud of the way we competed.”
Raymond 0 0 7 3 —10
Rainier 6 7 0 14 — 27
Adna 35, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 0
The Pe Ell-Willapa Valley Titans had no answer for Adna’s rushing offense as the Pirates racked up 279 yards on the ground and scored four rushing touchdowns in a 35-0 PWV loss in Adna on Friday.
By comparison, PWV (0-1) managed 104 rushing yards on 42 carries.
Adna (1-0) gained 334 yards total for the game.
The Pirates led 6-0 after one quarter and opened up a 21-0 lead by halftime.
Offensively, PWV was led by Peter Hamilton (14 carries, 44 yards) and Max Smith (12 carries, 34 yards).
Kollin Jurek led the way on defense for the Titans, recording nine tackles (four solo) and intercepting a pass.
Smith had nine total tackles (five solo) for the Titans while Hamilton tallied eight tackles (four solo). Matt Pearson added an interception for PWV.
PWV head coach Josh Fluke said his team will take some lessons from the loss and work at getting better this week.
“We played one of the best teams in 2B football in the entire state,” he said. ” We’ll work on some blocking and some tackling. We definitely have lost of work to put in.”
PWV 0 0 0 0 — 0
Adna 6 15 7 7 — 35
Rushing Leaders: PWV — Hamilton (14-44), Smith (12-34)
Defensive Leaders: PWV — Jurek (9 tackles, INT), Smith (9 tackles), Hamilton (8 tackles), Pearson (INT)
Winlock 21, North Beach 6
Winlock’s Bryce Cline ran for 91 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Cardinals past North Beach, 21-6, on Friday at Winlock High School.
Cline also completed four of eight passes for 129 yards and a touchdown, an 80-yard strike to Noah Patching to make it a 14-0 game in the second quarter.
Winlock led 21-0 at halftime.
North Beach 0 0 6 0 — 6
Winlock 8 13 0 0 — 21
Mossyrock 20, South Bend 8
The Mossyrock Vikings defeated the South Bend Indians, 20-8, on Friday in Mossyrock.
The Vikings led 14-8 at halftime.
No further information was available at the time of this writing.