Here’s a quick rundown of Week 4 prep football action involving Twin Harbors teams.
Foster 26, Aberdeen 20
Aberdeen rallied to grab a late lead before Foster scored in the final half-minute as the Bobcats fell 26-20 on Friday in Tukwila.
Aberdeen took an 8-0 lead on running back Jeremy Sawyer’s 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
But the Bobcats (2-1 overall) committed three turnovers in the first half and Foster capitalized to capture a 20-8 lead at halftime.
Aberdeen’s offense got to work in the second half, leading to a 58-yard scoring run from Sawyer in the third quarter followed by quarterback Kale Goings’ 1-yard plunge with 3:15 left in the fourth to tie the game at 20-all.
The Bobcats forced Foster into a 3rd-and-long situation in the waning moments of the game, but a personal foul horse collar penalty gave Foster a new set of downs.
Foster scored the game-winning touchdown on a TD pass to receiver LaMarques Williams with 18 seconds left in the game.
After the game, Aberdeen head coach Todd Bridge lamented the fact that turnovers early in the game cost his team late.
“None of that happens if we hold on to the ball,” he said. “Our offense is a machine that was doing its thing and then we fumble the ball, and fumble it again on the next series then we throw an interception.”
Sawyer had another solid effort for Aberdeen, rushing for 190 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns.
Montesano 38, Castle Rock 22
Montesano picked up its second consecutive win on the road with a 38-22 victory over Castle Rock on Friday.
Monte (3-0 overall) broke the scoreless tie on a Jacob Salstrom fumble recovery in the end zone for a 6-0 lead with 2:48 left in the first quarter.
After Bulldogs quarterback Jayden McElravy scored on a 4-yard run to give Monte a 12-0 lead, Monte was back in business after a Jack Holmstrom interception and return gave the Bulldogs excellent field position.
Holmstrom’s efforts were rewarded when McElravy hit him with a touchdown pass for an 18-0 Montesano lead with 3:26 left in the first half.
Rockets quarterback Chance Naugle completed a long TD pass approximately 1:30 later to cut the Monte lead to 18-8 at halftime.
In the second half, Monte running back Isaiah Pierce scored on a 22-yard run for a 25-8 lead with 8:55 left in the third quarter.
A few minutes later, Pierce broke free for a 62-yard TD run to put Monte up 32-8.
The Bulldogs extended its lead when McElravy scored on a 17-yard run with 2:10 left in the third, putting Monte up 38-8.
Castle Rock would score twice in the fourth quarter against Monte’s reserves to close out the Bulldogs’ 38-22 victory.
“Very pleased with our effort level,” Monte head coach Terry Jensen said. “A good win against a good team.”
Castle Rock’s defense was no match for the prolific Montesano offense, particularly in the running game. Montesano gashed the Rockets defense for 356 yards on the ground, led by Pierce, who had a monster game with 254 yards on 18 carries and the two rushing TDs.
Pierce also led Montesano’s defense with 11 tackles and the fumble-return touchdown while Holmstrom intercepted Naugle twice in the game as Monte held the Rockets offense to 268 total yards.
McElravy threw for 112 yards as Monte compiled 468 yards of offense.
Forks 22, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 21
If the Pe Ell-Willapa Valley Titans didn’t have back luck in a 22-21 loss to Forks at Spartan Field on Friday, they’d have no luck at all.
PWV (2-2 overall, 2-2 2B Pacific) rallied to tie the game against the fifth-ranked Spartans (3-0, 3-0) twice in the game.
Trailing 7-0 the Titans lined up for a short field-goal attempt but faked the Spartans defense when holder Tyler Adkins threw to Wil Clements for a 7-yard touchdown pass with 9:56 to go in the second quarter.
Forks responded 10 seconds later when quarterback Logan Olson hit Cameron Kennedy for a 76-yard touchdown reception to give the Spartans a 15-7 lead.
In the fourth quarter, Adkins hit Clements for a 10-yard touchdown and the duo hooked up to convert the two-point conversion, tying the game at 15-all with 8:43 remaining.
A little over 2:30 later, Derek Fluke’s 3-yard run gave PWV a 21-15 lead.
Then any luck the Titans had didn’t just run out, it turned for the worse.
With Forks in possession late in the game, Clements intercepted a Spartans pass that was tipped and returned the ball to the Forks 30 in what appeared to be a game-sealing turnover. But a flag for defensive holding on PWV gave Forks a second chance.
With 1:16 left in the game, Forks’ Dalton Kilmer scored on a 2-yard run. The point after split the uprights to give Forks the 22-21 victory.
An earlier call in the fourth quarter also went against PWV when Garrett Keeton scooped up a Forks fumble and was headed to the end zone before an inadvertent whistle from one of the referee’s forced the play dead.
“We played a hell of a game,” PWV head coach Josh Fluke said. “There was a couple of bad calls that hammered us.”
Adkins went 11-for-20 for 103 yards, two TDs and two picks.
Titans sophomore running back Blake Howard had 31 carries for 103 yards.
Clements caught three passes for 38 yards and a TD.
Keeton had two sacks, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble and Coltin Fluke and Howard led the PWV defense with nine tackles (six solo) apiece.
Fluke added his team “has come a long way” and proved it by playing even with one of the top-ranked teams in the 2B classification.
“We hung in with them,” he said. “We had them. It just didn’t work out for us.”
Raymond-South Bend 46, North Beach 6
Raymond-South Bend won for the first time this season with a 46-6 victory over North Beach on Friday in Ocean Shores.
The Ravens (1-3 overall, 1-1 2B Pacific) were led by running back Ty Reidinger, who had a game-high 162 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries.
Reidinger had plenty of help as fellow running back Deleak Hubbard had 92 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.
Reidinger scored on a 7-yard run for the game’s only score in the first quarter before Hubbard gave the Ravens a 15-0 lead with a 20-yard TD run early in the second quarter.
A 20-yard Sam Teague touchdown pass to Dominic Jerome gave the Hyaks some life as North Beach (0-3, 0-2) cut into the deficit at 15-6 with 4:49 left in the first half, but a 7-yard Reidinger TD run in the final minute of the second quarter put RSB up 23-6 at the half.
RSB dominated the second half, with Reidinger scoring on a 3-yard run in the third quarter followed by fourth-quarter touchdowns from Ashton Kongbouakhay (8-yard run), Iyvan Perez (40-yard punt return) and a 19-yard field goal from Adrian Quintana.
Jerome and Koby Charley were named North Beach’s “Players of the Game” by the coaching staff.