Prep Football Roundup: Pacific League combo schools impress in non-league wins

Pe Ell-Willapa Valley defense holds to edge Adna; Raymond-South Bend sets team record for points

UPDATE: Added information for Hoquiam, Elma, Ocosta, Lake Quinault and Wishkah Valley games.

Two Pacific County teams made big splashes on Saturday, with Pe Ell-Willapa Valley earning a hard-fought win over Adna and Raymond-South Bend setting a school record with a victory over Wahkiakum.

Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 22, Adna 20

Pe Ell-Willapa Valley made the clutch plays when it counted to beat Adna 22-20 on Friday at Crogstad Field in Menlo.

The Titans (2-0 overall) were shut out in the first half and trailed 8-0 heading into the third quarter.

PWV tied the game when quarterback Nathan Fluke scored on a 1-yard run followed by a Cody Strozyk run for two points with 4:27 left in the third quarter.

But the tie game didn’t last for long as Adna responded when Adna quarterback Lane J0hnson broke free for a 34-yard scoring run to put the Pirates back on top at 14-8 with 2:55 on the clock.

Strozyk blocked a punt in the fourth quarter to give the Titans offense prime field position. A few plays later, PWV tied the game when Fluke scored from a yard out at the 8:47 mark.

KODY CHRISTEN | THE CHRONICLE PWV quarterback Nate Fluke (12) sends a pass downfield in a 22-20 win over Adna on Friday in Menlo.

KODY CHRISTEN | THE CHRONICLE PWV quarterback Nate Fluke (12) sends a pass downfield in a 22-20 win over Adna on Friday in Menlo.

Later in the frame, Strozyk scored on a 4-yard run and ran in the conversion for a 22-14 lead.

But on Adna’s next play from scrimmage Johnson connected with Luke Mohney for a 65-yard touchdown with just over four minutes left to go.

The PWV defense came up big on the subsequent conversion, stuffing a run attempt to hold the lead at 22-20.

The Titans defense would be called upon once again as Adna recovered an onside kick, but PWV held the Pirates offense without a first down on the drive and forced a turnover on downs.

PWV’s offense did the rest with running back Tyson Portmann picking up a key first down with an 11-yard run, allowing the Titans to get into the victory formation and run out the clock for the 22-20 win.

The Titans were led by Portmann, who carried the ball 10 times for 98 yards as the Pirates defense keyed in on PWV standout running back Blake Howard.

KODY CHRISTEN | THE CHRONICLE Pe Ell-Willapa Valley Tyson Portmann rushes through defenders during a 22-20 win over Adna on Friday in Menlo.

KODY CHRISTEN | THE CHRONICLE Pe Ell-Willapa Valley Tyson Portmann rushes through defenders during a 22-20 win over Adna on Friday in Menlo.

“We have a lot of work to do on offense still,” PWV head coach Nate Smith said. “But the defense flew around to the ball. (Adna) ran the ball up the middle quite a bit on us and they threw the ball well. Adna is a very good team. In the end, our kids just hung around and played Titan football and played tough in the end.”

PWV plays at Wahkiakum at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Adna 0 8 6 6 – 20

PWV 0 0 8 14 – 22


Second quarter

A — Muller 34 pass from Johnson (Johnson run), 1:38

Third quarter

PWV – N. Fluke 1 run (Strozyk run), 4:27

A – Johnson 34 run (run fail), 2:55

Fourth quarter

PWV – N. Fluke 1 run (pass fail), 8:47

PWV – Strozyk 4 run (Strozyk run), 4:18

A – Mohney 65 pass from Johnson (run fail), 4:05

Passing leaders: PWV – N. Fluke 3-10-2-42.

Rushing leaders: PWV – Portmann 10-98, Howard 13-38, Fluke 8-26

LARRY BALE | THE DAILY WORLD Raymond-South Bend running back Ferrill Johnson (5) rushed for 169 yards in a victory over Wahkiakum on Friday at South Bend High School.

LARRY BALE | THE DAILY WORLD Raymond-South Bend running back Ferrill Johnson (5) rushed for 169 yards in a victory over Wahkiakum on Friday at South Bend High School.

Raymond-South Bend 62, Wahkiakum 29

After falling behind by double digits early, Raymond-South Bend put on a record-setting performance.

The Ravens (1-1 overall) set a team record for most points in a game with a 62-29 win over Wahkiakum on Friday in South Bend.

Trailing 10-0 in the first quarter, the Ravens offense got to work.

Senior running back Robbie Stigall scored on a 14-yard run followed by a 19-yard touchdown from quarterback Austin Snodgrass to receiver Christopher Quintana to take a 13-10 lead after one period of play.

RSB scored three times in the second quarter – on a Snodgrass 22-yard pass to Isaac Schlueter and two TD runs from running back Ferrill Johnson – to enter the half with a 35-23 lead.

Snodgrass scored on a 23-yard run in the third quarter with Stigall and Ashton Kongbouakhay scoring on runs in the fourth quarter.

The 62 points is the most scored in the four year history of the combination team, but that was far from the mind of Ravens head coach Luke Abbott, whose team was in a dogfight for three quarters.

“We were put in a hole right out of the gate that we weren’t ready for,” Abbott said, adding that Wahkiakum recovering two early onside kicks surprised his team. “We struggled on the defensive side of the ball in the first half. I think it was a little bit of a shell shock for us. We weren’t ready for what they were doing and kudos to Wahkiakum’s coaching staff and what they did with their game plan. It was well done.”

As good as his offense was playing, Abbott said the defense in the second half gave RSB the edge needed to come out with a victory.

“We figured out what we needed to do to be successful on the defensive side of the ball and made the adjustments we needed to make,” he said. “We limited their offensive opportunities in the second half and continued to put our foot on the gas offensively and finished the game they way I wanted them to.”

The Ravens scored its 62 points on just 42 plays.

Most of the damage was done on the ground, with Johnson rushing for 169 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries and Stigall going for 136 yards and three TDs on 12 rushes.

Snodgrass added 82 yards with a touchdown on six carries.

Raymond-South Bend hosts Ilwaco at 7 p.m. Friday.

Wahkiakum 10 13 6 0 – 29

RSB 13 22 13 14 – 62


First quarter

W – Johnson 55 pass (kick good), 10:27

W – Garrett 21 field goal, 8:42

RSB – Stigall 14 run (kick good), 7:19

RSB – Quintana 19 pass from Snodgrass (kick fail), 2:37

Second quarter

W – Sause 67 pass (kick fail), 11:36

RSB – Schuleter 22 pass from Snodgrass (kick fail), 9:05

W – Sause 16 pass (kick good), 6:21

RSB – Johnson 2 run (Snodgrass run), 4:22

RSB – Johnson 44 run (Snodgrass run), 1:22

Third quarter

RSB – Snodgrass 23 run (kick fail), 3:55

W – Wilson 85 pass (2 pt. fail), 3:27

Fourth quarter

RSB – Stigall 24 run (Johnson run), 11:16

RSB – Kongbouakhay 4 run (kick fail), 3:35

Passing leaders: RSB – Snodgrass 3-3-0-55.

Rushing leaders: RSB – Johnson 12-169, Stigall 12-136, Snodgrass 6-82, Kongbouakhay 5-39, Quintana 1-18.

Receiving leaders: RSB – Schlueter 1-22, Quintana 1-19, Stigall 1-14.

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Hoquiam senior Zander Jump (10) scored six touchdowns in a 50-20 victory over Fort Vancouver on Friday in Vancouver.

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Hoquiam senior Zander Jump (10) scored six touchdowns in a 50-20 victory over Fort Vancouver on Friday in Vancouver.

Hoquiam 50, Fort Vancouver 20

Seems about the only way Hoquiam senior Zander Jump didn’t score was by throwing a pass … to himself.

Jump – a quarterback and safety – played a part in six of the Grizzlies’ seven touchdowns in a 50-20 shellacking over Fort Vancouver on Friday in Vancouver.

Jump scored Hoquiam’s first four touchdowns and was a big-play threat the entire evening against the Trappers (1-1).

Jump capped off a 10-play, 65-yard drive with a 1-yard plunge for a touchdown on the opening drive of the game.

Fort Vancouver’s Ayden Hyde returned the subsequent kickoff 60 yards for a score as the Trappers took an 8-7 lead into the second quarter.

Jump made his prescience felt once again when he broke free through the right edge for a 71-yard touchdown run to give Hoquiam a 14-8 lead.

After Hoquiam’s Aden Bennett-Bryson gave the Grizzlies the ball back with an interception on the Trappers’ next drive, Hoquiam scored when Jump ran it in from 2-yards out for a 19-8 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, Jump busted loose for a 43-yard touchdown run and then hit Bennett-Bryson with a 33-yard scoring pass for a 33-8 lead entering the final frame.

Grizzlies running back Dominic Standstipher capped off a 5-play, 65-yard drive with a 2-yard TD run followed by a Jump pick-six 55-yard interception return for a touchdown for a 47-14 lead.

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Hoquiam running back Dominic Standstipher (21) rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown in a 50-20 victory over Fort Vancouver on Friday in Vancouver.

PHOTO BY FOREST WORGUM Hoquiam running back Dominic Standstipher (21) rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown in a 50-20 victory over Fort Vancouver on Friday in Vancouver.

Hoquiam would close out the scoring later in the fourth quarter when Chance LaBounty hit a 30-yard field goal.

”Huge improvement and growth from Week 1. We cut down on mental errors and our kids’ effort and attitude was higher,” Hoquiam head coach Jeremy McMillan said. “There is a ton of potential on this team, tons of positive improvements.”

The Grizzlies had 462 yards of total offense – 302 on the ground – and forced four Trappers turnovers. Jump, Bennett-Bryson and Javonni Koth each recorded an interception with Ryan Pullar recovering a fumble for Hoquiam.

Jump accounted for 319 yards of offense and scored six touchdowns. The senior rushed for 181 yards on 13 carries and was 10-for-15 for 131 yards through the air.

Standstipher ran for 113 yards and a score on 19 carries.

Hoquiam hosts its home opener against La Salle at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Hoquiam 7 12 14 17 – 50

Fort Vancouver 8 0 0 12 – 20


First quarter

H — Jump 1 run (Chance LaBounty kick)

FV — Ayden Hyde 60 kickoff return (Kyler Smith run)

Second quarter

H — Jump 71 run (kick failed)

H — Jump 2 run (run failed)

Third quarter

H — Jump 43 run (LaBounty kick)

H — Aden Bennet-Bryson 32 pass from Jump (LaBounty kick)

Fourth quarter

FV — Evan Martinez 70 pass from Caleb Hyde (run failed)

H — Standstipher 1 run (LaBounty kick)

H — Jump 70 interception return (LaBounty kick)

H — LaBounty 30 FG

FV — A. Hyde 26 pass from C. Hyde (C. Hyde run)

Passing leaders: Hoquiam – Jump 10-15-1-131, Bozich 4-5-0-21.

Rusing leaders: Hoquiam – Jump 13-193, Standstipher 19-113, Kaikaka 4-7.

Receiving leaders: Hoquaim – Bennett-Bryson 3-60, Bozich 1-40, Koth 5-22, Standstipher 3-20, Dayton 2-5.

Cascade Christian 40, Elma 20

Elma had its troubles in a 40-20 loss to Cascade Christian on Saturday in Sumner.

The Eagles (1-1) trailed 13-0 after one quarter and had trouble keeping the Cougars (2-0) out of the end zone as Cascade Christian scored two touchdowns in each of the first two quarters to take a comfortable 27-0 lead at halftime.

A fumble return for a score followed by running back Kai Mingming’s third touchdown of the game put Elma in a 40-0 hole after three quarters.

The Eagles found its offense in the final stanza of the contest as senior quarterback Carter Studer tossed three touchdown passes – one to receiver Dayton Brookins for 8-yards and a pair to Isaac McGaffey for 88 and 41 yards – to make the score a bit more respectable.

Elma had 304 yards of offense to the Cougars’ 273, but most of that came in the fourth quarter with the outcome no longer in doubt.

The vast majority of Elma’s offense came through the air as the Eagles managed just eight rushing yards on nine carries.

Studer went 15-for-27 for 286 yards, three touchdown and three interceptions.

McGaffey finished with five catches for 230 yards – an average of 46 yards per catch – and a pair of touchdowns in the loss.

The Cougars ran for 156 yards to 117 through the air and held a distinct advantage in time of possession. Cascade Christian held the ball for 58 minutes, 42 seconds to just 3:25 for Elma.

Elma hosts Castle Rock at 7 p.m. on Friday at Davis Field.

Elma 0 0 0 20 – 20

Cascade Christian 13 14 13 0 – 40


First quarter

CC – Mingming 6 run (Miller kick)

CC – Tangen 1 rush (kick fail)

Second quarter

CC – Mingming 4 rush (Miller kick)

CC – Tangen 1 run (Miller kick)

Third quarter

CC – Fumble return (kick fail)

CC – Mingming 10 run (Miller kick)

Fourth quarter

E – Brookins 8 pass from Studer (conversion fail)

E – McGaffey 88 pass from Studer (McGaffey from Studer)

E – McGaffey 41 pass from Studer (conversion fail)

Passing leaders: E – Studer 15-27-3-286. CC – Johnson 10-19-0-117, Fredericks 1-2-0-0.

Rushing leaders: E – Muller 3-21, Schneider 1-0, Reeves 3-(-1), Phillips 1-(-5), Studer 1-(-7). CC – Mingming 11-96, Vasquez 3-27, Johnson 5-15, Tangen 6-14, Donahue 2-4, Appleman 1-2, Fredericks 3-(-2).

Receiving leaders: E – McGaffey 5-230, Meadows 5-30, Brookins 2-16, Schneider 1-8, Camus 1-7, Muller 1-5. CC – Vasquez 2-53, Mingming 3-37, Miller 5-19, Almond 1-8.

Clallam Bay 37, Wishkah Valley 14

Injuries and mistakes took its toll on Wishkah Valley in suffering a 37-14 loss to Clallam Bay on Friday at Clallam Bay High School.

The Loggers (0-1) lost freshman starting quarterback Drew Stewart to a wrist injury in the first half and had to shuffle the lineup in the 8-man contest.

Eventually, last season’s starting QB Matthew Erickson got back under center to try to right the ship.

But it wasn’t enough as two Wishkah fumbles, an interception, dropped passes and multiple bad snaps had the Loggers offense out of sync.

“Overall, we looked pretty sloppy on offense,” Loggers head coach Eric Erickson said. “Defensively, we missed a lot of tackles but played pretty well overall.”

Erickson finished with 68 yards on 7-of-14 passing to go along with a team-high 11 carries for 42 yards and 11 tackles on defense.

Stewart was 3-for-9 for 66 yards and a touchdown pass to junior receiver Aiden Wiedenmann before exiting the game with the injury.

Wiedenmann went 3-for-8 for 31 yards and an interception in a limited backup role and had four catches for 89 yards and a touchdown from his receiver spot.

Wiedenmann added five tackles and a sack on the defensive side of the ball.

Loggers sophomore Kohl Brandner had 60 yards receiving with a touchdown while Boady Dhooghe recorded 2.5 sacks and four passes defended on defense for Wishkah Valley.

Wishkah faces Evergreen Lutheran at 6 p.m. on Saturday in Tacoma.

Naselle 85, Ocosta 29

One of the characteristics of 8-man football is with fewer players on the field, the score can get out of hand quickly.

The Ocosta Wildcats found that out on Friday after allowing more than 80 points in an 85-29 loss to Naselle on Friday at Naselle High School.

The Wildcats (0-1) scored on their second offensive play from scrimmage when senior running back Andrew Martin took a handoff and broke loose for a 54 yard touchdown, his first of three rushing touchdowns on the evening.

Ocosta was hampered by an injury to starting quarterback/linebacker Tarren Lewis, leading to the Wildcats defense being forced to play younger, more inexperienced players, particularly on defense.

After Lewis went out due to injury, sophomore backup quarterback Ronnin Rutzer led Ocosta’s offense to two more scoring drives.

Ocosta returner Aiden Davis took the second-half kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown and led the defense with seven solo tackles.

Martin finished the game with 208 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries. Martin also caught two passes for 34 yards.

Lewis had 47 yards on seven carries before leaving the game.

Ocosta’s coaching staff cited the play of offensive lineman Matthew Wyland, Bryan Ceja, Alex Santos-McGowan and Shaheed Lewis.

Ocosta plays at North Beach at 7 p.m. Friday in Ocean Shores.

Lake Quinault 67, Mary M. Knight 20

Lake Quinault opened its 2023 season with a host of new faces and returning players in different roles, but the results remained the same.

The Elks offense couldn’t be stopped en route to a 67-20 victory over the Mary M. Knight Owls on Saturday at Lake Quinault High School.

Luis Farias led Lake Quinault (1-0) with five rushing touchdowns and also returned an interception for a score.

“I was pleasantly surprised,” Elks head coach Melvyn Houtz said of Farias’ performance after the senior moved to fullback after earning all-conference honors as an offensive lineman last season. “I didn’t know how he was going to respond and he just ran like crazy. When you take an all-conference lineman out and put him in the backfield, you have to fill his spot and the line did really well.”

Agustin Hermosillo added a pair of rushing touchdowns for Lake Quinault and senior quarterback Aiden Ferry passed for over 300 yards in the game.

Defensively, the Elks received big contributions from freshman defensive back Duncan Gage, who had two interceptions in his first varsity game, and senior defensive end Daniel Ceja, who Houtz said provided “consistent pressure and outside containment the whole game.”

“I’m just very happy because I lost a lot of horses last year,” Houtz said of the victory. “What I’m really excited about is I have offensive line depth. I can run in five linemen, so I’ve got depth there.”

Lake Quinault heads east to take on Easton at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Easton.

Other scores

Hoquiam 50, Fort Vancouver 22

Naselle 82, Ocosta 29