The pollsters and prognosticators can ignore Raymond-South Bend no longer.
The Ravens upset the 6th-ranked Adna Pirates in a stunning 34-2 thumping on Friday in South Bend.
RSB senior quarterback Austin Snodgrass cashed in on RSB’s opening drive with a 1-yard run to take an early lead just over three minutes into the game.
After an RSB interception gave the ball back to the Ravens offense, Snodgrass scored on a 30-yard run to put RSB up 14-0.
Snodgrass scored on a 3-yard run in the second quarter followed later by a Ravens touchdown from running back Ty Reidinger to put RSB up big 28-0 at the half.
Ferrill Johnson’s 45-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave RSB a 34-0 lead, allowing Ravens head coach Luke Abbott to pull his starters for the final quarter.
Adna scored its lone points of the game on a safety in the fourth quarter against RSB’s second-string offense.
RSB (4-0 overall) out-rushed Adna (2-1) 242-192, led by Johnson, who had 100 yards on eight carries.
Reidinger finished with 11 carries and 76 yards with Snodgrass gaining 66 yards on 11 runs with three touchdowns.
The win represents arguably the most significant victory in the combo team’s short history.
“I told the kids that as a combine we have never played Adna,” RSB head coach Luke Abbott said. “We said if we played well and somehow come out with a win in this one, people are going to start to notice us as a football program. I think at this point people might take us a little more seriously.”
Abbott added that the Ravens’ hot start helped to relax his team.
“(RSB players) could have easily been intimidated. … When you hear the name Adna or Napavine or Onalaska, you hear these names and that can sometimes strike fear into you. Those are football programs and you know you might get hit in the mouth,” he said. “(Adna) is a good team. They have athletes and size and are a very good football program. For us to be able to step up and play a very good football game against a very good football team and come out with a win like that, it says Raymond-South Bend is a football program too.”
RSB will take on Forks at 7 p.m. on Friday in Forks.
Prosser 52, Aberdeen 14
Aberdeen struggled to keep up with Prosser en route to a 52-14 loss on Saturday at Prosser High School.
The Bobcats (2-2) trailed the 4th-ranked Mustangs (4-0) 52-0 at the half.
The banged-up Bobcats, who started several freshman in the defensive backfield in addition to being without the services of senior quarterback Kale Goings and senior running back Jeremy Sawyer, were torched for 28 points in the first quarter, including a punt return for a touchdown and a pair of touchdown passes from Prosser quarterback Kory McClure.
McClure would pass for three more scores in the second quarter as Prosser’s team speed was too much for the Bobcats defense to handle.
“We were at a track meet with a bunch of thoroughbreds,” remarked Aberdeen head coach Todd Bridge. “(Prosser) played a much faster game than we are used to. … It was a good lesson for us.”
Aberdeen got its offense going in the second half on a long drive that ate up the entire third quarter and culminated in a touchdown run from senior running back Trey Anderson with just under seven minutes left to go in the fourth quarter.
Later in the period, junior running back Aidan Watkins scored a touchdown to round out the scoring.
“Our kids kept fighting and I’m proud of them for that,” said Bridge, who added his team had approximately 4-5 penalties, a “marked improvement” from the 15 it has a week prior against Centralia. “They didn’t quit and their sportsmanship was great.”
Aberdeen will host Black Hills at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Elma 41, Columbia-White Salmon 7
Elma quarterback Carter Studer and receiver Gibson Cain led the Eagles to a 41-7 win over Columbia-White Salmon on Friday at Columbia High School.
Studer passed for three touchdowns — all to Cain — and 314 yards on 13-for-20 passing.
Cain caught five passes for 206 yards in the game, including an 89-yarder for a score to get Elma going on the first possession of the game.
Studer and Cain hooked up on a 22-yard touchdown with 6:46 left in the first quarter.
Less than a minute later, Elma defensive back Vince Pallett intercepted a pass from Bruins quarterback Wesley White and took it to the house for a pick-six and a 19-0 Elma lead.
In the second quarter, Studer tossed TD passes to senior running back Austin Salazar for 18 yards and Cain for 25 yards to put Elma up 34-0 at the half.
A 7-yard TD run from Kale Reeves in the third quarter put the Eagles up 41-0.
Elma (2-2) gained 396 total yards of offense to just 129 for CWS (0-4).
“Solid effort by the kids,” said Elma head coach Ron Clark, adding his defensive line was dominant against the run. “We were explosive on all sides of the ball.”
Elma will host Hoquiam for the first time since the 2019 season at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Napavine 46, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 6
Pe Ell-Willapa Valley’s brutal schedule continued with a 46-6 loss to top-ranked Napavine on Friday in Menlo.
PWV (1-3) fell behind early after two first-quarter turnovers were converted into a 14-0 lead for the Tigers (4-0).
Then the Titans pulled off something no other team has been able to do this season against Napavine — put points on the scoreboard.
PWV running back Cody Strozyk scored on a 2-yard run to cut the deficit to 14-6 and hand the Tigers defense its first blemish of the season.
But it was all Tigers the rest of the way as quarterback Ashton Demarest threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Napavine’s speed was too much for the Titans to contain.
“I’m still proud of the way the boys played both on offense and defense,” PWV head coach Josh Fluke said. “Napavine is definitely deserving of being No. 1 in a lot of classifications.”
Napavine had 405 yards of offense to 101 for PWV.
The Titans were led by running back Blake Howard, who gained 59 yards on 12 carries.
Kolten Fluke led the PWV defense with seven tackles with Strozyk recovering a Napavine fumble in the game.
Napavine scored three touchdowns off three PWV turnovers in the game.
PWV will face Morton-White Pass at 7 p.m. on Friday at White Pass High School.
Wahkiakum 51, Ocosta 0
Ocosta miscues were costly in a 51-0 loss to Wahkiakum on Saturday in Westport.
The Mules capitalized on Wildcats mistakes to take an early lead. With Wahkiakum driving deep into Ocosta territory early in the game, the Wildcats defense recovered a fumble at their own 14-yard line. But on Ocosta’s first play from scrimmage, the Wildcats fumbled, giving the ball right back to the Mules, who scored to take a lead they would never relinquish.
Wahkiakum fullback Zakkary Carlson had 119 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns while running back Dominic Curl added 51 yards and a score, all in the first half.
By halftime, the Mules had opened up a 26-0 lead as Ocosta struggled to fight through the blocks of the Mules offense.
“They ran over us and we couldn’t get off the block and fight through the block,” Ocosta head coach Keith Beck said. “It was pretty tough. … It didn’t go the way I was hoping it would go.”
Ocosta’s Josh Figueroa had 46 yards rushing and 14 passing yards by halftime while Wildcats defender Andrew Martin recovered a fumble in the game.
Ocosta played the 11-man contest with just 18 players against a Mules team of 27.
The Wildcats will face Chief Leschi at 7 p.m. on Friday in Westport.
Lake Quinault 45, Clallam Bay 6
Lake Quinault remained undefeated on the season with a 45-6 drubbing over Clallam Bay on Saturday at Lake Quinault High School.
The Elks (4-0) jumped out to a 38-0 lead by halftime and had seven rushing touchdowns and 10 sacks as a team in the game.
Jesse Ferry led the Elks with three rushing touchdowns while Adan Morfin scored twice for the Elks.
Cody Perry and Hunter Miller also scored a rushing TD apiece for Lake Quinault.
Daniel Ceja-Ortiz led the Elks defense with five sacks with Grady Fowler (3 sacks) and Luis Estrada (2 sacks) also recording multiple sacks in the victory.
Lake Quinault led 45-0 before a young Clallam Bay team scored a touchdown against the Elks second-string defense in the game’s waning moments.
“(Clallam Bay) is pesky. They fought like crazy and kept hanging around,” said Lake Quinault head coach Melvyn Houtz, who added he was hoping his team would get to a running clock sooner as to allow his younger athletes more playing time.
Houtz said that though his team is undefeated, he’s not certain how good it may be just yet.
“I don’t know how good we are,” he said, adding his team defeated Oakville, which has handled all of its opponents except for Lake Quinault. “We just give 100% and just go out and play the game.”
Lake Quinault will have a short turnaround as the Elks take on the Washington School for the Deaf at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday in Vancouver.