The Hoquiam Grizzlies had its issues against a stout Mount Baker defense in a 36-21 loss in the first round of the 1A State Football Tournament on Saturday in Bellingham.
Hoquiam (7-4 overall) fell behind 6-0 in the first quarter after Mountaineers quarterback Mason Jacoby scored on a 1-yard run.
Later in the first, Jacoby threw a screen pass to wide receiver Ayden Rodriguez, who ran it in from 22-yards out to give Mt. Baker (10-1) a 13-0 lead.
The Grizzlies fell behind 20-0 when running back Jason Lee scored on a 1-yard run at the 6:12 mark of the second quarter.
Hoquiam showed some signs of life in the final minute of the first half when quarterback Dane McMillan hit wide receiver Cameron Bumstead with a 40-yard touchdown pass to cut into the Mountaineers lead at 20-7.
But just before the end of the half, Mount Baker scored on a 23-yard field goal by Miguel Zavala, giving the Mountaineers a 23-7 lead at the break.
That was as close as Hoquiam would get as the Grizzlies were shut out in the third quarter and saw Mount Baker take a 30-7 lead on a Lee TD-run of eight yards.
Mt. Baker put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter when running back Toby Jefferson capped a drive with a 16-yard run, extending the lead to 36-7.
After Mount Baker rested its starters and cleared its bench, Hoquiam closed the gap with two scores in the final minutes of the game.
Bumstead scored on a 2-yard run with 1:15 left and the Grizzlies recovered the subsequent onside kick.
A few plays later, Bumstead scored his third touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run with 42 seconds remaining, rounding out the scoring at 36-21.
No further information was available for this game at the time of this writing
Eisele wins state title in 100 butterfly
Aberdeen swimmer Annika Eisele won her second consecutive state championship in the 100-yard butterfly at the 2A State Swim & Dive Championships on Saturday at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.
Eisele swam a time of 57.65 to beat Sammamish’s Jillian Weber (59.41) and Liberty’s Dominique Visperas, who placed second and third, respectively.
Eisele placed third in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.90 and swam the third leg of Aberdeen’s 200 medley relay team (Hailey Wilson, Anna Weber, Eisele, Melissa May) that placed second with a time of 1:53.29, finishing just off the pace of state-champion Sammamish (1:51.70).
Weber took second place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.12, finishing just .05 behind Lacey’s Bryanna Ungs.
Aberdeen placed fifth as a team with 139 points.
Results for Aberdeen swimmers in the state finals are as follows:
Team Standings — 1, Liberty, 268. 2, Sammamish, 264. 3, Anacortes, 166. 4, North Kitsap, 159. 5, Aberdeen, 139.
200-yard medley relay — Aberdeen (Hailey Wilson, Anna Weber, Annika Eisele, Melissa May), 1:53.29, 2nd
200 Individual Medley — Anna Weber, 2:16.46, 6th
100 Butterfly — Annika Eisele, 57.31, 1st
100 Backstroke — Annika Eisele, 59.90, 3rd
100 Breaststroke — Anna Weber, 1:06.12, 2nd
400 Freestyle Relay — Aberdeen (Juliana Meza, Aliyah Tageant, Annetthe Orona, Melissa May), 1:02.88, 12th
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