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Monte, Hoquiam, Aberdeen open league play; Raymond and South Bend lock horns

By Ryan Sparks and Hasani Grayson

The Daily World

Elma at RA Long

The Elma Eagles look to extend their best winning streak to start the season since 1998 when they travel to Longview Memorial Stadium today to take on RA Long at 7 p.m.

Led by quarterback Cody Vollan (8-10-0, 188, 2 TD) and running back Taitum Brumfield (27-157,TD), the Eagles racked up 589 total yards in Friday’s 47-21 victory over Castle Rock. It was the fourth consecutive game the Eagles have scored at least 41 points.

The last time Elma went 4-0 was in 1998, where they began the season 8-0 before finishing 11-2 and ended with a loss in the state championship game.

RA Long hasn’t found the 2018 season to be as fruitful. The Lumberjacks are winless on the season at 0-4 and haven’t scored more than 14 points in a game this season.

The Lumberjacks haven’t been close in picking up a win this season, as they’ve been blown out in all four games and have been outscored 188-32.

Forks at Montesano

Montesano, which relatively cruised through its four non-league victories this season, will face a tough test when they host the Forks Spartans at 7 p.m. Friday at Montesano High School.

Forks (3-1) has looked dominant in its victories this season. outscoring Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Granite Falls by a combined 102-8.

In its 29-0 shutout over Granite Falls on Friday, a big, fast Forks defense held the Tigers to under 100 total yards. The Spartans defense only allowed 103 total yards in its season-opening win over Port Angeles, a 28-8 victory.

With a sizable offensive line (six players listed at over 230 pounds), the Spartans offense has found success running the football this season. Look for the Spartans to run the football with the likes of running back Tristen Pisani and fullback Caleb Peters, each of whom have had 100-plus yard rushing games this season.

Forks’ only loss of the season came at the hands of Sequim, which used a late-game TD pass to win a close 20-16 contest.

Montesano (4-0), meanwhile, looked sharp in dispatching of Port Angeles, 48-21, on Friday. In that game, Monte’s first unit had no problems putting up points in a quick and efficient manner as the Bulldogs totalled 42 points by halftime.

The Bulldogs ground game once again accounted for over 200 yards of offense on Friday as Monterano ran 40 times for 264 yards, most of those coming from running back Teegan Zillyett, who ran for 140 yards on 14 carries.

Monte also has recent history on its side, as it is 13-1 in its past 14 meetings with the Spartans.

Over the past three seasons, the 1A Evergreen league rivalry hasn’t been close. Monte has outscored Forks, 168-12, over the past three games, including a 44-6 win last season.

Tenino at Hoquiam

Hoquiam quarterback Payton Quintanilla passed for over 280 yards and threw a game-winning TD with five seconds left in a 28-20 win over Columbia-White Salmon last week to earn <em>The Daily World’s</em> ‘Game Ball - Offense.’ (File photo)

Hoquiam quarterback Payton Quintanilla passed for over 280 yards and threw a game-winning TD with five seconds left in a 28-20 win over Columbia-White Salmon last week to earn The Daily World’s ‘Game Ball - Offense.’ (File photo)

Hoquiam will get its first taste of league play when they play host to a winless Tenino on team on Friday.

The Beavers (0-4) has had trouble scoring points in the early going, scoring 12 points against King’s Way Christian and Castle Rock before getting shutout 21-0 against Seton Catholic last week.

The young team has four seniors on the roster and nine freshmen but one of those seniors is quarterback Karl Hisaw.

The team also has senior Jace Griffis who performed well in the secondary last week when he came away with an interception in the second quarter against Seton Catholic.

The Grizzlies are coming off an emotional victory that saw Payton Quintanilla hit Kyle Larson for a game-wining touchdown with five seconds left in last week’s game against Columbia-White Salmon.

Quintanilla completed 20 passes for 376 yards in the contest, with his primary target being Jackson Folkers who caught six passes for 69 yards.

Tenino will come into Olympic Stadium looking for their first win at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Aberdeen at Centralia

This week’s 2A matchup between the Tigers and Bobcats will feature one team that recently snapped their losing streak and another that’s still looking for its first victory.

Centralia (1-3) got in the win column with a 48-14 win over Fort Vancouver with the help of quarterback Tanner DeMonburn who passed for 291 and rushed for 85 yards.

The Tigers also have a reliable ground threat in Shilo Gray Gundo who ran for 88 yards on 14 carries against Fort Vancouver.

Aberdeen (0-4) will be hoping to do a better job of keeping tacklers out of the backfield as the Bobcats gave up 11 sacks in last week’s 36-14 loss to Kelso.

With the score at 14-7 to start the second half, Aberdeen saw the game get out of hand as turnovers and poor field position slowed the offense.

Despite being under pressure for most of the game quarterback Ben Dublanko got a late rushing touchdown for his team.

The 2A Evergreen matchup will kick off at 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium on Friday.

Raymond at South Bend

After some mixed results in the early part of the schedule, rivals South Bend and Raymond will square off looking to climb the league standings on Friday.

Raymond captured its first win of the season in emphatic fashion with a 64-16 win over Chief Leschi last week with three running backs going over 100 yards. Joseph Villalpondo led the team in rushing with 121 yards on eight carries and Patrick Edwards picked up 121 yards on 13 carries. McCartney Maden made the most of his limited touches and ran for 110 yards on four carries with two touchdowns.

South Bend had a rough time taking care of the ball last week against Ilwaco where wet conditions contributed to five turnovers.

South Bend fell to Ilwaco 35-16 despite out gaining the Fishermen 250 to 244. Drew Rose accounted for 119 of those yards with 119 passing yards and 73 rushing yards.

South Bend’s run defense will likely be put to the test when the rivals face each other at 7 p.m. at Raymond High School.

Other games

WA School for the Deaf at Oakville, today, 6 p.m.

Taholah at Tulalip Heritage, Friday, 6 p.m.

North Beach at Ilwaco, Friday, 7 p.m.

Lyle-Wishram at PWV, Friday, 7 p.m.

Crescent at Wishkah Valley, Saturday, 1 p.m.

Ocosta, bye week

Ocosta defensive back Christian Taylor recorded two interceptions and two solo tackles in Friday’s 40-14 win over North Beach, earning Taylor <em>The Daily World’s</em> ‘Game Ball - Defense’ this week. (File photo)

Ocosta defensive back Christian Taylor recorded two interceptions and two solo tackles in Friday’s 40-14 win over North Beach, earning Taylor The Daily World’s ‘Game Ball – Defense’ this week. (File photo)