Friday’s 2B Football: Toledo Fumbles Game Away to Top-Ranked Kalama
Toledo Fumbles Game Away to Top-Ranked Kalama
TOLEDO — If not for a bevy of fumbles here Friday night the Indians may have been able to keep pace with the top ranked 2B football team in the state. As it stands, though, Toledo put the ball on the ground eight times — losing five of them — and wound up losing to Kalama 42-21 in SWW 2B League River Division action.
“Fumbles have been a problem for us all year,” Toledo coach Mike Christensen said. “We have spent a lot of time on it and we thought we were getting better toward the middle of the year, but then to night happened.”
The two teams managed to play to a tie after one quarter and it took a freak play of questionable legality to get the Chinooks on the board midway through the second quarter. On fourth down from around the 10 yard line the Chinooks attempted a field goal, only to have the attempt blocked by Toledo’s Ethan Buck. As most of the Toledo players celebrated, thinking the play was over, Kalama quarterback and placeholder Alex Dyer casually picked the ball up and lofted it toward the end zone, where it was hauled in by Grant Vandenberg for a touchdown.
Christensen was none too pleased that the play was allowed to stand as a score for Kalama, but his protests went unrecognized by the referee crew.
“I had a couple different discussions with the officials and we didn’t see eye to eye. That was one of them,” said Christensen.
That was a bout of bad luck, but Toledo began shooting itself in the foot shortly thereafter.
On the first play of their next drive Toledo fumbled the ball away to Kalama at their own 17 and within minutes the Chinooks held a two possession lead.
Toledo answered back on their next drive when they found one play that worked and went back to it three times in a row. That play, a sweep right to Keyton Wallace, netted Toledo about 80 yards and a touchdown and brought the Indians back within one score with 5:21 left in the second quarter.
After coming out of halftime trailing by that one score Toledo started the half with the ball and immediately fumbled it away again. Less than two minutes later Dyer connected with Marques Lies on one of his five passing touchdowns of the night.
Looking to turn things around on their next drive the Indians reverted back to their old ways, again fumbling the ball away to Kalama on their first play from scrimmage. And again, less than two minutes later Kalama was putting points on the board thanks to a scoring toss from Dyer.
Before the third quarter ran out Keyton Wallace added another scoring run to his tally and Ethan Buck busted loose in the fourth quarter for a 43-yard run that kept the score respectable.
In the end, though, Toledo just made to many mistakes to beat a first rate team like Kalama.
“I think we felt like we could play with anybody going in to it,” said Christensen. “At the end of the day it doesn’t matter how you play in between the fumbles but if you lose five fumbles you’re going to lose the ball game. We’ve got to fix it or we’re not going to be playing very much longer.”
Christensen applauded the defensive scheme put together by defensive coordinator Mike Croy for keeping Kalama relatively in check in spite of the advantageous field position they had nearly all night long due to the rash of Toledo fumbles.
“He put together a good game plan and we executed it pretty well,” said Christensen, who also lauded the defensive efforts of Hunter Eaton, Junior Arroyo, and Fano Arceo-Hansen.
Toledo (4-4, 2-2 division) will host Winlock for homecoming next Friday.
Titans Dominate Hyaks
MENLO — Pe Ell-Willapa Valley scored 50 points in the first half to cruise to a 56-14 win over North Beach in a SWW 2B Coastal Division football game here on Friday night.
PWV tallied 258 yards on the ground, led by Peter Hamilton with five carries for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Max Smith added five carries for 43 yards and Tyson Nissell contributed seven carries for 39 yards.
PWV coach Josh Fluke commended the play of his offensive line in the performance.
“They played well. We asked them to come out of the gates full throttle and they did,” Fluke said. “Props to the O-line of Adam Smaciarz, Bradley Prestegord, Jerimiah Yost, Wyatt Bush and Kobe Hoffman. They did an excellent job blocking all night.”
Defensively, PWV held the Hyaks to 163 total yards.
Hamilton opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 53-yard touchdown run, and followed it up with an 8-yard scoring run. Matt Pearson found Ryan Shepherd for a 2-yard TD pass next, and was followed up by Tyson Nissell with a 5-yard touchdown run. Cub Bair intercepted a pass and returned it 20 yards for a 36-0 lead after one quarter.
In the second quarter, Smith had a 16-yard touchdown scamper and Nissell added another touchdown with a 1-yard run for a 50-0 halftime lead.
Keyton Barnum capped the scoring for PWV in the third quarter with a 2-yard run. North Beach scored a touchdown in the third and fourth quarters with the game already out of reach.
PWV (6-2, 4-0 league) ends the regular season on the road against Raymond in a Coastal Division contest.
Loggers Fall to Rockets
CASTLE ROCK — Onalaska had too many penalties and fumbles against Castle Rock, allowing the 1A Rockets to earn a 42-28 win in a nonleague football game here on Friday.
Onalaska had 314 yards of offense, but four fumbles and seven penalties cost the Loggers against Castle Rock.
“We’ve got to put it behind us and refocus for next week. I thought offensively, we were able to move the ball, but if you don’t stop them and keep them out of the end zone, you’re not going to win ball games,” Onalaska coach Mazen Saade said. “We shore up those things and make some small adjustments and get ready for Adna.”
The Loggers were led by Ashton Haight, who ran for 152 yards on 29 carries with two touchdowns. Quarterback Lucas Kreger ran 13 times for 109 yards and two scores.
Onalaska scored first on a Kreger 12-yard touchdown run. Castle Rock answered with a Nate Myklebust 34-yard touchdown score. Kreger again ran in a score from 12-yards out for a 14-7 lead after one quarter.
Castle Rock’s Brady Bach and Parker Patching each had 2-yard touchdown runs for a 21-14 lead at halftime.
The Rockets’ Caleb Mullen found Peyton Watts for a 26-yard score, and Myklebust scored again for a 35-14 lead after three quarters.
Haight scored on a 4-yard run and followed it up with a 6-yard run to cut the lead to 35-28, but the Rockets scored on a Bach 13-yard run to seal the win.
Onalaska (5-3, 3-2 league) finishes the regular season on the road against Adna in a SWW 2B League Mountain Division game.
Adna Jumps on MWP Early in 49-14 Win
RANDLE — Adna put Morton-White Pass in an early hole and never looked back here Friday night, cruising to a 49-14 win over the Timberwolves in SWW 2B League Mountain Division football action.
Brady Collins and Elmer Loose each scored three touchdowns to lead the way, and each ran back punts for touchdowns in the first quarter. A 34-yard touchdown catch from Collins put Adna up 20-0 after the first quarter.
“Those two punt returns put us on our heels early, and we just never recovered,” MWP coach Lee Metcalf said.
Jesse Urban put the Timberwolves on the board with a 76-yard kick return score, but a 7-yard touchdown run by Cole Fay, a 70-yard touchdown pass from Conner Weed to Collins and a 4-yard run from Loose gave the Pirates a 42-6 lead at halftime.
Marcos Garcia, who led MWP with 90 rushing yards on 12 carries, scored in the fourth quarter, and Loose added a second-half touchdown for Adna.
“In spite of digging ourselves a humongous hole early, I thought we battled,” Metcalf said. “We started figuring out some things with our new kids (put into the lineup after injuries last week against Onalaska), and they played hard.”
Weed hit on all nine of his pass attempts for 134 yards. Fay ran 12 times for 65 yards, and Loose picked up 54 yards on six carries.
It was the final home game for MWP seniors Matt Poquette, Carson Lewis, Brayden Webb and Kade Gillispie. The Timberwolves (3-5, 1-4 league) close out the regular season on Saturday with a Mountain Division game against Life Christian at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood.
Adna (7-1, 4-1 league) hosts Onalaska on Friday to wrap the regular season.
Wahkiakum Takes Winlock for a Ride
WINLOCK – Seth Lindsey rushed for 215 yards and three touchdowns here Friday night but it wasn’t enough to get the Cardinals over the hump as Wahkiakum wound up riding off into the night with a 55-27 victory in SWW 2B League River Division football play.
The Mules went up early with a pair of long touchdown runs in the first quarter but Winlock got a 4-yard touchdown from Dawson Hall and one of Lindsey’s scoring touches, both in the second quarter, allowed Winlock to head to the locker room down just 25-14.
The good vibes didn’t last long, though, as a pair of touchdowns out of the chute in the second half gave the Mules all the breathing room they would need.
Winlock was actually able to outgain Wahkiakum on the ground 352 yards to 319 and won the total yardage battle 364-353. The Cardinals also netted 16 first downs in the contest compared to Wahkiakum’s 10.
Winlock (2-6, 1-3 conference) will travel to Toledo on Friday to close out the regular season with the Battle of the Cowlitz.
CHINOOKS 42, INDIANS 21
Kalama 0 14 14 14 — 42
Toledo 0 7 7 7 — 21
KAL – Alex Dyer 10 yard pass to Grant Vandenberg; Logan Jones kick
KAL – Dyer 16-yard pass to Colby Hutchinson; Jones kick
TOL – Keyton Wallace 13-yard run; Andreas Malunat kick
KAL – Dyer 3-yard pass to Marques Lies; Jones kick
KAL – Dyer 6-yard pass to Jacob Herz; Jones kick
TOL – Wallace 5-yard run; Malunat kick
KAL – Dyer 26-yard pass to Tucker Wetmore; Jones kick
TOL – Ethan Buck 43-yard run; Malunat kick
KAL – Dyer 16-yard pass to Herz; Jones
Team Stats KAL TOL
First Downs N/A N/A
Rushing Yards 162 273
Passing Yards 194 30
Total Yards 356 303
Comp-Att-Int 24-40-1 2-3-0
Fumbles/Lost 4/0 8/5
Penalties/Yards N/A N/A
Rushing: KAL — Colby Hutchinson 14/59; TOL — Keyton Wallace 17/114, Ethan Buck 6/105
Passing: KAL — Alex Dyer 24-40/194; TOL — Duke Schaplow 2-3/30
Receiving: KAL — N/A TOL — Fano Arceo-Hansen 1/30
PIRATES 49, TIMBERWOLVES 14
Adna 20 22 7 0 —49
Morton-WP 0 6 0 8 —14
ADN — Elmer Loose 57-yard punt return; Conner Weed kick
ADN — Brady Collins 46-yard punt return; Weed kick
ADN — Conner Weed 34-yard pass to Collins; kick failed
ADN — Cole Fay 7-yard run; kick failed
MWP — Jesse Urban 76-yard kick return; kick failed
ADN — Weed 70-yard pass to Collins; Weed pass to Bo Moon
ADN — Loose 4-yard run; Weed run
ADN — Loose 3-yard run; Weed kick
MWP — Marcos Garcia 1-yard run; Caliph Wideman run
Team Stats ADN MWP
First Downs 14 6
Rushing Yards 248 89
Passing Yards 103 0
Total Yards 351 89
Comp-Att-Int 7-7-0 0-7-0
Fumbles/Lost 3/3 5/1
Penalties/Yards 4/27 3/34
Rushing: ADN — Cole Fay 12/65, Loose 6/54; MWP — Garcia 12/90
Passing: ADN — Weed 9-9/134; MWP — Rashoff 0-7/0
Receiving: ADN — Collins 3/110; MWP — N/A
TITANS 56, HYAKS 14
North Beach 0 0 8 6 — 14
Pe Ell-WV 36 14 6 0 — 56
PWV — Peter Hamilton 53-yard run; kick failed
PWV — Hamilton 8-yard run; Matt Pearson pass to Ryan Shepherd
PWV — Pearson 2-yard pass to Ryan Shepherd; Pearson pass to Shepherd
PWV — Tyson Nissell 5-yard run; Pearson pass to Cub Bair
PWV — Bair 20-yard interception return; conversion failed
PWV — Max Smith 16-yard run; Pearson run
PWV — Nissell 1-yard run; kick failed
PWV — Keyton Barnum 2-yard run; conversion failed
NB — Taro Muro 60-yard run; conversion good
NB — Brendan Chaney 39-yard pass to Ben Coughlin; conversion failed
Team Stats NB PWV
First Downs 5 9
Rushing Yards 122 258
Passing Yards 41 14
Total Yards 163 272
Comp-Att-Int 3-12-5 2-3-0
Fumbles/Lost 2/1 0/0
Penalties/Yards 8/66 6/60
Rushing: NB — Taro Muro 15/99; PWV — Hamilton 5/113, Smith 5/43, Nissell 7/39
Passing: NB — Brendan Chaney 3-12/41; PWV — Pearson 2-2/14
Receiving: NB — Ben Coughlin 1/39; PWV — Shepherd 2/24
At Castle Rock
ROCKETS 42, LOGGERS 28
Onalaska 14 0 0 14 — 28
Castle Rock 7 14 14 7 — 42
ONY — Lucas Kreger 12-yard run; Haight run
CR — Nate Myklebust 34-yard run; kick good
ONY — Kreger 12-yard run; run failed
CR — Brady Bach 2-yard run; kick good
CR — Parker Patching 2-yard run; kick good
CR — Caleb Mullen 26-yard pass to Peyton Watts; kick good
CR — Nate Myklebust 45-yard run; kick good
ONY — Ashton Haight 4-yard run; run failed
ONY — Haight 6-yard run; Kreiger run
CR — Brady Bach 13-yard run; kick good
Team Stats ONY CR
First Downs 19 14
Rushing Yards 314 286
Passing Yards 0 86
Total Yards 314 372
Comp-Att-Int 0-4-0 5-9-0
Fumbles/Lost 4/2 0/0
Penalties/Yards 7/45 7/50
Rushing: ONY — Ashton Haight 29/152/2, Lucas Kreger 13/109/2; CR — Brady Bach 21/111/2, Nate Myklebust 12/141/2
Passing: ONY — Krieger 0-4/0; CR — Caleb Mullen 5-8/86
Receiving: ONY — N/A; CR — Seth Werly 3/60, Peyton Watts 1/26
MULES 55, CARDINALS 27
Wahkiakum 13 12 8 12 — 55
Winlock 0 14 20 7 — 27
WAK – James Anderson 23-yard run
WAK – Anderson 60-yard run
WIN – Dawson Hall 4-yard run
WAK – Zach Brown 60-yard kick return
WIN – Seth Lindsey 8-yard run
WAK – Lucas Brown 27-yard pass to Kaden Anderson
WAK – Z. Brown 5-yard run
WIN – Lindsey 4-yard run
WAK – Z. Brown 7-yard run
WAK – Chance Cothren 63-yard run
WAK – Cothren 21-yard run
WIN – Lindsey 13-yard run
Team Stats WAK WIN
First Downs 10 16
Rushing Yards 319 352
Passing Yards 34 12
Total Yards 353 364
Comp-Att-Int 2-3-0 2-5-0
Fumbles/Lost N/A N/A
Penalties/Yards N/A N/A
Rushing: WAK — Chance Crothen 5/124; WIN — Seth Lindsey 26/215
Passing: WAK — Lucas Brown 2-3/34; WIN — Nicholas Patching 2-5/12
Receiving: WAK — Kaden Anderson 1/27; WIN — Noah Patching 1/10