2B Football: Mossyrock Scores Second Win on the Coast
By The Chronicle
ILWACO — The Vikings didn’t let a long road trip slow them down here Friday, slipping past Ilwaco 19-18 in non-league 2B football action.
Colton McClure had 59 rushing yards and a touchdown, and 51 receiving yards, to lead Mossyrock. Quarterback Aiden Weist went 12 of 16 for 115 yards.
“We played pretty good,” Viking coach Chris Fried said. “We struggled a little bit keeping their guys out of our backfield, but overall we played really well. I’m real happy with the way we played tonight.”
Austin King added a 6-yard touchdown run for the Vikings, and Evan Gootgeld opened the scoring for Mossyrock with a 65-yard kickoff return.
Dylan Simonson scored twice for Ilwaco, with Jackson Wilkin adding a touchdown. All three scores came on the ground.
Mossyrock picked up 221 yards of total offense, made the most of two lost Fishermen fumbles, and came from behind in the second half to win.
“That’s a huge win after that long of a road trip. They came out and were ready to play,” Fried said. “It’s a big deal to get behind like that and continue to play the game and come out with a win. That’s huge.”
Mossyrock (2-2) hosts Wahkiakum on Friday.
VIKINGS 19, FISHERMEN 18
Mossyrock 6 0 6 7 —19
Ilwaco 6 6 6 0 —18
MOS — Evan Gootgeld 65-yard kickoff return; run failed
ILW — Jackson Wilkin 5-yard run; kick failed
ILW — Dylan Simonson 23-yard run; run failed
ILW — Simonson 6-yard run; run failed
MOS — Austin King 6-yard run; run failed
MOS — Colton McClure 12-yard run; Matthew Panuska
Team Stats MOS ILW
First Downs 15 11
Rushing Yards 106 196
Passing Yards 115 34
Total Yards 221 230
Comp-Att-Int 12-18-1 3-8-1
Fumbles/Lost 1/1 2/2
Penalties/Yards 2/10 5/50
Rushing: MOS — Colton McClure 6/59; ILW — N/A
Passing: MOS — Aiden Weist 12-16/115; ILW — N/A
Receiving: MOS — McClure 4/51; ILW — N/A