Bobcat gridders leveled by Mark Morris

LONGVIEW — Aberdeen’s debut in the Greater St. Helens 2A League didn’t work out as well as planned.

State-ranked Mark Morris rolled past the Bobcats, 42-6, Friday night at Longview Stadium.

This was the first-ever game for Aberdeen (0-1, 1-4) in this league. The Monarchs (1-0, 4-1) are ranked 10th in the state 2A poll.

Mark Morris scored first and did not look back, scoring in every quarter.

Aberdeen’s sole touchdown came on a 44-yard pass from Veek Cheema to Carter Harris. The Bobcats were intercepted twice and lost two fumbles.

Bryceson Talley was the leading rusher for the Bobcats with 11 carries for 37 yards. Cheema was 7-for-26 for 134 yards passing.

“We didn’t really show up,” said Bobcat head coach Terry Dion. “Our first drive was for 30 yards and then we didn’t execute a couple of plays. The score was decent, 20-6, at halftime. We couldn’t play consistently, but they played hard and well. We stopped ourselves with several misses from wide open receivers. They (the Monarchs) made it hard to run.”

Dion cited Lorenzo Ontiveros for several nice catches and Harris for his one catch for a TD. He also commended Ashton Williamson for making nice tackles.

On Friday, the Bobcats will play R.A. Long at Longview Stadium.