Late Friday football: Ocosta adjusts to 8-man football to beat Jewell (Ore.)

WESTPORT — Nate Krigbaum rushed for 246 yards and scored four touchdowns as Ocosta adapted nicely to eight-man football with a 68-40 win over Jewell, Ore., on Friday at Griffin Field.

The Wildcats converted to the eight-man game for one week only to fill an open date on their schedule. They amassed 448 yard rushing, while quarterback Kurt Bambauer passed for another 147.

“Initially, I was concerned (about the shift to eight-man), but we took control of the game early and never looked back,” Ocosta coach Mike Allton said. “Our goal was to play four quarters of football and we had a clean, well-executed game plan.”

Krigbaum had scoring runs of 18, 5, 1 and 40 yards. Brian Hart added a 45-yard touchdown run and also plunged into the end zone from a yard away. Alex Herrera took a 31-yard scoring pass from Bambauer and also ran 8 yards for a score.

J.J. Wahl tallied Ocosta’s other touchdown on a 15-yard run. He was Ocosta’s leading receiver with three catches for 88 yards. Hart rushed for 84 yards on 11 carries.

The Wildcats (3-3) host Napavine in a non-leaguer on Friday.

Chitwhins 86, Acorns 28

OAKVILLE — Taholah got its offense going early, leading 40-6 after the first quarter, to knock off Oakville in this Pacific Coast Football League contest on Friday.

On Oct. 13, Taholah (3-0, 3-3) visits King’s Way Christian in a non-league game.