Spartans 14, Bulldogs 12
FORKS — In spite of racking up 330 total yards, Montesano was edged by Forks due to an inadvertent whistle call and several missed opportunities in Evergreen 1A League play on Friday at Forks.
Anthony Louthan led the rushing attack for the Bulldogs (1-1, 2-3), with 23 carries for 111 yards. He also had two receptions for 14 yards, including a touchdown in the third quarter for 11 yards for the final Bulldog score of the game. An attempted 2-point conversion failed.
Jacob Sampair had 13 carries for 54 yards, including a 7-yard run into the end zone in the second quarter to open the Bulldog scoring. The PAT was no good. Noah Ewing added nine carries for 38 yards.
Tristan Darst added three receptions for 28 yards and Kenny Roy logged 23 receiving yards.
Defensive standouts included Ken O’Brien, Roy and Jordan Bussard.
“With 2:20 to go, Forks fumbled and we scooped it up and went in for a touchdown,” said MHS coach Terry Jensen. “Then we got an inadvertent whistle and it brought the ball way back. We had other opportunities to win, but could not convert our PAT or our 2-point conversion. With 7 minutes to go, we missed a 37-yard field goal, so it is back to the drawing board now.”
Forks (1-1, 2-3) scored in the first and third quarters. Both of the PATs were good.
On Thursday, Montesano will host Rochester at Stewart Field in Aberdeen.
Wildcats 28, Indians 0
WESTPORT — After a scoreless first half, Ocosta went on to blank South Bend in Pacific League play on Friday at Westport.
Brian Hart led the Wildcats (1-2, 2-3), with 23 carries for 86 yards and two touchdowns. The first score came on a 3-yard run into the end zone in the third quarter. He followed in the fourth quarter with a 2-yard run and a 2-point conversion.
The Wildcats had a spectacular 80-yard run by Michael Dewood to open the second quarter on a kick return, which almost went the distance for the TD. They failed to convert it to points.
Edgar Aragon scored on a 12-yard TD run later in the fourth quarter and Cody Colean finished out the scoring with an 8-yard run. Both PATs were kicked by Caleb Tackett.
Colean carried the ball four times for 61 yards and a TD. James Benn and Tackett led with nine and eight tackles, respectively.
Wildcat coach Brad Kesterson cited Aragon as the player of the game.
South Bend (0-1, 0-4) will travel to Raymond on Friday. Ocosta will host the Tenino junior varsity on Tuesday.
Trojans 26, Vikings 7
MENLO — Willapa Valley started out strong in the first quarter, but remained scoreless throughout the rest of the game in a surprising loss to Pe Ell in a non-league game on Friday at Menlo.
Seth Flemetis made the only touchdown for the Vikings (3-2) with 3:56 to go in the first quarter. Robert Espina kicked the PAT.
Pe Ell scored six in the first quarter and 20 in the second half for the win.
“We could not seem to get things going after that first score,” said Vikings coach Greg Wonhoff. “We were playing defense the whole time. They (the Trojans) stopped us and forced us to punt. We could not put anything together and were plagued by penalties and interceptions. We showed a lack of intensity to compete with them tonight coming off a good week of practice. Now we realize what we need to do to turn things around.”
Flemetis was the leading rusher for the Vikings with 16 carries for 67 yards. Hunter Gray received for 16 yards.
In a largely defensive game, the standouts were Drew Pearson with 13 tackles, Flementis with 12 tackles and Jason Fluke and Dylan Barrett with 10 tackles apiece. Matt Konigsberger had an interception for the Vikings.
On Friday, Willapa Valley hits the road to North Beach.
Knights 78, Loggers 70
VANCOUVER — In a classic eight-man football offensive showcase, King’s Way Christian needed overtime to knock off Wishkah in this non-league contest on Friday.
The Knights, a Class 1A school playing independent eight-man football, came into the game outscoring their opponents, 204-6.
Further details of this game were not available at press time.
On Saturday, Oct. 12, Wishkah travels to Lake Quinault.
Bobcats 5, Bearcats 1
CHEHALIS — A consistent Aberdeen tennis squad downed Chehalis in Evergreen 2A Conference play on a sunny Friday.
All of Aberdeen’s singles teams prevailed while all but the No. 1 doubles team came through for the Bobcats (4-3).
“Jac (Cooper) and Juan (Venegas) lost the first set (in No. 2 doubles), but battled and pulled ahead, ” said AHS coach Andy Duffy. “They put things together for the win. It was a relief to be able to play tennis again after all the rain.”
Duffy praised singles player Cole Edwards for overcoming a slow start in the first set and breaking down his opponent for wins in the second and third. “It was vintage Cole,” he said.
Aberdeen’s junior varsity won as well, 2-0.
Aberdeen will host Capital on Monday at Sam Benn Courts.
Cole Edwards (A) def. Daniel Blomdahl, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Warren Pratt (A) def. Andrew Painter, 6-4, 6-1. John Solan (A) def. Cameron Richards, 6-1, 6-1. Jeff Terski-Ethan Tufts (C) def. Connor Weber-Ryan Solan, 6-1, 6-4. Jac Cooper-Juan Venegas (A) def. Sean Tuhey-Jacob Schneider, 3-6, 7-6, 6-4. Cody Swor-Chris Haerle (A) def. Brandon Touhey-Nate Birchard, 6-2, 6-1.
Bobcats 259, Tigers 262
CHEHALIS — Aberdeen didn’t have the best of days on the course, but played well enough to edge out Centralia in this Evergreen 2A match at Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis on Friday.
Tucker Oakberg earned medalist honors for Centralia at 40, with Dustin Cox leading Aberdeen with a 47.
“The boys had fun and they held their heads high, even though they didn’t shoot what they wanted to shoot,” AHS head coach Harley Revel said. “They didn’t shoot well, but they handled it well.”
On Monday, Aberdeen travels to River Ridge.
Aberdeen (259) — Eric Hagen 50, Dustin Cox 47, Jordan Weiberg 53, Griffin Hood 55, Sean Dunn 61, Hunter Raines 54.
Centralia (262) — Tucker Oakberg 40, Voet Oakberg 47, Noah Thomas 61, Jack Chambers 56, Zach Stelzener 58, Ian Timmons 65.
JV — Grant Larson 56 for AHS.
Titans in three
Grays Harbor College came away playing one of its best matches of the season, but couldn’t overcome a surging Tacoma Community College squad in a 25-13, 25-20, 25-21 NWAACC Western Division loss at Sam Benn Gym on Friday.
After struggling in the first set, GHC put together two solid sets to fight Tacoma for every point. According to GHC head coach Christine Nelson, the match featured multiple long rallies.
“We played some of the best volleyball we’ve played this season,” Nelson said. “Tacoma is a very good team and they played well. Their defense dug up a ton of hits. Tacoma had to work to beat us tonight.”
Alahne Weber led the Chokers with 19 assists, eight digs and two blocks. Kendra Weiler led the team with nine kills and seven digs. Tiffani Dhooghe had 11 digs to go with her five kills and Chelsy Stewart had 10 digs and six kills.
“We played some good defense,” Nelson added. “We struggled a bit with our serve-receive, but really improved on that in the second and third (sets). We were right there.”
On Wednesday, GHC (0-4, 8-9) hits the road to take on Lower Columbia College.