Hyaks 50, Wildcats 6
WESTPORT — Eighth-ranked North Beach racked up 317 yards en route to toppling Ocosta in the final Pacific League regular-season game on Thursday at Westport.
North Beach will host the District IV opening game with Toutle Lake at a date and time to be determined. The loss ended Ocosta’s playoff hopes.
Quarterback Carson Ketter was the leading rusher for the Hyaks (4-1, 7-2) with 15 carries for 128 yards and three touchdowns. He had a 3-yard scoring run in the first quarter, a 21-yard run in the second period and a 25-yard run in the fourth quarter. Skyler Wells followed the first TD with a 2-point conversion.
Hyak Pedro Gonzalez rushed for 80 yards on 20 carries with three TDs. He opened the first quarter with a 25-yard run and ended the quarter with a 3-yard run, followed by his own 2-point conversion. He scored the final TD of the game in the fourth quarter on a 2-yard run. Wells made the 2-point conversion on Gonzalez’s first TD.
In the third quarter, Alex Herrera pitched to Brian Hart, who then passed for 43 yards to brother Matthew Hart for the sole Wildcat touchdown. Matthew Hart was the leading receiver for the Wildcats (1-4, 3-6).
To open the fourth quarter, North Beach’s Jordan Chong caught a 25-yard pass from Ketter and Justin Chong made the 2-point conversion.
“The kids did a fantastic job of adapting on the fly,” said Hyak coach Todd Bridge. “We are banged up and many of our skilled players are learning new positions. We wanted to host a Week 10 game and that was a major goal. That was big for the players and the staff, mission accomplished.”
“They had a strong first half,” said Wildcat coach Brad Kesterson. “They were able to contain our running game. Their ability to run the ball was the key difference.”
Comets 41, Indians 16
SOUTH BEND — Sam Scrabeck ran for two touchdowns and threw for two others as Naselle rolled past South Bend in the season finalé for Pacific League play on Thursday at Millam Field.
Justin Martinez added a 7-yard run and Tony Lopez finished the scoring with a 1-yard run for the Comets (2-3, 3-5). The score was 41-0 at the end of three quarters.
The Indians scored in the final quarter on a 5-yard run by Ryan Overstake, followed by a 2-point conversion from Jordan Dockter to Jonathan Juarez. Austin Lewis scored on the final play of the game with a 5-yard run. He scored the 2-point conversion.
Ryan Overstake was the leading rusher for the Tribe (0-5, 0-8) with 19 carries for 129 yards. He was among the defensive standouts, along with brother Marcus Overstake and R.J. King.
“Their passing offense was our undoing,” said South Bend head coach Tom Sanchez. “We were beaten by the throw.”
The loss dashed South Bend’s hopes for a playoff game for a fourth and final district crossover berth.
Bobcats 3, Hawks 0
Aberdeen concluded Evergreen 2A Conference play on a winning note by blanking River Ridge on Senior Night on Thursday at Stewart Field.
Emily Fisher scored one goal and assisted on two others as the Bobcats finished the regular season at 7-5 in league and 7-8 overall.
They will travel to Ridgefield for a district-opening contest with the Trico League champion Spudders at 7 p.m. today.
Fisher converted a through ball from Ali Morris for the lone first-half goal.
Morris made it 2-0 in the 52nd minute, taking a crossing pass from Fisher and one-timing it inside the far post. Mackenzie Arnold’s shot off a corner kick from Fisher in the 64th minute closed out the scoring.
Bobcat coach Fidel Sanchez said his team rebounded well from Tuesday’s disappointing loss to Capital.
“We were able to connect on better passes and able to win more balls than River Ridge, which was nice to see,” Sanchez said. “We were more relaxed and were able to do our thing.”
Sophomore midfielder Mckenzie Brooks was commended for her performance.
Fisher, Morris, Alexxi Timmons, Kaylee Nguyen and Brooke Wilson were honored in Senior Night ceremonies.
Gema Quintana and Alex Wilson scored as the Bobcats took the JV contest, 2-0.
Eagles win in five
ELMA — Overcoming adversity and a 2-0 deficit in sets, Elma ended its season by outlasting Forks, 15-25, 18-25, 25-21, 25-23, 15-7, in a wild Evergreen 1A League finalé on Thursday at Elma.
The Eagles (2-10, 2-11) prevailed despite losing ace setter Brenna Miller to a leg injury in the fourth set. Libero Hattie Odle shifted to setter, with Kaylee Rambo coming off the bench to provide assistance.
“I’m really proud of the girls,” Elma coach Renee Volz said. “With all the adversity, they showed they knew how to be a team tonight.”
The first four sets were a roller-coaster affair.
“The game really swayed from Forks to us,” Volz reported. “They would be up several points and then we would be up several points.”
The Eagles, however, led throughout the fifth set.
Jordaan Hall led Elma hitters with 13 kills. Bethany Lipska had nine kills and Savanah Horton (the lone Eagle senior) seven.
Odle was cited for her double-duty performance.
Elma also won the JV contest, 25-16, 25-15.