By The Chronicle
RIDGEFIELD — The Bearcats scored the game’s first 33 points and cruised here Friday night, beating Ridgefield 33-13 in nonleague 2A football action.
Ka’imi Henry scored two touchdowns and ran for 45 yards, and a big trick play score gave W.F. West a 20-0 lead in the second quarter.
The Spudders, though, kept things interesting, despite playing without starting quarterback Dawson Leiurance.
“We had a tough time running the ball on them,” Bearcat coach Bob Wollan said. “Their defense kind of lived up to everything we expected. We had a hard time getting into the flow of the game early.”
Henry scored his first touchdown on a 1-yard run, and Nole Wollan capped another scoring drive with a 24-yard scoring pass to Tyson Guerrero that left the Bearcats up 13-0 after a quarter.
The Bearcats pulled ahead 20-0 in the third on a halfback pass in which Dakota Hawkins took the handoff and threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Brandon White. Another 1-yard touchdown run from Henry gave W.F. West a 26-0 halftime lead, and Wollan’s 70-yard scoring scamper in the third put the finishing touches on the Cats’ final score.
W.F. West held Ridgefield to 154 yards of offense, 130 of which came on the ground.
“Defensively we were just rock solid,” Wollan said. “Obviously them missing their quarterback changed everything, for what they do. It was a tough night for them, offensively, but I thought, again, our defense was really stout.”
The Spudders got on the board in the fourth, with the outcome all but determined, on an 8-yard touchdown run from Jeremy Martin and a fumble recovery returned for a score.
Zach Sloan played well at linebacker, Wollan added, and Kevin Clevenger and Hawkins both played well on the defensive line.
“It was a road game, and again, I think we’re just going to find out a whole bunch of stuff we need to get better at,” Wollan said. “It’s a work in progress, so here we go.”
W.F. West (2-0) will host Highline on Friday night in a nonleague game.
BEARCATS 33, SPUDDERS 13
W.F. West 13 13 7 0 —33
Ridgefield 0 0 0 13 —13
WFW — Ka’imi Henry 1-yard run; Corey Davis kick
WFW — Nole Wollan 24-yard pass to Tyson Guerrero; kick failed
WFW — Dakota Hawkins 56-yard pass to Brandon White; Davis kick
WFW — Henry 1-yard run; kick failed
WFW — Wollan 70-yard run; Davis kick
RID — Jeremy Martin 8-yard run; kick failed
RID — fumble recovery touchdown; Flurg kick
Team Stats WFW RID
First Downs 13 11
Rushing Yards 161 130
Passing Yards 118 24
Total Yards 279 154
Comp-Att-Int 7-19-1 3-4-0
Fumbles/Lost 2/2 4/2
Penalties/Yards 3/30 6/42
Rushing: WFW — Wollan 1/70, Henry 11/45; RID — Hunter Abrams 9/85, Martin 18/49
Passing: WFW — Wollan 6-18/62; RID — Martin 3-4/24
Receiving: WFW — White 3/76, Guerrero 1/24, Leandre Gaines 1/23; RID — N/A