2B Football Roundup: Rainier Knocks Off PWV 28-20
CROSSOVERS: PWV, Napavine, Onalaska, and Adna Seal State Playoff Berths
MENLO — The Mountaineers started off hot and held on late here Friday, edging Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 28-20 in the District 4 crossover round.
Rainier, the No. 4 seed out of the SWW 2B League Mountain Division, advances to the State 2B playoffs. The loss ended the season for Pe Ell-Willapa Valley (6-4), which had won the SWW 2B Coastal Division for the third straight season and its fifth-straight league title, dating back to the 2015 Central 2B League championship.
“I’m happy with the way we played,” PWV coach Josh Fluke said. “It didn’t turn out the way we wanted, obviously, but I’m not making excuses. Rainier’s a damn good team.”
The Mountaineers got a big game from receiver Brody Klein, who caught five passes for 91 yards and ran 18 times for 113 yards. He also accounted for all four Mountaineer touchdowns, hauling in 31- and 32-yard scores from quarterback Mikey Green in the first half.
PWV got on the board with a 1-yard touchdown run from Landin Isaksen in the second quarter, but trailed 14-7 at halftime. Max Smith knotted things up with a third-quarter touchdown.
Rainier added a score in the third on a 4-yard run from Klein, and after the Titans fumbled away the ensuing kickoff Klein scored again on a 3-yard catch from Green.
The Titans responded late with a 1-yard touchdown run from Smith, but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Smith crossed the 1,000-yard mark for the season in the loss, and finished with 16 carries for 89 yards. Kollin Jurek added 67 yards on 14 carries, and Isaksen ran for 69 yards.
The Titans finished the season 6-4, despite losing starting quarterback Logan Walker and running back Peter Hamilton to injuries. Three starters (Kobe Hoffman, Luke Gerow, and Smith) were playing with casts on one of their arms in Friday’s game.
“They still played a hell of a game,” Fluke said. “I’m proud of my boys, but a few guys stepped up. Overall, I’m a proud coach with how my team played this year.”
Rainier (6-4) advances to the State 2B playoffs, and will learn their first-round opponent after the state seeding committees meet on Sunday.
Note: Adna defeated Ocosta, 54-14, in Friday’s other District 4 crossover game.
Loggers Shut Out Wahkiakum 50-0
ONALASKA — Cade Lawrence scored four touchdowns, and Onalaska shut out Wahkiakum, 50-0, here Friday night in a District 4 crossover football game.
The top-ranked Loggers (9-0) now advance to the State 2B football playoffs, and will await the release of the state bracket on Sunday to learn their first-round opponent.
“It feels great,” Logger coach Mazen Saade said. “Our kids are excited about that. This was their next goal on their list, to win a crossover and get into the state playoffs, and they’ve done that.”
Lawrence ran the ball nine times for 88 yards, and scored on runs of 11, 1, 12, and 4 yards.
Ashton Haight ran 18 times for 269 yards and two touchdowns, and kicked things off with a 70-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
Quarterback Lucas Kreger added six carries for 60 yards and a touchdown.
The defense, meanwhile, Wahkiakum to 4 rushing yards, but the Loggers committed 12 penalties for 85 yards.
“There’s quite a few things coming off a bye week we need to work on, across the boards,” Saade said. “We’ve got to shore some things up in our program. It just showed that we came off a bye week, but it’s not a bad gig to come off a bye week and score 50 and shut a team out, either.”
Tigers Put Away Winlock to Seal State Bid
NAPAVINE — The Tigers absorbed a punch early on, then found their offensive stride to drop Winlock, 48-13, here Friday night in a District 4 crossover football game.
Gavin Parker ran 11 times for 186 yards and two touchdowns, and Tanner Low packed the ball 12 times for 130 yards and two scores to pace the Tiger ground attack, which racked up 383 yards.
The Cardinals, though, took an early 7-0 lead on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Bryce Cline to Coleson Richendollar.
“I thought Winlock played really well,” Napavine coach Josh Fay said. “It’s a little bit of a kick in the gut. Fortunately, we were able to respond and move the ball down the field, but the first quarter was a grind for us.”
Low notched his two touchdowns — on 3- and 10-yard runs — to tie the game and then give Napavine the lead, and Lucas Dahl scored the next two. The first came on a 75-yard reception from Laythan Demarest, with the second on a 33-yard run.
Parker found paydirt on 8- and 60-yard runs for the next two scores, before Dahl wrapped things up with his third touchdown on a 4-yard run. The receiver finished with four catches for 75 yards and 51 rushing yards on five carries.
Cline and Richendollar connected on a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The quick start from the Cardinals should serve as a learning experience as the Tigers enter the State 2B playoffs, Fay noted.
“There’s always stuff you can learn from. I don’t know if we underestimated them,” Fay said. “I think Winlock just came out and played really sound to start off the football game.”
Richendollar caught four passes for 44 yards, and Cline passed for 133 yards.
“Winlock deserves a lot of credit for that,” Fay added, of the Tigers’ slow start. “Cline was tough the whole time. He’s a great athlete.”
Napavine (8-1) enters the State 2B playoffs next week for the 12th straight season. The state playoff brackets will be released on Sunday afternoon.
MOUNTAINEERS 28, TITANS 20
Rainier 6 8 0 14 —28
Pe Ell-WV 0 7 7 6 —20
RAI — Mikey Green 31-yard pass to Brody Klein; run failed
RAI — Green 32-yard pass to Klein; Green run
PWV — Landin Isaksen 1-yard run; Garrett Keeton kick
PWV — Max Smith 1-yard run; Keeton kick
RAI — Klein 4-yard run; run failed
RAI — Green 3-yard pass to Klein; conversion good
PWV — Smith 5-yard run; kick failed
Team Stats RAI PWV
First Downs 17 16
Rushing Yards 155 225
Passing Yards 182 65
Total Yards 337 290
Comp-Att-Int 13-26-1 5-15-2
Fumbles/Lost 1/1 1/1
Penalties/Yards 11/85 13/105
Rushing: RAI — Klein 18/113; PWV — Smith 16/89, Isaksen 14/69, Jurek 14/67
Passing: RAI — Green 13-26/182; PWV — Adkins 5-15/65
Receiving: RAI — Klein 5/91; PWV — Sam Western 2/41
LOGGERS 50, MULES 0
Wahkiakum 0 0 0 0 —0
Onalaska 14 14 14 8 —50
ON — Ashton Haight 70-yard run; Haight run
ON — Kreger 26-yard run; run failed
ON — Cade Lawrence 11-yard run; Haight run
ON — Lawrence 1-yard run; run failed
ON — Lawrence 12-yard run; run failed
ON — Lawrence 4-yard run; Kreger pass to Brayden Marshall
ON — Haight 91-yard run; Dylan Dublin run
Team Stats WAH ONY
First Downs 5 14
Rushing Yards 4 493
Passing Yards 61 21
Total Yards 65 514
Comp-Att-Int 8-20-2 1-7-0
Fumbles/Lost 2/1 1/1
Penalties/Yards 6/30 12/85
Rushing: WAH — n/a; ONY — Haight 18/269, Lawrence 9/88, Kreger 6/60
Passing: WAH — Eli Moon 8-20/61; ONY — Kreger 1-7/21
Receiving: WAH — Zach Brandon 1/18; ONY — Kayden Allison 1/21
TIGERS 48, CARDINALS 13
Winlock 7 0 0 6 —13
Napavine 7 27 7 7 —48
WIN — Bryce Cline 30-yard pass to Coleson Richendollar; Richendollar kick
NAP — Tanner Low 3-yard run; Pietro De Battista kick
NAP — Low 10-yard run; kick failed
NAP — Laythan Demarest 75-yard pass to Lucas Dahl; De Battista kick
NAP — Dahl 33-yard run; De Battista kick
NAP — Gavin Parker 8-yard run; De Battista kick
NAP — Gavin Parker 60-yard run; De Battista kick
NAP — Lucas Dahl 4-yard run; De Battista kick
WIN — Cline 1-yard pass to Richendollar; kick failed
Team Stats WIN NAP
First Downs 8 11
Rushing Yards 42 383
Passing Yards 133 84
Total Yards 175 467
Comp-Att-Int 9-27-1 7-12-0
Fumbles/Lost 3/1 1/0
Penalties/Yards 3/20 6/45
Rushing: WIN — Nolan Swofford 7/21; NAP — Low 12/130, Parker 11/186, Dahl 5/51
Passing: WIN — Cline 9-27/133; NAP — Demarest 7-12/84
Receiving: WIN — Richendollar 4/44; NAP — Dahl 4/75