OFFENSIVE: Scoring is Back in Style in a Wild Week With Lots of Points
By Aaron VanTuyl
Morton-White Pass scored 46 points on Friday night. That’s a lot, right?
Guess again, but nice effort, Timberwolves! Their 46 points — typically an impressive figure — didn’t even crack the top five in a curiously offensive Week 6.
A few notes on the actual scores from the 10 local prep football games in Week 6: Toutle Lake’s 33-0 win over Winlock was the lowest point total on the board; every other game had at least 44 points. Four teams scored at least 50 points, including Toledo (50-0 over Mossyrock), W.F. West (54-20 over Rochester), Napavine (65-28 over Life Christian) and Onalaska (73-0 over Chief Leschi). The average winning score in those 10 games was 47.6 points, which means A) maybe it’s time to start thinking about some defense, guys and B) lots of fantasy points.
Week 6 Stars
(Disclaimer: Last week no player topped 30 fantasy points. That was not the case this week.)
Dawson Stanley has about 6 inches and 50 pounds to go before he can fill older brother Wyatt’s shoes, but the Napavine junior is certainly giving it the ol’ college try. Stanley passed for 222 yards and six touchdowns on Friday in a 65-28 win over Life Christian, with a rushing touchdown for a whopping 39 points. (The last time anyone in Lewis County threw six touchdown passes? Last year, in fact, when Wyatt Stanley did it in his 476-yard game against MWP.) Jordan Purvis was his one of his top targets, with 49 yards and three touchdowns (on defensively) for 22 points, and Cole Van Wyck had 66 rushing yards and a touchdown (12 points). … W.F. West’s win over Rochester had plenty of fantasy implications. Ka’imi Henry ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns (22 points), Lafe Johnson scored twice (12 points), and Jaiyden Camoza had 82 yards on three carries with two touchdowns for 20 points. Quarterback Nole Wollan threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 21 yards (18 points), Brandon White had 127 receiving yards and a touchdown (18 points), and Tyson Guerrero had 57 receiving yards and a score (11 points). But wait! Bryce Lollar ran for 60 yards and a touchdown and passed for 169 yards and two scores, good for 26 points. And receiver Patrick Riley had 105 yards and a touchdown (16 points). … Toledo’s Keyton Wallace ran for 177 yards and two touchdowns (29 points), while Ethan Buck had 40 rushing yards and a 24-yard touchdown catch (12 points), and Colby Cherrington had 26 yards and two touchdowns (14 points). … PWV’s Tyson Nissell went off for 154 yards, three touchdowns and a conversion run for 35 points. … Oh, man. Onalaska’s 73-point game. Lazaro Rodriguez ran for 53 yards with three touchdowns, two conversions and a PAT (28 points); Lucas Kreger ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns (24 points); Ashton Haight had three touchdowns, two conversions and 126 yards (34 points). … Centralia’s Jose Pineda ran for 56 yards and a touchdown (11 points) in the Tigers’ loss to Tumwater.
Has anyone had a stranger career arc than Randy Kinswa? The Napavine senior was, for a few games two years ago, the starting quarterback on a state finalist team — until the aforementioned Wyatt Stanley returned from an injury. He played on the offensive line last year, dabbled at quarterback again earlier this season, and now appears to be a pretty good receiver, catching three passes for 84 yards and two touchdowns (20 points) against LCA. Fellow receiver Draven Riddle had 41 yards and a touchdown (10 points), and Alex Gaona had a 10-yard touchdown catch and three PATs (10 points). … Adna’s Chance Fay was back running the ball, picking up 31 yards and two touchdowns with a safety for 17 points. Brady Collins added 48 receiving yards and a touchdown (10 points).
All signs point to this glut of scoring stretching out for another week! Rochester and Centralia combined to give up 93 points last week, and they meet on the turf at Tiger Stadium on Friday. A shootout isn’t out of the question. … W.F. West’s offense, which has been fun to watch, plays at Black Hills — and the Wolves have a 4-2 record, despite never scoring more than 26 points (and needing overtime to hit that high-water mark). … Tenino heads to Elma, a team that gave up 181 points in its first four games. … Napavine plays a nonleague game at La Conner, while Adna (5-1) hosts the same Chief Leschi team that gave up 73 to Onalaska. … Morton-White Pass plays at Onalaska in a solid SWW 2B League Mountain Division position battle. … In SWW 2B River Division action, Winlock plays at Mossyrock, while Toledo heads to Cathlamet to face Wahkiakum. … PWV looks to keep its Coastal Division record pristine at Ilwaco.