The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Mules bag Gulls in homecoming win


September 28, 2017

Diana Zimmerman

Mule quarterback Lucas Brown breaks up the middle for the winning points in the Mules' 21-14 homecoming win over Raymond last Friday.

The Wahkiakum Mules celebrated their homecoming football game with a 21-14 win last Friday over the visiting Raymond Seagulls.

The Mules controlled play, but the Gulls kept it close with two big scoring plays.

Freshman Chance Cothren put the Mules on the scoreboard at 5:49 of the first quarter with a one-yard plunge. Lucas Brown kicked the conversion--he was three for three for the night--for a 7-0 Mule lead.

With 3:18 left in the second quarter, Brown scored on a two-yard drive, and the Mules led 14-0.

The Gulls struck back with McCartney Madden scoring on a 57-yard run 2:27 before halftime; Reese Garcia kicked the conversion to create a 14-7 halftime score.

Raymond controlled play in the third quarter, but the Mule defense kept the Gulls out of the endzone.

The Mules put together the winning drive in the fourth quarter with Brown scoring on a 21-yard run at 4:15. The conversion gave the Mules a 21-7 lead.

Raymond closed the gap to 21-14, with Patrick Edwards scoring on a 56-yard run with 2:26 left in the game; Garcia kicked the conversion.

"With the exception of two big plays, our defense played pretty well," said Mule Coach Eric Hansen.

The Gulls gained 217 yards rushing, 113 on the two touchdown runs. They completed one pass for nine yards.

Diana Zimmerman

James Anderson follows his blockers for a good gain on a Mule sweep.

The Mules gained 180 yards on the ground and 118 in the air.

Zach Brown gained 113 yards on 17 carries to lead the Mules. Lucas Brown had 25 and completed eight of 18 passes for 118 yards. James Anderson ran for 19 yards, Cothren 12 and Braxton Johns 11. Swiss exchange student Kishor Wolf caught four passes for 58 yards; Z. Brown caught two for 35 yards, and Cothren and Anderson each caught one.

Z. Brown and Casey Anderson led the defense with 14 tackles apiece; L. Brown had 13, KC Beery 10, Evan Quigley and Tristan Collupy nine each, Anderson and Wolf seven each, and Aaron West six. L. Brown intercepted a Gull pass, and West, Quigley and Collupy each made a quarterback sack.

The 3-1 Mules start Central League play this Friday at winless Mossyrock.


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