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

Tigers down Mules; homecoming Friday

 

September 27, 2018



Ranked third last week in the Associated Press state Class 2B football poll, the Napavine Tigers handed the Wahkiakum Mules a 39-20 defeat last Friday.

The AP 2B poll almost looks like Central League standings: 1. Adna, 3. Napavine, 4. Kalama, 5. Rainier, 7. Onalaska and 9. Toledo.

The score stood 7-7 at the end of the first quarter. The host Tigers scored on a 13-yard pass play at 1:04, and the Mules responded with a quick series. Quentin Nelson ripped off a 58 yard run, and James Anderson scored from the two. Lucas Brown kicked the conversion for the 7-7 tie.

The Tigers responded with two scores in the second quarter to take a 19-7 lead. With 5:29 left in the first half, Brown connected with Nelson for an 84-yard touchdown pass plan. After Brown's conversion kick, the Mules trailed 19-14 at halftime.

The Tigers took control in the third quarter with two touchdowns to lead 32-14 at the end of three periods. They scored again at 11:45 of the fourth quarter to lead 39-14.

The Mules put together another scoring drive, with Gabe Moon scoring on a three-yard run--his only carry of the game--at 3:18. The conversion failed, leaving the score 39-20.

The Mules gained 169 yards passing and 142 on the ground for 311 total yards of offense. The Tigers put up 340 yards rushing and 97 passing for 437 yards.

Nelson had 68 yards on two carries, Brown 27, Chance Cothren 25, Anderson 19. Brown completed 11 of 30 passes, with one interception and one touchdown for 169 yards. Anderson caught four passes for 19 yards; Nelson had three catches for 104 yards and one touchdown; Cothren caught three for 35 yards, and KC Berry caught one for 11 yards.

Nelson led the defense with nine tackles, an interception and a blocked kick. Brown was in on 11 tackles, Ashden Niemeyer nine, Tristan Collupy and Evan Quigley eight each, Anderson six, and Berry four.

The 1-3 Mules entertain the 2-2 Mossyrock Vikings this Friday, 7 p.m. It will be the Mules' homecoming football game.

The Vikings have wins over South Bend and North Beach and losses to Onalaska and Life Christian Academy.

 

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