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

Mules swamp Vikes in homecoming


October 4, 2018

L-r, the 2018 Wahkiakum High School Homecoming Court: Sophomore princess Jansi Merz and escort Tucker Thomas, senior princess Macie Elliott and escort Jordan Friend, senior princess Charlie Ashe and escort Alex Merrill, senior princess Destiny McGowan Curl and escort Seth Kuljis, senior princess Ellie Leitz and escort Michael Martin, junior princess Solana Stanley and escort Joseph Savelio, and freshman princess Megan Leitz and escort Landon Luce. Elliott and Ashe were selected as co-Homecoming Queens.

Photo by Diana Zimmerman

The Wahkiakum Mules ran over the Mossyrock Vikings for a 58-21 football homecoming victory last Friday.

In the first quarter, Chance Cothren scored on an 87-yard run and seven-yard pass from Lucas Brown who kicked two conversions. The Vikings hit a field goal for a 14-3 score.

In the second quarter, James Anderson and Brown scored on runs of 17 and five yards, respectively, and Brown and Cothren connected on a 20-yard touchdown pass play. Mossyrock scored on a 62-yard pass, and the score stood 35-9 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Brown kicked a 10-yard field goal and connected with Quentin Nelson on a 60-yard touchdown pass. Nelson also ripped off a 90-yard touchdown run, and with the junior varsity playing, lineman Ashden Niemeyer closed out the Mule scoring with a 10-yard touchdown run. With Brown's fifth conversion kick, the score stood 58-9 at the end of the quarter. The Vikings added two scores in the fourth quarter.

Diana Zimmerman

Mule James Anderson, with ball, gets a nice block from Quentin Nelson for a good gain in the Mules' 58-21 over Mossyrock last Friday.

The Mules gained 348 yards rushing and 166 yards passing. Mossyrock gained 199 yards in the air and 69 on the ground.

Cothren led the Mule ball carriers with 137 yards gained; Nelson had 134, Brown 48 and James Anderson 29. Brown completed seven of 10 passes with three touchdowns and one interception. Cothren caught five for 71 yards and two touchdowns; Nelson had one for a 60-yard touchdown.

Leading tacklers were Brown with 11, Niemeyer, Anderson and Tristan Collupy 10 each, Nelson seven and Evan Quigley five. Brown intercepted two passes and Niemeyer one.

"It was a full team effort," commented Assistant Coach Pat Brown. "Sophomores Zach Brandon and Braxton Johns started at cornerback for the first time, and Damion Curl played very well on the defensive line."

The Mules head to Toutle Lake this Friday.


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