Comets crush ACH, play for state title Saturday
December 5, 2019
The Naselle Comet football team roared into the state Class 1B football championship with a 70-44 win over the Warriors of Almira/Coulee-Hartline last Saturday.
The Comets will take on the top-ranked Odessa Tigers in the title game this Saturday, 12 noon, at Mt. Tahoma High School, Tacoma.
The Comets took a 24-8 lead in the first quarter against ACH. The Warriors scored 22 points in the second quarter, but the Comets put in a converted touchdown for a 34-30 halftime lead.
For a while, it was all Naselle in the second half, with the Comets scoring 20 unanswered points in the third quarter and another 18 in the fourth while allowing the Warriors only two fourth quarter scores.
Fa-aoso Tutu’u ran the ball for five touchdowns, the longest 56 yards. Quarterback Ethan Lindstrom scored on two touchdown runs and passed to Warren Wirkkala for another. Joey Strange scored on a 48-yard run and Jimmy Strange ran 30 yards for a touchdown.
Defending 1B champion Odessa, undefeated this season like the Comets, has a high powered team. They defeated ACH 92-6 earlier this season and have scored over 80 points in three other games.