Tigers top Mules, Ilwaco here Friday
March 18, 2021
Photos by Todd Wilson
The Wahkiakum Mule football team traveled to Napavine last Friday and came home with a 61-20 loss to the Tigers.
The Mules host the Ilwaco Fishermen this Friday, 7:30 p.m., in the school's homecoming football game. Senior athletes will be honored before the game.
The Tigers led 21-6 after one quarter, 42-12 at halftime, 54-20 after three quarters and added another touchdown to complete the scoring.
In the first quarter, Elijah Cothren scored on a 16-yard pass from Brody Carlson.
Brodie Avalon completed a 42-yard pass play in the second quarter for the Mules' second score, and Dominic Curl scored on a 47-yard pass play in the third quarter. Carlson completed five of 19 pass attempts for two touchdowns, and Curl passed twice, completing one for a touchdown. Gabe Moon completed two of two passes for 24 yards.
Jacob Leitz led the Mule running attack with 73 yards on 10 carries; Moon and Zakk Carlson each gained 14 yards.
"They are fast and very good," Mule Coach Eric Hansen said of the Tigers. "They are the real deal. It's too bad they can't play for the gold ball this year; they may have won it.
"We scored three times on them, which was a bright spot. We have struggled doing that in the past."