Mules top Vikes 28-24; host Onalaska this Friday
September 16, 2021
Photos by Todd Wilson
The Wahkiakum Mule football team picked up its second win of the season last Friday, downing the Mossyrock Vikings 28-24.
Because of the Vikings' low number of players, the teams fielded eight-man teams, and it took the Mules, used to the 11-man game, a while to adjust.
The teams traded scores in the first quarter, with Mossyrock leading 16-14 after 12 minutes. Jacob Johnson hauled in a Brodie Avalon pass for a 49-yard Mule touchdown at 4:16, and Gabe Moon scored on a 40-yard run with 1:49 left in the quarter.
After a scoreless second quarter, the Mules took the lead early in the third quarter, with Avalon connecting with Moon on a 49-yard scoring pass play. Dominic Curl put the Mules up 28-16 with 8:46 left in the game on a 3-yard run. The Vikings scored to cut the lead to 28-24, but the Mules held on to win.
Moon gained 107 yards on 15 carries, and Curl had 33 yards on 7 carries. Avalon completed eight of 16 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Zakk Carlson had three catches for 26 yards; Johnson caught two passes for 57 yards and a touchdown; and Moon had two receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown.
The Mules return to the 11-man game this Friday when they host the Onalaska Loggers, who are the reigning Class 2B champions.