Mules collar Bulldogs; games rescheduled
October 28, 2021
Photos By Todd Wilson
After taking a week off, the Wahkiakum Mule football team roared back last Friday with a 41-2 win over the Stevenson Bulldogs.
The Mules' Oct. 15 home game with the Adna Pirates was postponed as the Pirates had to deal with covid-19 exposures. That game has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. next Monday. Consequently, the Mules' game this week with the King's Way Knights in Vancouver has been advanced a day and will be played this afternoon (Thursday), with a 6 p.m. start.
Last Friday, the Mules wasted little time in jumping on their hosts. Brodie Avalon hit Jacob Johnson on a 52-yard touchdown pass play three minutes into the game, and with 1:37 left in the first quarter, Avalon scored on a five-yard run, giving the Mules a 12-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Elijah Cothren sandwiched touchdown runs of 10 and 20 yards around an eight-yard Zakk Carlson touchdown run, and the Mules led 33-0 at halftime.
Stevenson got on the scoreboard in the third quarter as the Mules intentionally grounded the ball, making the score 33-2. Gabe Moon finished the scoring with a seven-yard run at 10:35 of the fourth quarter.
The Mules gained 170 yards on the ground and held the Bulldogs to 34. Stevenson led in passing yards 76-72. Avalon completed three of four passes.
Moon gained 55 yards on nine runs; Carlson and Cothren each gained 53 yards.
Johnson led the defense with four solo tackles and 8 assists; Landon Nielson had 4/7, including a quarterback sack; Tanner Collupy 6/1; Colten Vik 2/5, and Carlson 2/2 with a pass interception.