Mules power through a daunting lineup
September 28, 2023
It's been a tough way to start a season against some of the best teams in the region, but the Wahkiakum Mules are still looking at the silver lining in the midst of a 0-4 start.
They lost 55-6 to a much larger Toledo team on Friday, not just physically, but as far as turnout.
There are 66 boys playing for the Indians to Wahkiakum's 27.
"The kids played tough," Coach Ryan Lorenzo said. "They were just outmatched in size and physicality. Toledo is a really good squad with some amazing coaches. The young guys really did well in the game. It was a tough one out of the gate."
The Mules only touchdown came when a Cooper Carlson pass found Donovan Watson in the end zone.
Zakkary Carlson, the starting quarterback, completed five of 14 passes for 18 yards. His brother Cooper Carlson was three for seven and passed for 53 yards.
Grant Wilson led rushing with five carries, gaining 27 yards. Parker Leitz received four passes and gained 22 yards.
On defense, Z. Carlson had seven tackles and Mason Curl brought down four. Curl, Watson, and Filip Tesar had one sack each, and Brody Ashe and Gage Robinson combined for one.
Kyler Sause pulled down an interception.
The Mules take on Toutle Lake at home on Friday.