Mules beat Hyaks
October 19, 2023
The North Beach Hyaks came to town on Friday, and gave the Mules a sense of what may come for Wahkiakum next fall if they make the shift to 1B and eight man football.
The Hyaks were out maneuvered from the get go, and with second string Mule players seeing more minutes on the field than usual, Wahkiakum got their Homecoming win, and beat North Beach 58-18.
Quarterback Zakkary Carlson threw for 175 yards, connecting 12 of 17. Two made it into the end zone. Sophomore Jayden Stoddard ran some plays, and threw for 50 yards, connecting four of 10, for one Mule touchdown.
Receiver Kyler Sause received six times for 76 yards and two of those Wahkiakum touchdowns while Parker Leitz received four times for 68 yards and one Mule touchdown. Donovan Watson scored on an interception and Carlson led rushing, gaining 192 yards on eight carries for four more Mule touchdowns.
Jacob Johnson, Cooper Carlson, Leitz, and Sause added more points with conversions.
Mason Curl was hot on defense with 11 solo tackles and six assists. He also had one sack. Filip Tesar had eight solo tackles and five assists.
"North Beach is going through a little bit of a rut right now and I'm glad they made the trip," Coach Ryan Lorenzo said. "Eight man is an interesting game. We scheduled this season so we could get some eight man games for some exposure before we jump into it next year after realignments. Everybody saw the field in some way or another, offense, defense, special teams.
It was a great game for the young guys to get some action. I think we responded pretty well and had good attitudes throughout the game. Both teams played really well and had great sportsmanship with each other. Always nice to see."