Esary, Chinooks Run Past Riverhawks

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The Central 2B League South champion Kalama Chinooks took down visiting Toledo Friday night, 36-7, to complete a perfect league run for the Chinooks. 

The Riverhawks, which fell behind early, scored their only points on a Geoffrey Glass 83-yard kick return in the second quarter, but couldn’t capitalize after strong drives with big mistakes. 

“We moved the ball up and down the field,” Riverhawks coach Mike Christensen told Josh Kirshenbaum of The Daily News. “I’m really proud of the way that our guys played. They responded well at halftime. We made some adjustments and our guys executed.” 

The mistake-plagued Riverhawks went 0-for-4 in the red zone, fumbling two snaps, throwing an interception, and turning the ball over on downs in four trips. 

“Kalama’s a great team, well-coached and all those things,” Christensen told the TDN. “We went in there knowing that we needed to execute without having mistakes, and we had mistakes.”

Toledo will look to finish its season strong next week in its season finale on Thursday against tentatively-scheduled Rainier. The Riverhawks previously scheduled game was against Adna, which went into COVID-protocol and exits that quarantine period on Friday. 

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