Gavin Parker Has Another Big Night to Help Tigers Top Titans


Gavin Parker ripped off 248 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just seven touches and top-ranked Napavine rolled past visiting Pe Ell-Willapa Valley, 48-3, on homecoming night in Napavine on Friday.

One week removed from a thrilling victory over Class 1A’s then-No. 4 Montesano, the Tigers saw no letdown against league rival PWV, racking up 626 total yards of offense.

“We kind of had a slow start and PWV had a lot to do with that,” Napavine coach Josh Fay said. “Give Josh Fluke and John Peterson credit for making us think and work.”

After just a pair of scores in the first quarter, the Tigers found rhythm offensively and scored 34 points in the next two quarters to put the game out of reach.

Peyton League had a pair of rushing scores and one receiving TD for the Tigers and was praised by Fay for his performance.

Quarterback Ashton Demarest was once again efficient in the pocket, going 5 for 12 for 239 yards and two TDs. Lucas Dahl reeled in three catches for 136 yards and an 88-yard score.

“Gavin had a monster game, Ashton did well passing and Lucas had a big game receiving,” Fay said. “I liked what we did up front. Our offensive line did a good job blocking.”

PWV was held to 139 yards on offense while Garrett Keeton hit a 24-yard field goal. The Titans were led by Derek Fluke’s 13 carries for 20 yards, while Blake Howard and Cody Strozyk each had 16 yards. QB Tyler Adkins was 8 for 11 passing for 91 yards.

PWV (3-3, 3-2 league) hosts Rainier on Friday. Napavine (6-0, 3-0 league) travels to South Bend on Friday to take on Raymond-South Bend.

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