Mountaineers Can’t Keep Up With Ravens on Coast


Though Rainier kept up with No. 3 Raymond-South Bend on its second straight trip to the coast, the Mountaineers ultimately couldn’t keep up for four quarters in a 56-26 loss in South Bend Friday night. 

Jake Meldrum had another standout night at quarterback for the Mountaineers, throwing for 234 yards with three touchdowns, and rushing for another 77 and a score. Jared Sprouffske was Rainier’s next leading rusher with 28 yards, and John Kenney caught a touchdown from 14 yards out. 

Hunter Howell, in what has become commonplace for the standout receiver, caught 11 of Meldrum’s passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort. 

The Mountaineers will hope to bounce back against Forks back in Thurston County next Friday.