Saturday Football: Cardinals Crush Muckleshoot; Bearcats Blast Heritage; Adna Tops PWV


WINLOCK — Neal Patching and Nolan Swofford each ran for three touchdowns as Winlock put the boots to visiting Muckleshoot Tribal in a 63-34 drubbing Saturday in non-league 8-man action.

Patching took the first snap of the game 53 yards untouched on a quarterback keeper, giving the first glimpse of how the game would go.

Winlock then recovered its own onside kick and Patching broke free again for a 36-yard touchdown romp to put the Cardinals up 14-0 in less than two minutes of play.

“Their linemen were wide on the kickoff so we decided to onside kick,” Winlock coach Ernie Samples said. 

Samples and his assistant coach had traveled to Puyallup on Tuesday to watch the Kings lay waste to Chief Leschi in a 54-34 victory. It paid off as the Kings’ high-scoring offense four days ago was held in check by the Cardinals’ defense.

Muckleshoot tallied 353 total yards, but many of those were gained after the game was well in hand for the Cards. Winlock led 36-0 after one quarter an, 50-14 at the half and the Kings scored twice in the fourth quarter to make it seem closer than it really was.

Winlock racked up 469 total yards of offense, 364 on the ground and 105 through the air, led by Patching’s 189 yards rushing on seven carries. He was 2-for-2 passing for 105 yards and two scores.

“He could have gone for 400 of we let him,” Samples said.

Swofford finished with six carries for 95 yards and backup tailback Chase Schofield added 105 yards and a score on 11 touches as Winlock’s offensive line dominated the Kings. Collin Regalado caught both of Patching’s throws for 105 yards and two scores.

“Our offense was working good,” Samples said. “Everything we called we had success. It was easy making play calls.”

Samples praised junior lineman Xavier Barragan for his performance on both sides of the ball.

“He’s not the biggest guy but he outworks everyone,” Samples said.

Winlock moves to 2-0 and will face league foe Naselle (1-1) on the road Friday. The Comets 1B state runners-up in 2019 and are coming off a loss to Lummi.

“Next week will be a big test,” Samples said.

Bearcats Trap Timberwolves

Brock Guyette and Gavin Fugate each rushed for over 100 yards as W.F. West lit up Heritage on the ground for a 48-7 non-league road victory Saturday in Vancouver, Washington.

Guyette ran 15 times for a game-high 124 yards, Fugate had eight carries for 106 yards and two scores and Jacob Fuller ran five times for 57 yards and two TDs as the Bearcats rolled through the Class 3A Timberwolves.

It was a far cry from the Bearcats’ defensive battle with Kelso in Week 1 where they garnered just 84 total yards of offense in a 7-0 defeat.

This week, W.F. West was not being contained.

“Offensively, we executed,” W.F. West coach Dan Hill said. “We worked on blocking and our skill guys had to clean up some things. Any time you don’t play well, it adds motivational fuel to the fire. We had a great week of practice and I was pleased with how it turned out today.”

The Bearcats racked up 432 total yards of offense while limiting the Timberwolves to 195, including just 78 on the ground.

Fugate was 6-for-15 passing for 73 yards with one TD and one pick. Logan Moore threw two passes, one going for an 11-yard touchdown to freshman Gage Brumfield. He ended up with two catches for 15 yards.

Cameron Amoroso hauled in a 60-yard touchdown reception from Fugate, while Evan Stadjuhar caught two passes for eight yards.

“A lot of props to our offensive line,” Hill said. “They did an outstanding job.”

W.F. West improves to 1-1 overall and will host Class 3A Evergreen (Vancouver) at 7 p.m. Friday. Evergreen (2-0) has wins over Centralia, 35-6, and Washougal, 27-6.

Adna Bests PWV in Rivalry Win

Sophomore quarterback Lane Johnson threw for 320 yards and Adna pulled off big plays when it needed to hand Pe Ell-Willapa Valley a 26-8 non-league defeat on Saturday at Crogstad Field in Menlo.

The Pirates compiled just 42 yards on the ground, but found success through the air with Johnson completing 22-of-29 passes for 320 yards, two TDs and no interceptions. 

“It just came down to skill kids and Lane throwing the ball,” Adna coach KC Johnson said.

Adna senior tailback Gabe Slape led the rushing attack with two touchdown runs on six carries for 17 yards. Tristan Ridley added four carries for 25 yards.

Adna also took advantage of six Titans’ turnovers, four fumbles and two interceptions.

“We played flat-footed in the first quarter,” PWV coach Josh Fluke said. “They had a couple long-bomb touchdowns, and every time we got the ball moving we had a penalty or a turnover.”

Slape started off the scoring with a 25-yard touchdown jaunt to make it 6-0 with seven minutes left in the first quarter. Johnson then tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Jaxon Dunnagan and a 20-yard score to Trenton Carper to go up 19-0 with 7:12 left before the half.

PWV finally got on the scoreboard with Blake Howard’s 8-yard touchdown run with 3:45 left in the second quarter to trail 19-8 at halftime.

But the Pirates’ defense ramped up the pressure and held the Titans scoreless in the second half, while Slape tacked on his second rushing score of the day with 11:53 left in the game to close out the scoring at 26-8.

Adkins was 5-for-16 passing for 90 yards and two interceptions for the Titans. Wil Clements hauled in two of those passes for 37 yards.

Defensively, Howard finished with eight tackles, junior Kolton Fluke had seven tackles and Garrett Keeton added two sacks and five tackles.

“Our defense didn’t do too bad. We held our own on a few of the turnovers,” Fluke said. “We had a good week of practice, we just got slapped in the face.”

For Adna, Aaron Aselton had a game-high seven catches for 149 yards, while Trenton Carper hauled in two catches for 83 yards and Dunnagan finished with five catches for 49 yards.

Adna improves to 1-1 overall and is looking for a Week 3 opponent after Toutle Lake forfeited. PWV (1-1) travels to the Oyster Capital of the World to take on Raymond-South Bend on its new turf field at 7 p.m. Friday.