Tigers Throttle Bellingham to Remain Unbeaten


Scoring all but seven of its points in the first half, and recording two special teams and three defensive touchdowns, the No. 1 Napavine football team defeated 2A Bellingham, 71-13, Saturday afternoon at Civic Stadium. 

The Tiger offense took the field with a 16-0 lead in the first quarter, after Max O’Neill returned two kicks for touchdowns and Napavine recorded a safety, and the rest was history. Ashton Demarest threw for three touchdowns and 197 yards, Cael Stanley rushed for two scores, and Conner Holmes brought a pick-six to the house to highlight the Tigers’ day up north. 

Napavine was up so big that it put in its JV team in the second quarter, when the Bayhawks managed their two lone touchdowns on long passes. 

JV quarterback Grady Wilson was 2 for 2 with a touchdown toss to Cayle Kelly, and Austin Chapman added a score in the third quarter for the Tigers. 

Napavine will look to continue its winning ways against Morton-White Pass at home this Thursday on a short week.