The Lewis River Rivalry didn’t disappoint.
Wyatt Harsh guided a late comeback to score twice in the fourth quarter and top La Center 35-28 on Friday at Woodland High School.
The Wildcats took a 28-21 lead early in the fourth before Harsh pioneered a long drive that ended with a 4-yard Tyler Flanagan score. The Beavers defense made a huge stand while tied at 28-28, including a big sack from Jacob Flanagan on fourth down. A five-play drive ensued, with Tyler Flanagan punching in a 3-yard run to seal the win.
“Wyatt did some amazing things and the receivers stepped up tonight,” Woodland coach Mike Woodwards said. “There were just a lot of kids stepping up in key moments. I’m super proud of them.”
Tristin Harris was another one of those kids, as he came through with a diving catch on fourth down late in the game. Alex Bishop was another. He finished with 88 yards on seven receptions with two touchdowns, and scrambled for a fumble recovery late in the game to extend a drive.
Harsh finished with 268 yards on 19 of 29 passing and two touchdowns. Tyler Flanagan switched to running back for this one and ran 21 times for 86 yards and three scores. Jack Ripp had eight solo tackles and two sacks. Woodland opens Greater St. Helens 2A play with Hockinson next week.
Washougal 41, Castle Rock 14: The Rockets stayed tough for the first half, but were fatigued in the final two quarters of a nonleague loss at Fishback Stadium on Friday in Washougal.
“We were much more competitive in the first half,” CR coach Eric Boswell said. “Our top 20-25 players are conditioned, but they got tired in the second half. We also had a hard time tackling their tough and shifty halfback and tailbacks.”
CR (0-2) tied the game with a 5-yard scoring gallop from Nathan Halladay in the first quarter, but Washougal took a 31-7 lead into the fourth quarter. Nate Myklebust scored the Rockets’ other touchdown on a 69-yard gallop in the closing minutes.
The Rockets rushed for 212 of their 267 total yards, while Washougal amassed 383 total yards. Myklebust had eight carries for 105 yards, and Halladay added 21 touches for 61.
Castle Rock visits Montesano on Friday.
Centralia 26, Mark Morris 6: Collin Whittaker caught a 24-yard scoring pass from Dawson Fritz in the fourth quarter as the Monarchs avoided a nonleague shutout at Tiger Stadium on Friday in Centralia.
MM (0-2) trailed 7-0 after the first quarter, and 19-9 after three periods.
“We took a step back fundamentally,” MM coach Shawn Perkins said. “We have to clean that up. We made some plays and showed flashes, but we need consistency.”
No game stats were available.
The Monarchs face R.A. Long in the annual Civil War matchup at Longview Memorial Stadium on Friday.
Mark Morris 191, Washougal 208: Kaden Breien carded a medal round of 45 to lift the Monarchs to a Greater St. Helens 2A League victory on Friday at the Longview Country Club.
Rounding out the MM scorecard were Nate Tugaw with 47, Thomas Sprague with 49, and Isaiah Hibberd with 50.
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