Tyler Flanagan rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns as Woodland toppled Columbia River 40-7 on Friday. He also threw 67- and a 22-yard touchdown passes to Wyatt Wooden.
The Greater St. Helens 2A League road win vaults the Beavers to second place in the league, with Christian Yager also scoring on 67-yard scamper and Reid Hope running one in from 8 yards out.
Woodland now sits at 7-1 overall, 4-1 in league, with a home game against Mark Morris to end the regular season next Friday.
The Beavers rushed for 232 yards on 34 attempts and added 198 yards on 7-of-17 passing. The defense held Columbia River to 224 yards of total offense, including only 54 yards on 22 rushing attempts.
Amity 40, Clatskanie 32: The Tigers went toe-to-toe with the second-ranked Warriors, but after falling behind 14-0 could never close the two-score gap. The teams traded touchdowns until Amity’s 1-yard Tyler Parr run in the fourth quarter gave the game the final score.
“I thought my kids played really hard tonight,” coach Tim Warren said. The Tigers will now have to rely on the OSAA ranking to qualify for the state playoffs, with only two teams gaining automatic qualification from the Special District 1 — West.
Cooper Blodgett had 91 yards on 15 carries, and made 12 tackles on defense. He had touchdowns runs of 3 and 43 yards, and threw 5- and 17-yard touchdown passes to James Helmen and Sam Shockley, respectively. Jake Bruce had an 85-yard kickoff return touchdown as well.
Helmen had 11 tackles. Clatskanie (5-3, 2-2 league) hosts Willamina on Friday. The Tigers are currently ranked No. 9, and in good position to gain an at-large playoff bid.
Rainier 56, Willamina 19: The Columbians parlayed a 28-7 halftime lead into a Special District 1 West trouncing of the Bulldogs on Friday at Chris Corl Memorial Field.
Joey Tripp was 7 of 10 through the air for 129 yards and two scores, and toted 17 times for 144 yards and three scores. David Katon had four catches for 68 yards and a touchdown to go with nine carries and 108 yards on the ground, including two scores.
Korbin Howell had an 87-yard touchdown catch and Kenney Tripp had seven carries for 51 yards to pair with two catches for 22 yards and a TD. Katon and Hunter Boulch had interceptions.
“The offensive line took control of the game,” coach Mike King said. “They were very dominant, and physical tonight.”
Southwest 2A District Championships: The Mark Morris doubles tandem of Gabe Slind and Ben Haukaas turned away a Columbia River duo to claim the doubles title at Club Green Meadows on Friday in Vancouver.
Slind-Haukaas won over Nate Kessi and Wilson Keller 6-1, 7-6 (7-3 tiebreaker).
“They’ve been a great team all year,” MM coach Tom Johnson said. “Their hard work paid off, and it couldn’t come to a more deserving duo.”
Ethan Chung and Brady Anderson of R.A. Long grabbed third place after falling to Kessi-Keller 6-2, 6-1, and defeating River’s Max Firstenburg and Alex Miller 6-3, 6-4.
In singles, Centralia’s Ryan Mack defeated Tumwater’s Ethan Dillon 6-1, 6-1 for the district title.
Columbia River won the team title with 23 points, followed by Centralia with 12. MM placed third with 10, and RAL tied for fifth with eight.
The 2A State Tennis Championships will be held next spring. Allocations from each will be determined in the spring. Last year, the top three singles and doubles from the Southwest District qualified for state.
Kelso 3, Evergreen 0: Bella Hadaller smacked seven kills, made eight digs and served two aces as the Lassies swept a Greater St. Helens 3A League match on Thursday in Vancouver.
Set scores for Kelso (6-6, 5-3 league) were 25-10, 25-13, 25-19.
Ashley Noah added six kills, 12 assists and six digs, and Sammi Crocket had five kills, 13 assists, 12 digs and three aces. Ella Baumgardner and Ava Nichols had four kills each, and Ashley McGhee had two kills and 13 digs.
Firm Foundation 3, Naselle 2: Holly Disch had 22 kills and 11 digs, but the Comets dropped their first match of the season in Columbia Valley 1B League play on Thursday in Vancouver. Set scores for Naselle (11-1, 5-1 league) were 25-20, 22-25, 21-25, 25-21, 6-15.
Also for the Comets, Sophie Scrabeck had 12 kills, nine digs and four aces, and Jackie Steenerson added eight kills and nine digs. Taylor Gudmundson dished 44 assists and made 18 digs, and Hailey Weston added seven aces and 12 digs.
Mark Morris 3, Woodland 1: A pair of second-half goals helped propel the Monarchs to a Greater St. Helens 2A League victory on Thursday in Woodland.
MM (10-3-1, 7-3 league) battled the Beavers to a 1-1 draw in the first half when Danika Stacey scored on a corner kick off an assist from Macie Balkan. In the second half, Balkan scored on a free kick, and Heaven Burr scored off an assist from Olivia Bollinger. Standouts for the Monarchs were Makenna Crandell and Presley McClung.
For Woodland (3-10, 0-10), Ashlyn Daugherty scored an unassisted goal in the first half. Also for the Beavers, goalkeeper Gwen Elkinton had 14 saves, and Audrey Adams was an all-around standout.
Ilwaco 4, Rainier 0: Erika Glenn notched a hat trick as the Fishermen rolled to a nonleague victory on Thursday in Rainier.
Glenn scored in the 12th, 28th and 47th minutes as Ilwaco improved to 8-5. Josie Habermann also scored in the 72nd minute, and goalkeeper Faith Richardson had six saves.
Tacoma 3, Lower Columbia 1: Cassie Thompson had 13 kills and 12 digs, and Ashlynn Cantwell added 11 kills and 13 digs, but the Red Devils came out on the wrong end of a NWAC West Region decision on Friday in Tacoma.
LCC (24-6, 7-2 region) dropped into a tie for second place in the region with Highline. Set scores for the Devils were 28-26, 23-25, 21-25, 23-25.
Megan Miller added 10 kills, three block assists and two aces, and Paige Moorcroft had nine kills. Macey Wright dished 41 assists and made 15 digs, Haley Paul had 12 digs, and Karlie Hall added 10 digs.
The Red Devils host South Puget Sound on Wednesday.