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Pateros offense rolls over Waterville

Republic claims north division title

PATEROS – A fast start and finding an answer to Waterville’s running attack led to a happy homecoming victory for Pateros, 65-36, on Nov. 1.

“Our offense obviously was rolling,” Pateros coach Marcus Stennes said. “We scored every time we touched the ball.”

The Billygoats jumped out to a 14-0 lead on the arm of quarterback Mikey Piechalski, who found Lance Evans on a 5-yard touchdown and Carlos Ceniceros for a 34-yard strike.

Piechalski produced the third-best passing night in the state for 1B teams, completing 12-of-16 for 296 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also ran for a 1-yard score.

Ceniceros caught five passes for 180 yards and 3 touchdowns. His last two scores were on catches of 32- and 67-yards.

The teams exchanged scores, battling back and forth into the third quarter. Every time Pateros thought it had safely pulled in front, the Shockers shocked by pulling within a touchdown.

Waterville trailed 36-30 with 5:30 left in the third when Pateros put a cork on the Shockers’ running game.

From there, Pateros scored four straight touchdowns to put the game away.

Julio Espino returned a punt 77 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Also scoring for the Billygoats were Dakota Salcido (2-44) on a 5-yard pass, Lance Evans (5-72) on a 20-yard pass and Sam Eberhardt (6-55) on an 11-yard run.

Carlos Cruz rushed for 65 yards on 4 carries.

Defensively, Eberhardt finished with 14 tackles, Cruz with 13 and Piechalski with 12.

Pateros was to play Entiat in 12-minute halves on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Chelan after the teams tied for third in league.

If Pateros wins, the Billygoats play at Selkirk, the third-place Northeast 1B League team, at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. The winner takes on the third-place team from District 9 the following week.

If Pateros loses, the Billygoats will host Inchelium-Columbia on Friday. The time had not been set as of the news deadline, but Stennes said it probably would be 5 or 6 p.m.

“This is changing all the time, but this is the last thing I have heard,” he said Monday afternoon.

Northeast 1B League-South

(Final regular season)

League Overall

Odessa-Harrington 5 0 5 3

Wilbur-Creston 4 0 6 1

Pateros 3 3 5 4

Entiat 3 3 6 3

Almira/Coulee-Hart. 2 3 2 5

Soap Lake 2 4 5 4

Waterville 0 6 0 9

NORTHPORT – Republic busted out the big plays and scored five straight times to start the game en route to beating Northport, 64-18, on Nov. 1.

The victory secured the Northeast 1B League championship for the Tigers (7-2 overall, 6-0 league).

Wilbur-Creston (8-1 overall, 6-0 league), which won the south title, is at Republic (7-2, 6-0) at 6 p.m. (early start due to ferry ride for Wildcats) Friday, Nov. 8, to play for seeding (No. 1 and No. 2) to the District 7/9 crossover games for seeding to the state tournament.

Against Northport, Angelo Rivera scored on runs of 21 and 17 yards. His twin brother, Alex, scored on runs of 57 and 28 yards.

Trevor Remien scored on runs of 55 and 59 runs, followed by a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Garrett Weller scored on runs of 20 and 62 yards.

WILBUR – South champion Wilbur-Creston blasted Curlew, 72-12, in a non-league game Nov. 1.

The Cougars trailed 50-6 at the half, its lone score being a Kolten Fanning 6-yard run.

Chance Wheaton scored late on a 15-yard run for Curlew, which finished its season 3-6 overall, 2-4 in league.

The Top 3 teams in the north take on the Top 3 from the south on Friday, Nov. 8, for seeding to a District 7/9 playoffs the following week, where seeds to state will be determined.

The division champs pit Wilbur-Creston at Republic this Friday (early start, 6 p.m.), the second-place team of Cusick at Odessa-Harrington and the south No. 3, which had yet to be determined, at Selkirk.

The south will be either Pateros or Entiat, who were to play a mini-playoff Nov. 5.

Northeast 1B League-North

(Final regular season)

League Overall

Repubic 6 0 7 2

Cusick 5 1 6 2

Selkirk 4 2 6 3

Columbia-Inchelium 3 3 5 4

Curlew 2 4 3 6

Wellpinit 1 6 1 8

Northport 0 6 0 9

Northeast 1B League-South

(Final regular season)

Wilbur-Creston 6 0 8 1

Odessa-Harrington 5 1 5 4

Pateros 3 3 5 4

Entiat 3 3 6 3

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 3 4 3 6

Soap Lake 2 4 5 4

Waterville 0 6 0 9

TONASKET – Chelan sewed up third place in the Caribou Trail League with a 48-7 win over Tonasket on Nov. 1.

“We played with great effort for 48 minutes,” Tonasket coach Jay Hawkins said. “Chelan is a really good team with a lot of offensive versatility.

“We did a lot of good things throughout the game. We just gave up too many big plays.”

Michael Orozco led the Tigers’ attack, rushing 23 times for 116 yards. He scored a 41-yard touchdown in the second quarter that cut Chelan’s lead to 22-7.

Other Tonasket rushers included Collin Aitcheson (3-16), Trevor Terris (8-7), Isaiah Albright (4-19), Caio Baumstein (1-1) and Kjeld Williams (1-15).

Terris was 3-6 for 20 yards passing. Receivers included Roberto Juarez (2-19) and Orozco (1-1).

Orozco, perhaps the best punter in the league, booted five for an average of 45 yards.

Frank Holfeltz recovered a Chelan fumble.

Kettle Falls is at Tonasket at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, for a non-league, crossover game that wraps up the season for both teams.

“We played them week 2 (13-7 win), so this will prove who has improved the most throughout the season,” Hawkins said.

Other crossover games for seeding to state at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, include Medical Lake (4-4) at Cashmere (8-1) with winner No. 1 seeded to state, Cascade (5-4) at Freeman (9-0) for a No. 2 state seed, Lakeside (5-3) at Okanogan(7-1) for a No. 3 seed and Chelan (6-3) at Riverside (7-2) for a No. 4 seed.

In non-seeding games, Newport (5-4) is at Quincy (3-6) at 7 p.m. and Chewelah (1-8) is at Brewster (3-6) at 5:30 p.m.

Omak, which finished eighth in the CTL, is not playing a crossover game since there are only seven teams in the NEA.

BREWSTER – A huge second quarter turned the game to Cascade in a 62-27 win over Brewster on Nov. 1.

The Bears trailed 13-7 into the second period, following a touchdown by Cade Smith (7-146) on a 35-yard pass from Mitch Boesel (17-35-1, 248).

Cascade led 42-21 at the half. Brewster scores included Smith on a 4-yard pass and Hayden Bayha (26-110) on a 4-yard run.

Bayha scored on a 3-yard run in the fourth period.

Others on the ground for Brewster include Raf Varelas (10-87), Cameron Bailey (5-24) and Cameron Jacobsen (2-18).

Other Bears receivers included Raul Olvera (4-52), Bayha (3-42), Oscar Roa (1-7) and Jacobsen (1-2).

Chewelah (1-8) is at Brewster (3-6) at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in a crossover game that is the final game of the season for both teams.

Caribou Trail League

(Final regular season)

League Overall

Cashmere 7 0 8 1

Okanogan 6 1 8 1

Chelan 5 2 6 3

Cascade 4 3 5 4

Quincy 3 4 3 6

Brewster 2 5 3 6

Tonasket 1 6 3 6

Omak 0 7 0 9

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WINTHROP – A very stingy defense and an offense on a roll led Liberty Bell to an easy 48-8 win over Kittitas on Nov. 1.

The victory set up an end-of-season showdown for Liberty Bell (4-1, 4-1) at White Swan (8-1 overall, 5-0 league) for the league championship at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.

“They have a size advantage in the number of kids they have and the size of the kids themselves,” Liberty Bell coach Sy Bannick said. “We will need to play a technically sound game and play fast if we want to neutralize their size advantages.

Against Kittitas, Liberty Bell kept the Coyotes to negative yardage into the middle of the third quarter.

“The Kittitas game went a bit better than expected,” Liberty Bell coach Sy Bannick said. “We knew that they had talented players and had won a few big games earlier in the year. We just came in the better prepared team for this particular game.”

Chip Jones led the Mountain Lions’ offense, carrying eight times for 55 yards and 3 touchdowns.

He was 6-for-14 passing for 94 yards and a touchdown (15 yards to Emmett Fink).

Fink carried 10 times for 66 yards and a touchdown.

Also scoring on the ground were Austin Watson (6-108) and Derek Alumbaugh (3-12).

Defensively, Cesar Dominguez led with 6 tackles and a sack.

Lara returned 6 kickoffs for 331 yards and 4 punts for 203 yards. He was good on 6 of 7 extra-point kicks.

BRIDGEPORT – Oroville started slowly before running over Bridgeport, 62-34, in a league game Nov. 1.

Bridgeport led 9-6 early in the second quarter after Uriel Medel booted a 28-yard field goal and Hector Garcia (18-219) ran 14 yards. A two-point PAT failed.

Luke Kindred (12-67) dived a yard for the Hornets, who missed the extra-point kick.

The teams exchanged scores a couple times in the second period with Oroville leading, 22-20, with 3:51 remaining.

Logan Mills (3-53) scored on a 44-yard run and Kindred on a 27-yard romp for Oroville.

Garcia returned a kickoff 90 yards for a score and Bailey Morris-Evenson scored from a yard out for Bridgeport.

In the final minutes, Oroville pulled away, 34-22, as Connelly Quick (9-152) scored on a 56-yard run and Kindred on a 15-yard rush.

The Hornets kept the pressure on in the third quarter, with Quick running 37 yards and Kindred (2-3, 100) passing to Smith (2-100) for a 79-yard score.

Smith returned a punt 80 yards for a score and Kindred scored on an 11-yard run.

Bridgeport closed out the scoring on a Jonathan Oregon (20-78) run of two yards and Michael Brown picking up a fumble and running 40 yards to pay dirt.

Bridgeport wraps up the season at Lake Roosevelt in a league game at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.

Chief Leschi is at Oroville for a non-league game at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

A 16-team state tournament starts Nov. 15-16. District 5/6 advances its top 2 teams.

WHITE SWAN – White Swan ran over Lake Roosevelt, 47-14, on the final night of the regular season.

“We had a difficult time getting their guys blocked,” Lake Roosevelt coach Steve Files said. “White Swan is a strong team, especially up front. We played right with them the first half on both sides of the ball.”

Josiah Desautel ran for 130 yards on 11 carries for the Raiders. He scored on a 71-yard run.

Others included Oscar Pakootas (5-55, 1TD) and Austin Rosenbaum (2-4, 27).

Trey Nicholson led the defense with 13 tackles.

Chance Garvin had two interceptions.

Lake Roosevelt goes to Bridgeport for a rematch Friday, Nov. 8, at Coulee Dam. The Raiders won the first game, a non-leaguer, 28-25.

“We’ll need to play good, physical fundamental football to beat Bridgeport,” Files said. “I expect our team to rally and end the season on a high note.”

Central Washington 2B League

(As of Nov. 1)

League Overall

White Swan 5 0 8 1

Liberty Bell 4 1 4 1

Oroville 4 2 6 2

Kittitas 3 2 3 4

Bridgeport 1 4 1 8

Manson 1 4 1 7

Lake Roosevelt 0 5 3 6

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