TONASKET Brewster used a strong third quarter to edge Tonasket, 24-21, in a Central Washington 2B League football game Friday.
“That was an exciting win over Tonasket,” Brewster coach Jake Johanson said after souring the Tigers’ homecoming. “It was awesome to see our guys rally from (being) down 14-3 and make two huge plays to score a touchdown before the half.”
“The game had lots of momentum changes,” Tonasket coach Jay Hawkins said of the homecoming loss. “I believe we did a great job of maintaining our focus in the second half. It allowed us to have the ball with a chance to take the lead in the middle of the fourth.”
The Tigers jumped in front 7-0 on an Ethan Smith seven-yard run with 8:06 left in the first quarter.
Alex Palomares kicked the extra point.
Brewster’s drive came up short, with the Bears settling for a 36-yard field goal by Ricardo Gallaga with 2:06 left in the first period.
Tonasket went up 14-3 in the second quarter on a Jesse Ramon three-yard drive with 6:50 left until halftime.
Quarterback Rycki Cruz kicked the extra point.
Brewster responded with a quick drive that included quarterback Joe Taylor passing 50 yards to Ernie Nanamkin. That set up a 17-yard touchdown run by Taylor with five seconds left in the first half.
Gallaga kicked the extra point. He was three-for-three in the game).
The Bears took advantage of Tonasket miscues in the third quarter, scoring on runs by Nanamkin and Connor Wiggs for a 24-14 lead.
Cruz ran a yard to the end zone with 8:27 remaining in the game. He also kicked the extra point to cut the margin to the final score of 24-21. with 8:27 left in the game.
Reflecting the close score, Brewster finished with 286 yards of offense (146 on the ground) and 57 plays (11 first downs) to 254 yards (189 rushing) and 61 plays (14 first downs) by Tonasket.
Each team finished with two turnovers - fumble and interception by Brewster and two interceptions by Tonasket.
“Losing the turnover battle is never a good thing in a close game,” Hawkins said. “Brewster took advantage of great field position the whole third quarter.”
Taylor was 4-for-1 passing for 120 yards and an interception.
Nanamkin was 2-2 passing for 14 yards.
Brewster receivers: Nanamkin (2-86), Quincy Vassar (2-33), Jeff Sonneman (1-16).
Brewster rushers: Nanamkin (17-59, TD), Taylor (9-37, TD), Sonneman (4-27) Connor Wiggs (6-19, TD).
“I am so proud of this group of guys and the resiliency that they showed in this game,” Johanson said. “We haven’t had a lot of close games. This was a good one for us to battle and be on the winning side.
“Ernie Nanamkin and Joe Taylor made some huge plays in the ball game offensively for us. Quincy Vassar also had his best game, snagging two big catches and making a great play on a ball, batting it down from his safety position. Alfredo Nila played a great game at linebacker, stuffing the run and collecting two interceptions.”
Cruz was 5-15 passing for 65 yards and two interceptions.
Tonasket receivers: Jordan Thrasher (2-46), Smith (1-8).
Tonasket rushers: Cruz (14-116, TD), Smith (15-33, TD), Ramon (12-27, TD), Thrasher (2-8), Julio Alatorre (1-5).
“Learn from our experience and get ready for Oroville,” Hawkins said of the rival game this Friday on the Hornets’ field.
Waterville is at Brewster on Friday for the Bears’ final home game.
“Waterville is a much-improved team from the beginning of the year, so we need to bring our A game this week for senior night,” Johanson said. “We still have some things to clean up, but I’m excited about the direction that we are going in.”
Okanogan 48, Naches Valley 0
OKANOGAN – No. 5 state-ranked Okanogan used a balanced attack to shut out Naches Valley, 48-0, in a Caribou Trail League football game Friday.
Okanogan led 35-0 at the half before scoring twice in the second half.
Julian Cates (15-113) opened the scoring on a one-yard run with 8:18 left in the first quarter.
Josue Ramos (6-for-7 on the night) kicked the extra point.
Martin Grooms (1-25) ran 25 yards, Alex Nelson (7-9, 120) passed 36-yards to Jordan Jessee (2-58) and Justin Watts (7-65) scored on runs of nine- and 24-yards.
In the second half, Jessee (1-6) scored on a six-yard run and Colton Sam (6-26) on a one-yard run.
The Bulldogs dominated the game in the stats, with 442 yards of offense (322 on the ground) to 153 for Naches Valley.
Other Okanogan rushers included Sean Park-Epley (3-44) and Ramos (1-31).
Other Bulldog receivers included Cates (1-28), Brady Cate (1-17), Levi Veenhuizen (1-9) and Watts (2-8).
Leading tacklers were Cate (4.5), Dalton Swayze (4.0), Watts (4 solo), Veenhuizen (3.5) and Jessee (3.5).
Cascade (5-2 overall, 1-1 league) is at Okanogan (6-0, 2-0) for the Bulldogs’ senior night Friday.
Omak 41, Chelan 10
CHELAN – Omak picked up its first Caribou Trail League football victory in a big way, 41-10, over Chelan on Friday.
“We played very well on both sides,” Omak coach Nick Sackman said. “Defensively, we were able to control their run game very well. Our boys really rallied to the ball and gang tackled all night.
“Offensively, our line was able to open up big holes and we had great pass protection. We continuously made big-chunk plays all night that kept their defense on their heels all night. It was a great game for us and probably our best effort on both sides of the ball.”
Quarterback Kanen Ables completed 7-of-16 passes for 164 yards and a touchdown to JJ Ibarra (4-105).
Other receivers were Lonnie Cawston (2-45) and Antonio Rivera (1-14).
Ables (15-150, 4TD) and Liam Keohane (9-76, 2TD) led the ground attack.
Other rushers included Tanner Hall (18-163) and Donny Abrahamson (2-28).
Omak (2-4 overall) is at Highland (0-5) for a non-league game at 6 p.m. Friday.
Pateros 32, Republic 24
PATEROS – Republic won the first-half battle but Pateros won the war, 32-24, on Friday.
“The Billygoats played a tough game against the Tigers on Friday night and was able to come out on top,” Pateros coach Marcus Stennes said. “Our defense stepped up and kept us in the game. We were led in tackles by Jeremy Piechalski with 11 and Andrew Gonzalez with 10.”
The Tigers led 12-6 at the half after scores by Taylor Connor, passing to Joe Koepke for five yards and Daniel Phillips running 42 yards to the end zone.
Two-point conversions failed after each score.
Sandwiched in between the scores was Pateros quarterback Piechalski passing to Andrew Gonzalez for a 15-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion failed.
Pateros scored twice in the third quarter - Piechalski passing for a 51-yard touchdown to Gonzalez and Dan Rossman running third yards to score.
Both two-point conversions failed leaving the Billygoats in front, 18-12.
Connor passes for Republic’s next two scores - four yards to Oliver Hartwig and 16 yards to Phillips.
Pateros went in front, 26-24, with less than two minutes left in the game.
The Billygoats scored an insurance touchdown on a six-yard run by Gonzalez that was set up by a fumble recovery at Republic’s 20. The extra-point kick failed.
Ivan Ceniceros sealed the victory with an interception with 45 seconds left in the game.
On Friday, Pateros is at Wellpinit for its homecoming and Republic is at Northport.
Waterville 14, Liberty Bell 12
WATERVILLE – Waterville scored in the final seconds to slip past Liberty Bell, 14-12, during the Shockers’ homecoming Friday.
“It became quite obvious that Waterville was a team on a mission, and that mission was to win their homecoming game,” Liberty Bell coach Bob Bucsko said.
Waterville set up its first win of the season with a 55-yard pass before scoring on a three-yard run with 16 seconds to go.
Liberty Bell’s Hail Mary pass was knocked away to end the game.
Both teams scored in the first quarter before Liberty Bell went in front 12-6 in the third quarter.
Scoring for the Mountain Lions was Seth Stevie (25-120) on the ground and Tanner White (3-6, 18) passing to Finlay Holston (2-14).
Brady Moriarty caught a four-yard pass.
Other Liberty Bell rushers included Holston (8-14), Reid Wengerd (6-45), Tanner White (11-47) and Magnus Treise (1-13).
Top tacklers were Wengerd (8.5), Holston (7.5, sack, bat down), Treise (6.5), Tanner White (5.5, sack) and Brayden White (5, 2 interceptions, 1 block).
“Liberty Bell once again came up short and could not maintain the momentum to come away with a victory,” Bucsko said. “Two fumbles, two missed extra points and the inability to stop some key Waterville plays led to the Liberty Bell loss.
“It was a very hard-fought game on both sides. No one likes to lose a game, but it was a never give up attitude on the field by both teams. I feel quite confident the fans got their money’s worth.”
Oroville 45, Bridgeport 22
BRIDGEPORT – Oroville’s Seth Miller rambled for 166 yards on seven carries for three touchdowns in Oroville’s 45-22 win over Bridgeport on Friday.
Bridgeport got on the scoreboard first with a 20-yard field goal just before the end of the first quarter.
Oroville responded with scores by Anthony Jamison (5-6, 82, TD) passing two yards to Jaxon Rise (1-2), Maxwell Turner running a yard (3-8) and Miller on a 67-yard romp.
Daniel Parra kicked the one of three extra points.
The Hornets kept up the scoring pressure in the third quarter, with Miller hitting pay dirt on two runs squeezed around Jerry Milholland recovering a fumble and running 80 yards for a touchdown.
Jaxon Rise (7-48) would score Oroville’s final touchdown on a two-yard run.
Bridgeport closed the gap late, scoring on runs of six, 14 and 20 yards.
Other Oroville rushers included Anthony Jamison (5-78) and Colby Guzman (5-44).
Receivers included Klinton Flowers (1-33), Guzman (2-29) and Miller (1-18).
Hornet defenders included Guzman (9.5 tackles, sack, 3 tackles for loss), Gerardo Castillo (6.5). Turner (6.5, two sacks, two TFL), Jerry Milholland (6.0, sack, one TFL).
Selkirk 60, Curlew 12
SELKIRK – Selkirk overpowered Curlew, 60-12, in a Northeast 1B League game Friday.
The Rangers (5-2, 2-2) led 30-12 at halftime over the Cougars (2-4, 2-2) before winning the second half 30-0.
Curlew’s Justin Hanks opened the scoring with a 19-yard pass from Sam Wright. A two-point conversion run failed.
After three Selkirk scores, Hanks scored on a 62-yard run. A two-point conversion failed.
Curlew is at Cusick (6-1, 5-0) while Selkirk is at Inchelium (0-7, 0-5) on Friday.
Republic 26, Soap Lake 14
SOAP LAKE - Lake Roosevelt led 14-0 at half time before easing to a 26-14 win over Soap Lake on Friday.
Tony Nichols rambled for 127 yards and four touchdowns to lead the way.
Dylan Steinert rushed for 84 yards.
Quarterback Hunter Whitelaw was 7-for-18 for 89 yards.
Receivers included Sam Wapato (67 yards) and Kaleb Horn (12 yards).
Defensive stats included Tony Marchand with seven tackles, an interception and a forced fumble; Elijah Harris with five tackles, an assist and three tackles for loss (TFL) and Trevor Johnson with five tackles, two TFL.
Caribou Trail League
(As of Oct. 13)
Okanogan 2 0 6 0
Cashmere 2 1 4 3
Cascade 1 1 5 2
Omak 1 2 2 4
Chelan 0 2 1 6
Cascade at Okanogan
Omak at Highland
Central Washington 2B League
Manson 6 0 6 0
Brewster 4 2 4 2
Tonasket 4 2 4 3
Oroville 4 2 4 3
Lake Roosevelt 4 2 4 2
Liberty Bell 2 5 2 5
Soap Lake 3 4 3 4
Waterville 1 5 1 5
Bridgeport 1 5 1 6
Manson at Liberty Bell HC
Bridgeport at Lake Roosevelt
Tonasket at Oroville
Waterville at Brewster
Northeast 1B - South
ACH 4 0 6 1
Odessa 3 0 6 0
Tekoa-Rosalia 2 0 4 2
Entiat 2 2 3 4
Pateros 1 2 3 3
Wellpinit 1 4 1 5
Yakama Tribal 0 4 1 5
Wellpinit at Pateros HC
Tekoa-Rosalia at ACH
Northeast 1B - North
Cusick 5 0 6 1
Republic 3 1 4 1
Selkirk 2 2 5 2
Curlew 2 2 2 4
Columbia 2 3 4 3
Northport 1 3 2 5
Inchelium 0 5 0 7
Republic at Northport
Selkirk at Inchelium
Curlew at Cusick
Entiat at Columbia