PESHASTIN – Omak’s football team improved to 6-0 (2-0 in the Caribou Trail League) by shutting out Cascade, 14-0, on Friday, Oct. 5.
“We played another great defensive game,” Omak coach Nick Sackman said. “Our front six defenders did a great job shutting down their running game completely.
“It was a wet and sloppy field. We gave up a couple big throws down the field, but the defense rallied and kept them out of the end zone all night.”
The Pioneers scored twice in the second quarter.
Quarterback Kanen Ables(9-11) ran nine yards.
Ables (11-22, 147, TD, INT) passed 37 yards to Aaron Black (6-66).
Dillon Carlton kicked both extra points.
Other rushers included Tanner Hall (10-41), Anthony Rankin-Smith (10-40) and Lonnie Cawston (1-15).
Other receivers included Cawston (3-71), Tanner Sackman (1-1) and Hall (1-10).
“Offensively, we got it going in the second quarter, but had a difficult time sustaining drives for most of the game,” coach Sackman said. “Our punt team did a great job all night changing field position and keeping them out of our end.”
The coach pointed out the play of Navarro Nanpuya and Tanner Sackman on the defensive line, and Antonio Rivera and Joseph Bucsko at linebacker.
“This was another great team win with our defense leading the way,” the coach said.
Omak plays a non-league game at Reardan (5-1) at 7 p.m. Friday.
Okanogan 42, Freeman 7
ROCKFORD - Okanogan led 28-0 at the half and tagged on two more second half scores in a 42-7 non-league win over Freeman (0-6) on Friday.
“I thought we played a lot smarter this week,” said Okanogan coach Erick Judd, whose team improved to 4-1 overall. “We had less penalties and were a lot more disciplined.”
Okanogan finished with 452 yards of offense (411 rushing) to 165 (38 rushing) for Freeman.
Martin Grooms (4-143) and Justin Watts (3-114) each scored two touchdowns rushing.
Other rushers included Josue Ramos (5-105, TD), Julian Cates (15-59) and Kolbe Tverberg (1-3).
Bo Silverthorn was 4-6 passing for 41 yards and a TD.
Receivers included Kolbe Picard (2-25, TD), Logan Bird (1-9) and Ramos (1-7).
Top Okanogan defenders included Tverberg (six tackles) and Bird (four tackles).
Cashmere (3-3, 1-1) is at Okanogan (5-1, 1-0) for homecoming at 7 p.m. Friday in a game that will elevate the winner into second place in the Caribou Trail League.
Brewster 57, Manson 8
MANSON – Brewster handed Manson its first league loss, 57-8, on Friday.
Brewster (4-2 overall) and Lake Roosevelt (5-0) remain as the only undefeated teams in the league, both being 3-0.
“That was a complete team win,” Brewster coach Jake Johanson said. “Our O-line did a great job. Our first and second team O-lines pushed their D-line around all night. Our backs ran hard.”
The Bears quarterback Mason Kelly completed all three of his passes for 30 yards.
Ernie Nanamkin was 1-1, a 44-yard touchdown strike to Joe Taylor (2-50).
Other receivers included Gio Nila (1-21) and Nanamkin (1-3).
Nanamkin led the rushing attack (10-180, 2TDs).
Other rushers included Taylor (7-82, TD), Javier Rosario (3-31, TD), Gio Nila (4-28, 2TDs) and Jeff Sonneman (3-14, TD).
“Ernie Nanamkin had a great game on offense and defense,” Johanson said. “Alfredo Nila played another great game from his Middle linebacker position leading the team with 12 tackles.
“Miguel Chacon performed the hat trick, intercepting the Manson quarterback three times. He also deflected another two passes.”
Other top defenders included Taylor (INT, five tackles) and Mario Guzman (six tackles, several quarterback hurries).
Soap Lake (3-2, 1-2) is at Brewster for the Bears’ senior night at 7 p.m. Friday.
Soap Lake 34, Liberty Bell 8
WINTHROP - Liberty Bell was unable to make a dent in Soap Lake's defense until the fourth quarter in a 34-8 loss on Friday.
“No excuses, we were out-finessed by Soap Lake,” Liberty Bell coach Bob Bucsko said. “Our players gave everything to stay in the game, but our pass blocking and tackling on defense must improve if we are to win another game.”
Tanner White (10-17, 113, TD, INT) passed 23-yards to Brady Moriarity (4-65) for the Mountain Lions score in the final period.
Bodie Paul ran for a two-point conversion.
Other receivers included Tyler Darwood (4-37), Alex Whites (1-9) and Cole Rhoades (1-2).
Rushers included Tanner White (8-5), Whites (7-7), Rhoades (1-0), Moriarity (3-5) and Paul (8-50).
“It’s gut check time for some players, that will begin on Monday,” said Bucsko, whose team is 1-5 overall, 0-4 league. “With three games left we must force improvement. There is a storm coming and I will be in the center of it along with coach (Jeff) Lidey.
“Going to keep it fun but some tough love at practice,” Bucsko said.
Bucsko said sophomore Tyler Darwood was the player of the week for his improved skills.
“This Friday night against all odds he was instrumental in stopping the opponents on several occasions,” Bucsko said. “Offensively, he is a true threat when we have time to throw the ball to him. He consistently gets his blocks.”
West Seattle (1-5) is at Liberty Bell for a 3 p.m. game Saturday.
Lake Roosevelt 47, Oroville 0
OROVILLE – Lake Roosevelt rolled past Oroville, 47-0, to spoil the Hornets’ homecoming night Friday.
“The guys played hard; we couldn’t get anything to roll our way,” Oroville coach Brad Scott said. “Penalties and turnovers were issues as well as we had poor third-down conversions. The three combined to keep us from running our game plan.”
Oroville (2-4, 2-2) plays at Tonasket (0-5, 0-3) in the annual Bell game on Friday.
“(It) always proves to be the ultimate rivalry game,” Scott said.
Entiat 56, Pateros 6
ENTIAT – Entiat ran past Pateros, 56-6, in an eight-man football game Friday.
The Billygoats found they could pass against the Tigers, who rushed 23 times for 297 yards and four touchdowns.
Quarterback Jeremy Piechalski (9-19, 133, TD, 2INT) passed for a 45-yard touchdown to Kobe Thrixton (5-92).
Other receivers included Andrew Gonzalez (3-35) and Ivan Ceniceros (1-6).
Ceniceros rushed 12 times for 55 yards.
Other rushers included Gonzalez (9-1) and Thrixton (9-8),
“We played good defensively the first quarter, only giving up two early touchdowns,” Pateros coach Marcus Stennes said. “But (we) went 0-3 in the red zone the first quarter.”
Entiat led 12-0 after the first quarter and was up 20-0 in the second quarter before the Billygoats scored.
The Tigers (5-1, 3-1) scored four more touchdowns to lead 48-8 at the half and pushed across one more TD in the third for the final score.
Defensive leaders for Pateros included Thrixton (six tackles, five solo), Cuauhtemoc Arellano (five tackles, quarterback sack), Ceniceros (four tackles, all solo) and Erich Foster (four tackles, sack).
Pateros (3-2, 2-2) takes on ACH (5-1, 3-1) in the Billygoats’ final home game Friday.
Republic 42, Cusick 8
CUSICK - Republic (3-3, 1-2) topped Cusick (1-5, 1-3), 42-8, on Friday.
No other information was received.
The Tigers return home for homecoming at 7 p.m. Friday against Columbia-Hunters (2-4).
Yakama Tribal 80, Bridgeport 40
BRIDGEPORT – Yakama Tribal picked up its first win of the season, 80-40, over Bridgeport on Friday.
No other information was received for the Mustangs (4-2, 2-2).
Bridgeport is at league-leading Odessa (3-0 league) on Friday.
Odessa 56, ACH 22
COULEE CITY - Odessa (6-0, 4-0) showed why it should be the top B8 team in eastern Washington with a convincing thumping of Almira/Coulee-Hartline, 56-22, on Oct. 4.
“Hats off to Odessa, they played great,” said ACH coach Brandon Walsh. “If we want to compete at that level we need to clean some things up. We had some chances throughout the game, but we just didn’t execute great against a very good team.”
The teams exchanged scores early on, with the defending state B8 champ Warriors (5-1, 3-1) getting a touchdown on a 21-yard Brayton Schafer run. A two-point pass conversion failed.
From there the Tigers ran off four touchdowns to lead 40-6 at the half and got another score in the third quarter for a 48-6 lead.
In the fourth quarter, ACH scored on an 88-yard pass from Dane Isaak to Hayden Loomis. Isaak passed to Gage Burchill for a two-point conversion.
After Odessa scored on a Marcus King (204 yards, 4TDs that included a punt return) run of 34 yards, Burchill scored on a 40-yard pass from Isaak, who ran for the two-point conversion.
ACH is at Pateros at 7 p.m. Friday.