WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee Panthers performed at a lofty level during their football bout with the Lewiston Bengals. The Panthers drew first blood early in the first quarter unleashing a scoring onslaught that included a 49-yard run to make the score 21-0 part of the way through the 1st quarter. The Panthers would light up the home crowd again with a 70+ kickoff return for a touchdown minutes later. Wenatchee proved it could also put the ball into the end zone via air with a 48 yard-touchdown throw. The touchdown barrage continued well into the 3rd quarter for the Panthers. One of the highlights was a 17-yard touchdown run by Nathan Blauman which tacked on another seven, bumping up the score to 48 over Lewiston’s 21 points. Blauman would deliver the final blow to the Bengals on a 26-yard dash to the end zone making it a score of 56-21. Those would be the last points of the game for a final score of 56-21. The Panthers will host Kelowna BC this Friday at 7 p.m.
EAST WENATCHEE – The Eastmont Wildcats certainly scored in more ways than one against the Pasco Bulldogs last Friday. Eastmont scored by way of two passing touchdowns on the arm of quarterback Carson Everhart. The two passing TD strikes were possessed by Wesley Mcilwaine and Logan Easley. Eastmont’s Nathan Chang did a mad scramble to the end zone on an 80-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Wesley Mcilwaine sprinted down the field for a 45-yard touchdown punt return. Carson Talley and Corbin Keys used their legs to carry the ball across the plane for one rushing touchdown a piece. Eastmont’s offense with assistance from its defense piled on the points to make it a final score of 50-26 over the Bulldogs. It’ll be Eastmont against Ellensburg in E-burg at 7 p.m. Friday night.
MOSES LAKE – Moses Lake fell to their 3A opponent, Mt. Spokane, last Friday. The Wildcats fended off the Chief’s offense holding them to only 13 points. Mt. Spokane would go on to score 34 points total for a final score of 34-13. The 0-2 Moses Lake Chiefs will travel to Post Falls to battle the 2-1 Trojans this Friday. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
QUINCY – Quincy aimed to please the home crowd while christening their brand new athletics field last Friday. The Jackrabbits did exactly that in the back-and-forth affair between they and Brewster last Friday. The Jacks relied on the legs of full back Evan Avila who would carry the ball into the end zone during the game. The Jacks won by a moderate margin of 35-25 over Brewster. The Jackrabbits now go to Grandview. The game is at 7 p.m.
OTHELLO/ROYAL CITY – There wasn’t much to say other than that Royal is a really good team. The Knights slayed the Huskies with four passing touchdowns by Caleb Christensen, a pick six by Elliot Delay and rushing touchdowns by Lorenzo Myrick and Elliot Delay. Royal’s defense shutout Othello the entire game. The Knight’s won by a sizable margin of 49-0. The Knights will face Wahluke in Mattawa this Friday and Othello goes to Spokane to battle the West Valley Eagles that same day.
MATTAWA – Wahluke’s solid offensive performance carried the team to victory last Friday. Warrior quarterback Oscar Rodriguez had a shaky performance with 2 passing touchdowns and 2 ints. Scoring runs by Oscar Rodriguez and Jose Celaya helped ease the strain caused by the ints. Touchdown tosses were caught by Luke Yorgesen and Johny Miron. Wahluke’s Tony Cruz led the team in tackles with 13. Despite the win, it came down to the wire for Wahluke winning 28-25. Wahluke is at home against Royal this Friday.
EPHRATA – The fight in the trenches between Ephrata and Cascade weighed on until someone finally scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Before that, it was 3-0 for most of the game after Cascade kicked a field goal in the 1st quarter. Ephrata’s goose egg finally went away and they took the lead 7-3 on a two-yard Tony O’Neel quarterback scamper with 8 minutes to go in the 4th. Ephrata’s vision as a victor of its home opener was dashed when Cascade scored on a rushing touchdown with 50 seconds left in the 4th quarter. Ephrata would fall to Cascade 10-7. Ephrata now goes to Prosser. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. on Friday.
SOAP LAKE – Soap Lake’s talons were out during their routing of Touchet on Friday. Soap Lake was up 40-0 at intermission. Soap Lake’s defense were credited with five sacks and three interceptions making for a miserable day as Touchet’s quarterback. Bryon Dowers ran for 188 yards scoring two touchdowns. Soap Lake’s performance was so fierce, the referee’s enforced the running clock rule in the second half. Soap Lake will take on Pateros up north on Friday.
WARDEN – The Warden Cougars were mauled by the Chelan Goats last Friday. Chelan racked up 49 points. The cougs scored 20 points on three touchdowns. One TD was on the ground carried by quarterback Ryan Arredondo. The other two were thrown by Arredondo to Holden Haworth and Kaden Skone. The Goats stood their ground holding Warden to only 20 points as their scoring affair continued through the entirety of the game. Chelan won 49-20. Warden will host Cle-Elum-Roslyn this Friday at 7 p.m.