EAST WENATCHEE – It was a banner day on the ground for the Eastmont Wildcasts against Eisenhower on Friday. Eastmont had 428 yards on the ground at Zaepfel Stadium. Carson Talley tallied 217 rushing yards on the ground with two touchdowns. Eastmont Quarterback Carson Everhart connected on two touchdown passes. One on a 20-yd strike to Dillon Esparza and the other on a 19-yard floater to Corbin Keys. Talley, Everhart and Austin Popoff racked up five touchdowns between them. Eastmont’s last TD of the game was a 54-yard pick 6 by Jeremy Gregerson. (7-1) Eastmont will host the winless Moses Lake Chiefs this Friday, kickoff is at 7 p.m.
WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee Panthers vanquished Sunnyside last Friday. The Panthers didn’t find their way into the end zone until the second quarter where running back Nathan Blauman found the endzone on a 4-yard scamper. Johnathon Amezcua caught a 23-yard pass from Camden Sirmon later in the 2nd quarter. The Panther’s JJ Jelsing took the rock into the scoring zone in the 3rd on a punt return and another Camden Sirmon pass, this time to Obadiah Young, would cap off Wenatchee's scoring in the game. The Panthers beat Sunnyside 28-0. The (7-1) Panthers will take on Walla Walla in an away contest this Friday at 7 p.m.
MOSES LAKE – Moses Lake lost in heartbreaking fashion against Southridge last Friday. Leading in the 4th quarter. Moses Lake appeared poised to collect its first win of the season, but a 7-yard TD pass thrown by Southridge dashed Moses Lake’s winning aspirations with 1:35 remaining in the game. Southridge’s defense held Moses Lake to only 136 yards of offense. Moses Lake lost 21-17. The winless Chiefs travel to Eastmont to take on the 7-1 Wildcats. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. on Friday.
OTHELLO – Steven Ochoa’s only touchdown of the game didn’t get it done against Pullman during Friday’s non-league game. Othello’s defense showed poise, holding Pullman to a passing touchdown and two field goals but the Huskies offense sputtered falling short of a victory. Othello (4-4) goes to Grandview to face Selah (3-5) in a crossover playoff game this Saturday. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
ROYAL – Royal’s high-potency air attack routed the near defenseless River View team last Friday. Caleb Christensen threw six touchdowns and Derek Bergeson threw 1 TD. Running back Avery Ellis ran it in for a score once and Christensen scored via the ‘quarterback keeper’ as well. Undefeated Royal will host College Place (2-6), kickoff is Friday at 7 p.m.
QUINCY – Quincy crumbled against Ellensburg on Friday. Ellensburg’s offense thrashed the Jackrabbit defense scoring on two passing touchdowns and a field goal in the first quarter, followed by another seven points in the second. An Ellensburg pass and two runs went for touchdowns in the second half. Quincy’s only offensive highlight happened on a 13-yard Carmelo Martinez run in the 4th quarter. Quincy lost 44-8. Quincy (3-5) goes to Wapato (1-7) this Friday, kickoff is at 7 p.m.
EPHRATA – The Ephrata Tigers ended their final league game on a low note after falling to the East Valley Red Devils. Red Devil running back Tyler Stone put on a scoring clinic accounting for all of the team’s touchdowns. However, Ephrata kept things close thanks to rushing scores by Mac Laird and Ethan Montano but Stone outperformed both backs going on to score another two touchdowns to win the game with a score of 26-14 over Ephrata. Ephrata (2-6) will venture to Grandview (1-7) this Friday, kickoff is at 7 p.m.
SOAP LAKE – Soap Lake was dominated by Wilbur-Creston early on and lost by a sizable margin of 72-19. Positives produced by Soap Lake included a 60 run by Bryon Dowers, a 75-yard kickoff touchdown return by Byron Dowers and Diego Garza’s 50-yard touchdown pass to Axel Soltero. Soap Lake looks to snap its losing skid against Bridgeport (2-5) this Wednesday in an away game. Kickoff is at 2 p.m.
WAHLUKE – Warden’s Ryan Arredondo ‘slung it’ during the contest against Wahluke in Mattawa last Friday. Arredondo tossed six touchdowns. Four of those touchdowns were thrown to Edgar Hernandez, one was tossed to Tyson Wall and another was lobbed to Holden Hawworth. Tyson Wall ran it in for a score as well. Warden wasted Wahluke 48-6. (3-5) Wahluke now goes to Highland. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Warden (4-4) will take on Kiona Benton (5-3) at home for a shot at a winning record. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
COULEE CITY – Odessa refused to 'let up' during its annihilation of Almira-Coulee-Hartline last weekend. ACH only scored six points while the Odessa Tigers scored eight touchdowns on the ground and four in the air for an unprecedented 92 points. The final score was 92-6. The (7-1) Warriors will take on (5-3) Liberty Bell on Saturday, kickoff is at 5 p.m.