Centralia’s offense piled up points for the second time in as many games, but the defense couldn’t slow down Evergreen in a 62-50 loss Friday night in nonleague football action at Tiger Stadium.
Cameron Erickson threw six touchdown passes and Chase Sobolesky ran 10 times for 83 yards and two scores for the Tigers, who trailed 42-24 going into the final frame.
“We put up a lot of points in a hurry; we just couldn’t keep up,” Centralia coach Jeremy Thibault said. “We had a couple bad things happen. A couple of kids got injured.”
Benito Valencia and Derek Beairsto each caught two touchdown passes for the Tigers, with Sobolesky and Blaine Wass adding one apiece. Wass also notched a rushing touchdown.
The Tigers, though, lost starting fullback Brady Hoyt to a rolled ankle during the contest.
“It’s hard to set things up without a trap game,” Thibault said.
Evergreen got 120 rushing yards from Tyvauntae Deloney, and quarterback Carter Monda went 14 of 22 for 297 yards and three touchdowns.
Centralia managed 414 yards of total offense, but allowed 492.
“We’re young,” Thibault said. “We’re going to get there. I’m not too worried about it.”
Centralia (1-1) plays at Sehome on Saturday, Sept. 21.