In its first football game of the season, Winlock looked much improved in a decisive 49-8 victory over Toutle Lake on the road. The Cardinals got out and ran, ran, and ran some more, building up nearly 300 yards on the ground and broke three offensive plays of over 50 yards that resulted in touchdowns.
Payton Sickles starred for Winlock, returning a kick and a punt for a touchdown and throwing for another to score three total for the Cardinals. Neal Patching also was heavily featured, rushing for over 100 yards and scoring three total touchdowns, and Nolan Swofford added a touchdown and 167 rushing yards by himself.
The Cardinals’ defense brought the heat as well, holding the Ducks to just one touchdown and a measly one rushing yard.
In its first fall eight-man football action, Mossyrock fell behind early and couldn’t keep up with Lummi, falling 54-24. The Vikings rushed for 208 yards, and three touchdowns, but couldn’t stop the Blackhawks on defense.
Suffering some injuries to crucial players, the Blackhawks depth began to show en route to a 40-8 halftime lead. But the Vikings didn’t quit, outscoring the Blackhawks 16-14 in the second half.
“I’m very proud of the team for not throwing in the towel. We came out and played much better in the second half,” Mossyrock head coach Eric Ollikainen said. “We should be getting more players healthy and eligible over the next few weeks.”
Sage Griesen rushed for 99 yards, Marshall Brockway managed 40 yards with two touchdowns, and Keegan Kolb rushed for 32. His brother, Easton, rushed for 31 yards with a touchdown, and went 5 for 8 for 65 yards with no interceptions.