The Winlock football team found itself in the rare eight-man slugfest Friday, and lost it by the cruelest of endings, falling to Muckleshoot Tribal 28-22 on the last play of the game.
A game that went into the fourth quarter tied at 8-8 finally found some offense late, with the Kings taking a 22-14 lead late. Chase Scofield gave the Cardinals a spark to come back with a 61-yard touchdown run, and got in on the subsequent two-point conversion to tie things up late.
But there would be one more twist in the road, as Muckleshoot drove its way down the field as the clock wound down. As it finally hit triple zeroes, quarterback Aron Ortiz found Cedar Korndorfer in the end zone, giving the Kings the walk-off win.
Scofield led the Cardinals with 185 rushing yards, 132 of which came on two long touchdown runs. He also had the only completion of the night, after Kaiden Perkins — who himself started in place of the injured Payton Sickles — had to leave with an injury.
Winlock (4-2) won’t have an easy time bouncing back, taking on undefeated Mossyrock next week.