Morton picks up its first victory


RANDLE - Tim Thompson ran for 107 yards and a touchdown to lead Morton to a 18-13 over Vancouver Christian in a Central 2B League game Saturday at White Pass High School.

"We ran the option really well. We had some kids making some good blocks," Morton coach Keith Coleman said. "Our offensive line played great. We controlled the ball when we had it."

The Huskies won their first league game and improve to 1-1.

"We kept shooting ourselves in the foot at the beginning of the game. We scored three times on our first drive, but two of them got called back," Coleman said.

Morton grabbed a 6-0 lead in the first quarter after Thompson scored on a 3-yard run.

The Light went ahead 7-6 on a 20-yard TD pass, then extended the lead to 13-6 in the third quarter on a 6-yard run.

"One of our key linemen, Tony Olson, left the game in the second quarter with a knee injury. He came back in the third quarter and really sparked us," Coleman said. "He gave us a big boost on the offensive line and on defense. He really stuffed things up in the middle."

Morton quarterback Taylor Weist, who completed four passes for 67 yards and ran 11 times for 74, scored on an 18-yard run that pulled the Huskies within one point at 13-12.

Jared Ingalsbe scored the game-winning TD on an 8-yard run in the fourth for the Huskies.

"Mikhael Tran had a good all-around game on both sides of the ball. He filled in at running back from his slot position after Thompson went out. He was a little dinged up and didn't return," Coleman said. "We switched him from cornerback to outside linebacker and he did an outstanding job."

Morton (1-2 overall) hosts Napavine at 7 p.m. at White Pass Friday.