Skyview kept flying high. Evergreen kept playing hard despite long odds on Friday at McKenzie Stadium.
But the outcome was as anticipated. The Storm scored seven touchdowns over 15 first-half minutes in the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League football win.
Reilley Henderson scored three first-half touchdowns, jump-starting Skyview with a pair of 48-yard scampers barely two minutes apart in the first quarter. The first was on a well-blocked punt return, the second on a well-blocked screen pass.
The most memorable play was Henderson’s third touchdown, a leaping one-handed grab at the goal line that made the score 28-2.
Skyview (5-2, 3-0 GSHL) outgained Evergreen 307-122, including a 224-4 advantage on the way to a 51-2 halftime lead.
Parker Henry, the area’s rushing leader, finished with 70 yards on only seven carries. He scored twice, once on a short run and once on a 32-yard screen pass.
Skyview quarterback Kieran McDonagh completed 8 of 10 passes for 224 yards and three touchdowns. McDonagh rested after leading the final TD drive on the opening possession of the second half.
Evergreen led 2-0 after Skyview’s first snap of the game was too high for McDonagh and went through the end zone for a safety.
The offensive highlight for Evergreen (0-7, 0-3) was a 75-yard pass play, with freshman quarterback Kolbey Eaton throwing out of his own end zone and finding Trent Foster behind the defense. That play keyed a 96-yard touchdown drive capped on a 10-yard run by Romon Ortiz in the final minute of the fourth quarter.
Eaton played his second consecutive game in place of injured junior Anthony Thomas.
Justin Straup carried 17 times for 63 yards to lead the Plainsmen on the ground.
The second half was played with a running clock. There was a 20-minute delay in the third quarter when Evergreen lineman Robert Ahloo suffered a leg injury.
SKYVIEW 61, EVERGREEN 9
Skyview 21 30 7 3—61
Evergreen 2 0 0 7— 9
Eve — Safety, snap through end zone.
Sky — Reilley Henderson 48 punt return (Hayden Schuh kick)
Sky — Henderson 48 pass from Kieran McDonagh (Schuh kick)
Sky — Parker Henry 3 run (Schuh kick)
Sky — Henderson 34 pass from McDonagh (Schuh kick)
Sky — Safety, Evergreen QB Kolbey Eaton tackled in end zone.
Sky — Henry 32 pass from McDonagh (Schuh kick)
Sky — Schuh 35 fumble return (Schuh kick)
Sky — Henry 28 run (Schuh kick)
Sky — Mo Morrison 6 run (Schuh kick)
Sky — Schuh 22 FG
Eve — Romon Ortiz 10 run (Timur Zhividze kick)
Rushing — Skyview: Henry 7-70, Nate Ariola 6-10, Alex Mangin 2-1, Mo Morrison 3-7, Jordan Berni 2-4, McDonagh 2-(minus 13). Evergreen: Justin Stroup 17-63, Alex Scribner 4-5, Jamaree Jones 4-3, Romon Ortiz 7-7, Kolbey Eaton 9-(minus 31).
Passing — Skyview: McDonagh 8-10-0-224, Jordan Berni 1-2-0-4. Evergreen: Kolbey Eaton 1-12-1-75.
Receiving — Skyview: Reilley Henderson 2-82, Forrest Russell 2-28, Spencer Miles 1-25, Henry 1-32, Schuh 1-17, Tanner Rakoz 1-40, unknown 1-4. Evergreen: Trent Foster 1-75.