Ryan Littlefield scored the winning touchdown on a 22-yard pass from Seth Huhta with 30 seconds left in the game as the Monarchs beat Washougal at Longview Memorial Stadium.
The Mark Morris victory also made Hockinson the No. 1 seed out of the 2A GSHL after the Hawks beat Woodland. It also ended Washougal’s postseason hopes after a 6-0 start to the season.
Friday’s victory snapped a four-game losing streak for Mark Morris (3-5, 1-2 in league), which had dropped a pair of league decisions by a combined eight points — with both losses coming on late scores by the opponent.
Washougal struck first, scoring on a 27-yard pass from Colton Sullivan to Karsten Short in the second quarter.
Asbell led Mark Morris with 50 yards rushing on 14 carries, scoring on a 1-yard plunge late in the first half that drew the Monarchs even.
Washougal entered the night averaging 40 points per game with a low of 28.
Next up: Washougal at Hockinson; Mark Morris vs. R.A. Long
MARK MORRIS 14, WASHOUGAL 7
Washougal 0 7 0 0— 7
Mark Morris 0 7 0 7—14
W — Karsten Short 27 pass from Colton Sullivan (Sam O’Hara kick)
MM — Nikko Asbell 1 run (Riley Johnston kick)
MM — Ryan Littlefield 22 pass from Seth Huhta (Johnston kick)
Rushing — Washougal — Sam O’Hara 11-64, Caleb Howard 11-41, Austin Tofell 6-20, Stephen Camden 4-35; Mark Morris — Asbell 14-50.
Passing — Washougal — Sullivan 4-8-0-81.
Receiving — Washougal — Short 2-55.