With some big rushing numbers and controlling the clock, Woodland erased its memory of a winless 2010 season by posting an opening-week victory at Kalama.
Eli Whitmire rushed 19 times for 211 yards and three touchdowns, and Cy Whitmire had 173 yards on 20 carries for the Beavers.
Woodland set the tempo early by taking 7 minutes off the clock in its opening scoring drive.
Kalama tried to counter with a strong rushing game, scoring quickly on its possessions.
Woodland got a key TD as Cy Whitmire picked up a backfield fumble and ran 58 yards for a score as the Beavers took a 41-31 lead. He also had two interceptions as Kalama attempted to get back in the game.
Woodland finished with 515 yards rushing, something coach Mark Greenleaf said the Beavers have not done in at least 5 years.
“It was a great tribute to our offensive line,” Greenleaf said.
Next week: Woodland (1-0) at Ridgefield.
Woodland 7 21 13 7—48
Kalama 7 20 6 0—33
W — Eli Whitmire 1 run (Malthe Barrett kick)
K — Jake Clizbe 28 run (Tanner Vossen kick)
W — Nick Fuller 25 pass from Adam Shoup (Barrett kick)
W — Cy Whitmire 6 run (Barrett kick)
K — Ethan Oomittuk 56 run (kick failed)
K — Austin Johnson 19 run (run failed)
W — Eli Whitmire 8 run (Barrett kick)
K — Johnson 67 run (Clizbe run)
W — Eli Whitmire 25 run (kick failed)
W — Cy Whitmire 58 fumble return (Barrett kick)
K — Clizbe 55 run (kick failed)
W — Fuller 25 pass from Shoup (Barrett kick)
Rushing — Woodland — Eli Whitmire 19-211, Cy Whitmire 20-173, Adam Shoup 8-58, Zach Falk 10-73.
Passing — Woodland — Shoup 4-6-0-61.
Receiving — Woodland — Nick Fuller 2-51.