Battle Ground 54, Fort Vancouver 13
The Battle Ground Tigers gave their fans a lot to celebrate Friday night, taking their home opener 54-13 over the Fort Vancouver Trappers at District Stadium.
“It was cool to have the home fans cheering us on tonight,” defensive back Tyler Bergeron said. “Whenever we scored it was great to hear the stands go crazy. Tonight was electric.”
Battle Ground coach Larry Peck said the Tigers made their presence known on both sides of the ball.
Bergeron grabbed the first two of his team’s three interceptions, while teammate Kevin Haynes took the third pick. All of the turnovers resulted in Battle Ground rushing touchdowns.
“The defense had a great game tonight,” Bergeron said. “The reason for the forcing of the turnovers has to be given to the linemen and linebackers. They were really able to pressure the quarterback.”
Battle Ground had 404 yards total offensively, 335 yards rushing.
“We had rushing in our scheme,” Peck said. “If we can beat a team with just a few different types of plays we will.”
The Tigers used seven ball carriers, with Trevor Ingram leading the way with 119 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught a 59-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ian Humphrey.
“Ingram is one of our quickest players,” Peck said. “He is great at reading a defense and can cut and create a hole, which is not something you can coach. He had a great game.”
Next week Battle Ground travels to Woodland for a chance to have a winning record after three weeks.
“We are not going to overlook Woodland,” said Haynes said, who also rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns. “We are going to come out here and practice hard and look to have another big win.”
Fort Vancouver got a touchdown pass from Jacob Austin to Mario Avalos-Eyler in the second quarter, then a 48-yard touchdown run from Jordan Vela in the third.
Next up: Battle Ground (1-1) vs. Woodland; Fort Vancouver (0-2) vs. Washougal
Fort Vancouver 0 7 6 0—13
Battle Ground 13 13 14 14—54
BG — Juan Arellano 1 run (run failed)
BG — Tyler Bergeron 6 run (Hayden Humphrey kick)
BG — Blake Billingsley 45 run (kick failed)
FV — Mario Avalos-Eyler 4 from Jacob Austin (Logan Owings kick)
BG — Trevor Ingram 69 pass from Ian Humphrey (H. Humphrey kick)
BG — Ingram 16 run (H. Humphrey kick)
BG — Kevin Haynes 4 run (H. Humphrey kick)
FV — Jordan Vela 48 run (kick failed)
BG — Ingram 61 run (H. Humphrey kick)
BG — Haynes 11 run (H. Humphrey kick)
Rushing — FV — Jordan Vela 10-92, Jacob Austin 20-77, Abdul Conteh 11-65, Deonte Hawkins 4-32 JaQuan Thomas 1-3; BG — Trevor Ingram 7-119, Kevin Haynes 5-106, Blake Billingsley 3-54, Juan Arellano 5-31, Tyler Berenger 4-20, Evan Traxler 1-3’ Ian Humphrey 1-2.
Passing — FV — Jacob Austin 10-25-3-96; BG — Ian Humphrey 1-5-0-69.
Receiving — FV — Mario Avalos-Eyler 4-41, Jordan Vela 2-17, Marquis Taylor 1-14, Isaiah Miller 2-12, Deonte Hawkins 1-12; BG — Trevor Ingram 1-69.