(Editor's note: Final score and statistics have been corrected.)
WASHOUGAL — When you dominate the first three quarters of a football game, you’re usually well on your way to a win. Washougal did just that Friday, building a 34-0 lead entering the fourth quarter.
Both teams emptied their benches in the fourth quarter, and Washougal cruised to a 40-14 victory.
In a contest dominated by the running game, Washougal spread the ball around to six different running backs, three of whom scored.
Clatskanie was ineffective moving the ball against Washougal’s defensive front, and the Panthers’ offense took advantage with two touchdown runs from Caleb Howard and a TD pass from Colton Sullivan to Sam O'Hara for a 21-0 halftime lead.
As if the dominating first half wasn’t enough, several the Washougal players, including Howard, were elected to the Homecoming Court and got to leave the locker room early so that they could be introduced to the crowd at halftime.
In the third quarter, O’Hara scored on a 1-yard run and Jacobs scored on a 5-yard run.
Clatskanie avoided the shutout when Cedetric Bailey scored on a 15-yard run and quarterback Tyler Puzey scored on a 2-yard keeper.
Washougal coach Bob Jacobs said, “We did what we do. We were able to mix the run and pass, and I thought our quarterback (Sullivan) executed the game plan well.”
Next up: Washougal vs. R.A. Long
Clatskanie 0 0 0 14—14
Washougal 7 14 13 6—40
W — Caleb Howard 5 run (Sam O’Hara kick)
W — Caleb Howard 3 run (kick failed)
W — O’Hara 4 pass from Colton Sullivan (Zach Boland pass from Sullivan)
W — O’Hara 3 run (O’Hara kick)
W — Bobby Jacobs 5 run (kick failed)
C — Cedetric Bailey 15 run (pass failed)
C — Tyler Puzey 2 run (Chris Puckett 2 run)
W — Howard 2 run (kick fail)
Rushing — Clatskanie — Storm Engen 17-37 yards; Chris Puckett 4-7; Cedetric Bailey 5-11; Tyler Puzey 11-14; Kyle Sharek 2-22; Seth Makinson 1-24; Washougal — Jacobs 2-20, O’Hara 10-69, Caleb Howard 13-105, Sullivan 4-12 yards, Austin Tofell 5-4, Karsten Short 1-3.
Passing — Clatskanie — Tyler Puzey 4 completions 40 yards; Washougal — Sullivan 6-9-0-104.
Receiving — Clatskanie — Storm Engen 1-10; Kyle Sharek 1-12 yards; Tyler Miller 2-18; Washougal — Zach Boland 5-100; O'Hara 1-4.