Remick Kawawaki rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns, and the Columbia River shut out Hudson’s Bay in a Class 3A Greater St. Helens League game.
Kawawaki had a 53-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter to give River a 8-0 lead. He opened the second half with an 80-yard TD run to put River up 22-0.
The River defense got the Chieftains on the board first by tackling Richard Carter in the end zone for a safety in the first quarter. Columbia River held Hudson’s Bay to 139 yards of offense and six first downs.
“Our defense played really well tonight,” Columbia River coach John O’Rourke said. “Even when we gave (Hudson’s Bay) a short field, our defense really responded. We had several great stops on fourth down.”
Clayton Frank completed 16 of 21 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns.
“Clayton threw the ball well again,” O’Rourke said. “We struggled early, but then our running game got going at the end of the first half and into the second half.”
Big plays hurt Hudson’s Bay defensively. Columbia River forced Bay to punt with 37 seconds left in the first half. On River’s next play from scrimmage, Frank completed a 45-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Jacobson, giving the Chieftains a 15-0 halftime lead.
Then, River scored on its next offensive play from scrimmage, Kawawaki’s 80-yard TD run to open the third quarter.
Carter rushed for 62 yards on 22 carries for Bay.
Next up: Hudson’s Bay (0-5, 0-2) vs. Camas; Columbia River (4-1, 2-1) vs. Prairie
COLUMBIA RIVER 37, HUDSON’S BAY 0
Hudson’s Bay 0 0 0 0— 0
Columbia River 2 13 14 8—37
CR — Safety, Richard Carter tackled in end zone
CR — Remick Kawawaki 53 run (run failed)
CR — Thomas Jacobson 45 pass from Clayton Frank (Eli Gaynor kick)
CR — Kawawaki 80 run (Gaynor kick)
CR — Patrick Figueroa 26 pass from Frank (Gaynor kick)
CR — Darius Raiford 7 run (Kevin Sandison run)
Rushing — Hudson’s Bay — Richard Carter 22-62, Jahmile Sipaia 7-36, Khoi Mai 1-4, Andrew Strappazon 13-2, Josh Friedli 1-1; Columbia River — Kawawaki 12-197, Raiford 10-54, Frank 8-17, Eli Evenson 1-16, Reese Keller 1-15, Sandison 4-9, Jonathan Branson 1-(-3).
Passing — Hudson’s Bay — Strappazon 3-5-0-34; Columbia River — Frank 16-21-0-209.
Receiving — Hudson’s Bay — Joey Bomers 3-34; Columbia River — Jacobson 4-68, Figueroa 3-39, Dennis Henderson 3-38, John Mahoney 2-33, Trey Walker 2-25, Evenson 2-6.