Adam Shoup passed for 220 yards and two touchdowns as Woodland snapped a three-game losing streak with a win in its Class 2A Greater St. Helens League opener.
Shoup completed 17 of 26 passes and threw touchdown passes for Nick Fuller and Hunter Huddleston. Fuller finished with four catches for 104 yards.
Cy Whitmire, Trevor Huddleston and Kasey Nelson each had seven tackles, with Nelson adding a fumble recovery and pass deflection. Woodland held Mark Morris to 245 yards of total offense.
Woodland squandered some early scoring opportunities. A dropped pass in the end zone led to no points for the Beavers in the first quarter. And Woodland also missed a field goal early in the second quarter.
“We really should have been up 17-0 at halftime,” Woodland coach Mark Greenleaf said. “Offensively we controlled the ball, and our defense did a good job stopping their offense. … Even being up 7-0 at halftime was a great achievement for our defense, controlling such a high-powered offense.”
Greenleaf said it was the first time since the season opener that Woodland had a completely healthy offensive line, which did a good job in giving Shoup time to throw.
Shoup hit key completions to Fuller and Hunter Huddleston to keep drives alive in the second half.
Mason Knight had two tackles for loss, and Eric Brunell had six tackles and a fumble recovery.
“It was just a great high school game,” Greenleaf said. “I was really proud of our kids.”
Next up: Woodland (2-3, 1-0) vs. R.A. Long; Mark Morris (2-3, 0-1) at Hockinson
WOODLAND 21, MARK MORRIS 14
Woodland 0 7 7 7—21
Mark Morris 0 0 7 7—14
W — Nick Fuller 30 pass from Adam Shoup (Barrett kick)
W — Cy Whitmire 2 run (Barrett kick)
MM — 6 run (kick good)
W — Hunter Huddleston 12 pass from Shoup (Barrett kick)
MM — 7 TD pass (kick good)
Rushing — Woodland — Cy Whitmire 12-75, Adam Shoup 8-41, Eli Whitmire 3-16, Huddleston 2-1.
Passing — Woodland — Shoup 17-26-1-220.
Receiving — Woodland — Fuller 4-104, Huddleston 5-46, Cy Whitmire 3-27, Zach Falk 2-17, Eli Whitmire 1-4, Trevor Huddleston 2-33.