Kelso 49, Heritage 46
The Heritage Timberwolves took on the Kelso Hilanders in a hot game offensively and temperature-wise at McKenzie Stadium on Friday night.
Kelso won the game in a well-fought battle for both sides, according to coach Jack Hathaway.
"Both teams were pretty tired going into the third," Hathaway said. "But I really liked the way my team came back and fought in the fourth quarter."
The Timberwolves scored in the first 15 seconds of the game when E'Lon Mack took a kickoff return 89 yards for a quick touchdown.
Heritage found themselves in the lead or tied for the majority of the game. Kelso took its first lead, 41-40, off of running back Taylor Radcliffe's 39-yard touchdown run and two-point conversion run.
The Timberwolves took the lead back, 46-41, with seven minutes left in the game on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Loren Standiford to Tim Hergert, but minutes later Kelso's Radcliffe punched the game winning touchdown from 4 yards.
Next week Heritage takes on Enumclaw at McKenzie Stadium.
"We have some things we need to work on in practice such as not letting our intensity go away," Stadiford said. "You will see a very hungry team here next week."
Kelso 13 13 0 23--49
Heritage 20 13 0 13--46
H--E'Lon Mack 89 kickoff return (Bailey Thomason kick)
K-- Somit Chhim 67 pass from Aaron Adams (Josh Powers kick)
H--Victor Duran 74 kickoff return (Thomason kick)
H--Mack 93 pass from Loren Standiford (kick missed)
K--Chhim 65 pass from Adams (kick missed)
K-- Andrew Almquist 33 pass from Adams (run failed)
H--Mack 49 pass from Standiford (kick failed)
K--Taylor Radcliffe 93 kickoff return (Powers kick)
H--Tim Hergert 82 pass from Standiford (Thomason kick)
K--Radcliffe 24 run (Powers kick)
H--Hergert 89 kickoff return (Thomason kick)
K--Radcliffe 39 run (Radcliffe run)
H--Hergert 20 pass from Standiford (run failed)
K--Radcliffe 4 run (Radcliffe run)
Rushing -- Kelso -- Radcliffe 18-164, Chauncey Goudy 13-53, Adams 10-35, Lloyd Melone 6-27, Chhim 1-5, Tyler Jackson 1-(minus-1) ; Heritage -- Jay Allen 9-49, Standiford 5-1, Jacob Gardiner 1-1.
Passing -- Kelso -- Adams 9-16-2-223; Heritage -- Standiford 9-22-2-341.
Receiving -- Kelso -- Chhim 3-135, Almquist 2-39, Alex McCormick 2-21, Melone 1-19, Radcliffe 1-9 ; Heritage -- Mack 3-172, Hergert 3-120, Alexander Taylor 2-30, Allen 1-19.