3A GSHL football: Prairie 54, Fort Vancouver 6

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor



Jason Bracken rushed for a touchdown and returned an interception for another as Prairie remained in the hunt for a playoff berth.

The Falcons (4-4, 2-2 in 3A Greater St. Helens League) will play at Kelso next Friday for the No. 3 seed from the 3A GSHL to the state preliminary round.

Bracken intercepted a pass on the first play from scrimmage in the game, which led to Denzel Hamiel’s 30-yard touchdown reception from Tyler Armstrong on the next play.

After Fort fumbled on its next offensive play, Bracken’s 20-yard reception set up Dallas Goodpaster’s 3-yard TD run, and Prairie led 14-0 less than a minute into the game.

Bracken had a 38-yard touchdown run to put Prairie ahead 20-0 less than four minutes into the game.

Bracken’s 63-yard interception return for a touchdown gave Prairie a 34-0 lead in the second quarter.

Brendan Bussey had a 24-yard fumble return for a touchdown and Kyle Schulson capped the scoring with a 53-yard interception return for a score.


Fort 0 0 6 0 –6

Prairie 27 14 6 7–54

First quarter

P–Denzel Hamiel 30 pass from Tyler Armstrong (Scott Keyser kick)

P–Dallas Goodpaster 3 run (Keyser kick)

P–Jason Bracken 38 run (run failed)

P–Goodpaster 6 run (Keyser kick)

Second quarter

P–Bracken 63 interception return (Keyser kick)

P–Brendan Bussey 24 fumble return (Keyser kick)

Third quarter

P–Hamiel 1 run (kick failed)

Fourth quarter

FV–Marquis Taylor 20 pass from Dakota Stowell (pass failed)

P–Kyle Schulson 53 interception return (Keyser kick)

Individual statistics

RUSHING — Fort Vancouver: Mitchell Cooper 7-36, Marquise Radford 8-33, Jordan Suell 5-17, Ben Brown 1-4, Miro Flores 1-0, Babacar Secka 1-(-2). Prairie: Bracken 2-48, Goodpaster 5-42, Hamiel 7-37, Ronnie Evenden 7-32, Bussey 3-20, Jordan Marti 1-6, Armstrong 1-(-4), Kevin Aguirre 1-(-10).

PASSING — Fort Vancouver: Suell 8-19-2-52; Stowell 1-1-0-20.Prairie: Armstrong 9-10-0-85, Aguirre 0-2-0-0.

RECEIVING — Fort Vancouver: Taylor 5-35, Stowell 1-23, Secka 3-14. Prairie: Bracken 4-50, Hamiel 1-30, Schulson 4-27.