Mark Morris took the long route past Hudson’s Bay at Kiggins Bowl.
The Monarchs from Longview scored first-half touchdowns on drives of 82, 86 and 86 yards before closing the second quarter with a quick drive en route to a non-league win.
Austin Smith ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns and Keigan Baker ran for 114 yards and two scores as the Monarchs (2-0) methodically dominated the Eagles (0-2).
Mark Morris netted 358 yards on 52 running plays, and quarterback Max Tilton threw for 121 yards and one touchdown.
The only touchdown for Hudson’s Bay was a 39-yard catch and run by DeWayne Whitley. Whitley caught a third-down pass from quarterback Jeremy Matheny and found his way to the end zone with 2:12 left in the game.
That touchdown came on the first play after the game was delayed more than 20 minutes because of a neck injury to Eagles receiver Ayrrius Presley. Presley was taken to the hospital as a precaution. According to Hudson’s Bay athletic director Stoney Meyers, Presley was diagnosed with a neck strain but he was expected to be released from the hospital Friday night.
Presley was hurt when he was hit after catching a 6-yard pass over the middle.
Mark Morris ran 64 offensive plays to Bay’s 33. The Eagles ran the ball nine times.
Matheny netted 45 rushing yards on four carries including a 26-yarder. He completed 12 of 24 passes for 121 yards. Whitley had three catches for 64 yards.
MARK MORRIS 55, HUDSON’S BAY 8
Mark Morris 7 21 14 13–55
Hudson’s Bay 0 0 0 8– 8
MM — Austin Smith 7 run (Jake Malcom kick)
MM — Smith 6 run (Malcom kick)
MM — Keigan Baker 28 run (Malcom kick)
MM — Kyle Stevens 25 pass from Max Tilton (Malcom kick)
MM — Baker 6 run (Malcom kick)
MM — Smith 37 run (Malcom kick)
MM — Daniel Wiltfong 1 run (Malcom kick)
HB — DeWayne Whitley 39 pass from Jeremy Matheny (Anthony Sanchez pass from Tristan Maxwell)
MM — Cameron Mosier 85 kickoff return (kick failed)
RUSHING — Mark Morrs: Baker 14-114, Smith 15-109, Cameron Mosier 7-39, Hayden Tapani 2-49, Wiltfong 4-9, August Shulda 5-28, Jordan Frost 3-11 Tilton 2-(Minus 1). Hudson’s Bay: Jeremy Matheny 4-45, Devon Casey 3-0, Ryder Waite 2-(minus 4).
PASSING — Mark Morris: Tilton 10-12-0-121. Hudson’s Bay: Matheny 12-24-0-138.
RECEIVING — Mark Morris: Mosier 3-36, Stevens 2-40, Malcom 2-22, Tapani 1-6, Baker 1-7. Hudson’s Bay: DeWayne Whitley 3-64, Anthony Sanchez 3-44, Ayrrius Presley 3-8, Seth White 1-13, Devon Casey 1-5, Erik Ivanov 1-4.