Woodland got off to a slow start, and the Beavers’ attempt to rally were thwarted by near misses.
Woodland mistakes helped Kalama jump out to a 20-7 lead in the second quarter. But the Beavers cut the margin to 20-14 and had the chance to take the lead before halftime after recovering a fumble deep in Kalama territory.
But Woodland’s final run to the goal line was stopped at the 1-yard line as time expired in the half.
“If we score there and take the lead … well, they didn’t score in the second half,” Woodland coach Mark Greenleaf said.
The Beavers had more chances in the second half. A drive into Kalama territory in the third quarter was stopped on downs at the 4 yard line.
And with 1:28 left in the game, the Beavers threw an interception in the end zone on a fourth-down play, sealing the win for the Chinook.
“They had a lot of team speed and were tough up front,” Greenleaf said of the Chinooks. “You’ve got to hand it to them. They played well enough to win.”
Wyatt Harsh completed 15 of 21 passes for 166 yards. Tristan Thomas rushed for 63 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown. Tyler Flanagan caught six passes for 75 yards and a touchdown and had two interceptions.
KALAMA 20, WOODLAND 14
Woodland 7 7 0 0—14
Kalama 14 6 0 0—20
K — Jacob Herz 20 pass from Isaac Truesdell (Cameron Walker kick)
W — Tyler Flanagan 29 pass from Wyatt Harsh (Tylor Bishop kick)
K — Austin Terry 15 pass from Truesdell (Walker kick)
K — Herz 13 pass from Truesdell (kick failed)
W — Tristan Thomas 19 pass from Harsh (Bishop kick)
RUSHING — Woodland: Thomas 12-63; Flanagan 2-20, Logan Knight 1-9, Harsh 11-8, Hunter Raney 2-5
PASSING — Woodland: Harsh 17-23-1-201
RECEIVING — Woodland: Jared Cloud 5-38, Flanagan 6-85, Taylor Yeo 1-9, Thomas 4-70, Raney 1-(-1).