1A Trico football: La Center revs it up to beat Stevenson

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LA CENTER — The high-octane La Center offense was in full form Friday night, racking up over 400 yards rushing as the Wildcats doubled up the Stevenson Bulldogs 64-32 in a 1A Trico League football matchup of first-place teams.

The Wildcats (2-0 in league play, 4-2 overall) scored touchdowns on eight of their first 10 possessions in front of a Homecoming standing-room only crowd and picked up a safety on another. Wyatt Dodson led the ground-and-pound attack with 201 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Fellow running back Colin Namanny added two more as La Center has scored 120 points over its past two games.

Stevenson (1-1, 4-1) used its passing attack to stay within shouting distance. Quarterback Brandon Connell threw for 292 yards and three scores. Isaac Hoidal hauled in two of the three touchdown passes and Preston Lowry snared one. Connell also connected with Lincoln Krog on a 92-yard pass play before leaving halfway through the fourth quarter due to injury. Krog accounted for 116 yards receiving.

La Center quarterback Hayden Williamson threw three touchdown passes, all in the first half, for the Wildcats, who travel up north next week for a non-league contest against 2A Burlington-Edison.

La Center 64, Stevenson 32

Stevenson 0 13 13 6–32

La Center 16 21 20 7–64

First quarter

LC – Thomas Dreyer 21 pass from Hayden Williamson (Sean Fox kick)

LC – Wyatt Dodson run (Fox kick)

LC – Safety, Stevenson punter ran out of end zone

Second quarter

LC – Colin Namanny 2 run (Fox kick)

S – Isaac Hoidal 10 pass from Brandon Connell (Hoidal kick)

LC – Jackson Leslie 20 pass from Williamson (Fox kick)

S – Hoidal 20 pass from Connell (kick failed)

LC – Evan Honore 18 pass from Williamson (Fox kick)

Third quarter

LC – Namanny 2 run (Fox kick)

LC – Dodson 24 run (kick blocked)

S – Lincoln Krog 15 run (kick blocked)

LC – Fumble recovery in end zone (kick blocked)

S – Preston Lowery 34 pass from Connell (Hoidal kick)

Fourth quarter

S – Lincoln Krog 2 run (kick failed) LC – Dodson 65 run (Fox kick)

Individual statistics

RUSHING – Stevenson – Lincoln Krog 10-40, Hoidal 2-33, Connell 5 – (-17), Desmond Phillips 2-3. La Center – Dodson 17-201, Namanny 8-78, Williamson 6-11, Dreyer 3-89, Tom Lambert 2 – (-4), Colton Dolezal 1 12, Sam Grannerman 1- 10, Evan Honore 1 – 5, Tucker Harrington 1 – 4, Nicolas Budke 1 – 2, Bryce Campbell 1 – (-1).

PASSING – Stevenson – Connell 15-25-292-3-2, Hoidal 1-4-2-0-0. La Center – Williamson 5-13-73-1-3, Lambert 0-1-0-0-0.

RECEIVING – Stevenson – Lincoln Krog 4 – 116, Hoidal 4-70, Kody Campbell 2-22, Owen Richardson 2-(-1), Lowry 1- 34. La Center – Leslie 3-41, Dreyer 1- 21, Honore 1-18.