It would be special teams and rushing that would dominate the day in the Civil War game.
Keoni Makaiwi of Mark Morris would get all 12 of his carries in the first half, rushing for 142 yards and a touchdown, as the Monarchs defeated the Lumberjacks.
Special teams play for the Monarchs would result in three big plays. Marco Valdivia-Aldana recovered a high snap over the punter’s head in the end zone for the Monarchs third touchdown of the first quarter.
Jaden Anderson would have two recoveries on special teams in the game. First on a blocked punt at the 2 yard line, which would lead to a Miguel Parra 2-yard touchdown run. Second came late in the game on a fumbled punt return.
R.A. Long’s Gage Kotera led all receivers with seven receptions and 98 yards.
MARK MORRIS 42, R.A. LONG 7
MM 21 21 0 0–42
RA Long 0 0 7 0– 7
MM — Cole Busch 12 pass from Brayden Chapman (Kellen Desbiens kick)
MM — Keoni Makaiwi 35 rush (Desbiens kick)
MM — Marco Valdivia-Aldana fumble recover (Desbiens kick)
MM — Timur Berishev 25 rush (Desbiens kick)
MM — Miguel Parra 2 run (Desbiens kick)
MM — Bryson Webb 57 run (Desbiens kick)
RAL — Jake Anderson 5 pass from Julian Machic-Sheldon (Sheldon kick)
RUSHING — Mark Morris: Keoni Makaiwi 12-142, Chapman 1-3, Busch 1-5, Jaden Anderson 1-(minus 2), Webb 1-57, Timur Berishev 3-21, Miguel Parra 1-2, Justus McCann, 4-1, Kobe Parlin 4-15, Stephen Rooklidge 1-(minus 3). R.A. Long: Jorge Aguilar 5-7, Machic-Sheldon 9-5, Eram 5-7, Jacob Johnson-Valencia 2-(minus 7).
PASSING — Mark Morris: Cole Busch 2-6-0-10, Brayden Chapman 1-1-0-12, Kellen Desbiens 0-1-0-0. R.A. Long: Julien Machic-Sheldon 13-21-1-115.
RECEIVING — Mark Morris: Bryson Webb 1-1, Cole Busch 1-12, Brayden Chapman 1-9. R.A. Long: Gage Kotera 7-98, Jake Anderson 3-8, Hamson Eram 3-9.