Julian Sheldon three four three touchdowns, ran in a fourthf or the Lumberjacks. Sheldon completed 13 of 14 passes for 160 yards and ran for 79.
Although the Lumberjacks were hampered by penalties for nearly 60 yards and three fumbles, they had plenty of scoring including an 85-yard kickoff return for score by Jacob Johnson-Valencia to start the second half.
Fort Vancouver warmed up and got on the board twice in the fourth quarter. Mason Mongold, who was the offensive workhorse, broke loose for a 63-yard touchdown run to start the final period. Quarterback Trevor Narvasa brought another score at the close of the game with a 3-yard keeper.
Each team was looking to break losing streaks from last season. RA Long will face a tough opponent with Kelso next week. Fort Vancouver, playing an independent schedule, will travel to Winlock.
RA LONG 43, FORT VANCOUVER 16
RA Long 7 12 17 15–43
Fort 0 0 0 16–16
RAL — Julian Sheldon 8 run (Alberto Baluena kick)
RAL — Gage Kotera 5 pass from Sheldon (Pass failed)
RAL — Kotera 3 pass from Sheldon (Kick failed)
RAL — Jacob Johnson-Valencia 85 kickoff return (Balbuena kick)
RAL — Kotera 8 pass from Sheldon (Balbuena kick)
RAL — Balbuena 21 field goal
FV — Mason Mongold 63 run (Amen Reed run)
RAL — Chris King 32 run. (Balbuena kick)
RV — Trevor Narvasa 3 run. (Brayden Vilendre run)
RUSHING — RAL: Jacob Johnson-Valencia 10-68, Julian Sheldon 11-79, Mitch Bergquist 1-1, Chris King 3-38, James Wills 3-23, Gabe Didier 2-(-4), Gage Kotera 1-5, Kyle Vasquez 3-4; Fort: Mason Mongold 18-157, Amen Reed 7-40, Trevor Narvasa 7-0, Brayden Vilendre 5-8.
PASSING — RAL: Julian Sheldon 14-15-0-160; Fort: Trevor Narvasa 3-9-0-30.
RECEIVING — RAL: Jake Anderson 1-9, Gage Kotera 10-127, Mitch Bergquist 1-7, Jacob Johnson-Valendia 2-18; Fort: Mason Mongold 3-30.