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1A Trico football: Columbia White-Salmon 39, Fort Vancouver 12

By Anthony Heaton, for The Columbian
Published: February 27, 2021, 5:29pm

Columbia of White Salmon came out victorious in the 1A Trico League matchup, with the Bruins’ defense being a key factor in ball control throughout Saturday’s game.

Seniors Austin Charters and Garrett Hogberg would lead the offensive charge with Hogberg throwing for 131 yards and Charters rushing for 154 and combining for three of the team’s six scores.

The Bruins’ defense however would set the pace and tone of the game coming up with five takeaways off fumbles and interceptions.

Fort Vancouver was led by the duo of quarterback Kaeleb Cvitkovich, who threw for 225 yards, and wide receiver Evan Mendez, who caught for 103 of those yards.

While the Trappers came within striking distance multiple times, the Bruins defense kept them at bay.


ColumbiaWS 7 13 0 19–39

Fort 0 6 0 6–12

First quarter

C — Garrett Hogberg 5 run (Mason Cooper kick)

Second quarter

FV — Evan Mendez 10 pass from Kaeleb Cvitkovich (run failed)

C — Austin Charters 5 run (Cooper kick)

C — Isaac Wang 70 pass from Hogberg (kick failed)

Fourth quarter

C — Austin Charters 50 run (Cooper kick)

C — Juan Martinez 5 run (kick failed)

C — Moses Henning 6 run (kick failed)

FV — Tayvon Vance 12 pass from Cvitkovich (kick failed)

Individual statistics

RUSHING — Columbia: Austin Charters 16-154, Angel Sanchez 2-3, Juan Martinez 4-42, Garrett Hogberg 3-15, Ryan Howard 2-12, Moses Henning 3-20. Fort: Nikolao Liufau 8-53, Kaeleb Cvitkovich 1-(minus-5), Tayvon Vance 1-2, Antonio Ronquillo 7-12, Berik Nilson 2-10.

PASSING — Columbia: Garrett Hogberg 7-20-1-131; Fort: Kaeleb Cvitkovich 24-41-3-225.

RECEIVING — Columbia: Austin Charters 3-10, Angel Sanchez 1-15, Ryan Howard 3-50, Isaac Wang 1-70. Fort: Andrew Franqui 1-4, Zebedee Santacruz 6-55, Evan Mendez 11-103, Andrey Kanyvets 2-25, Tayvon Vance 4-38.