Gabe Martin scored on a 2-yard run in overtime, his third touchdown of the game, to lift Skyview to a season-opening win in Chehalis.
Skyview had a bye in its 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League schedule. The Storm tried unsuccessfully to find a non-league opponent.
However, Black Hills had to withdraw from its matchup with W.F. West, the Bearcats contacted Skyview Friday night. Skyview coach Steve Kizer accepted the invitation to play.
Teddy Beaver caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Clark Coleman to give Skyview an early 7-0 lead, but the Storm found themselves trailed the Bearcats 13-7 at halftime.
Martin’s touchdown runs of 1 yard and 2 yard gave Skyview a 20-13 lead in the fourth quarter. But Kolby Hansen’s 25-yard fumble return for a touchdown for W.F. West tied the game, forcing overtime.
The Skyview defense turned W.F. West away without scoring in the opening possession of overtime.
The Storm put the ball into Martin’s hands, behind Skyview’s big offensive line. Martin had 15-yard rush to give Skyview a first down inside the 5-yard line.
Two plays later, Martin pushed across the goal line for the win.
SKYVIEW 26, WF WEST 20
Skyview 7 0 7 6 6–26
WF West 3 10 0 7 0–20
S — Teddy Beaver 35 pass from Clark Coleman (kick good)
WF — Bryce Laufenburg FG
WF — Max Taylor 5 run (Laufenburg kick)
WF — Laufenburg 37 FG
S — Gabe Martin 1 run (kick good)
S — Gabe Martin 2 run (kick failed)
WF — Kolby Hansen 25 fumble return (Laufenburg kick)
S — Martin 2 run