Tuesday, June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

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Wheeler, defense lead Hockinson to 50-7 playoff win over Rochester


Cody Wheeler rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns and led the Hockinson defense en route to a 50-7 win over Rochester in a 2A district playoff game Saturday at District Stadium in Battle Ground.

“Before the game coaches were preaching to us, keep ‘Mo’ on your shoulder, keep the momentum on your shoulder and keep it going,” Wheeler said. “We’ll never be a perfect defense, but we can get as close to it as we can if we keep practicing and executing like tonight.”

The Hawks held Rochester to 98 yards of offense and kept the Warriors off the scoreboard until the fourth quarter when the game was out of reach for Rochester.

Hockinson also recovered three fumbles and intercepted a pass.

Jarod Oldham threw for 163 yards and one touchdown. Andre Northrup caught four passes for 61 yards and had two touchdown runs.

“Everybody just played really well and executed their job,” Hale Prior said. “This type of momentum is gonna carry us into the next week. and we’re gonna keep building on it as we look to make another run at being state champs.”


Rochester 0 0 0 7—7

Hockinson 7 29 14 0—50

First quarter

H — Cody Wheeler 4 run (John Charles kick)

Second quarter

H — Andre Northrup 1 run (2-PAT good)

H — Hale Prior 21 pass from Jarod Oldham (2-PAT good)

H — Wheeler 11 run (2-PAT no good)

H — Northrup 7 run (Charles kick)

Third quarter

H — Wheeler 7 run (Charles kick)

H — Carter Cameron 4 run (Charles kick)

Fourth quarter

R — Talon Betts 21 run (PAT good)


RUSHING — Rochester: Talon Betts 13-63, Tate Quarnstrom 5-13, Landon Hawes 4-(-11), Palmer Wyatt 1-0. Hockinson: Cody Wheeler 12-97, Jarod Oldham 3-22, Andre Northrup 2-8, John Charles 1-22, Hale Prior 1-3, Tyler Litle 3-47, Carter Cameron 1-4.

PASSING — Rochester: Landon Hawes 3-12-1-33. Hockinson: Oldham 14-28-1-163.

RECEIVING — Rochester: Betts 1-6, Mason Ubias 1-15, Garren Smith 1-12. Hockinson: Kenyon Johnson 4-19, Hale Prior 2-51, Wheeler 2-26, Noah Prior 1-6, Northrup 4-61.


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