Cade Warren scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns as the Monarchs rallied to remain undefeated in the 2A Greater St. Helens League.
Trailing 14-6 at halftime, Mark Morris took a 20-14 lead on Warren’s 6-yard touchdown run with 8-18 to play at Kiggins Bowl.
Warren then caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from Kellen Desbiens, putting the Monarchs up 27-14 with 1:28 to play.
Hudson’s Bay pulled within 27-21 in the final seconds when Dean Castillo found Kayden Gonzales for a 22-yard touchdown pass. But the Monarchs recovered an onside kick to improve to 3-0 in the 2A GSHL and 3-2 overall.
Hudson’s Bay scored on the second play from scrimmage. Justice Faylim scooped up a fumbled pitch in the Monarchs backfield and ran 20 yards for a touchdown.
Mateo Varona gave the Eagles a 14-6 lead on a 9-yard touchdown run shortly after a 30-yard punt return in which he broke four tackles.
But Mark Morris churned out yards on the ground and took advantage of numerous Hudson’s Bay penalties. Eight Monarchs rushed for 171 yards, led by Jaden Anderson with 61 yards on 14 carries.
Hudson’s Bay (0-4, 0-3) was held to 177 yards of offense.
MARK MORRIS 27, HUDSON’S BAY 21
M.Morris 6 0 8 13—27
Hud.Bay 7 7 0 7—21
HB — Justice Faylim 20 fumble return (Joey Roeper kick)
MM — Kellen Desbiens 8 run (run failed)
HB — Mateo Varona 9 run (Roeper kick)
MM — Jaden Anderson 4 pass from Desbiens (Anderson run)
MM — Cade Warren 7 run (run failed)
MM — Warren 27 pass from Desbiens (Justus McCann kick).
HB — Kayden Gonzales 22 pass from Dean Castillo (Roeper kick)
RUSHING — Mark Morris: Deacon Dietz 2-7, Jaden Anderson 14-61, Kellen Desbiens 2-11, Kobe Parlin 6-16, Justus McCann 6-48, Cade Warren 5-9, Jaxon Eaton 2-15, Benjamin Whiteside 2-4. Hudson’s Bay: Niyjel Brown 4-14, Dean Castillo 5-(minus-11), Travis Charlton 1-(minus-5), Mateo Varona 6-39, Talan Leon 1-5, Levi Mikaele 1-(minus-2), Dylan Damos 3-11, Clayton Gomes 1-0.
PASSING — Mark Morris: Kellen Desbiens 11-15-105-1, Jaden Anderson 0-1-0-0; Hudson’s Bay: Dean Castillo 15-20-151-0.
RECEIVING — Mark Morris: Langston Bartell 3-24, Jaden Anderson 3-17; Justus McCann 1-3, Kobe Parlin 1-9, Deacon Dietz 1-20, Jaxon Eaton 1-5, Cade Warren 1-27. Hudson’s Bay: Ryan Aceves 1-5, Kayden Gonzales 3-49, Dylan Damos 5-46, Niyjel Brown 3-16, Quincy Blocker 1-7, Mateo Varona 3-33.