Washougal’s duo of quarterback Holden Bea and running back Liam Atkin would lead the offensive brigade for the Panthers (5-1) in their 40-6 rout of Hudson’s Bay (2-4) in a 2A GSHL matchup Friday at Fishback Stadium.
Bea would end the game hitting four different receivers for a total of 196 passing yards and four touchdowns, while Atkin had 85 of those receiving yards plus an additional 132 yards on the ground from 11 carries to go with his three scores on the night.
“I think when people saw that we beat Ridgefield, they might have thought it was a fluke, but winning like this tonight shows that we’re here and that our offense can pick defenses apart,” Bea said.
Washougal (5-1) started the game with a heavy run offense behind Atkin before opening the passing game and letting Bea display what he can do under center.
By halftime, Bea had 100 passing yards and two scores, with Atkin getting 172 total offensive yards and a score as well.
Atkins credited his offensive line for the Panthers’ success.
“It all starts with them,” he said. “They open up those running lanes for me and then it makes defenses play honest and then we can hit them with the pass game, and they protect Holden well.”
Hudson’s Bay’s lone score would come in the fourth quarter as time expired as William Clark took it in on a 20-yard run.
WASHOUGAL 40, HUDSON’S BAY 6
Hudson’s Bay 0 0 0 6— 6
Washougal 0 20 14 6—40
W — Holden Bea 1 run (Koby Johnson kick)
W — Liam Atkin 15 run (Johnson kick)
W — Atkin 42 pass from Bea (kick failed)
W — Atkin 18 run (2 pt. conversion good)
W — Sam Evers 25 pass from Bea (kick failed)
W — Jayson Graham 30 pass from Bea (kick failed)
HB — William Clark 20 run
RUSHING — Hudson’s Bay: Rafael Bauman 6-33, Dean Castillo 13-48, Talen Leon Guerrero 3-10, Malukai Hodges 3-22, Clark 5-38. Washougal: Atkin 11-132, Bea 4-21, William Cooper 2-13.
PASSING — Hudson’s Bay: Dean Castillo 8-16-1-44, Clark 0-1-0-0; Washougal: Bea 10-20-0-196.
RECEIVING — Hudson’s Bay: Rafael Bauman 2-15, Jay Peppler 2-2, Aqeel Bauman 1-12, Mykell Gipson 1-0, Noah David 1-12, Guerrero 1-3. Washougal: Atkin 3-85, Graham 3-46, John Costa 2-20, Evers 2-45.