HOCKINSON — Kobe Parlin recovered a fumble in the end zone with 1:35 to play as the Mark Morris Monarchs escaped with a 35-31 win over the Hockinson Hawks in a thrilling 2A Greater St. Helens league game Friday at Hockinson High School.
Dossen Morrow carried the ball down to the goal line but fumbled and Parlin pounced on the ball for the game-winning touchdown.
Mark Morris improved to 4-1 in league play and 6-1 overall with the win. A victory over third-place Woodland next week will all but sew up a playoff spot for the Monarchs.
Hockinson (1-4 in league play, 2-5 overall) took the lead on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jarod Oldham to Carter Cameron earlier in the quarter. The Hawks had the ball with a chance to win the game but fell inches short on a fourth-down play.
Mark Morris, playing without its leading rusher Deacon Dietz, still racked up nearly 400 yards on the ground led by Justus McCann and Rylan Jewell.
McCann rushed for a game-high 243 yards on 38 carries and scored three touchdowns, which Jewell added 111 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown.
Hockinson stormed out to an early lead behind the arm of Jarold Oldham and the legs of John Charles. The two hooked up on touchdowns of 85 and 39 yards. Charles added a field goal in the first half as the Hawks took a 24-14 lead into halftime.
Oldham ended up with 268 yards passing and Charles racked up 175 yards receiving. The Hawks take on Hudson’s Bay next week.
MARK MORRIS 35, HOCKINSON 31
M.Morris 7 7 6 15—35
Hockinson 3 21 0 7—31
MM — Justus McCann 2 run (Kellen Desbiens kick)
H — John Charles 33 FG
H — Drake Wubben 2 run (Charles kick)
H — Charles 85 pass from Jarod Oldham (Charles kick)
MM — McCann 7 run (Desbiens kick)
H — Charles 39 pass from Oldham (Charles kick)
MM — McCann 1 run (kick missed)
MM — Rylan Jewell 2 run (Jewell run)
H — Carter Cameron 11 pass from Oldham (Charles kick)
MM — Fumble recovered in end zone (Desbiens kick)
RUSHING — Mark Morris: McCann 38-243, Jewell 20-111, Desbiens 4-27, Dossen Morrow 1-7, Team 1-(minus 2). Hockinson: Oldham 10-67, Drake Wubben 8-39, Charles 2-(minus 7), Team 1-(minus 14).
PASSING — Mark Morris: Desbiens 14-22-1-153. Hockinson: Oldham 16-23-1-268.
RECEIVING — Mark Morris: Langston Bartell 7-89, Kobe Parlin 5-41, Travis Sherman 1-23. Hockinson: Charles 6-175, Cameron 4-59, Tristan Maldonado 3-24, Kasen Niemitalo 3-10.