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Charles, Hockinson seniors shine in final home game

Hawks beat Hudson’s Bay 48-21 behind Charles’ four touchdowns

By , Columbian Sports Editor
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HOCKINSON – John Charles and Hockinson football had a Senior Day to remember.

Charles scored four touchdowns in three different ways as the Hawks beat Hudson’s Bay 48-21 on Saturday.

The do-everything senior had 144 yards receiving and two touchdown catches. Charles also rushed for a touchdown and returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score.

For Charles, Saturday’s win was about more than his individual performance. He and 14 other Hockinson seniors walked off their home field on a high note in what has otherwise been a challenging season.

“These seniors, we’ve put in a lot of work this season,” Charles said. “It has not always gone our way with the outcomes of our games. … This was our first win on our home field this year, the last home game for us seniors. This is a good win.”

Hockinson (3-5, 2-4) fell behind as Hudson’s Bay ended its first drive with a 2-yard Dean Castillo touchdown run. But the Hawks responded as Jarod Oldham threw two first-quarter touchdowns – a 7-yard strike to Ryder Stenersen and a 6-yard pass to Charles.

Leading 21-7, Hockinson took control when Oldham hit Charles in stride for a 66-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Hudson’s Bay quarterback William Clark, who entered in the first half after Castillo was injured, hit Aqeel Bauman for a 12-yard touchdown to pull the Eagles within 28-14.

But Hockinson ended the game with a scoring flurry. Drake Wubban scored his second rushing touchdown to put the Hawks ahead 34-14 early in the fourth quarter. Charles then added a 15-yard rushing touchdown and his 80-yard kickoff return.

Oldham finished with 216 yards passing and three touchdowns.

“It wasn’t just me out there,” Charles said. “Everyone put in work. This is a team win for sure.”

Hockinson enters the season’s final week in a three-way tie for fifth with Hudson’s Bay and Columbia River. All are 3-5 overall and 2-4 in league play and one game behind Woodland in the chase for the league’s four postseason berths.

HOCKINSON 48, HUDSON’S BAY 21

Hudson’s Bay 7 0 0 14–21

Hockinson 14 7 7 20–48

First quarter

HB – Dean Castillo 2 run (Joey Roepper kick)

H – Ryder Stenersen 7 pass from Jarod Oldham (John Charles kick)

H – Charles 6 pass from Oldham (Charles kick)

Second quarter

H – Drake Wubban 4 run (Charles kick)

Third quarter

H – Charles 66 pass from Oldham (Charles kick)

Fourth quarter

HB – Aqeel Bauman 12 pass from William Clark (Roepper kick)

H – Wubban 2 run (kick failed)

H – Charles 15 run (Charles kick)

HB – Clark 1 run (Roepper kick).

H – Charles 80 kickoff return (Gavin Jones kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING – Hudson’s Bay: Rafael Bauman 22-92, Dean Castillo 4-8, Talan Leon Guerrero 7-30, William Clark 12-33, Michael Brinson 1-4. Hockinson: Jarod Oldham 12-104, Drake Wubban 8-51, John Charles 2-30.

PASSING – Hudson’s Bay: Dean Castillo 2-3-0-11, William Clark 7-13-2-89. Hockinson: Jarod Oldham 14-27-2-216.

RECEIVING – Hudson’s Bay: Aqeel Bauman 3-23, Talan Leon Guerrero 1-7, Noah David 1-6, Mykell Gipson 2-27, Neistche Labossiere 1-32, Michael Brinson 1-10. Hockinson: Tristan Maldonado 3-31, John Charles 6-144, Ryder Stenersen 2-24, Enzo Oliverio 3-28.

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