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Joey Connell scores another TD as defense leads Stevenson over Columbia-White Salmon 13-0

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

Joey Connell returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown as the Stevenson defense dominated in leading the Bulldogs to a 13-0 win over Columbia-White Salmon on Friday in Stevenson.

The defensive lineman jumped up and batted a pass from Columbia’s Wesley White, caught it and then ran untouched for a touchdown, giving Stevenson a 6-0 lead in the second quarter.

Connell had a 60-yard fumble return for a touchdown in last week’s loss to King’s Way.

“I never thought my top scorer would be a defensive lineman,” Stevenson coach David Waymire said.

In the third quarter, the Bulldogs recovered a fumble deep in Bruin territory, setting up Kasen Bach’s 17-yard touchdown pass to Sean O’Neal.

After giving up 458 yards passing to King’s Way last week, the Bulldogs defense allowed Columbia to minus-1 yard passing and intercepted four passes.

It was Stevenson’s fourth win in the past five meetings for the Gorge Cup.


CWS 0 0 0 0— 0
Stevenson 0 7 6 0—13

Second quarter

S — Joey Connell 45 interception return (Sam Ledesma kick)

Third quarter

S — Sean O’Neal 12 pass from Kasen Bach (kick failed)


RUSHING — Columbia: Wesley White 16-65, Petey Schlegel 14-46, Landon Castilla 5-15, Kai Brausell 1-4, Dylan Nortz 1-6, Hunter Wang 1-(-5), W. Schlegel 1-2.

PASSING — Columbia: White 4-10-3-(-1), Stelma 0-1-1-0.

RECEIVING — Columbia: Brausell 1-1, Avery Schalk 3-(-2).