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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Dec. 5, 2023

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Tumwater pulls away from Kelso 38-19

The Columbian

Alex Overbay threw for 186 yards and two touchdowns as Tumwater pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 38-19 non-league win at Kelso on Friday.

The Hilanders (2-1) hung with the Thunderbirds (3-0), trailing 21-19 after Judah Calixte scored on a 7-yard run two minutes into the fourth quarter.

Tumwater would pull away in the final 10 minutes on Lukas Stuart’s 24-yard field goal, Carlos Matheney’s 20-yard touchdown run, and Jain Allen’s 27-yard interception return for a score.

Kelso’s Conner Noah rushed 15 times for 122 yards, which included a 47-yard TD run in the opening minute of the game.


Tumwater 7 14 0 17—38

Kelso 7 0 6 6—19

First quarter

K — Conner Noah 47 run (Tate Meade kick)

T — Logan Cole 23 run (Lukas Stuart kick)

Second quarter

T — David Malroy 5 pass from Alex Overbay (Stuart kick)

T — Cash Short 9 pass from Overbay (Stuart kick)

Third quarter

K — Easton Marshall 25 pass from Tucker Amrine (kick blocked)

Fourth quarter

K — Judah Calixte 7 run (2pt attempt failed)

T — Stuart 24 FG

T — Carlos Matheney 20 run (Stuart kick)

T — Jadin Allen 27 INT return (Stuart kick)

Individual statistics

RUSHING — Tumwater: Matheney 19-85, Cole 12-66, Overbay 2-10, Ethan Kastner 1-3, Kai McLeod 3-0, Edward Marson 2-(minus 2). Kelso: Noah 15-122, Calixte 7-23, Laurence Bostic 1-20, Naiser Lukas 1-9, Amrine 3-3, Cale Franzen 1-2, Team 1-(minus 5).

PASSING — Tumwater: Overbay 12-22-2-186; Kelso: Amrine 3-14-2-31, Calixte 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING — Tumwater: Cole 3-71, Malroy 8-67, Jacob Dillon 1-17, Matheney 1-15, Short 1-9, Nick Lowery 1-7. Kelso: Marshall 1-25, Naiser Lukas 1-8, Zeke Smith 1-(minus 2).

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