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Battle Ground routs Heritage 71-0

Tigers outgain Timberwolves 541-28

By , Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
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Artem Bahnyuk of Battle Ground celebrates his touchdown run in the Tigers’ 71-0 win over Heritage on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.
Artem Bahnyuk of Battle Ground celebrates his touchdown run in the Tigers’ 71-0 win over Heritage on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (Tim Martinez/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Battle Ground High School is celebrating its 100th year of varsity football, and the Tigers have had few games like the one they had Friday at McKenzie Stadium.

Angel Lopez scored three touchdowns and Kameron Spencer threw three touchdown passes as the Tigers rolled to a 71-0 rout of Heritage in a non-league game.

The Tigers (2-2) outgained the Timberwolves (0-4) 541-28 and held Heritage to three first downs.

Lopez rushed for 68 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 63 yards and a score. Artem Bahnyuk had a 73-yard touchdown reception and a 54-yard touchdown run as the Tigers led 56-0 by halftime.

BATTLE GROUND 71, HERITAGE 0

BG 21 35 2 13—71

Heritage 0 0 0 0—0

First quarter

BG — Angel Lopez 7 run (Saveily Tkachenko kick)

BG — Lopez 16 pass from Kameron Spencer (Tkachenko kick)

BG — Artem Bahnyuk 73 pass from Spencer (Tkachenko kick)

Second quarter

BG — Reid Davis 26 pass from Spencer (Tkachenko kick)

BG — Lopez 16 run (Tkachenko kick)

BG — Bahnyuk 54 run (kick failed)

BG — Jacob Champine 21 run (Tkachenko kick)

BG — Leithan Reynolds 3 run (Jacob Champine run)

Third quarter

BG — Safety, runner tackled in end zone

Fourth quarter

BG — Jordan Young 16 run (Tkachenko kick)

BG — Ethan Adams 12 run (kick failed)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Battle Ground: Angel Lopez 6-68, Kameron Spencer 6-20, Jacob Champine 2-22, Artem Bahnyuk 2-60, Jack Champine 2-35, Quinten Overholser 6-2, Tristan Harrier 2-17, Leithan Reynolds 3-7, Jordan Young 2-26, Ethan Adams 5-66. Heritage: Evan Buckman 7-4, Nathaniel Vega 4-(-15), Aeven Napoleon 5-7, Ramek Sterling 4-10, No. 15 1-(-4), No. 35 2-18, Logan Lewi 2-(-8), Amari Lopez Santillano 2-7, No. 36 1-(-3).

PASSING — Battle Ground: Kameron Spencer 6-10-1-170, Quinten Overholser 1-1-0-39. Heritage: Nathaniel Vega 4-8-0-5, Ramek Sterling 0-2-0-0, Logan Lewi 1-3-1-7.

RECEIVING — Battle Ground: Angel Lopez 3-63, Artem Bahnyuk 1-73, Reid Davis 1-26, Jose Rivas 1-39, Noah Currie 1-17. Heritage: Vitaily Melynk 1-6, Antonio Pacheco-Sherman 2-(-1), No. 85 1-0, Yonathan Daniel 1-7.

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