WOODLAND — Junior running back Elijah Anderson rushed for 168 yards and sophomore running back Karsen Northcutt added 87 rushing yards as Woodland defeated Kalama 44-30 at Beaver Stadium on Friday.
All told the Beavers (1-0) gained 245 yards on the ground and scored touchdowns on five consecutive possessions in the first half. Anderson found the end zone four times (three rushing, one receiving) and Northcutt scored two touchdowns on the ground for Woodland.
Kalama (0-1) kept up with the Beavers in the first half behind the arm and legs of junior quarterback Aiden Brown. Brown scored on a 60-yard touchdown run and threw two touchdown passes, one to Ethan Brightbill and another to Drew Schlangen. Brown accounted for 338 yards of total offense (230 passing, 108 rushing) for the game.
Kalama seemingly pulled to within six points in the third quarter on a Brown 67-yard touchdown run on 4th and 1, but offsetting penalties negated the play. On the replay, Brown was stuffed for a loss and Woodland took over on the Chinook 32 yard line. Three plays later, Northcutt scored from 10 yards out and the 14 (or 15 point swing) gave the Beavers a 41-22 lead.
Woodland travels to La Center next week, while Kalama plays host to Castle Rock.
WOODLAND 44, KALAMA 30
Kalama 8 14 0 8—30
Woodland 14 14 7 9 —44
K — Aiden Brown 46 run (Brown run)
W — Elijah Anderson 60 run (Diego Almodovar kick)
W — Anderson 9 run (Almodovar kick)
K — Drew Schlangen 13 pass from Brown (Brown run)
W — Anderson 13 pass from Brett Martynowicz (Almodovar kick)
K — Ethan Brightbill 11 pass from Brown (pass failed)
W — Anderson 12 run (Almodovar kick)
W — Karson Northcutt 5 run (Almondovar kick)
W — Northcutt 10 run (pass failed)
K — Ethan Brightbill 29 pass from Brown (Brown run)
W — Almondovar 29 FG
Rushing — Woodland: Elijah Anderson 19-168, Karson Northcutt 15-87, Brett Martynowicz 1-(minus 9). Kalama: Aiden Brown 12-108, Drew Schlangen 12-35, Hayden Lawson 1-(minus 3), Team 1- (minus 2).
Passing — Woodland: Martynowicz 10-18-114-1. Kalama: Brown 18-39-230-3, Ethan Brightbill 1-1-24.
Receiving — Woodland: Chase Hall 5-58, Anderson 3-32, Zach Young 1-14, Preston Davis 1-10. Kalama: Ehtan Brightbill 5-66, Schlangen 5-62, Quin Hahn 1-42, Henry Sigfridson 3-34, Lawson 1-17.