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Non-league football: La Center 17, Kalama 6

By CODY ESCOTT / For The Columbian
Published: September 16, 2023, 12:36am

It was the Houston Coyle show Friday night in La Center as he scored a touchdown after stepping in at quarterback to lead the Wildcats to a 17-6 win over Kalama on Friday in La Center.

Coyle ran a keeper for 25-yard run in the first quarter, finding the outside taking it the end zone a 14-0 La Center lead.

Kalama answered with Aiden Brown tossing a 60-yard bomb, finding Ethan Brightbill in stride on his way to the end zone.

Nate Rembisz knocked in a field goal from about 21 yards out to extend La Center’s lead to 17-6 before halftime.

Coyle also had a solid performance on the other side of the ball including an interception before half, that stopped the Chinooks driving down the field. He nearly returned it for a touchdown but was stepped out at the 16-yard line.


Kalama 6 0 0 0—6

La Center 14 3 0 0—17

First quarter

LC — Jalen Ward 4 run (Nate Rembisz kick)

LC — Houston Coyle 25 run (Rembisz kick)

K — Ethan Brightbill 60 pass from Aiden Brown (kick failed)

Second quarter

LC — Nate Rembisz 22 FG


RUSHING — La Center: Houston Coyle 18-194, Jalen Ward 16-54, Garrett Maunu 1-8, Gaven Emerson 3-1.

PASSING — Kalama: Aiden Brown 23-39-2-225; La Center: Houston Coyle 5-8-1-117, Garrett Maunu 2-2-0-36.

RECEIVING — La Center: Parker McKinney 3-74, Kaden Emerson 2-64, Johnny Linstroth 1-9, Jalen Ward 1-6.