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Thursday, December 7, 2023
Dec. 7, 2023

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2A Greater St. Helens League Football: Columbia River 26, Woodland 20


Senior quarterback Ethan Long threw for 288 yards, 239 in the first half, and three touchdowns and Chris Parkin added 190 yards in total offense as Columbia River beat Woodland 26-20 on Friday.

The host Rapids (1-1 in 2A GSHL league play, 1-3 overall) amassed 466 yards in total offense and scored more points Friday night than they had in the previous three games. After Woodland (1-1, 2-2) scored to take a 13-7 lead in the second quarter, Columbia River scored three unanswered touchdowns to take a lead they would never give up.

The Beavers, who were without running back Karsen Northcutt and starting receiver Zach Young, lost leading receiver Chase Hall to a neck injury in the second quarter. This allowed the Rapids to focus on Elijah Anderson. Anderson, who racked up 333 yards from scrimmage in Woodland’s victory over Washougal last week, was held to 76 yards rushing on 26 carries and 51 yards receiving on four catches.

Parkin rushed for 89 yards and had 91 yards receiving for the Rapids, who travel to Longview to face R.A. Long next week. Savion McCoy added a 49-yard touchdown run for Columbia River.

Brett Martynowicz threw for 93 yards and a touchdown for Woodland, who play host to Hockinson next week.


Woodland 6 7 0 7 —20

Columbia River 7 12 7 0—26

First quarter

W — Will Clemens 54 fumble return (kick failed)

CR – Haydne Rapp 13 pass from Ethan Long (Aedan Pena kick)

Second quarter

W – Eijah Andersno 28 pass from Brett Martynowicz (Diego Almondovar kick)

CR – Jacob Boothe 66 pass from Long (kick missed)

CR – Ha’aheo Delarose 76 pass from Long (Aedan Pena kick)

Third quarter

CR – Savion McCoy 49 run (Aedan Pena kick)

Fourth quarter

W – Anderson 1 run (Almondovar kick)


RUSHING — Woodland: Elijah Anderson 26-76, Brett Martynowicz 1-3. Columbia River: Chris Parkin 22-89, Savion McCoy 5-77, Isak Lopez 1-10, Hayden Rapp 1-5, Ethan Long 6-(minus 3).

PASSING — Woodland: Brett Martynowicz 10-23-93-1. Columbia River: Ethan Long 12-17-288-3.

RECEIVING — Woodland: Elijah Anderson 4-51, Chase Hall 4-26, Preston Davis 2-16. Columbia River:Chris Parkin 5-91, Ha’aheo Delarose 1-76, Jacob Boothe 1-66, Hayden Rapp 2-29, Tommy Blau 2-19, Seth Arnett 1-7.

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