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Non-League Football: La Center 41, Connell 28

The Columbian
Published: September 22, 2023, 11:49pm

Houston Coyle rushed for three touchdowns, threw for another and returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown as the Wildcats won on the road.

Coyle also had an interception on defense.

Parker McKinney intercepted a pass at the 1-yard line in the second quarter. The Wildcats then drove 99 yards with McKinney capping the drive with a 21-yard catch to put La Center ahead 21-7.

Coyle scored on a 5-yard run with 10 seconds left in the first half to put La Center ahead 28-13.

Connell scored on its first two drives of the second half to tie the game 28-28 with 2:59 left in the third quarter.

But La Center responded with a touchdown that was set up by 59-yard run by Isaac Chromey on the first play from scrimmage.

Coyle the sealed the win with a 27-yard touchdown run after his interception got the Wildcats the ball back.


La Center 14 14 7 6—41

Connell 7 6 14 0—28

First quarter

LC—Houston Coyle 89 kickoff return (Nate Rembisz kick)

LC—Isaac Chromey 11 run (Rembisz kick)

C— Kellen Riner 35 pass from Carson Lloyd run (Oscarlos Quezada kic)

Second quarter

LC—Parker McKinney 21 pass from Coyle (Rembisz kick)

C— Riner 57 pass from Lloyd (kick failed)

LC—Houston Coyle 5 run (Rembisz kick)

Third quarter

C— Jackson Forsyth 18 run (Forsyth run)

C— Forsyth 12 run (Quezada kick)

LC—Coyle 1 run (Rembisz kick)

Fourth quarter

LC—Coyle 27 run (kick failed)


RUSHING — La Center: Coyle 11-67, Chromey 10-73, Kaden Emerson 1-(-3).

PASSING — La Center: Coyle 21-29-1-149.

RECEIVING — La Center: K. Emerson 6-60, McKinney 6-49, Austin Nixon 4-23