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Prep Football Roundup

Holding penalty on final play costs Junior Bruins victory

Lyle ran into a one-man wrecking crew last Saturday in the person of Liberty Christian's Mike Brinkman.

Brinkman ran for 254 yards and four touchdowns in just five carries to lead his team to a 56-6 victory in non-league 8-man football action in Richland.

The Patriots rolled to a 43-0 halftime lead as Brinkman scored on runs of 27, 70 and 59 yards, and quarterback John Ellis riddled the Cougars' pass defense for three TDs.

Lyle's lone score came in the third quarter, on a 15-yard run by sophomore Callan Johnson.

Johnson finished with 87 yards on 11 carries. Team honors, however, went to senior Moses Ibarra, who packed the pigskin 17 times for 115 yards.

Overall, the Cougars (0-7) racked up 211 yards of total offense -- all on the ground -- in 47 plays. The Patriots ran just 30 plays, but totaled 456 yards (372 rushing, 84 passing).

Defensively, senior Tyler Essex collected three tackles and one assist and junior Mike Dennis had two tackles and five assists for Lyle.

Johnson and junior James Stanovich each added two tackles and a fumble recovery.

At Columbia JV 14, Ridgefield JV 14 --

A holding penalty wiped out CHS freshman Andrew Culp's 70-yard scoring run on the Monday night game's final play.

Because it was an offensive infraction, the down was not replayed and the game ended in a tie.

After a scoreless first half, the Junior Bruins (2-3-1) got their offense moving in the third quarter.

They took a 6-0 lead on a 12-yard pass from freshman quarterback Justin Collins to sophomore receiver Josabet Pulido.

In the fourth quarter, Ridgefield scored to take a 7-6 lead. Columbia's answer came on a 4-yard burst by sophomore fullback Wes Blankenship, who also ran for the two-point conversion that gave the Junior Bruins a 14-7 lead.

The Li'l Spuds returned the ensuing kickoff to the CHS 30 and packed it in from there for the tying score.

At Cle Elum 26, Goldendale 7 --

The Warriors' Jerami Paquette rushed for 193 yards and two touchdowns, including a run of 51 yards, as Cle Elum led 26-0 after three quarters last Friday.

Brock Warrener scored on an 18-yard run in the fourth quarter and Calan Wilkins kicked the PAT to account for the Timberwolves' points.

Tyson Tsubota (68) and Josh Woodward (57) led Goldendale's offensive effort, teaming for 125 yards on the ground.

The loss dropped the Timberwolves to 0-3 in the South Central Athletic Conference's West Division standings and 2-5 on the season.

At Woodland 21, Castle Rock 7 --

The battle for Cowlitz County 2A football supremacy went to the Beavers, who held the Rockets to 12 yards and scoreless in the second half of last Friday's Trico Division encounter.

Jarrod Barrow hit Jake Hanes in stride on a post pattern for a 35-yard scoring play to open the second half and give the Beavers a 14-7 lead. It was Woodland's only pass completion of the night.

Running backs Vince Wilson (101) and Sam Ritter (70) carried much of the load for Woodland, combining for 171 yards rushing.

After a scoreless first quarter, Ritter, who tallied two TDs, put the Beavers on top 7-0 in the second with a 7-yard scoring run off the option from Barrow.

The Rockets tied it up with 19 seconds remaining in the first half, scoring on the 12th play of a 68-yard march: an 8-yard toss from Nathan Roubicek to Scott Selby.

Castle Rock outgained Woodland 167-124 in the first half.

At La Center 35, Ilwaco 26 --

The Wildcats' Josh Williamson made himself right at home in a new position last Friday.

The senior moved from tight end to fullback for the pivotal Trico game and made an impact with an 81-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 33-yard scoring pass play in the second.

But his biggest play of the night came in the fourth quarter with La Center ahead 21-20 and Ilwaco poised to kick the tying point-after touchdown.

The 6-foot-6 Williamson blocked the PAT try to preserve the Wildcats' slim lead.

La Center added a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to win its fourth Trico game and remain tied with Woodland for first place.

Senior quarterback William Williams also had a big part in La Center's win, completing 3-of-4 passes for 118 yards and two scores, including an 80-yard hookup with Andrew Johnson in the second quarter.

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