The EVCO 2A could easily get overwhelmed with the Tumwater T-Birds as they continue to stack up huge wins. However, there are many interesting stories developing in the EVCO 2A starting with the 3-1 Rochester Warriors and Aberdeen Bobcats both 3-1 on the year. WF West has rebounded well after an 0-2 start to even their record but are 2-0 in conference play. Let’s get to the games!
Tumwater 55, Centralia 7
The T-Birds had little trouble with the struggling Tigers scoring 48 1st half points with a pair of 55-yard punt returns. Scoring for the T-Birds were Matias Rodriguez, Beckett Wall, Brady Bryant, Derek Thompson, Logan Cole, Tyler Briscoe and Jaylin Nixon scored twice with a 48 yard run and the second 55-yard punt return for a touchdown. Those efforts led the ESN crew to give the Thorbeckes MVP award to Nixon. The first 55-yard punt return was taken to the house by Derek Thompson that earned Thompson the Better Homes and Garden Takin it to the House play of the game.
The Tigers never gave up and avoided the shut out with a nice drive capped off with a 7 yard touchdown pass Terrell Sanders to Landen Jenkins. Tumwater improved to 4-0 and 1-0 in league play while Centralia drops to 0-4 and 0-2. Tumwater will travel to WF West next Friday while Centralia hosts Rochester.
To watch the full game replay on the NFHS Network (Must have a subscription to view) click on this link: Centralia at Tumwater
ESN Post Game Show
T-Birds go up quickly 14-0
Nixon returns the 2nd 55 yard punt
Centralia avoids the shut out
WF West 48, Black Hills 8
Sophomore Connor Coleman scored 4 times and QB Gage Brumfield threw for 4 TD’s and ran in another as the Bearcats overwhelmed the visiting Wolves. Black Hills hung in there through the 1st 12 minutes trailing after 1 just 6-0 but WF West blew up for 22 in the 2nd for a 28-0 halftime lead. Brumfield had hit Grady Westlund then Coleman twice for 19 and 13 yards. Brumfield then ran it in from the 4-yard line for the big halftime lead.
Coleman then busted off a 64-yard TD run in the 3rd quarter to push the lead to 34-0 before the Wolves finally broke through when Jaxen Beck hit Maddox Hodge on a 7-yard connection and added the 2 point conversion to make it 34-8.
WF West finished off the game with another Brumfield to Connor touchdown from 27-yards in the 3rd quarter and wrapped up the scoring in the 4th quarter when Tucker Land ran it in from the 14-yard line.
Brumfiled threw for more than 160 yards and the 4 scores and rushed for another 86 and a TD, Tucker Land had 10 rushes for 81 and a TD and Coleman ran 3 times for 80 yards and a touchdown. Coleman also caught 4 passes for 75 yards and 3 TD to lead the receiving core. Black Hills’ Beck was the bright spot on offense throwing for 240 yards and the touchdown.
WF West evened their season record to 2-2 but are 2-0 in EVCO conference play and will host Tumwater next Friday. Black Hills is now 0-4 and will look for their 1st win next week against the 3-1 Rochester Warriors.
Our Better Homes and Garden Takin it to the House play of the game was Connor Coleman’s 64-yard TD run. Coleman was also named the Thorbeckes MVP.
To watch the full game replay on the NFHS Network (Must have a subscription to view) click on this link: Black Hills at WF West
ESN Post Game Show
Bearcats strike first
Connor Coleman busts off a big “Takin’ it to the House”
Black Hills gets on the board
Rochester 46, Shelton 26
The surprising Warriors find themselves atop the EVCO standings at 2-0 in league play after walloping the Highclimbers. Rochester is now 3-1 overall while Shelton drops to 1-3 on the season. Rochester travels to Centralia next Friday and Shelton looks to get back in the win column in a non-league game at Montesano. For more on this game check out Joel Kirshenbaum’s story in the Chronicle on this link.
Aberdeen 27, Prosser 25
Aberdeen came up with some big plays in holding off Prosser in this non-league showdown. The Bobcats are now 3-1 on the season and will travel to Black Hills next week looking for their 2nd league win.
Aberdeen’s defense comes up with huge punt block and TD
The Bobcat defense wins the game by stuffing the 2 point play