River View downs Chewelah 27-14

TRI-CITY HERALDNovember 11, 2012 

Alonzo Mendoza and Ruvim Tyutyuttunik combined for 227 yards and four touchdowns to lift the River View Panthers to a 27-14 win over the host Chewelah Cougars on Saturday in the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs.

River View (10-1) will face Quincy (7-4) in the quarterfinals, a game that could be played either Friday or Saturday at Lampson Stadium.

"I'm very excited for these young men. They had to overcome a lot of adversity to win. Their character was revealed in the fourth quarter," Panthers coach Brett Jay said. "(Chewelah) pulled to within a score and moved multiple times within the red zone, and we held them off.

"It was playing every down like it was our last."

Mendoza scored on touchdown runs of 36 and 38 yards to finish with 151 yards on 14 carries. Tyutyunnik added TD runs of 4 and 10 yards to put River View up 20-6 after three quarters.

"I was pleased with the offensive line play. They moved the line of scrimmage, and that allowed our running backs to control the clock," Jay said.

Derek Smith led the Cougars with 70 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns. He also completed 13 of 30 passes for 165 yards.

River View 7 6 7 7 -- 27

Chewelah 0 7 0 7 -- 14

SCORING PLAYS

RV--Alonzo Mendoza 36 run (Mendoza kick)

C--Derek Smith 1 run (Ty Curtis kick)

RV--Ruvim Tyutyunnik 4 run (kick failed)

RV--Tyutyunnik 10 run (Mendoza kick)

C--Smith 4 run (Curtis kick)

RV--Mendoza 38 run (Mendoza kick)

STATISTICS

RUSHING--RV, Mendoza 14-151, Tyutyunnik 14-76, Cody Bartlett 8-30, Josh Marshall 2-5. C, Smith 19-70, Cordell Bean 8-10, Cordell Bean 3-0, Dalton Mudgett 1-(minus 8).

PASSING--RV, Tyutyunnik 6-12-0-84, Terran Brown 0-1-0-0. C, Smith 13-30-0-165.

RECEIVING--RV, Brown 4-73, Marshall 1-12, Dillon Thomas 1-(minus 4). C, Caleb Wiebe 4-56, Ben Johnstone 4-58, Mudgett 2-35, Bean 3-16.

FIRST DOWNS--RV 15, C 15. FUMBLES-LOST--RV 1-1, C 0-0. PENALTIES-YARDS--RV 12-100, C 3-25.

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