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Connell 56, Hoquiam 14

CONNELL -- Matt Hadley ran for 220 yards and five touchdowns and threw for another score to lead Connell to a 56-14 rout of visiting Hoquiam in a 1A state playoff game.

Hadley opened the game with a 78-yard touchdown run and closed his day with a 25-yarder. He also hooked up with Kraymer Eppich on a 54-yard TD pass as the Eagles went up 35-6 at the half.

Chandler Salisbury threw for 178 yards and two touchdowns for Connell (10-1), which faces Goldendale (10-1)/Chelan (10-1) in the second round in the Tri-Cities (day and time TBD).

Eppich caught seven balls for 149 yards and two scores.

Logan Joyner and Kade Eppich each picked off Hoquiam QB Evan Erickson, who threw for 241 yards and hooked up with Jerid Ronquillo on 87- and 72-yard pass plays for TDs.

Ronquillo finished wiht five catches for 212 yards.

Connell 56, Hoquiam 14

Hoquiam 6 0 8 0 -- 14

Connell 21 14 21 0 -- 56

SCORING PLAYS

C--Matt Hadley 78 run (Ivan Barragan kick)

H--Jerid Ronquillo 87 pass from Evan Erickson (kick fail)

C--Hadley 6 run (Barragan kick)

C--Hadley 6 run (Barragan kick)

C--Kraymer Eppich 54 pass from Hadley (Barragan)

C--Hadley 1 run (Barragan kick)

H--Ronquillo 72 pass from Erickson (Ronquillo from Erickson)

C--Hadley 25 run (Barragan kick)

C--Ryan Heinen 21 pass from Chandler Salisbury (Barragan kick)

C--Eppich 11 pass from Salisbury (Barragan kick)

STATISTICS

RUSHING--H, Erickson 11-(minus 30), Ben Erhart 10-51, Justin Doll 1-2, Ronquillo 3-27, Drew Bravos 2-28, Nolan Hoiness 2-17. C, Hadley 19-220, Salisbury 4-2, James Coulson 9-56, Bryant Anderson 2-17.

PASSING--H, Erickson 11-21-2-241. C, Salisbury 12-23-0-178, Hadley 1-1-0-54.

RECEIVING--H, Ronquillo 5-212, Doll 1-4, Erhart 3-26. C, Eppich 7-149, Anderson 2-51, Heinen 1-21, Alan Hawkins 1-8, Hadley 2-(minus 1).

FIRST DOWNS--H 9, C 17. FUMBLES-LOST--H 0-0, C 2-2. PENALTIES-YARDS--H 4-40, C 4-45.

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