High School Football

Southridge 42, Walla Walla 22

KENNEWICK -- Matt Mendenhall threw for five touchdowns, and Chris Haueter rushed for 200 yards as the Suns (2-0) rolled in a home game against the Blue Devils (0-2).

Southridge was missing starting center/linebacker Dylan Maurer because of an injury, making the romp more impressive.

"Our offensive line coach -- my brother Spencer -- did a great job of putting the protection together and sliding guys around," Suns coach Tony Reiboldt said.

The protection served well for Mendenhall, who finished 20-of-34 for 333 yards. His main target was Paul Hamada, who had eight catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

Jonah Hoe had two touchdown runs, one for 57 yards, and Moe Handcox ran back a kickoff 90 yards for a score to lead Walla Walla.

Walla Walla 7 7 0 8 -- 22

Southridge 19 14 7 2 -- 42

SCORING PLAYS

S--Josh Richards 27 pass from Matt Mendenhall (Chandler Mertens kick)

WW--Moe Handcox 90 yard kickoff return (Dean Atkinson kick)

S--Garrett Willard 8 pass from Mendenhall (Ch. Mertens kick)

S--Clay Gonzalez 26 pass from Mendenhall (run failed)

S--Hamada 12 pass from Mendenhall (Ch. Mertens kick)

WW--Jonah Hoe 57 run (Atkinson kick)

S--Hamada 12 pass from Mendenhall (Ch. Mertens kick)

S--Chris Haueter 30 run (Conner Mertens kick)

WW--Hoe 21 run (Wickham 2-point conversion good)

S--Safety

STATISTICS

RUSHING--WW, Dakota Turner 6-15, Hoe 25-208, J. Palomo 1-(minus 4). S, Haueter 22-200, Ellsworth 2-8, Mendenhall 2-(minus 7), Kadin Diaz 4-20, Cole Henderson 2-6.

PASSING--WW, Turner 7-16-0-63. S, Mendenhall, 20-34-0-333.

RECEIVING--WW, Handcox 4-29, Hoe 1-7, Blake Rowley 1-10, Kyle Jameson 1-17. S, Haueter 2-11, Richards 5-113, Gonzalez 4-72, Hamada 8-129, Willard 1-8.

FIRST DOWNS--WW 10, S 22. FUMBLES-LOST--WW 0-0, S 2-2. PENALTIES-YARDS--WW 8-72, S 10-83.

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