High School Football

Friday night football follow: Hanford opens with big win in Hermiston

This was a true litmus test for the Hanford Falcons, facing Oregon’s defending Class 5A state football champion in its own backyard Friday.

When the Hermiston Bulldogs scored on the game’s second play from scrimmage, the Falcons could have flinched or even cowered under the lights at Kennison Field.

They didn’t. Instead, they fought back with a fierce competitive streak that was missing from last season’s 0-10 Hanford squad, recording a 41-20 season-opening win.

“From our team’s reaction (to Hermiston’s early lead), I knew we were going to fight,” Falcons first-year coach Brett Jay said. “That was important for us. We were working. I’m proud of our fight. I’m proud of our guys.”

Hanford roared right back with two scores, including a 55-yard run from Elwood Davis, to take a 13-7 lead. Even after Hermiston tied the score at 13 to end the first quarter, the Falcons were just getting warmed up.

Hanford scored the next 28 points to take a commanding 41-13 lead in the fourth quarter. The turning point came when Falcons defensive lineman Taren Rosa recovered a blocked punt in the Bulldogs’ end zone for a touchdown that put Hanford up 20-13.

“That was a big momentum swing,” Jay said. “We did a great job of blocking the punt, and Taren did a good job of falling on it.”

Falcons quarterback Desmond Samples had a good night, too, completing 14 of 27 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for a 16-yard score.

“Samples had a good night,” Jay said. “We’re still getting familiar with the offense and progressions, but his decision-making was good.”

Hermiston senior wide receiver Ethan Snow left the game with an injury in the first half.

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Hermiston

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SCORING PLAYS

Herm — Vaemu Ena 60 pass from Dayshawn Neal (kick good)

Han — Josiah Richardson 17 pass from Desmond Samples (kick failed)

Han — Elwood Davis 55 run (Woody Page kick)

Herm — Omar Garcia 3 run (kick failed)

Han — Taren Rosa blocked punt recovered in end zone (Page kick)

Han — Kevon Skinner 34 pass from Samples (Page kick)

Han — Samples 16 run (Page kick)

Han — Gavin Slack 21 pass from Samples (Page kick)

Herm — Bob Coleman 12 pass from Nathan Hunsaker (kick good)

STATISTICS

RUSHING — Han, Samples 11-45, Davis 11-57, M. Valdez 1-0. Herm, D. Neal 19-106, Brown 8-52, Garcia 7-18, Hunsaker 2-(minus 6), Horn 1-6, Simon 3-5, Coleman 1-(minus 13), Faaeteete 5-5, Mendez 1-(minus 3).

PASSING — Han, Samples 14-27, 221 yards. Herm, D. Neal 7-19, 113, N. Hunsaker, 3-6, 29.

RECEIVING — Not reported.

ELLENSBURG 27, KENNEWICK 0: Donny Ellersick passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another, as host Ellensburg shut out Kennewick in a nonleague game.

Kennewick

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Ellensburg

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SCORING PLAYS

E — Seth Walker 3 run (kick failed)

E — Bryce Helgeson 3 pass from Donny Ellersick (Brady Gibson pass from Ellersick)

E — Gibson 1 pass from Ellersick (Elliot Hougardy kick)

E — Ellersick 7 run (kick failed)

STATISTICS

RUSHING — K, Isaac Ruiz 13-54, Ronnie Loomis 4-29, Dillon Plew 4-9, Keyshawn Owens 1-4. E, Ellersick 11-80, Nathan Sherwood 14-54, Walker 10-34, Gibson 3-3, Slate Haberman 1-2, Luke Rinehart 1-1.

PASSING — K, Plew 9-19-33-0. E, Ellersick 18-23-137-1.

RECEIVING — K, Andrew Townsend 1-16, Austin Albertin 3-12, Ruiz 2-(minus 2), Owens 1-2, Blake Loftus 2-5. E, Xander Orejudos 4-54, Gibson 3-28, Helgeson 4-22, Nate Andaya 2-12, Sherwood 1-10, Walker 2-8, Major Moffat 1-5, Garrett Cheney 1-(minus 2).

GONZAGA PREP 13, RICHLAND 10

Gonzaga Prep

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Richland

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SCORING PLAYS

R — FG Ryan Wolski 43

G — FG Jared Kutsch 31

G — FG Kutsch 22

R — Alex Chapman 61 interception return (Wolski kick)

G — Liam Bell 2 run (Kutsch kick)

STATISTICS

RUSHING — G, Mason Plese 20-105, Nick Johnson 4-13, Bell 11-48, Evan Weaver 9-36, Ryan Gross 3-39. R, McKlane Elgin 15-21, Griffey March 7-20, Paxton Stevens 4-(minus-19).

PASSING — G, Bell 8-20-2-72. R, Stevens 8-23-1-87.

RECEIVING — G, Plese 3-9, Johnson 2-25, Devin Culp 1-20, Gross 1-5, John Mackey 1-13. R, Ryan Piper 2-9, March 3-49, Chapman 1-10, Rhett Levin 1-9, Wolski 1-10.

FIRST DOWNS — G 17, R 11. FUMBLES-LOST — G 2-1, R 2-0. PENALTIES — G 9-85, R 7-75.

SOUTHRIDGE 21, MOSES LAKE 17

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Southridge

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SCORING PLAYS

ML — Isaiah Thomas 98 kickoff retum (Tanner Hasse kick)

S — Cody Sturdefant 13 pass from Mason Martin (Hunter Spiva kick)

S — Noah Weber 5 run (Spiva kick)

ML — Thomas 45 run (Hasse kick)

ML — Hasse 36 FG

S — Samuel Kori 18 run

STATISTICS

RUSHING — ML, Jason Nunez 8-45, Thomas 8-69, Joel Torres 2-3, Wes Harrington 4-13. S, Ricky Anaya 9-65, Zayid Al-Ghani 20-119, Kori 24-161, Weber 1-5, Martin 2-3.

PASSING — ML, Harrington 5-8-0-38, Torres 3-5-0-22. S, Martin 3-3-0-20.

RECEIVING — ML, Ridge Montgomery 1-14, Thomas 3-10, Gonzalez 1-5, Henry Russaw III 2-31. S, Sturdefant 1-13, Anaya 1-5, Gavin Willingham 1-2.

SUNNYSIDE 26, GRANDVIEW 6: The Grizzlies erased an early deficit and snapped a 22-game winless streak by beating the visiting Greyhounds.

Grandview struck first, as Anthony Mendoza hit Felix Medina for a 75-yard touchdown pass on the third play from scrimmage. But Sunnyside scored 26 unanswered points, including four touchdown passes from quarterback Nico Valle.

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SCORING PLAYS

G — Felix Medina 75 pass from Anthony Mendoza (kick blocked)

S — Isaac Palomino 5 run (kick blocked)

S — Reyes 1 pass from Valle (pass failed)

S — Reyes 28 pass from Valle (Reyes pass from Valle)

S — Anthony Herrera 9 pass from Valle (kick failed)

STATISTICS

RUSHING — G, Mendoza 1-(minus 6), Maurice Prieto 6-(minus 2), Joel Pina 7-(minus 15), Gunner Chronis 1-(minus 2). S, Palomino 18-64, Herrera 4-40, Jaime Alvarez 18-96, Anthony Cuello 1-3, Valle 1-5, Reyes 1-5.

PASSING — G, Mendoza 2-3-0-82, Pina 7-18-1-48. S, Valle 11-24-1-109.

RECEIVING — G, Eric Medina 4-44, F. Medina 1-75, Robert Bridger 1-4, Ricky Abarca 1-(minus 6), Roger Renteria 2-29. S, Reyes 7-59, Herrera 4-50.

PROSSER 40, EMERALD RIDGE 10: Tanner Bolt tossed a pair of long touchdown passes in the first half — a 52-yarder to Javier Diaz and a 71-yarder to Roy Borrego — and the Mustangs, ranked No. 3 in Class 2A, buried the reigning SPSL South champions at Art Fiker Stadium.

ZILLAH 57, RIVER VIEW 8: The Panthers fell behind 30-0 at halftime and lost to the Leopards in nonleague action Friday night in Zillah.

River View scored in the third quarter on Kaden Lee’s 17-yard touchdown pass to Chase Reynolds and Tanner Brown’s two-point conversion.

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Zillah

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SCORING PLAYS

Zil — Beaudry Widner 7 pass from Trey Delp (Pablo Medina kick)

Zil — Jacob Tilley 60 run (Medina kick)

Zil — Ryan Slack 25 run (Medina kick)

Zil — Safety Tristen Cullens tackled quarterback in end zone

Zil — Zack Crossley 3 run (Medina kick)

Zil — Blaine Ross 14 pass from Delp (Medina kick)

RV — Chase Reynolds 17 pass from Kaden Lee (Tanner Brown run)

Zil — Jacob Cleveringa 9 pass from Delp (Medina kick)

Zil — Damien Rodriguez 45 interception return (Medina kick)

Zil — Drew VanKemseke 4 run (run failed)

RIVER VIEW STATS

RUSHING — Juan Salinas 5-18.

PASSING — Lee 6-9-98.

RECEIVING — Brown 2-31, Reynolds 6-67.

KIONA-BENTON 45, NACHES VALLEY 14: Vladimir Rizin returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown and caught a 75-yard scoring pass from Trey Manson to lead the Bears to a nonleague win over the Rangers in Benton City.

“There were some good things that happened, but we also had some mental mistakes,” first-year Ki-Be coach Darren Mezger said. “The hard work the seniors put in over the summer is showing. They will reap the rewards. There is a lot of room for improvement. Our only focus is going forward one game at a time.”

The Bears’ special teams unit lived up to its name with three interceptions, a recovered fumble and a blocked punt.

Rizin finished with 110 receiving yards. Jacob Trujillo ran for 130 yards on nine carries and scored two touchdowns.

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Kiona-Benton

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SCORING PLAYS

K—FG 35 Lino Rivera

K—Daniel Rizin 30 pass from Trey Manson (Rivera kick)

K—Danny Haller 3 run (Rivera kick)

N—Seth Boggs 3 run (Jarek Barbee kick)

K—Vladimir Rizin 85 kickoff return (Rivera kick)

K—Jacob Trujillo 70 run (Rivera kick)

K—V.Rizin 75 pass from Manson (Rivera kick)

K—Trujillo 8 run (Rivera kick)

N—Christian Casey 9 pass from Ryker Tripp (Jared Van Scoy kick)

STATISTICS

RUSHING — N, Tripp 8-53, Biggs 19-28, Josue Navarro 5-11, Jett Black 2-(minus 1), Casey 3-(minus 6), Sean Coyne 2-(minus 17). KB, Trujillo 9-130, Glen Manley 3-40, Haller 4-20, Alex Maya 11-37, Manson 5-11.

PASSING — N, Coyne 8-20-0-130, Tripp 2-6-1-20. KB, Manson 5-6-0-140.

RECEIVING — N, Jeremy Valentine 4-74; Jarrett Simmons 3-46, Boggs 1-21, Casey 2-9. KB, D.Rizin 1-30, V.Rizin 4-110.

ROYAL 45, EPHRATA 0: Joe Lang rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries, and Kaden Jenks threw for three touchdown passes as the Knights blanked the host Tigers in a nonleague matchup.

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SCORING PLAYS

R — Carson Gilbert 9 pass from Kaden Jenks (Jose Ponce kick)

R — Sam Christensen 8 pass from Jenks (Ponce kick)

R — Joe Lang 6 run (Ponce kick)

R — Ponce 25 pass from Jenks (Ponce kick)

R — Lang 65 run (Ponce kick)

R — FG Ponce 29

R — Danny Cuevas 4 run (Ponce kick)

STATISTICS

RUSHING — R, Lang 9-121, Cuevas 14-45, Jenks 6-22, Juan Niebla 1-2, Steven Toro 1-4, Jhonifer Garcia 1-3, Carlos Quintero 1-2, Alonso Hernandez 1-0. E, Tyler Lutz 9-25.

PASSING — R, Jenks 16-27-0-203, Niebla 0-2-0-0. E, 8-14-1-65.

RECEIVING — R, Christensen 5-44, Ponce 2-39, Gilbert 3-25, Niebla 2-18, Isaac Ellis 1-22, Lang 2-43, Cuevas 1-23. E, 8-65.

COLUMBIA-BURBANK 35, WAPATO 18: The Coyotes gave up an early touchdown and trailed 18-14 after three quarters, but Jason Cole scored two of his three rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter, and Quentain Brown hit A.J. Dixon with a 57-yard touchdown pass over the final 12 minutes for the nonleague win.

Brown completed 21 of 33 passes for 230 yards, and Cole rushed for 95 yards on 17 carries.

Wapato

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Burbank

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SCORING PLAYS

W — Brian Sanchez 15 pass from Romeo Cohens (kick failed)

CB — Jason Cole 11 run (kick failed)

CB — Reece Humphreys 9 pass from Quentain Brown (Cole run)

W — Javi Vela 28 pass from Cohens (run failed)

W — Stevie Rodriguez 4 run (run failed)

CB — Cole 2 run (Alexis Magallon kick)

CB — A.J. Dixon 57 pass from Brown (Magallon kick)

CB — Cole 3 run (Magallon kick)

STATISTICS

RUSHING — W, River Carmona 4-0, Cohens 8-12, Greg Rodriguez 9-53, S.Rodriguez 6-22, Vela 1-5. CB, Cole 17-95.

PASSING — W, Cohens 5-16-2-75. CB, Brown 21-33-1-230.

RECEIVING — W, Vela 1-28, Sanchez 2-23, Carmona 1-17, Alec Begay 1-7. CB, Dixon 3-72, Humphreys 6-58, Magallon 3-40, Brayden McCarley 5-27, Cam Jamison 1-14, Cole 2-19.

KITTITAS 22, WAHLUKE 20: The Warriors rushed for 340 yards but missed several red-zone opportunities in a nonleague loss to the visiting Coyotes.

SOAP LAKE 20, TRI-CITIES PREP 7: Ruvim Turchik rushed for 124 yards on 24 carries and scored all three touchdowns for the Eagles in a nonleague home win over the Jaguars.

Jacob Amato provided several highlights for Tri-Cities Prep, accounting for 12 tackles — including four for losses and one sack — at defensive end and blocking a punt, which he recovered for the Jags’ only score.

TC Prep

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Soap Lake

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SCORING PLAYS

SL — Ruvim Turchik 17 run (Lex Piedra kick)

SL —Turchik 15 run (kick failed)

TC —Jacob Amato recovered blocked punt in end zone (Hogan Jones kick)

SL —Turchik 5 run (Piedra kick)

STATISTICS

RUSHING — TC, Colin Dickson 3-34, Carter Ritala 3-(minus 3), Mario Valencia 3-(minus 8), Gavin Baker 4-(minus 19). SL, Turchik 24-124, Nazar Odarchuk 11-42, Austin Herrera 6-20.

PASSING — TC, Baker 8-15-2-92. SL, Brayden Winters 6-12-0-93.

RECEIVING — TC, Bennett Pedersen 4-39, Dickson 2-27, Ritala 1-17, Jones 1-9. SL, Caleb McMillan 3-62, Herrera 2-16, Turchik 1-15.

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