Gaining 649 total yards, the Clatskanie Tigers football team ran both aerial and ground attacks against the Warrenton Warriors to win an away game, 42-21, on Friday, Oct. 18.
The Tigers allowed only one touchdown in the first half, while scoring 28 points of their own.
In the opening quarter Cedet Bailey ran a 36-yard touchdown and David Adkinson kicked the first of his six straight extra points of the game.
In the second quarter Bailey ran 90 yards for a second touchdown.
Next Colten Puzey made a four-yard push for a touchdown. Then quarterback Nick Donaldson threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Puzey.
Donaldson rushed in 13 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Micah McLeod rushed four yards for a touchdown in the fourth.
Together the Tigers rushed 420 yards. Donaldson completed 18 of 29 passes for 229 yards gained. He also rushed for 114 yards.
Bailey carried the ball nine times to gain 233 yards.
Puzey received 10 passes for 127 yards.
Coach Tim Warren said, “We had a great team effort! The offensive and defensive lines played very well. Highlighted by Sawyer Weldon.”
“Seth Makinson and Codi Blodgett were big contributors both offensively and defensively,” he added.
Clatskanie is 5-2 for the season and will host Corbett Friday, Oct. 25, for the Tigers’ homecoming game at 7 p.m.
Controlling the game on both sides of the ball, the Rainier Columbians shutdown Corbett’s offense completely Friday night, Oct.18, while steaming rolling to a 40-0 lead at the half and a 46-0 victory.
Rainier allowed Corbett only 86 yards, most late in the game well after the victory was settled.
Quarterback Wes Tripp completed 9 of 18 passes for 221 yards and five touchdowns. He also rushed 53 yards on five carries.
Nick Hanks led the Columbians in rushing, with 80 yards on eight carries for two touchdowns.
Jordan Brittain caught five of Tripp’s passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns.
Cody Gellatley caught an 86-yard touchdown catch.
Austin Robb had one touchdown catch. Adam Langley caught four passes and gained 54 yards and a touchdown.
Coach Mike King credited Dillon Taylor and Tyson Lorentsen for playing well inside on defense. Jason Larson had 10 tackles and Jeff Tripp added nine. J. Tripp made an interception forced by Lorentsen’s sack of the Corbett quarterback.
In both teams’ last meet before the district championships Clatskanie and Rainier cross country runners participated in the Valiant Invitational on Friday, Oct. 18.
Clatskanie Coach Amber-Dawn Ingwerson noted that the Valiants’ 3000 meter course is shorter than most races and takes place on the Valley Catholic campus, ending on the track.
Clatskanie boy runners were: Isaac Points, 11:11; Chase Berg, 11:22; Austin Deanhardt, 11:48; Griffin Haas, 12:19; Alex Gaylin, 12:20; Trask Hill, 13:00; Henry Hunt, 13:05; Thomas Shelby, 13:22; Cole Warren, 14:35; Tommy Miller, 14:40, and Lukas Roubal, 15:01.
Brian Guisinger and Bryan Falls led the Columbians finishing in 10:23. Other Rainier runners were: Emmett Earlywine, 10:40; John Graff, 11:08; Johnathan Guisinger, 11:19; Jared Thomas, 11:20; Alex Gates, 11:36; Logan Davidson 12:31, Michael Morton, 13:06; Jon Zielinski, 13:54; David Placido, 13:58; Nolan Abell, 15:20; Reece Lowry, 15:25; Zach Coulter, 15:38, and Joseph Morton, 20:52.
Clatskanie’s Lynn Siltala took fifth place for the varsity girls, with a time of 12:28. Alyssa Moore ran 15:07 and Brooke Hamilton ran 15:13.
For Rainier Riley Richardson ran 13:53 and Hannah Clark ran 13:54.
Both teams also ran the Bigfoot Classic in Rockaway on Tuesday, Oct 15, hosted by Neah-Kah-Nie.
The Bigfoot course has a hairpin turn at the bottom of a hill. Coach Ingwerson said that eighth grader Justin Moore bloodied his knee on the turn, but got up and still took third place in the middle school boys race. Coach Ingwerson said, “It was the perfect conditions for a run. We very much enjoyed our trip over there. This was the last meet for (middle school) runners.”
Siltala took fourth in the girls’ 5000 meter with a time of 23:46. Moore ran 28:30 and Hamilton ran 29:28
Clark and Richardson of Rainier finished together in 25:46.
Clatskanie varsity boys who ran were: Berg, 21:10; Deanhardt, 22:33; Haas, 23:04; Drexler Martin, 23:15; Hill, 24:07; Gaylin 25:25; Hunt, 25:54; Roubal, 28:43, and Miller 29:28.
For Rainier Brian Guisinger took sixth place with a time of 19:28. Other times were: Earlywine 19:39; Falls 20:17; J. Guisinger, 20:21; Graff, 20:23; Thomas, 21:29; Gates, 21:38, Davidson 24:49; Placido 27:20; Morton, 27:34; Zielinski, 27:55; Riley Coulter, 28:33, Abell, 29:17, and Z. Coulter, 30:07.
Both Clatskanie and Rainier will run in the Region 1 district championships Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Tualatin Hills Recreation Center in Beaverton. The girls varsity race will start at 3 p.m. The boys run at 3:45.
The following captions were printed with their corresponding photos in the October 24, 2013 issue of The Clatskanie Chief.
RAINIER HIGH SCHOOL’S Tyson Lorentson tackles the Corbett High School’s quarterback, forcing an interception during the Columbian’s last home game of the regular season Friday, Oct. 18. Rainier shutout Corbett 46-0, leading 40-0 at the half. Chief Photo by Adam J. Wehrley
CLATSKANIE RUNNING BACK Colten Puzey runs against the Warrenton Warriors Friday, Oct. 18, while Mica Karber blocks. Puzey received the ball 10 times for 127 yards. The Tigers beat Warrenton 42-21. Photo Courtesy of Kelli Puzey