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By Andrew Christiansen

Fumbles costly as Cougars lose to Naselle in second half scoring explosion


Andrew Christiansen

GET AWAY: Lyle-Wishram's Brett Rowan stiff arms a Naselle tackler for a good gain during Friday's game at Lyle.

Naselle took advantage of Lyle-Wishram's third quarter errors to defeat the Cougars in Lyle, 24-18. Gavyn Nelson threw for 242 yards and a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns in the losing effort. Lyle-Wishram out-gained the Comets by more than 100 yards, but couldn't overcome third quarter touchdown runs by Jacob Scrabeck.

The teams played an unusually low scoring game in the first half and went into the locker room with a 6-6 tie. Naselle's offense was straight forward with just seven passing attempts in the half while piling up 169 yards rushing, mostly between the tackles from an I formation. The first big play of the game came on a 27 yard pass from Nelson to Josh Showalter, but the dr...

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