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By Andrew Christiansen
Reporter 

Cougars 50-6 over Owls for Homecoming win

 

Andrew Christiansen

PRODUCTIVE NIGHT: Lyle-Wishram's Jarren Leslie made the most of his opportunity to run the ball with 38 yards and a touchdown for the Cougars.

Lyle-Wishram will take on the Bruins of Clallam Bay this Friday at 7 p.m., in Lyle. The game is a "play-in" round for the west side eight-man football tournament. The first round of the tournament will be played the following weekend with the winner of Lyle-Wishram versus Clallam Bay taking on Neah Bay.

Lyle-Wishram finished their regular season with a 50-6 win over Mary M. Knight, Friday in Lyle. The mismatch allowed the Cougars to give their reserves playing time on Homecoming night.

Eight runners carried the ball 28 times for 118 yards and three touchdowns for the Cougars. Quincy McConville set the tone early with a 57 yard run on the first play from scrimmage. McConville finished the two-play scoring drive with a 1-yard plunge to put Lyle-Wishram on top.

On the second possession of the game, Gavyn Nelson hit Elijah McCullough in stride for a 31-yard touchdown. Less than three minutes later, Josh Showalter went the distance for a 45-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Dasean Leslie came close to a pick-six in the second quarter, returning the ball to the 7-yard line. Jarren Leslie got the score on a pair of runs.

Dasean Leslie took over at quarterback in the second quarter and quickly threw a pair of touchdown passes. The first was 46 yards to McCullough following a Showalter interception. The second was 46 yards again, to Nelson. It gave the Cougars a 50-0 lead at half-time, which led to an accelerated second half.

The second half flew by as the clock ran due to the lead. The Owls had the only score of the half as Kaleb Riggs beat the defenders to the corner of the end zone for a 9-yard score.

The Cougars came close to adding another score when Mickey Jones threw to Sam McCullough for a 67-yard catch and run. They also penetrated the red zone during the final minute on a pair of Jones passes to Rudy Flock.

Lyle-Wishram finished the game with 367 yards offense, including 249 yards through the air. The Owls were held to 180 yards total offense.

Andrew Christiansen

CRUNCH: Josh Showalter, left and Mickey Jones wrap up Mary M. Knight's Quentin Narrance in Lyle, Friday night.

The winner of the Neah Bay game advances to the quarter finals game, which will be played in the Tacoma Dome.

Mary M. Knight 0 – 0 – 6 – 0 6

Lyle-Wishram 16 – 34 – 0 – 0 50

Rushing: Cougars – McConville 5-50, Jarren Leslie 9-38, Jones 2-10, Nelson 3-9, Larry Dorr 3-6, Randy Hubbard 2-4, S. McCullough 1-2, D. Leslie 3-(-1). Owls – Quentin Narrance 14-43, Andrew Lofgren 5-23, Zack Thompson 6-10, Matt Thompson 1-6, Jason Shaw 2-(-12).

Passing: Cougars – Jones 3-6-1-129, D. Leslie 2-3-0-92, Nelson 2-3-0-28. Narrance 5-13-1-57, Z. Thompson 1-5-1-27, Shaw 2-2-0-26.

Receiving: Cougars – E. McCullough 2-95, Flock 2-62, S. McCullough 1-67, Nelson 1-46, McConville 1-(-3).

Owls – Ian Frost 5-68, Shaw 1-27, Tommy Jones 1-11, Narrance 1-4.

 

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