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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Wolves fall to Scotties on senior night


November 1, 2017

John Longfellow

Goldendale junior John David Pomerinke breaks a tackle and runs upfield against Granger on Oct. 13.

Entering last Friday's game as the only two winless teams in the South Central Athletic Conference, the Highland Scotties were able to rally for nine points in the second quarter and keep the Timberwolves off the scoreboard on senior night in Goldendale.

On a night that honored nine Goldendale seniors – Cort Ladiges, Alex Mains, Caleb Pittman, Riley James, Mitchell Bane, Colton Ward, Dylan Denning, Joseph Randall, and Justin Wells – the Timberwolves had a tough time moving the ball against the Scotties' defense.

Goldendale did turn in a good defense performance, holding the Highland offense to one touchdown in the second quarter. The Scotties got on the board with a safety, and added their only touchdown a little bit later on a three-yard pass into the endzone.

The Timberwolves held the Scotties to under 100 yards rushing while allowing 66 yards through the air. There also were a pair of seniors who made a big impact defensively on Friday. James came up with a big interception while Ward had a quarterback sack and also recorded a team-best 11 tackles.

Offensively, the team was without Mains at quarterback, but sophomore Corbin Bland filled in with 56 yards through the air and averaged 6.3 yards per carry with 68 rushing yards. He found Wells for five receptions and 44 yards, while Pittman had a 10 yard reception and freshman Nick McKune had two yards on one catch. Ladiges followed Bland with 63 rushing yards as the Wolves finished with 132 yards on the ground.

The Timberwolves have one more chance this season to pick up their first win.

They host a district crossover game Friday at 7 p.m. at Barthlow Field against the River View Panthers.

The Panthers enter Friday's game at 1-8 overall, their only win a 13-7 overtime decision against College Place on Sept. 15.


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