SELAH — The Ephrata Tigers are making a case for themselves in the Central Washington Athletic Conference.
The running game was hitting on all cylinders in the Tigers’ 23-6 victory over Selah on Friday night, moving them to 3-2 in CWAC play and 4-2 overall.
Dalton Balentine led Ephrata with 141 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries.
As a team, the Tigers rushed for 252 yards and threw for 84 more.
Quarterback Tyler Clark was 7 for 12 passing with no interceptions, and Connor Martin led Ephrata receivers with 59 yards on three catches.
The defense was just as impressive for the Tigers, registering a safety and keeping the Vikings off the board until late in the fourth quarter.
Quincy 21, Chelan 0
Andy Vargas carried the ball nine times for 110 yards and a touchdown and teammate Jacob Durfee added two touchdowns in his 64-yard rushing game to lead the Jacks to the shutout win in Chelan.
It was Quincy’s third win overall.
Cascade 56, Tonasket 7
Tonasket got the jump on favored Cascade by scoring just minutes into the game, but the Kodiaks responded with eight touchdowns, including six on the ground.
Cascade’s Dennis Merritt had 134 yards on nine carries, including a 75-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
Entiat 44, Soap Lake 16
Entiat’s defense stepped up, giving it the edge in field position in their win over Soap Lake, Tigers coach John Draper said.
The Tigers locked up the game in the second half by stripping Soap Lake at the 3-yard line, which set up a 45-yard touchdown run by Alex Delgado.