MANSON — Manson’s offense executed a balanced attack to beat Lake Roosevelt 25-24 on Friday for the Trojans’ first win of the season.
“I thought we were going to play a good game to beat them,” Manson coach Scott Ward said. “We got a lot of second-and-fours, which allows us to run options and open things up.”
Manson (1-4, 1-2 CWB) ran for 232 yards and two rushing touchdowns, and Bo Charlton was 9-for-15 passing for 202 yards and two touchdowns. The game-winning touchdown came late in the fourth quarter.
“Charlton threw a screen pass to Mike Pittman, who scampered 57 yards for a touchdown,” Ward said. “I was worried when our two-point conversion failed and we only led by one. Their kicker (Bryson Whalawitsa) can kick a 50-yard field goal.”
Entiat 56, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 20
Entiat’s (4-1, 1-1 CWB) defense allowed one score in the Tigers’ home win against Almira/Coulee-Hartline.
“Our defense played our best game of the year,” Entiat coach Brian Bailey said. “We were focused on containing (ACH quarterback) Dallas Isaak. That kid had some big games in the last few weeks.”
The Tigers recorded sacked six sacks.
Pateros 50, Wilbur-Creston 84
In Pateros’ road loss, Wilbur-Creston kept the scoring plays coming by sustaining drives.
“Five to eight times we held them to fourth down and they converted,” Pateros coach Marcus Stennes said. “On a lot of third-and-longs they ran plays on us to get 10 to 15 yards. That killed us.”
Soap Lake 78, Waterville 36
The Shockers were overpowered by the Eagles.
“Size-for-size I thought we matched up,” Waterville head coach Mike Gray said. “We just didn’t play very well at all.”
Matt Deshazer had two touchdowns — including one on a kick return — and 153 yards on the ground.
Ephrata 42, Selah 0
Dalton Balentine had three first-quarter touchdowns as the Tigers rolled to a 35-0 halftime lead.
Balentine had 62 yards rushing, Tyler Lutz had 60 and Evan Brooks was 19-for-28 for 197 yards through the air.