MANSON — Manson dug a hole that it couldn’t get itself out of against the Bridgeport on Friday.
Bridgeport was up 22-6 at halftime, but gave up three straight touchdowns to end the game, but the Trojans couldn’t convert on their two-point conversion that would’ve tied the game as they eventually lost 29-27.
“Stupid turnovers and penalties, that hurt,” Manson head coach Scott Ward said after the game. “… The penalties just put us in a game situation where we couldn’t control the game. That makes the whole play selection different than what we would have liked to have been. We need to be mentally better, (mistakes) put us in a hole.”
Andre Hannah had two touchdowns and 223 rushing yards for the Trojans. Hector Garcia paced the Mustangs with 146 yards and a touchdown on the ground as well as a pick-six.
Ephrata 62, Grandview 18
The Tigers ran away with their contest against the Greyhounds.
Dalton Balentine had four touchdowns on 137 yards rushing, and Ephrata didn’t give up any points until the fourth quarter, which it entered ahead 49-0. Tyler Lutz, Bryce Unruh and Drew Clark also added scores, and Dalton Johnson and Cameron Ball each had returned interceptions to the house.
The win brings the Tigers to 5-2 in the Central Washington Athletic Conference, and they will play Prosser on Friday.
Entiat 52, Waterville 22
Truong Tran turned an interception into a 75-yard return for a touchdown, which was just one of Waterville’s four turnovers that hosting Entiat was able to “cash in on” according to Tigers coach Brian Bailey.
“Truong Tran played his best defensive game of the year,” Bailey said. “He looked like a top defensive player of the league.”
Ricky Lopez picked up a fumble and ran for a 55-yard touchdown in the third.