PATEROS — In a back-and-forth affair between the Pateros and Almira/Coulee-Hartline football teams, but the Billygoats kept their cool and prevailed on their home field.
First-year Pateros coach Marcus Stennes described the tilt as tight “the whole way.” ACH scored with four minutes left to go up a touchdown. After a successful Warriors onside kick, the Billygoats made a defensive stand with two minutes left. Pateros then scored on an 80-yard touchdown from quarterback Mikey Piechalski to Carlos Ceinceros to tie the game.
The Billygoats eventually got the ball back with about 50 seconds remaining, and Lance Evans scored on a screen route from 37 yards out with six seconds remaining.
“Everyone was going crazy,” Stennes said. “(ACH is) probably one of the better teams in the league. We were able to make some big plays to end up on top.”
Stennes credited his quarterback for keeping the team calm and leading the Billygoats to victory.
“Mikey led the charge on the ground and in the air,” Stennes said.
Piechalski finished with 211 yards in the air with four passing touchdowns and 73 yards and a score on the ground.
Darrington 46, Manson 13
Manson couldn’t contain the Darrington attack in the non-league game.
Darrington scored from more than 25 yards out five times.
“Key to our loss was giving up the big plays. Other than that, we played them well,” Manson coach Scott Ward said. “We couldn’t stop their big plays. We’re going to have to do a better job stopping the run.”
Jorge Tejada and David Guillen scored Manson’s only touchdowns. The Trojans face Liberty Bell this week in league play.
“We’re going to have to get better at stopping teams from scoring on us,” Ward said. “Our defense has to improve. Liberty Bell has a quick team that likes to fly around the field and hit people. We’re going to have to slow them down a bit.”
Wilbur-Creston 94, Entiat 57
The Tigers dropped to 2-1 in their first league contest.
Alex Putman’s 19 runs for 233 yards and seven touchdowns was enough to dominate the Wilbur-Creston running game. Entiat rushed for 204 yards.
“We couldn’t get enough stops to get our defense off the field and get even with them,” Entiat coach Brian Bailey said. “Offensively I was pleased, and we had good special teams plays.”
Entiat’s Trang Tran and Noe Quezada passed for 285 yards and five touchdowns, and Keith Larson returned a fumble for a 50-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Lake Roosevelt 28, Bridgeport 25
Bridgeport moved to 0-3 in its first league contest, a home loss against Lake Roosevelt.
The game was tied at 21-21 entering the fourth quarter.
“But the difference was in turnovers,” Bridgeport coach Kyle Krustangel said. “We had three fumbles and three picks and they had zero.”
Odessa-Harrington 40, Waterville 16
Waterville lost to Odessa-Harrington in a league contest.
Ephrata 30, East Valley 6
The Tigers jumped to a 17-0 halftime lead after a 30-yard pass Evan Brooks to Johnnie Green in the first quarter and a 20-yard strike from Brooks to Nick Lobe in the second quarter.
Dalton Balentine, who scored on a 49-yard run in the fourth quarter, led the team with 227 rushing yards. Brooks finished the contest with 158 yards through the air.