ENTIAT — The Entiat football found itself in a tight battle against Republic on Friday, but did just enough to come away with a 42-36 win. It needed every posession.
After trading big plays and touchdowns with Republic all evening, the Tigers tied the game 36-36 in the fourth quarter with an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Alex Delgado. They scored one last time with less than a minute left in regulation on a 45-yard pass from Alberto Quezada to Truong Tran for the win.
Quezada switched to quarterback late in the contest, and finished the night with 72 yards on two passing attempts.
“He’s been huge for us,” coach Brian Bailey said. “He plays all over the place, but when he steps in for quarterback it’s been huge.”
Entiat, which finished the night with 586 yards of total offense, improved to 3-1 with the victory.
Liberty Bell 50, Manson 7
Manson’s defense had a tough time stopping the big plays and couldn’t keep up with Liberty Bell’s torrid offensive output.
“We played them pretty tough, (but) we just couldn’t stop the big plays,” coach Scott Ward said. “They’ve got a lot of speed. … They broke it open on us in the third quarter, and we just couldn’t keep up.”
White Swan 44, Bridgeport 22
Bridgeport (0-4) lost its first league game at home after failing to drive in scores close to the end zone.
“We played better this week than we have all year,” Mustangs coach Kyle Krustangel said. “But we had a couple red zone trips we didn’t get anything out of.”
Ephrata 78, Wapato 8
The Tigers dominated the Wolves in the Central Washington Athletic Conference game.
Ephrata scored 71 points in the first half and took a 71-0 lead into halftime.
Bryce Unruh had 100 yards and two touchdowns on four attempts. Tyler Lutz and Dalton Balentine each had a pair of scores as well. Evan Brooks and Jonnie Green connected for a 70-yard trip to the end zone.