Football roundup: Moses Lake drops to 0-5 this season

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Wenatchee 42, Moses Lake 13

MOSES LAKE — Moses Lake managed a touchdown in each half and fell to Wenatchee on homecoming 42-13.

The Panthers set the tone early with bruising runner Nathan Blauman and a defense that created multiple turnovers. Blauman started his big evening early with two first-quarter touchdowns.

The Chiefs hung around in the first half, holding the Panthers to 14 points. Logan Sperline lofted a ball to Kayton Carmack in the corner of the end zone for a Chiefs touchdown in the second quarter.

The 14-6 deficit held until halftime, however, turnovers mounted for Moses Lake in the second half.

Blauman ripped a 77-yard run to start the second half before punctuated the drive with a 6-yard touchdown plunge. Sebastian Esquivel returned an interception for a touchdown and Camden Sirmon threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Obadiah Young.

The 8-point deficit expanded to 29 points not even halfway into the third quarter.

Everett Ashley threw a touchdown pass in the second half before Blauman answered with another touchdown run.

Moses Lake returns to the road Friday at Eisenhower.

Quincy 34, Wapato 0

WAPATO — Quincy improved to 3-2 overall after shutting out Wapato 34-0.

The Jacks pulled away with 22 second-quarter points. Ben Williams rushed for a touchdown twice and caught another to lead the Jacks’ offense.

Quincy returns to Central Washington Athletic Conference North play Oct. 11 on the road against Ephrata in the Battle of the Basin.

Royal 49, Warden 0

WARDEN — Royal held Warden to 58 total yards and the Knights won in a shutout 49-0.

Lorenzo Myrick punctuated drives with touchdown runs of 1, 2 and 3 yards. Caleb Christensen threw four touchdowns to four different receivers. Aldo Farias, Derek Bergesen, Tyler Allred and Carter Dorsing had touchdown receptions.

Warden defensive back Kaden Skone intercepted a Christensen pass in the first quarter.

Next, Royal travels to Connell for its rival’s homecoming game on Oct. 11. Warden will try to bounce back this week at College Place.

Kiona-Benton 46, Wahluke 0

MATTAWA — Wahluke’s slide extended to three games after a loss to Kiona-Benton 46-0.

The Warriors have now been shut out in three straight games. The Bears’ defense was smothering, holding the Warriors to 83 total yards.

Wahluke running back Jose Celaya was held to 36 yards. Mikey Vance had two rushing touchdowns for Ki-Be.

Wahluke travels to River View on Friday.

Colfax 39, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 13

RITZVILLE — Lind-Ritzville/Sprague was held scoreless through three quarters and lost to Colfax 39-13.

Jacob Brown led the Bulldogs with 206 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Hayden Melcher had two fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns for the Broncos.

LRS travels to Reardan Oct. 11.

Odessa 70, Soap Lake 0

SOAP LAKE — Odessa raced to a 40-0 lead after one quarter and routed Soap Lake 70-0.

The Eagles had no answers for the reigning 1B champs. Tigers running back Marcus King broke touchdown runs of 81 and 61 yards, and caught a 45-yard touchdown.

It was Soap Lake’s first loss of the season. The Eagles will get another chance to test themselves against the state’s best when they host third-ranked Entiat on Friday.

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 74, Entiat 36

ENTIAT — In a Top 3 showdown, Almira/Coulee-Hartline asserted itself as a state championship contender with a 74-36 win against Entiat.

ACH was No. 2 and Entiat was No. 3 in the latest Associated Press poll. The Warriors backed up their spot with an explosive offense and enough defense to pull away from the Tigers.

ACH held Entiat to single-digit points in three out of four quarters. While on offense, the Warriors scored their 74 points in only three quarters.

Dane Isaak had seven total touchdowns — one receiving, three rushing and three passing — in the rout.

Almira/Coulee-Hartline travels to Waterville on Oct. 11.

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