Football roundup: Moses Lake can’t stop Eastmont rushing attack in loss

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Eastmont 66, Moses Lake 21

EAST WENATCHEE — Moses Lake battled with Eastmont for a quarter before succumbing to the home team’s ground game in a 66-21 loss.

Brayden Millard and Everett Ashley scored rushing touchdowns, keeping the game tied 14-14 through the first 12 minutes. However, Eastmont’s (4-1, 8-1) rushing attack began to take hold from the second quarter on. After falling behind 14-7 in the first quarter, the Wildcats scored four unanswered touchdowns to pull ahead 35-14 in the second quarter.

The Chiefs (0-5, 0-9) put together a touchdown drive that ended in a 20-yard reception from Ashley to Jackson Purcell to draw within two touchdowns, 35-21.

From there, it was all Eastmont.

The Wildcats pulled away with four touchdowns and a field goal down the stretch, totaling 685 yards — 532 on the ground — in the lopsided win. Austin Popoff led the Wildcats with 224 yards on the ground and three touchdowns.

Moses Lake ends its season Thursday, 7 p.m., at home against Sunnyside.

Ephrata 56, Grandview 17

GRANDVIEW — Ephrata led 42-3 at halftime and cruised to a 56-17 win against Grandview (1-3, 1-8).

Mac Laird rushed for 173 yards, in addition to a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown. Ethan Montano added two rushing touchdowns for the Tigers (1-3, 3-6).

Ephrata started quickly with an 87-yard kick return by Carter Cox on the opening kickoff.

After the big halftime margin, the teams played an even 14-14 second half.

Ephrata travels to play East Valley (Spokane) on Nov. 8.

Quincy 55, Wapato 7

WAPATO — Quincy scored eight unanswered touchdowns and beat Wapato 55-7.

The Jacks (0-4, 4-5) made a brief offensive mistake as the Wolves’ Timoeteo Levasa returned an interception to put Wapato (0-4, 1-8) ahead 7-0. Quincy responded with a Trevor Moloso TD pass to Mario Valencia for 24 yards.

Quincy took the lead for good after an interception return by Nate Ortiz. In addition to his defensive touchdown, Ortiz had a touchdown reception and touchdown pass. Ben Williams led the ground game with three touchdowns and 72 yards rushing.

Othello 13, Selah 10

GRANDVIEW — Othello hit a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter to beat Selah 13-10.

Andrew Velasquez canned a 26-yarder with under four minutes to play to tie the game, 10-10, before a 40-yarder as time expired to win the game.

The Huskies (3-1, 5-4) will play in a crossover game with a Great Northern League opponent on Nov. 8.

Royal 76, College Place 7

ROYAL CITY — Royal allowed its first touchdown since the end of September in a 76-7 trouncing of College Place.

The Knights (6-0, 9-0) led 42-0 at halftime behind four first-half touchdowns from Lorenzo Myrick. Myrick rushed for three and caught one of Caleb Christensen’s three touchdown passes.

Myrick, Elliott Delay, Cooper Christensen and Gunnar Livingston all rushed for over 50 yards; all four found pay dirt.

Royal hosts South Central Athletic Conference West No. 4 seed Goldendale (3-3, 3-6) on Nov. 8.

Wahluke 46, Highland 0

COWICHE — Wahluke outgained Highland 430-137 in a blowout win, 46-0.

Quarterback Oscar Rodriguez passed for 213 yards and three touchdowns. The Warriors (1-5, 4-5) methodically built their lead, scoring no more than two touchdowns in each quarter.

Jose Celaya had touchdown runs of 2, 1 and 13 yards. Tony Cruz led all rushers with 134 yards and a score.

Wahluke closes the regular season Nov. 8 at Class 2A Grandview.

Asotin 14, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 13

RITZVILLE — Asotin scored a fourth-quarter touchdown to edge Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 14-13.

The Broncos (0-4, 2-7) took the lead in the third quarter, 13-7, after Spencer Gering caught a 63-yard touchdown pass.

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 56, Liberty Bell 16

COULEE CITY — Almira/Coulee-Hartline shut out Liberty Bell through three quarters and won 56-16.

Dane Isaak scored five total touchdowns — one kick return, two passing and two rushing — in the rout. Brayton Schafer added two receiving touchdowns and a 21-yard TD run.

ACH (6-1, 8-1) finishes its regular season hosting Soap Lake Nov. 8.

Bridgeport 64, Soap Lake 13

BRIDGEPORT — Soap Lake was stopped by Bridgeport 64-13.

It was the Eagles’ fifth loss in a row.

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