Grays Harbor Bearcats (32) vs. Yakima Mavericks (42) Kitsap County Bears (40) vs. Clark County Vipers (13) Oregon Outlaws (3) vs. Southern Oregon Renegades (17) Rogue Warriors (6) vs. Portland Raiders (22) Portland Monarchs (42) vs. Springfield Buzzards (8) High Desert Lightning (14) vs. Klamath Crusaders (22) South Sound Shockers (42) vs. Bellingham Bulldogs (8) South King County Colts 17) vs. Snohomish County Vikings (0)
Bearcats 32 Mavs 42. We had a receiver #31 Ryann jump broke his leg in 3 places. a spiral fracture, he will be having surgery tomorrow at st. Peters. Mavs thanks for a good hard hitting game. Good luck the rest of the way
Last Edit: Jun 18, 2011 23:32:03 GMT -8 by bearcat58
Bearcat loss proves costly Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 00:06 BY RICK ANDERSON
The Daily World
Both figuratively and literally, the Grays Harbor Bearcats' health took a turn for the worse on Saturday night.
Ryan Wright accounted for 234 yards in total offense as the Yakima Mavericks topped the battered Bearcats, 42-32, in a Pacific Coast Football League North contest at Stewart Field.
The loss in its home finale put Grays Harbor's postseason hopes in a tenuous position. While the playoff picture is still somewhat unclear, victories in their final two games -- both on the road -- appear to be a must for the Bearcats (4-4, 5-4).
It didn't help that Grays Harbor's already prolific injury list grew last night. Ace running back Jeff Gates sat out the second half with a shoulder ailment, while a knee injury sidelined starting quarterback Alex Todak late in the second quarter. Veteran wide receiver Ryan Jump broke his leg in the game's final minute.
The Mavericks (6-2, 6-3) weren't at 100 percent either, with starting quarterback John Lobbestael among those absent. But Yakima compensated by having Wright, primarily a running back, operate from the wildcat formation. He was effective both running (98 yards and two touchdowns) and passing (136 yards and three TDs).
David Evans, who usually alternates with Todak, had a sensational second half as the full-time Bearcat quarterback, accounting for all but 22 of his 270 yards passing in the final two quarters.
The Bearcats, in fact, logged 393 yards in total offense, but were hamstrung by four turnovers.
"We lost the game, but we also won, because we beat ourselves," Grays Harbor coach Todd Hoiness offered.
Wright's 27-yard touchdown pass to Tanner Goforth and 2-yard scoring flip to Nick Muir in the third quarter enabled the Mavericks to take a 28-10 lead into the final period.
Evans completed five passes -- four to Travis Tucker -- before scoring on a 1-yard quarterback sneak early in the fourth quarter. His conversion pass to Tucker narrowed the margin to 10 with an ample 11:08 remaining.
A short kickoff, however, popped straight up off the synthetic turf to Goforth, who peeled back against the grain and raced 71 yards for what, from Grays Harbor's standpoint, was a backbreaking touchdown.
Evans capped a 50-yard drive with a 1-yard run at the 2:11 mark. Grays Harbor's Tucker recovered the ensuing onside kick, but the Bearcats were ruled offside on the play.
Yakima's Jeremy Franck gathered in the next onside kick and Wright's 28-yard TD run with 1:48 left sealed the deal.
The Bearcats added a superfluous closing TD on Evans' 6-yard pass to Joe Winther.
Grays Harbor had scored on the game's opening possession when Todak hit Jeremy Walker in stride on a 43-yard pass. Kyle Saloma kicked the conversion (Jadon Carossino handled the placekicking chores for the remainder of the game).
Wright's 30-yard pass to Goforth and 8-yard scoring run in the second quarter gave the Mavs a lead they never relinquished. The go-ahead touchdown came after an Evans pass glanced off a receiver's hands and was picked off by Franck, who returned it to the Bearcat 30-yard line.
Carossino, aided a bit by a trailing wind, boomed a 52-yard field goal on the final play of the first half to trim the deficit to 14-10.
Tucker was nearly unstoppable as a receiver, finishing with 14 receptions for 119 yards. Walker had six catches for 90 yards.
"I was proud of the guys, the way they came back," Hoiness concluded. "But we've got to play better defense to win in this league, because there are no slouches in this league."
The Bearcats visit the Bellingham Bulldogs next Saturday.
Wow! Some fan exciting, riveting, Nail Biting WWFA blowout games on Fathers day weekend.
Eagles, Ravens, Xtreme and Thunder.... You guys ready for 8 man yet? Your teams never produce winners, are dry and boring and are in need of a boost of excitement. Stop being the other teams doormats, push overs and cannon fodder giving them game excitement.