The Klahowya Eagles battled against the Tenino Beavers at Lumen Field in Seattle Sept. 17, but the Eagles could not keep up with the Beavers, losing 62-14.
Klahowya looked strong to start the game. Shortly after earning a first down at midfield, quarterback Jackson Kealoha found wide receiver Carson Moore for a 45-yard pass. A few plays later, Kealoha’s jump pass gave the Eagles a 7-0 lead.
However, things fell downhill for Klahowya afterward. Within minutes, Tenino running back Dylan Spicer scored a 45-yard run. The Eagles looked to take the lead back, but their punt was blocked and returned to the 2-yard line.
Spicer found himself in the end zone again within a few plays, giving the Beavers a 16-7 lead. Klahowya marched back down the field to the red zone after a 30-yard pass to Moore. Even though the Eagles were within striking distance, they failed to score, throwing an interception in the back of the end zone.
Spicer took over on the next play, scoring his third touchdown on an 80-yard run, making it 24-7 in the first quarter.
Tenino kept its foot on the pedal in the second quarter as running back Tristan Whitaker and quarterback Cody Strawn earned rushing touchdowns to boost their lead to 40-7.
The Beavers looked to put the mercy rule into effect early before Strawn threw an interception to Moore. However, Tenino’s defense responded on the next play with a 13-yard sack for a safety.
After a few more touchdowns in the third quarter, Klahowya finally responded. Kealoha connected with Moore on a 47-yard TD. Halfway through the fourth quarter, both sides decided to play their second-stringers.