KENNEWICK — Henry Mercado threw three touchdown passes and Tuna Altahir rushed for three scores to lead Kamiakin to a 46-24 win over West Valley in nonleague football Thursday night at Lampson Stadium.
Hayden Morehouse’s short touchdown run, which was set up by a fumble recovery inside Kamiakin’s 20, gave the Rams a 7-6 lead in the first quarter.
Quarterback Issac Madrigal scored on a 12-yard run in the third period, and teammate Jace Taylor-Reed scooped up a fumble and ran 60 yards for a score in the final period. Devin Duthie kicked a field goal and added three PATs for West Valley.
The Rams will host Prosser for their home opener next Friday.
West Valley 7 3 7 7 — 24
Kamiakin 13 14 6 13 — 46
Kam — Kellen Rutz 18 pass from Henry Mercado (kick failed)
WV — Hayden Morehouse 2 run (Devin Duthie (kick)
Kam — Tuna Altahir 15 run (Braeden Staniszewski kick)
WV — FG Duthie 22
Kam — Rutz 54 pass from Mercado (Staniszewski kick)
Kam — Woodley Downard 4 pass from Mercado (Staniszewski kick)
Kam — Altahir 2 run (kick failed)
WV — Issac Madrigal 12 run (Duthie kick)
Kam — Altahir 3 run ((Staniszewski kick)
WV — Jace Taylor-Reed 60 fumble return (Duthie kick)
Kam — Lucas Castilleja 19 run (snap fumbled)
Wildcats rally for 2-1 win
FRESNO, Calif. — Sydney Lowe’s goal with five minutes left in regulation lifted Central Washington to a 2-1 victory over Fresno Pacific in the Wildcats’ season opener Thursday night at Ramirez Field.
The host Sunbirds took a quick lead just over three minutes in and held it until the second half when CWU got the equalizer from Peyton Vogel.
Lowe, a sophomore, nailed the winner into the lower left corner passed a diving FPU keeper.
CWU plays at Cal State San Marcos on Saturday.
First half: 1, FPU, Mackenzie Reynolds, 3:29.
Second half: 2, CWU, Peyton Vogel (Bryn Waite), 58:50; 3, CWU, Sydney Lowe, 84:10.
Saves: Emily Thomson (CWU) 2, B. Eggerstdottir (FPU) 4.
Kittitas highlights: Taylor DeKoning 14 kills, 4 digs; Tory Coates 4 aces, 14 assists.
YSD trio at QBs
Yakima Schools Superintendent Trevor Greene, Athletic Director Clint Endicott and Communications Director Kirsten Fitterer will be guests of the Yakima Monday Morning Quarterback Club at its weekly luncheon Monday.
The meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. at Jacksons, 48th Avenue and Tieton Drive. Lunch service will be available, and the public is invited.