Evergreen Snags First Victory Of The Season 38-14 Over Visiting Battle Ground
Written by Bryan Levesque on October 2, 2010
Evergreen led Battle Ground 17-14 in the 4th quarter before a wild ending that went all the Plainsmen way as they won 38-14 to get their first win of the 2010 season.
Evergreen led 14-0 at the half following a pair of rushing touchdowns in the first quarter. Kicker Timur Zhividze’s 36 yard FG in the third made the score 17-0 and it looked like Evergreen was about to pull away from the visiting Tigers. But Battle Ground fought back and after a pair of rushing touchdowns from Kokou Akengue the Tigers had pulled within 3 early in the 4th quarter.
Richie Townsend scored on a 10 yard run later in the 4th giving Evergreen a 24-14 lead. Then on the ensuing kickoff, as the kick seemed to be headed out of bounds, a Battle Ground player jumped up and batted it back into the field of play, right into the hands of Evergreens Artem Konkin at the 12. Konkin ran it into the end zone, however it was ruled a muff and you are not allowed to advance a muff. Townsend punched in a 2 yard run a few plays later and Evergreen led 31-14 all but ending it for the Tigers. Evergreen had 349 yards rushing in the win.
With the win Evergreen improves to 1-4 on the season and 1-0 in league play. The Plainsmen will host Kelso (4-1 3-0) in a non=league game Friday at McKenzie Stadium 5:00 p.m. Battle Ground falls to 1-4 on the season with the loss and 0-1 in league play. The Tigers will host Skyview (3-2 1-0) on Thursday at District Stadium 7:00 p.m.
Bryan – Evergreen √
Mike – Evergreen √
Cody – Evergreen √