Fort Vancouver Keeps Offense Rolling In 31-14 Win At Washougal

Written by Bryan Levesque on September 18, 2010

The Fort Vancouver Trappers had 541 yards of total offense Friday night in their 31-14 road win at Washougal.

Trappers QB Richard Vansiclen had 223 passing yards and 2 TD”s in the win. Washgugal QB Coltan Sullivan threw 2 TD passes to Sam O’Hara in the loss.

With the win Fort Vancouver improves to 2-1 on the season and will host Prairie (1-2) to open their league schedule Friday night, 7:00 pm at Kiggins Bowl. Washougal drops to 2-1 on the season and will travel to Clatskanie Oregon Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

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Fort Vancouver Trappers


Washougal Panthers


first quarter

Was — Sam O’Hara 15 pass from Coltan Sullivan (kick good)

second quarter

FV — Jordan Vela 3 run (kick failed)

FV — Robby Cayce 50 pass from Richard Vansiclen (run failed)

third quarter

W — O’Hara 23 pass from Sullivan (kick good)

FV — Cayce 30 pass from Vansiclen (pass failed)

FV — Vansiclen 1 run (Oswaldo Camarena kick)

fourth quarter

FV — Vela 25 (kick failed)


Rushing — Fort Vancouver — Vela 17-119, Robert Bain 13-117, Abdul Conteh 7-45;

Passing — Fort Vancouver — Vansiclen 8-14-1-223;

Receiving — Fort Vancouver — Cayce 3-110, Bain 2-35, Brendan Birrel 1-30, Vela 2-25, Taylor Van Heck 1-23.

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5 Responses to “Fort Vancouver Keeps Offense Rolling In 31-14 Win At Washougal”

  1. 2A Observer on September 18th, 2010 12:16 pm

    My observations from the Fort-Washougal game:

    A great crowd at Fishback!

    Washougal Offense has no identity. We got a chance to see the latest wrinkle. Spread Panther! On a night when the game should have been shortened with the running game, it was incomplete pass after incomplete pass to stop the clock against an offense that rolled in the 2nd half against Ridgefield and all game against Battle Ground. When you’ve only got 20 or so players suited up, you’ve got to shorten the game and give yourself a chance. The playcalling showed some stubbornness from the playcaller. The perimeter running game looked really good. I was hoping to see more of it.

    Washougal Defense was tired. They played with fire in their bellies through the first half, but really wore down in the second half. The poor second half tackling showed that. They were still able to force 4 turnovers, 3 of which I believe came in the second half. Unfortunately, the offense coughed up 3 turnovers. This defense was too tired in the second half leading to missed tackles and miscues in coverage. They played a pretty darn good first half. The second half was where most of Fort’s scoring and yardage came from. The lack of numbers will continue to hurt this team all season.

    Overall impression is that Fort needs to focus on the first half of this game if they want to grow this season. The second half was against a tired, JV team. Nothing much to learn from there. For Washougal, they need to find an identity and they have to get in synch. With so few kids, you’ve got to shorten the game to give yourself a chance. Run the ball, protect the ball, and keep the clock rolling.

  2. robby cayce on September 18th, 2010 1:07 pm

    first of all you have to understand fort had only 27 players dressed down as well. So if you are going to blame that on the washougle mistakes forget it.

  3. 2A Observer on September 18th, 2010 2:56 pm

    Good point, Cayce. I’m not trying to take anything away from Fort’s win. Your 27 players have far more experience than Washougal’s 20. You guys returned a lot of experience and it showed out there last night. I thought Fort played a great second half while Washougal crumbled. Even though I root for Washougal, I try to be as objective as possible when watching the game. Fort’s very experienced O-Line really improved as the game went on and Washougal’s problems only compounded with poor tackling due to fatigue. When it was 18-14, Washougal’s offense needed to protect the defense with field position and by holding onto the ball and then look for a big break on offense.

  4. HR on September 20th, 2010 2:07 pm

    20 total with only 4 seniors on the team. In fact WHS has canceled the JV program this year and some of the 20 play on the C-squad. Sad for a program who’s numbers were growing the last 2 years.
    For the season it has went about according to predictions. Coaches will write this game off as a bad night but the facts are WHS DB’s cannot cover anyone. You can only hope that the LB and DL can put pressure on the QB so they don’t have time to throw. You could see the screaming on the sidelines and the frustration on the DB’s as their confidence dwindled. Maybe spend more than 30 minutes of practice on defense and quite adding new offensive plays every week, focus on running the ones you have correctly. Next week will be a win so everyone will think things are good and fixed. Then RA Long will thump WHS and everyone will wonder why…. Out coached… Coach to the players you have and the skills they have, that is what good coaches do. WHS does not have the ability to go toe to toe with the good teams so they better figure out how to bob and weave before they get knocked out….

  5. WHS Alum on September 20th, 2010 7:32 pm

    I hope Bryan doesn’t delete all the post about Washougal like he did all the Heritage posts. You sound like the disgruntled Bay parents on the Columbian. You act like Washougal was a great program in recent years. They won NO games in 08 and beat an Indian Res school last season for one of their 2 wins! Be realistic with your expectations. You mention their 20 players and 4 seniors then go off bashing those players and coaches? How do you know these coaches will write this off as a bad game and not fix anything? Do you know anything about football? If you are so assionate about Washougal football, why didn’t you step up through all this turmoil to help out? By the way, Washougal’s DBs who cannot cover anyone have allowed 11 completions in 3 games according to the stats on this website. Fort played a great game and my hats are off to them, but don’t compound the current issues in the entire Washougal HS athletic department by going on here and bashing the people who have stepped up to the plate for the few young men who have chosen to come out and play. These kids aren’t stupid. They know that no one outside of town respects them or expects anything of them. Here’s what I think you should do: show up at the game and support the team. Or: step up to the plate next year and help internally. These are two positive routes to take.

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