Kelso Defense Earns League Win 12-3 Over Columbia River

Written by Bryan Levesque on September 11, 2010

Kelso (2-0) could only manage 12 points Friday night at Columbia River (1-1) however thanks to 5 takeaways on defense, that’s all they needed in a 12-3 league opening win.

Kelso DB Slate Miller had 2 interceptions on the night to lead the Hilanders. Kelso scored on a fake punt from their own 42 on their first drive of the game when punter Sam Young connected with Cedrique Chaney. Kelso RB Riley Miller’s 15 yard TD run in the second quarter was the only other TD of the game.

Kelso improves to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in league play with the win and will open league play at home Friday vs Hudson’s Bay (0-2) at 7:00 pm. Columbia River drops to 1-1 and 0-1 in league play with the loss and travels to the new Doc Harris Stadium next Friday to face #3 Camas (2-0 1-0) in the first game ever at the new stadium at 7:00 pm.

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first quarter

KEL – Cedrique Chaney 42 pass from Sam Young (run failed)

second quarter

CR – Ben Kraft 22 FG

KEL – Riley Miller 14 run (pass failed)


Rushing — Kelso — Jared O’Neil 10-29, R. Miller 16-47, Slate Miller 6-26; Makaio Mobbs 11-(minus 34); Columbia River — Darius Raiford 12-48, Kevin Cotter 2-9, Jeremy Newton 1-9, Kevin Sandison 1-12, Clayton Frank 7-(minus 15).

Passing — Kelso — Mobbs 6-9-0-45, S. Young 1-1-0-42; Columbia River — Clayton Frank 16-35-4-128.

Receiving — Kelso — Chaney 5-61, S. Young 1-13, A.J. Golden 1-13; Columbia River — Cotter 8-59, J. Newton 3-45, Cameron Jay 3-21, Ian Christianson 2-6.

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8 Responses to “Kelso Defense Earns League Win 12-3 Over Columbia River”

  1. Kelso on September 13th, 2010 10:38 am

    The CR and MM game videos vs. Kelso videos are not linked to the Kelso Page.

  2. riverfan??? on September 15th, 2010 4:23 pm

    At what point do you put in the backup quarterback to see if that can’t spark the offense? 7 turnovers at very critical times by a sophomore qb doesn’t seem like the coaches are playing to win this year. If nothing else, he won’t survive the punishment both physically and mentally. Too bad for the Juniors and Seniors that have put in all the time and commitment to the program.

  3. backfromthegrave on September 15th, 2010 4:42 pm

    Agreed. And maybe the backup will let go of the ball on the option read rather than trying to keep it everytime….

  4. Nick on September 15th, 2010 5:49 pm

    I am not sure about you riverfan??? and backfromthegrave, but I have not been coaching high school football for 20+ years, and I have not won 17 league championships. Maybe coach O’Rourke and his staff know what they are doing. Lets trust him and see how this young team improves. 11 new starters on offense is a lot.

  5. Cliff on September 15th, 2010 6:12 pm

    …and if you’ve followed O’Rourke and River football over the years you’d know that he has almost always gone with the upper classman in any positional battle if it is close.

    So that should tell you just how bad the backup QB is.

    The whole “it’s not fair to the JRs and SRs” argument is a load of bull.

  6. riverfan??? on September 15th, 2010 7:53 pm

    something has to change for the offense to improve.

  7. HiLander#37 on September 16th, 2010 2:35 pm

    Double Header Jacks @ 5pm Kelso @ 7pm (Got there just at the End of 1st

    Quarter) River was Kicking Field Goal, Sat Huskies Won, Sun Even the

    SeaHawks Won, Great WeekEnd!!!

  8. backfromthegrave on September 16th, 2010 3:50 pm

    Nick and Cliff, I don’t doubt for a second that coach O knows what he’s doing. I know zero players for River but just happened to be at the game last friday cuz its close to home and I was bored. I just happened to notice that the QB had a less than stellar night and when they run the option read, he holds his RB up for way tooo long. Gotta make the read quickly and make a decision quickly.

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