Kelso Scores A Pair Of Late TD’s To Edge Evergreen 21-13
Written by Bryan Levesque on October 9, 2010
Evergreen led at home 13-7 in the 4th quarter before the visiting Hilanders score twice for the 21-13 road non-league win.
Kelso struck first following a fumble recovery at the Plainsmen 44, RB Slate Miller capped off a 5 play drive with a 21 yard run for the early 7-0 lead.
Later in the quarter, Evergreen QB Anthony Thomas found Artem Konkin open in the “No Fly Zone” and connected for a 51 yard touchdown pass and tied the score at 7-7. Kelso then went 3 and out, and the Plainsmen again found the air friendly in the “No Fly Zone” on their next drive as Thomas hit Nemo Beavers from 14 yards out. Jared O’Neil blocked the extra point attempt keeping Evergreen’s halftime lead to 13-7.
The score remained 13-7, and Evergreen had the ball late in the 3rd, when Thomas went to the well, err, “No Fly Zone” one too many times and Hilander DB Taylor Radcliffe made Evergreen pay.
Radcliffe’s interception set up a 8 play 55 yard drive that was capped off when QB Makaio Mobbs found TE Gage Townsend open in the corner of the end zone from 4 yards out. Kelso then led 14-13, making O’Neil’s blocked kick all the more important with only 8:15 remaining in the game.
Evergreen went 3 and out on their next possession and when their punt only went to their 47, it set up the Hilanders with a short field. 4 short plays later, Slate Miller was back in the end zone, this time on a 37 yard run, and the Hilanders had their largest lead of the night up 21-13 with 4:08 left in the game.
Evergreen twice turned the ball over on downs to end the game.
With the win Kelso improves to 5-1 on the season. The Hilanders again head South to take on Mountain View (4-2 2-1) at McKenzie Stadium 5:00 p.m. Evergreen falls to 1-5 on the season with the loss. The Plainsmen will travel to Skyview (4-2 2-0) next Friday at Kiggins Bowl 8:00 p.m.
Bryan – Kelso √
Mike – Kelso √
Cody – Kelso √