Road gets rougher for struggling Fort Vancouver

Trappers to face league-leading Mountain View Thursday

Fort Vancouver Trappers (0-6, 0-2, 3A GSHL)

Week 1: King’s Way Christian 56, Fort Vancouver 0

Week 2: The Dalles (Ore.) 32, Fort Vancouver 0

Week 3: Hoquiam 49, Fort Vancouver 16

Week 4: Benson 18, Fort Vancouver 0

Week 5: Kelso 42, Fort Vancouver 0

Week 6: Evergreen 56, Fort Vancouver 13

Next: vs. Mountain View, 4:30 p.m. Thursday at McKenzie Stadium

The Trappers are still struggling but also still battling. They scored two second-half touchdowns in this one.

Fort Vancouver continues to battle through the struggles of the high school football season.Big sack:

Evergreen did not score on its first possession. A big part of that was a sack by the Fort Vancouver defense.

The Evergreen quarterback scrambled around, and Fort Vancouver linebacker Deven Erwin made his move. Erwin was 10 yards beyond the line of scrimmage, in pass coverage, when he saw the Evergreen quarterback escape initial pressure. Erwin made a beeline for the quarterback and pushed him out of bounds for a loss of 12 yards. Yes, the Fort linebacker covered more than 20 yards to make that big sack.

Trapper TDs:

Nehemiah Polk-Rasheed scored for Fort Vancouver on a 17-yard run in the second half. Couldn’t see the jersey numbers but there were two great blocks downfield to get him into the end zone. Proof that the Trappers are still fighting is when you see everyone on the field trying to make block.

Quarterback Devyn Turner found Shawn Mintah for a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, giving the Trappers something to feel good about after the game.

Coach Speak:

What did Steve Broussard think about his team’s game in Week 6? “We’re battling, fighting. Just gotta believe we’re making strides and finding those small successes. It goes back to shooting ourselves in the first quarter. In 90 percent of the games, we’re shooting ourselves in the first quarter. Those are hard things to battle.”

MVP on offense: Nehemiah Polk-Rasheed.

MVP on defense: Ezekiel Block. “Made a few plays where he stretched things out,’’ Broussard said. “He does his job. Consistent.”

Thoughts on Week 7 vs. Mountain View: “Come out and compete,’’ Broussard said. “That’s always my expectation. Try to start fast. Try not to hurt ourselves early in the game.”

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Paul Valencia joins ClarkCountyToday.com after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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