Fort Vancouver in pursuit of that elusive first victory

Trappers showed improvement in Week 3 loss to Hoquiam

Fort Vancouver Trappers (0-3)

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

Next: Fort Vancouver at Benson, 5:30 p.m. Friday

Fort Vancouver’s players and coaches are putting it all on the line each week in pursuit of that first win of the season. Photo by Paul Valencia
Fort Vancouver’s players and coaches are putting it all on the line each week in pursuit of that first win of the season. Photo by Paul Valencia

The Trappers found the end zone in Week 3, meaning they found some success on offense. Didn’t get to watch this one, but here are some notes provided by Fort Vancouver coach Steve Broussard?

What did the coach learn about his team in Week 3? “We need to learn how to come out of the gate,’’ Broussard said. “We dig ourselves a hole, and it’s a tough hole to get out of. Gotta learn how to start fast. Start in the green instead of the red.”

MVP on offense: Rickie Williams. He rushed for more than 100 yards. Broussard also noted he played multiple positions, including some on defense, filling in for some injured teammates. “He was able to do well even in positions he did not practice.”  

MVP on defense: Nehamiah Polk-Rasheed for his consistent play, the coach said.

Thoughts on Week 4 vs. Benson: “Trying to get No. 1, trying to get this first one,” Broussard said of the win column. “Need a fast start to compete. They have decent team speed we should be concerned about. We need to rally to them, and not allow explosive, big plays.

“Looking for the opportunity to try to get better.”

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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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