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Hockinson remains undefeated with a lopsided victory at Columbia River

Hawks to play host to undefeated Woodland next week

VANCOUVER — The Hockinson Hawks acknowledged they were rattled a bit Friday night at Columbia River High School.

Then they went into halftime, talked about it, and came out in the second half like the defending state champions.

Hockinson receiver Sawyer Racanelli (11) hauls in a pass despite the tight coverage of a Columbia River defender. Photo by Mike Schultz
Hockinson receiver Sawyer Racanelli (11) hauls in a pass despite the tight coverage of a Columbia River defender. Photo by Mike Schultz

Levi Crum threw for 398 yards and six touchdowns, leading Hockinson to a 42-6 victory over the Chieftains.

It was a 14-6 game at the half.

“They had a good defensive game plan against us,’’ said Hockinson coach Rick Steele. “Our kids got a little bit rattled. I had to get them calmed down.’’

Steele said he was impressed with Crum’s ability to refocus.

“In the second half, we started playing like we can play and ran away with it,’’ Steele said.

Peyton Brammer had 10 catches for 150 yards and three touchdowns. Sawyer Racanelli had 13 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown. Aidan Mallory and Garrett Gundy each had one touchdown reception.

 

Hockinson receiver Peyton Brammer (9) stretches for every inch while Columbia River defender Benjamin Bisquera (12) makes the leg tackle. Photo by Mike Schultz
Hockinson receiver Peyton Brammer (9) stretches for every inch while Columbia River defender Benjamin Bisquera (12) makes the leg tackle. Photo by Mike Schultz

 

Columbia River scored first, but the Hockinson defense was up to the challenge the rest of the way.

“I’m very happy with the defense, they (Chieftains) just couldn’t get anything going running or throwing,’’ Steele said.

Hockinson will play host to Woodland next week. Both teams are 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in Class 2A Greater St. Helens League play.

Columbia River running back Jackson Fobbs (34) races up field in Friday’s Class 2A Greater St. Helens League action at Columbia River High School. Photo by Mike Schultz
Columbia River running back Jackson Fobbs (34) races up field in Friday’s Class 2A Greater St. Helens League action at Columbia River High School. Photo by Mike Schultz
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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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