Woodland Beavers (4-4, 3-2 2A GSHL)
Week 1: Kalama 26, Woodland 14
Week 2: Woodland 35, La Center 28
Week 3: Hockinson 49, Woodland 27
Week 4: Hudson’s Bay 16, Woodland 15
Week 5: Woodland 27, R.A. Long 20
Week 6: Columbia River 19, Woodland 13, OT
Week 7: Woodland 20, Washougal 7
Week 8: Woodland 40, Ridgefield 16
The Beavers improved to 3-2 in league play and have clinched one of the four playoff berths. Now, it’s all about seeding. There is a possibility of a three-way tie for second place.
Going into Week 9, we already know the four playoff teams from the 2A GSHL.
Hockinson, as league champion, will be the top seed.
Then there are Columbia River, Washougal, and Woodland. Those three teams will fill out the postseason bracket from the 2A GSHL but we don’t know the order. Washougal is locked in at 4-2 and plays a non-league game this week. Columbia River and Woodland, both 3-2, hope to join Washougal at 4-2. If all three tie, there would be some sort of tiebreaker for seeding purposes next week.
Harsh has legs, too:
Wyatt Harsh, who had a 300-yard passing game, also helped the Beavers out with his running ability against Ridgefield.
In the first quarter, he kept one drive alive with a long run on third down. Same drive, another long drive got the Beavers within yards of the end zone.
Later in the game, he had another 20-plus yard scramble. This one was crazy. He broke three tackles, and then he found himself surrounded by more defenders. Somehow, he found an escape route.
Don’t worry. He can still pass, too. His touch on a 22-yard touchdown pass to Alex Bishop was a thing of beauty, allowing Bishop to catch the ball in the back of the end zone.
Tyler Flanagan can be a wide receiver. He can be a running back. But it should be unfair for him to line up as a running back and then go out for a pass. Simply too good for a linebacker to cover him
Harsh found Flanagan over the middle of the field for an 80-yard touchdown pass.
Kenyon Guy got one of the easiest touchdowns of his career, stepping in front the intended receiver and intercepting a pass in the flat.
No one around. Just run.
He was in the end zone 57 yards later.
Coach Mike Woodward’s picks for MVPs:
Offense: Harsh completed 15 of 21 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns. Plus he rushed for close to 60 yards.
Defense: Jack Wear, defensive end, had 11 solo tackles, 9 assists, 2 tackles-for-loss, and a half-sack.