Photo courtesy Ronald Bond/La Grande Observer
South Wasco County standout Garrett Olsonon left, stiff arms Joseph defensive back Kade Kilgore in Friday’s six-man football contest played in Joseph. The Redsides had their five-game unbeaten streak come to an end by a 27-16 margin.
As of Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Up until Friday’s six-man slugfest between South Wasco County and Joseph, both teams had skated through their schedules with lopsided victory after lopsided victory.
SWC trailed 15-8 at halftime and 27-8 through the first three minutes of the fourth quarter and made it an 11-point deficit with possession of the ball late, but could not complete the comeback in a 27-16 loss Friday night in Joseph.
Joseph’s T.J. Grote had a touchdown reception and Kade Kilgore followed with a 65-yard interception return for a 15-0 lead with 3:13 left in the first period.
At the 8:15 mark of the second quarter, Bobby Kately hit the end one from three yards out to cut the Joseph lead to 15-8 at halftime.
The Eagles (5-0 overall, 5-0 league) then notched a third-quarter rushing score and a one-yard run by Juston Rodgers to run the lead to 27-8 with 9:13 left in the game.
With 4:07 remaining, SWC’s Garrett Olson capped a five-play, 62-yard drive with an 11-yard pass to Nicolas Brunson, which made it, 27-16.
The Redsides (5-1, 4-1) put up 131 yards rushing on 31 carries and two quarterbacks combined to complete 12 of 28 passes for 134 yards with an interception.
Olson was 9 of 18 for 101 yards and a touchdown, while Davis completed 3 of 10 passes for 33 yards and an interception.
Davis led the receivers with five catches for 49 yards, Brunson had 35 yards on two grabs with a score, Olson finished with 28 on yards on a pair of catches, and Zane Malefyt went for two catches and 12 yards.
Kately rushed 15 times for 70 yards and a touchdown, Olson added 59 yards on 13 attempts and Timo Hisatake rushed once for seven yards.
The Redside defense gave up 278 yards on 56 plays, 221 rushing on 43 carries, and both Olson and Kately pulled in an interception apiece. Kately also had the team’s only quarterback sack.
SWC heads to Monument for a contest at 1 p.m. Friday versus Dayville-Monument (1-4, 1-4).