On the sidelines: Panthers get payback on Tenino

Four different Panthers found the end zone to help the Washougal High School football team defeat Tenino 28-7 Friday, at Fishback Stadium.

The Panthers ran the ball six times for a total of 53 yards during the game’s opening drive. Bobby Jacobs broke away for a huge chunk of yards on his first carry of the season. Brandon Casteel slithered over the defender and stretched his arms across the goal line for a touchdown.

The extra point failed, so Washougal had to hold firm to a 6-0 lead. Tenino blocked a punt and recovered the ball in scoring range, but a field goal try by the Beavers came up short. Patrick Jones grabbed a fumble for the Panthers, but Tenino got the ball right back on an interception.

An interception by Adam Thomas gave Washougal an opportunity to add more points before halftime. Jacobs completed a 19-yard halfback pass to Monte Georgianna to set up a first-and-goal. Jacobs ran the ball into the end zone to put the Panthers up 12-0 at halftime.

Tenino cut the lead to six points in the third quarter, and got the ball right back. Garrett Duey gained a huge fumble for Washougal. Chase Duey scrambled around the defense and completed a 27-yard pass to Dakota Payne. Grayden Economdies crossed the goal line for a touchdown.

The Panthers made a stop on fourth down. Garrett Duey caught a fourth-down pass from his brother Chase and took it to the house for a 33-yard touchdown.

Washougal got the ball back one more time when Payne recovered a fumble. The Panthers then ran out the clock.

Tenino beat Washougal by 27 points in 2012. On Friday, the Panthers got payback.

Read more about this game in Tuesday’s print edition of the Post-Record. See you on the sidelines.