Chiawana Finishes Regular Season With Win

Riverhawk Hold Off Tough Blue Devils

CHIAWANA 14, WALLA WALLA 12: Andrew Vargas ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns as the Riverhawks held off the host Blue Devils in MCC action.

Chiawana will play at Gonzaga Prep on Friday in a Class 4A state play-in game. Walla Walla will host Mead in a crossover game at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Vargas scored on runs of 20 and 3 yards as Chiawana (8-1, 6-1 MCC) took a 14-3 lead at the half.

Bryar Jensen, who kicked a 25-yard field goal right before the half, added another from 27 yards with 4:29 to play in the third quarter to pull Wa-Hi (3-6, 2-5) within 14-6.

Just one second into the fourth quarter, Mitch Lesmeister took the ball in from the 1-yard line to make it 14-12. Brennan Barberich attempted the 2-point conversion for the tie, but came up short of the goal line.

Neither team would score again.

Lesmeister finished the night with 104 yards rushing and 237 passing, including eight passes to Bryant Romero for 161 yards.







Walla Walla







C—Andrew Vargas 20 run (Ryan Lowery kick)

C—Andrew Vargas 3 run (Lowery kick)

W—FG Bryar Jensen 25

W—FG Jensen 27

W—Mitch Lesmeister 1 run (run failed)


RUSHING — C, Troy Simpkins 2-12, Andrew Vargas 31-204. W, Mason Knowles 1-1, Lesmeister 21-104, Brennan Barberich 7-3, Sam Hoe 4-3.

PASSING — C, Troy Simpkins 5-10-1—59. W, Lesmeister 19-26-2—237.

RECEIVING — C, Trent Simpkins 1-15, Josiah Richardson 1-31, Vargas 1-1, Michael Sanchez 1-4. W, Knowles 2-1, Isaiah Moss 1-12, Barberich 3-35, Bryant Romero 8-161, Hoe 3-8, Miguel Baza 2-20.

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