Stanfield notches 20-6 victory

Matt Ellis escapes from a Tiger-Scott during Friday's game.

By Luke Hegdal

Staff writer

STANFIELD — Stanfield had little trouble with Weston-McEwen, beating them 20-6 during their Homecoming football game on Friday.

Things looked good for Weston-McEwen early after the Tigers were penalized on the opening kickoff. Stanfield then had their first touchdown called back on a penalty.

Stanfield recovered quickly, however, and kept a quick tempo going, pressuring the Tiger-Scots.

"I think on both sides of the ball we really stepped up," Head Coach Jay Zwiefelhofer said. "We really had a great team effort."

A strong defensive line kept the Tiger-Scot offense off balance all night. Weston-McEwen's quarterback and kick returner Johnny Huntsman was injured in the first quarter, and struggled through three more quarters.

Stanfield had 401 total yards of offense, with 326 yards on the ground on 49 carries.

Stanfield quarterback Matt Ellis had a solid performance with yards gained on the ground and in the air.

Ellis was 5-of-10 for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Ellis also carried the ball nine times for 80 yards. Ellis, Stanfield's free safety, also had 11 tackles on the night.

Running back Brian Renshaw had 18 carries for 126 yards, and receiver Casey Irving caught 4 passes for two touchdowns, and linebacker Omar Ibarra had one interception.

Luke Hegdal can be reached at lhegdal@hermistonherald.com.

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