WAITSBURG – Mabton came out strong early Friday night, Oct. 15, to claim a 48-6 victory in Eastern Washington Athletic Conference football over Dayton-Waitsburg.
The Vikings scored 20 points in the first quarter and added 21 more in the second to hold a 41-0 halftime lead.
The Wolfpack scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter when Hudson Reser hit them in the end zone from 16 yards.
“We were down two linemen tonight and lost another lineman to a second quarter ejection, and we really struggled to block and tackle tonight,” said DW Troy. Feedback. “I felt our team was prepared in every game for the offensive and defensive lineups and plays that they would see in games.
“We struggled to give good visibility to starters in training with low numbers to be effective in the recruiting squad,” he said. “The result is that the size and speed of our opponents made us timid at the start of games, and by the time we realize we can play with these teams, we have already dug some big holes to get out.
“In true Wolfpack style, we kept fighting and had a long and productive practice in the fourth quarter, topped off with a 16-yard touchdown from Reser. Once we learn to attack low on defense and block at the whistle in attack, we are going to start competing for victories with this young team.
“Mabton has a senior squad and is finally complete,” said Larsen. “I’m looking for Mabton to throw a wrench in our league over the past couple of weeks with their size and speed.”
Reser led the Wolfpack’s rushed game with 66 yards on 13 carries and touchdown, while Monte Pettichord amassed 58 yards on eight carries.
Pettichord finished 3 for 10 passing for 54 yards and an interception.
Cyson Morris caught one catch for 32 yards, while Brayden Mahoney caught 21.
DW will then travel to River View on Friday.