Wallowa High School football team squashed a young and injury-plagued Pine Eagle squad Friday afternoon in Halfway, 68-6.
The Cougars blew the game wide open with four touchdowns in both the first and second quarters. Pine Eagle answered with its lone touchdown in the third quarter.
Coach Matt Brockamp pulled his first string players and cleared the benches for the second half of the game.
“We scored on the first play of the game,” Brockamp said, “and scored several times on defense as well.”
Austin Brockamp led the effort with 164 yards rushing. He also caught the lone pass of the game from quarterback Gus Ramsden for six yards.
The Cougars had a total 403 yards rushing, among the highest for a single game for the season.
Patrick Ritthaler turned in 114 yards rushing, Ramsden 94, Tristin Bales, 21, Zeb Ramsden 19 and Zeb Hermens 11.
Defensively, 16 Cougars made the stats with either tackles or assists, led by Brockamp with four tackles and six assists.
Friday evening’s home game against Cove is expected to be a much better matchup. Both teams are 5-1 on the season and 3-0 in league play.
“This should essentially be a title football game,” Brockamp said. “We’re looking forward to it.”
Although a bit reluctant too look too far down the road, Brockamp said he is anticipating post-season play for his team, perhaps even a home game to kick things off.