Same team. Same results.
Wallowa High School varsity football team’s season came to an end Saturday in Hermiston with a 16-46 loss to powerhouse St. Paul.
It was the second time this season the two teams had met, St. Paul finished on in both.
The semifinal round of the 1A football championship was played in near-perfect weather with a large contingency of fans in the stands.
St. Paul scored in the first quarter, Wallowa added a touchdown on a six-yard pass from quarterback Gus Ramsden to Wyatt Prince.
The next five changes on the leader board were on the Buckaroo side. Wallowa came back with one final touchdown late in the game, this time an eight-yard pass from Ramsden to Prince.
St. Paul amassed 551 total yards in the game to Wallowa’s 225. The telling tale was in passing yards –– St. Paul had 242 to Wallowa’s 78.
As he has done much of the season, senior Austin Brockamp led the rushing effort with 77 yards. Ramsden added 63 and Zeb Ramsden 17.
Gus Ramsden anchored the defensive effort, as well, with eight tackles and seven assists. Brockamp had five tackles and eight assists, Zeb Hermens five tackles and Zeb Ramsden, Jesse Duncan and Joe Robb each had four.
St. Paul will face Dufur for the 1A championship Nov. 24 at Hillsboro, Ore.
Wallowa finishes the season with a 9-3 record overall, undefeated in 1A Old Oregon League play.