With only one regular season game remaining, it appears likely Wallowa High School’s football team will go undefeated in league play this season.
The Cougars will travel to Cove (2-3) 7 p.m. Oct. 19.
Wallowa’s sixth league win of the season came Oct. 12 against a powerful Crane team, 34-20, the most any squad has scored against the Cougars this season. The win solidified the team’s first-place standing in the 1A Special District 3 - East and sets them up for a strong post-season bid.
Despite two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, Crane could not overcome five Wallowa touchdowns in the first three stanzas.
The team’s two standout seniors –– Austin Brockamp and Gus Ramsden –– had stellar performances. Brockamp led stats with 183 yards rushing, including two touchdowns. Ramsden pushed for 133 yards and was credited with three touchdowns. Zeb Ramsden added 22 yards rushing.
Wallowa finished with 340 yards rushing to Crane’s 352.
Gus Ramsden continued to work on his passing game, throwing five times for 11 completions and 94 yards. Brother Zeb was on the receiving end for 50 yards, Brockamp 25 and Tristin Bales 19.
Gus Ramsden led the defensive effort with seven tackles and three asists. Three teammates also had a strong defense effort.
Jesse Duncan was credited with six tackles and four assists, Joe Robb had five tackles and two assists and Mason Moore had six tackles.
Brockamp added four tackles and four assists and Zeb Hermens one tackle and two assists to round out the defensive effort.
Pairings for state playoffs should be available next week.
Wallowa’s only loss this season was a nonleague game against powerhouse St. Paul.