Wallowa Varsity Football team continued its domination on the field in a rare Saturday game Sept. 29, although Falls City/Kings Valley Charter proved to be the closest thing to a real challenge for the team this season.
Wallowa beat the Mountaineers 54-18.
Gus Ramsden was a standout on both offense and defense for the Cougars. At quarterback, Ramsden has been working to improve his passing game. It may be working.
He completed five of seven attempts for 102 yards and added 95 yards rushing. Defensively, he led the team in tackles with seven and nine assists.
Austin Brockamp had 143 yards rushing and 15 yards receiving, with his name on two of the Wallowa touchdowns. Gus Ramsden’s brother Zeb was the leading receiver, hauling in 57 yards on one pass play alone. Tristin Bales caught four passes for 38 yards and Freddy DeVore caught one for eight yards.
Mason Moore was also atop of the defensive stats with seven tackles and five assists. Brockamp added six tackles and six assists, Zeb Ramdsen five and five and Wyatt Prince four and six.
Jesse Duncan led the team in assists with 11 and Joe Robb had six assists.
Wallowa scored in the early going of the game and Falls City/Kings Valley Charter answered with a touchdown of its own. Wallowa scored the next three touchdowns, leading 30-6 at halftime.
Wallowa moves to 4-1 for the season, it’s only defeat the opening game against St. Paul. The Cougars are ranked third in OSAA 1A competition. Crane, whom Wallowa plays Oct. 12, is the top-ranked team.
Next up for the Cougars is Pine Eagle, 4-1 for the season. Pine Eagle’s only loss this season was to Crane, a 0-62 blowout Sept. 21.
Wallowa finishes its regular season play against Cover Oct. 19.