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DW falls against Mabton


October 21, 2021

Beka Compton

Melissa Heimbigner, from Walla Walla Toyota, presented Waitsburg High School Principal Stephanie Wooderchak with a check for $2,000. The Walla Walla-based dealership donated $20,000 to local high schools, including Waitsburg and Dayton, after a successful "Support Our School" campaign.

WAITSBURG/DAYTON-Dayton-Waitsburg Wolfpack lost the Homecoming football game against Mabton on Friday, October 15, with a final score of 48-6. The loss didn't stop the crowd from cheering, both at the field and at home while watching live streams provided by various fans and parents.

Coach Troy Larsen reported that the team was already down two lineman, and lost a third one due to an ejection from the game. As a result, Larsen said, the team really struggled with tackling and blocking.

"I felt our team has been prepared every game for what offensive and defensive formations and plays that they will see during the games," Larsen said. "We have struggled giving the starters a good look in practice with low numbers to be effective on the scout team. The result is the size and speed of our opponents have made us timid early in the games and by the time we realize we can play with these teams we have already dug some big holes to come out of."

In true Wolfpack style, the team kept fighting and had a long and productive drive in the fourth quarter capped off by Hudson Reser and his 16-yard rushing touchdown.

"Once we learn to tackle low on defense and block to the whistle on offense we are going to start competing for victories with this young team," Larsen said. "Mabton has a senior team and is finally at their full roster, I look for Mabton to throw a wrench in our league the last couple of weeks with their size and speed."

The Wolfpack will travel to River View High School on October 21, with kickoff at 6 p.m.


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