Woodland High School head football coach Mike Woodward expected an 8-mile war with Kalama Friday. His prediction came true as the Beavers outlasted the Chinooks 48-40.
Woodland quarterback Tyler Flanagan racked up 191 rushing yards, 107 passing yards and five touchdowns in the first half to give the Beavers a 41-14 advantage at halftime.
Kalama started off the second half with a touchdown. Woodland countered when Isaac Hall caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Flanagan, his sixth TD of the game.
The Chinooks scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make it a one possession game with about two minutes left on the clock. Brooks Massey came up with one of the biggest plays of the game for the Beavers when he recovered an onside kick. This kept the ball away from Kalama and gave Woodland an opportunity to run down the clock.
Anthony Clifford and Jack Ripp also had key interceptions for the Beavers in the second half.
Woodland rolled out to a 26-0 advantage in the first quarter. Hall started the fireworks with a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown less than two minutes into the game. Flanagan then delivered touchdown runs of 11, 6, 79 and 56 yards to give the Beavers a 34-6 lead midway through the second quarter.
Kalama tried to score another touchdown before halftime, but Isaiah Flanagan intercepted a pass in the end zone for Woodland. Wyatt Wooden then caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Flanagan to keep momentum on the side of the Beavers.